Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ in Piraeus, Greece

MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ Entering the Port of Piraeus
Cruiseship of 2,018 Berths, built in 1998 at Meyer Werft, Germany

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Call Sign C6TQ6, IMO Number 9141065. Ordered in 1995 and built at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, delivered in Jun 1998, Bahamas Flagged, DNV Classed, P&I insurance with Steamship Mutual P&I, Length Overall of 268.60 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 235.60 m., Draught of 8.40 m., Moulded Depth of 11.50 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 75,338, Tonnage of 45,235 International Net and 8,395 Dwt (long).

The vessel was constructed by Meyer Werft in Germany in 1998 for account of Star Cruises, the Malaysia-based subsidiary of the Genting Group. Her Launch Name was MV ‘SuperStar Leo’ and she was the first vessel of Star Cruises’ Leo-class. Vessel originally home-ported in Singapore and operated for Star Cruises to Malaysia and Thailand. In 2000, Star Cruises acquired Norwegian Caribbean Line; In 2007, Star Cruises sold 50% of Norwegian for $1 billion to US-based Apollo Management (owners of Oceania Cruises).

In 2004, Norwegian Cruise Line was planning to launch the cruiseship MV ‘Pride of America’. However, just prior to completion, the vessel partially sank when a storm hit the Lloyd Werft shipyards. To meet the already booked cruises for MV ‘Pride of America’, the cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Sky’ was immediately rushed into service under the name MV ‘Pride of Aloha’. To compensate for the unexpected events, cruiseship MV ‘SuperStar Leo’ was immediately transferred to the NCL fleet, her planned cruises cancelled, and after only two weeks of refits, the vessel emerged as the cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’, ready to assume the planned cruises of MV ‘Norwegian Sky’.

There is only one sistership vessel built under the ‘Leo Class’ (now ’Spirit Class’ with NCL), the cruiseship MV ’SuperStar Virgo’ which is owned by Star Cruises. Since the ‘Leo Class’ vessels were designed for the Asian market, this cruiseship is generally on a shorter scale in height than most cruise ships. This also means shorter deck chairs for lounging, hand rails in the corridors and so on.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), United States. [Norwegian is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, with major shareholders including Apollo Global Management (15.8%), Genting Group (11.1%), and TPG Capital (2.3%). Norwegian Cruise Line controls approximately 8% of the total worldwide share of the cruise market.]

PASSENGER CAPACITY: Total number of Passengers 2,300, 983 Passenger Cabins, 2018 Passenger Berths, 959 Crew. 14 decks.

MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel Gen – MAN Energy Solutions 14V48/60 – 4-stroke 14-cyl. 480mm x 600mm bore/stroke 58,796mkW total at 514rpm driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

PROPULSOR: 2 x Azimuth (Aft) (electric) AC.

NEWBUILDING COST: Reported newbuilding price of US$ 350 million, contracted in 1995.


Images of Norwegian Cruise Line cruiseships posted previously on our blog, mostly from their port calls to New York Cruise Terminal and in Piraeus can be accessed by clicking on following link!


Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. A pilot boat outbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Spirit’ entering the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Reefer Vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ in the Majuro Lagoon

Images of Reefer Vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No. 818’ in Transshipment Operations of Tuna in the Majuro Lagoon, Republic of Marshall Islands
Reefer Vessel 270,200 cu.ft., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-names are Dalnegorsk, Frio Ionian. Call Sign 3EPS8, IMO Number 8904070. Built at Kitanihon Zosen delivered in Mar 1990, Panama Flagged, Korean Classed, Length Overall of 115.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 105.50 m., Draught of 7.75 m., Moulded Depth of 10.10 m., Beam of 17.80 m., Tonnage of 3,151 Suez Canal Net, 3,150 International Net and 6,349 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 5,286, Mitsubishi Engine, Speed of 16.00 kts at 20.40 tonnes per day, IFO 180, Horsepower of 6,800, Bunker Capacity of 936 Unspec. 2 deck(s) with a height of 2.36 m. and an area of 3,112 sq.m..

VESSEL’S OWNERS OR MANAGERS: FK Overseas Co. Ltd., Taiwan.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Reefer Capacities of 7,653 cu.m. and 270,200 cu.ft., Total Teu Capacity of 12, Maximum capacity of 4,656 pallets, 4 Holds, 4 Hatches, Vertical Ventilation, 90 Air Circulations per hour, 12 Compartments served by Refrigeration System, the refrigeration system can maintain 8 different temperatures at the same time, Temperatures of 15 degrees celsius maximum and -30 degrees celsius minimum, 8 Derrick(s) with a safe working load of 5 tonnes.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Mitsubishi 6UEC45LA – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 450mm x1350mm bore/stroke 5,001mkW total at 158rpm.

PROPULSION & POSITIONING: 1 x Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 158rpm. 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.).

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 8 x Derrick 5 tons SWL.

