Images of MV ‘MSC Francesca’ departing the Port of Hamburg

Images of MV ‘MSC Francesca’ departing the Port of Hamburg
Neo-Panamax, Fully Cellular Containership of 11,660 TEU built in 2009

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was MSC Francesca. Neo-Panamax Containership 8,000-11,999 TEU, Call Sign 3FXI, IMO Number 9401116. Built at Hyundai Samho HI, Panama Flagged, GL Classed, Length Overall of 363.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 348.00 m., Draught of 15.50 m., Beam of 45.60 m., Moulded Depth of 27.30 m., Tonnage of 60,240 International Net and 129,280 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 131,770, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 24.50 kts at 250.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 93,266.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Mediterranean Shipping Co SA (MSC), Switzerland.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total TEU Capacities of 11,660 Total, 8,190 Homogeneous and 1,920 Reefer, 960 x Sockets. Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks.

ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 12-cyl., Engine Model 12K98ME6.2.
1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 12K98ME6.2 – 2-stroke 12-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 68,597mkW total at 94rpm.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 94rpm.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Clearly the ship is under-utilized as not filled to capacity. Hopefully trade will come back soon! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Do have a safe voyage, you Big Ship! Auf wiedersehen! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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