May the Light Be With You!

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A traditional and historic means of navigational aids, lighthouses have saved life and property from destruction from nature’s controlling force over human limited power. Built close to treacherous seas and windswept promontories, lighthouses provided visual and acoustic warnings to mariners to impending dangers. Quite often, before automation, lighthouses were manned by light keepers living lives of solitude and sacrifice to ensure that other people were safe. One of the last links to maritime history, lighthouses keep drawing crowds of visitors every year. A sign of hope, a sign of life, a sign of care, a sign of community and inter-dependance, lighthouses have been evocative symbols of mankind conquering nature, of perseverance and resoluteness.

The images in this post were taken in the week between Christmas and New Year in 2017, except for the Highland Light pictures taken in March 2017; the lighthouses are located in the States of Maine, Massachusetts and South Carolina; Maine is approximately 600 miles north of New York and South Carolina and Cape Hatteras approximately 700 miles south of New York. During the time of the shootings, temperatures in Maine were well below freezing; actually at 2 deg F (-16 deg C) at 7am EST on the morning of December 27th; the weather in South Carolina still cold but minimally sub-freezing.

We hope that you enjoy the pictures herewith and we sincerely hope that they bring light and hope and strength and inspiration to you and loved ones, at home and at work, in 2018!

Built in 1847 and standing 88 ft (27m) tall, the Cape Neddick Light (also known as Nubble Light and Cape Neck) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the USA. The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth’s most prominent man-made structures and natural features, should it fall into the hands of intelligent extraterrestrials, includes a photo of Nubble Light with images of the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 1847 and standing 88 ft (27m) tall, the Cape Neddick Light (also known as Nubble Light and Cape Neck) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the USA. The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth’s most prominent man-made structures and natural features, should it fall into the hands of intelligent extraterrestrials, includes a photo of Nubble Light with images of the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 1847 and standing 88 ft (27m) tall, the Cape Neddick Light (also known as Nubble Light and Cape Neck) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the USA. The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth’s most prominent man-made structures and natural features, should it fall into the hands of intelligent extraterrestrials, includes a photo of Nubble Light with images of the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 1847 and standing 88 ft (27m) tall, the Cape Neddick Light (also known as Nubble Light and Cape Neck) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the USA. The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth’s most prominent man-made structures and natural features, should it fall into the hands of intelligent extraterrestrials, includes a photo of Nubble Light with images of the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Construction began in 1787 under the administration of the first president of the USA George Washington, Portland Head Light, also known as the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Construction began in 1787 under the administration of the first president of the USA George Washington, Portland Head Light, also known as the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Construction began in 1787 under the administration of the first president of the USA George Washington, Portland Head Light, also known as the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Portland Breakwater Light (also called Bug Light) was originally built in 1855. The current structure dates back to 1875 and is made of curved cast-iron plates whose seams are disguised by six decorative Corinthian columns. Its design was inspired by the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Portland Breakwater Light (also called Bug Light) was originally built in 1855. The current structure dates back to 1875 and is made of curved cast-iron plates whose seams are disguised by six decorative Corinthian columns. Its design was inspired by the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Portland Breakwater Light (also called Bug Light) was originally built in 1855. The current structure dates back to 1875 and is made of curved cast-iron plates whose seams are disguised by six decorative Corinthian columns. Its design was inspired by the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is located within Acadia National Park in the southwest portion of Mount Desert Island, Maine, marking the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay. Originally was constructed in 1858, Today, the keeper’s house is a private residence for a local Coast Guard member and his family. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is located within Acadia National Park in the southwest portion of Mount Desert Island, Maine, marking the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay. Originally was constructed in 1858, Today, the keeper’s house is a private residence for a local Coast Guard member and his family. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Fort Point Light, also known as Fort Point Light Station, is located in Fort Point State Park, in Stockton Springs, Maine. The present lighthouse (focal height of 88 ft (27 m)) dates to 1857, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Fort Point Light, also known as Fort Point Light Station, is located in Fort Point State Park, in Stockton Springs, Maine. The present lighthouse (focal height of 88 ft (27 m)) dates to 1857, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Fort Point Light, also known as Fort Point Light Station, is located in Fort Point State Park, in Stockton Springs, Maine. The present lighthouse (focal height of 88 ft (27 m)) dates to 1857, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Highland Light (previously known as Cape Cod Light) is an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts. Originally commissioned by the first president of the United States George Washington in 1797, The current tower was erected in 1857. It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Highland Light (previously known as Cape Cod Light) is an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts. Originally commissioned by the first president of the United States George Washington in 1797, The current tower was erected in 1857. It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Highland Light (previously known as Cape Cod Light) is an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts. Originally commissioned by the first president of the United States George Washington in 1797, The current tower was erected in 1857. It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Cape Hatteras Light is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Standing 210 high (64 m), the lighthouse is beloved for its distinctive coloring and its relocation 0.5km inland in 1999 due to beach erosion. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Cape Hatteras Light is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Standing 210 high (64 m), the lighthouse is beloved for its distinctive coloring and its relocation 0.5km inland in 1999 due to beach erosion. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Cape Hatteras Light is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Standing 210 high (64 m), the lighthouse is beloved for its distinctive coloring and its relocation 0.5km inland in 1999 due to beach erosion. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Cape Hatteras Light is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Standing 210 high (64 m), the lighthouse is beloved for its distinctive coloring and its relocation 0.5km inland in 1999 due to beach erosion. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is located in Bodie Island on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and was built in 1872. It stands 156 feet (48 m) tall and is located on the Roanoke Sound side of the first island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The lighthouse is just south of Nags Head, approximately one hour north of the Cape Hatteras Light; note black-and-white horizontal patterns to distinguish from the spiral Cape Hatteras Lighthouse coloring. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is located in Bodie Island on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and was built in 1872. It stands 156 feet (48 m) tall and is located on the Roanoke Sound side of the first island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The lighthouse is just south of Nags Head, approximately one hour north of the Cape Hatteras Light; note black-and-white horizontal patterns to distinguish from the spiral Cape Hatteras Lighthouse coloring. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is located in Bodie Island on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and was built in 1872. It stands 156 feet (48 m) tall and is located on the Roanoke Sound side of the first island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The lighthouse is just south of Nags Head, approximately one hour north of the Cape Hatteras Light; note black-and-white horizontal patterns to distinguish from the spiral Cape Hatteras Lighthouse coloring. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Currituck Beach Light is located on the Outer Banks in Corolla, North Carolina. The lighthouse is constructed of brick and is not painted in order to be distinguished from the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lights that are in the vicinity. The Currituck Beach Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1973. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Currituck Beach Light is located on the Outer Banks in Corolla, North Carolina. The lighthouse is constructed of brick and is not painted in order to be distinguished from the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lights that are in the vicinity. The Currituck Beach Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1973. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Currituck Beach Light is located on the Outer Banks in Corolla, North Carolina. The lighthouse is constructed of brick and is not painted in order to be distinguished from the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lights that are in the vicinity. The Currituck Beach Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1973. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Images of MV ‘MSC Maeva’ and the Statue of Liberty