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panoramic view of the Majuro Lagoon: Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) on the left; reefer vessel MV ‘Tai Fu No 1’ (on the left). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Bow view detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Amidships detail with two derrick cranes prominently visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Accommodation and stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ approaching to moor starboard alongside. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations; bow views detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. Detailed view of the fishing net of the fishing vessel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. Detailed view of the sterns of the two vessels. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. View from abaft. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations; portside, pelagic tuna fishing vessel FV ‘Fong Kuo 889’ moored alongside. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations; portside, pelagic tuna fishing vessel FV ‘Fong Kuo 889’ moored alongside. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

Images of FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands

Images of Tuna Fishing Vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing the Majuro Lagoon, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Purse Seiner Tuna Fishing Vessel built in Taiwan in 2008                                                                                                                                                                                      Flag: United States of America                                                                                            Port of Registry: Pago Pago, American Samoa                                                                Master Nationality: United States of America
Registration Number: 1209712
IRCS / WIN: WDE3526
IMO-LR: 9517264
VID: 8953

Built in Country: Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Built in Year: 2008
Crew: 40                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Length: 207.10 ft
Moulded Depth: 23.80 ft
Beam: 40.40 ft

Tonnage (GT): 1517.00

Engine Power: 3200 HP

Freezer Types: Brine
Freezing Capacity: 75 tons
Number of Freezers: 4
FishHold Capacity: 1538 m3

Authorization                                                                                                                      Auth Type: High seas fishing permit with a WCPFC area endorsement
Auth Area: High Seas in the WCPF Convention Area
Auth Species: Highly Migratory Species
Auth Period From: 3 Apr 2018
Auth Period To: 3 Apr 2023
Purse seine vessel authorized to transship at sea: No
Authorization to transship on the high seas: No

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Detail of the sharp bow and helicopter clearly visible on helipad. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Detail of the stern with distinctive skiff ramp and fishing net aft on weather deck. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

Images of Self-Unloader MV ‘Acacia’ in the Port of Melbourne

Images of MV ‘Acacia’ Discharging Cement in the Port of Melbourne
Self-unloading Drybulk Vessel 40,750 DWT built in 1981

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-names are CSL Thevenard, Seaway, Seaway L., Pacific Ocean, Seaway L, Seaway, Polystar. Handymax Bulker, Call Sign C6DJ5, IMO Number 7926150, Vessel was rebuilt or converted in 2008. Built at Mitsui SB (Chiba) delivered in Mar 1981, Bahamas Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 184.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 178.00 m., Draught of 12.80 m., Beam of 32.20 m., 62.60 Tonnes per Centimetre Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 30,909, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 14.60 kts at 45.50 tonnes per day, IFO 380, Horsepower of 18,400, Bunker Capacity of 3,891 IFO 380.

VESSELS’ OWNERS / MANAGERS: Canada Steamship Lines Group Inc, Province of Quebec, Canada. Technical Manager: CSL Australia Ltd, Australia.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 45,045 cu.m., 4 Holds, 4 Hatches. Detailed Vessel Description from the Vessel Manager’s website.

MAIN ENGINE:  1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6L80GFCA – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 800mm x1950mm bore/stroke 13,533mkW total at 106rpm.

AUXILIARY:  3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 2,700ekW total, (3,375kVA total) 450V at 60Hz.

PROPULSION:  1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 106rpm.

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Here seen framed by the main span of the Bolte Bridge over the Yarra River. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Detailed view of the bow and the telescopic discharge boom. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Accommodation and superstructure reflected on the calm waters of the Yarra River. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Detail view of the bow and partial view of the telescopic discharge boom. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Seen reflected on the calm winter waters of the Yarra River. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Seen reflected on the calm winter waters of the Yarra River. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. View of the superstructure, accommodation and smokestack.Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. View of the superstructure, accommodation and smokestack.Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. View of the smokestack painted with the house colors. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. View of the accommodation. Image credit: Karatzas Images

CSL’s self-unloading drybulk vessel MV ‘Acacia’ pictured unloading cement in the Port of Melbourne, Australia. View of the superstructure, accommodation and smokestack. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

Images of Mersey Bluff Lighthouse, in Devonport, Tasmania

From the Lighthouses of Australia website, information on The Mersey Bluff Lighthouse:

OPERATION
LOCATION: Latitude 41° 10′ S, Longitude 146° 21’E (Map)
OPERATOR: Australian Maritime Safety Authority
CHARACTER: Group Flashing (4) in 20.0 Seconds
LIGHT SOURCE: 1000 Watt 120v, Tungsten Halogen
POWER SOURCE: 120V DC Battery Bank Charged from 240V Mains Supply
INTENSITY: White: 43,800 cd; Red: 8,700 cd
ELEVATION: 37 Metres
RANGE: White: 17 Nautical Miles; Red: 14 Nautical Miles
HEIGHT: 13 Metres

HISTORY
The Mersey Bluff Lighthouse was established in 1889 and is built of bricks on a stone base. Work on the lighthouse started on October 16 1888, and was completed almost 12 months later on May 28 1889. The original Chance Bros. 4th order dioptric lens was first lit on 2nd August 1889, and used kerosene. The first lighthouse keeper was Mr W. Jacques, transferred from Swan Island. A second house was later built for the assistant keeper. The original lighthouse in 1889 replaced a succession of beacons and obelisks that had formerly stood on the site. It also replaced the earlier Don River light.  In 1910 the original kerosene lamp was converted to acetylene gas which was supplied by a Colt seven-day acetylene generator.

The light was converted to DC electric operation in 1920 and de-manned at the same time. The Lighthouse was converted to hydro electricity with gas standby in 1952, and a 2nd order (700mm) fixed lens was installed. The keepers’ houses were let to local tenants until they were demolished in 1966. In 1978 it was further converted to all electric operation. The lighthouse stands on top of the bluff to western side of the mouth of the Mersey River in Tasmania north of the Port of Devonport.  The establishment of the lighthouse ended a history of wrecks in this area.  The Commonwealth assumed responsibility for the lighthouse under the Commonwealth Lighthouse Act in 1915.  Four vertical red stripers were painted to the lighthouse in 1929 giving it its distinctive and memorable appearance.  It is unusual for an Australian lighthouse to have vertical stripes in its day mark.  Another unusual feature of this light-station is that it was connected to town water in 1901.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With distinctive four vertical red stripes, Mersey Bluff Lighthouse stands on north-western corner of the Mersey River mouth facing the Bass Strait, by Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Images of MV ‘Pacific Huron’ in Quebec, St Lawrence Seaway

Images of MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway
Handysize Drybulk Vessel 30,000 DWT, built in 2010 at Yangzhou Guoyu SB

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Pacific Huron. Call Sign V2ES4, IMO Number 9546796. Built at Yangzhou Guoyu SB delivered in May 2010, Antigua & Barbuda Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E1 Class, Length Overall of 190.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 182.60 m., Draught of 10.10 m., Moulded Depth of 14.60 m., Beam of 23.60 m., Gross Tonnage of 20,535, Tonnage of 9,695 International Net, 9,199 Light Displacement and 29,502 Dwt (long). Design SDARI 30K Laker by SDARI, Wartsila 2-stroke Engine, IFO 380, Horsepower of 11,880.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Freese Shipping GmbH & Co., Stade, Germany.
Registered Owner: MS “Seven Islands” Kai Freese GmbH & Co. KG.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 39,000 cu.m., Bale Capacity of 38,879 cu.m., 6 Holds, 6 Hatches, Great Lakes Capable, 4 Cranes (Centerline) with a safe working load of SWL 30 tonnes.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Wartsila 2-stroke 6RTA48T-D – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 480mm x2000mm bore/stroke 8,730mkW total at 127rpm.

AUXILIARIES: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 4L20 – 4-stroke 4-cyl. 200mm x 280mm bore/stroke 1,600mkW total at 1,000rpm driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 1,520ekW total, (1,900kVA total) at 50Hz, 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 6L20 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 200mm x 280mm bore/stroke 1,200mkW total at 1,000rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 1,140ekW total, (1,425kVA total) at 50Hz, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Cummins Inc NT855-D(M) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 140mm x 152mm bore/stroke 280mkW total at 1,500rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 50Hz.

PROPULSION & POSITIONING: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), ABB, 127rpm. 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), ABB AC.

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec, seen here overtaken by riverboat ‘AML Louis Jolliet’. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Portside bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Portside accommodation and stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Portside accommodation and stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ at George Washington Bridge and Manhattan, NY

Images of MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ Sailing under the George Washington Bridge
Products & Chemicals IMO II/III Tanker of 50,000 dwt built in 2016

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Hafnia Lise. Call Sign 9HA4202, IMO Number 9726621. Built at GSI Liwan in 2016, Malta Flagged, Length Overall of 183.20 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 178.50 m., Draught of 12.85 m., Moulded Depth of 18.20 m., Beam of 32.25 m., 55.00 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 29,715, Tonnage of 30,060 Panama Canal Net, 26,140 Suez Canal Net, 14,550 International Net, 10,920 Light Displacement and 49,210 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Hafnia Management AS (Hafnia Tankers), Denmark.  Technical Manager: Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd, Singapore. Registered Owner: Hafnia Tankers Shipholding Malta Ltd.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 46,390 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 10 Tanks, Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 2, IMO Class 3, Heat Exchangers, Maximum heating capacity of 60 degrees Celsius, 6 Cargo Separations, 6 Cargo Manifolds, Closed Loading System, 12 Deepwell Pump(s), Carbon Steel cargo lines, Crude Oil Washing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MAIN ENGINE & PROPULSION:

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50ME-B9.3 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2214mm bore/stroke 10,680mkW total at 117rpm.

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Daihatsu 6DK-20e – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 200mm x 300mm bore/stroke 3,120mkW total at 900rpm driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 2,880ekW total, (3,600kVA total) at 60Hz, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Cummins Inc 6CT8.3-D(M) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 114mm x 135mm bore/stroke 140mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz. 1 x Boiler, Oil/Gas fired – Alfa Laval – Aalborg™ OL, 1 x Boiler, Composite – Alfa Laval Aalborg™ OC, 1 x Screw Shaft.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 117rpm.

ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT: 2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – Qingdao Headway HMT-800, 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – Qingdao Headway HMT-200.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 1 x Crane SWL 10 tons, No Cargo Gear.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Starboard bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Starboard stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.