Images of Containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ Departing New York Harbor
Neo-panamax, Fully Cellular Containership, 8,050-teu, built in 2005

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was MSC Maeva. Call Sign H9TF, IMO Number 9289128. Built at Hanjin HI (Yeongdo), Panama Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Length Overall of 324.85 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 309.20 m., Draught of 14.50 m., Moulded Depth of 24.60 m., Beam of 42.80 m., Gross Tonnage of 89,954, Tonnage of 54,260 International Net and 103,340 Dwt (long). Design HHIC-TMS 8100 TEU by HHIC TMS, Sulzer Engine, Speed of 25.00 kts at 248.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 93,360.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Mediternean Shipping Co SA (MSC), Switzerland. Registered Owner: Compania Naviera Maeva S.A.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 8,050 Total, 6,275 Homogeneous and 1,100 Reefer, 550 x Sockets, Reefer. Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks. No Cargo Gear.

ENGINES & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Sulzer 12RTA96C-B – 2-stroke 12-cyl. 960mm x2500mm bore/stroke 68,666mkW total at 102rpm.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 102rpm.

POSITIONING, PROPULSOR: 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 2,600ekW total AC.

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ (8,050-teu, built in 2005 at Hanjin HI (Yeongdo)) departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with Aframax tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ (8,050-teu, built in 2005 at Hanjin HI (Yeongdo)) departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with Aframax tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor and the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor ad with the Lower Manhattan skyline as backdrop. Aframax tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor ad with the Lower Manhattan skyline as backdrop. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor ad with the One World Trade Center and the Lower Manhattan skyline as backdrop. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor ad with the One World Trade Center and the Lower Manhattan skyline as backdrop. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor ad with the One World Trade Center and the Lower Manhattan skyline as backdrop. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Should one finds our pictures of interest, a license to copy, reproduce, download or obtain prints of these images can be secured via our commercial website at www.karatzas.nyc 

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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.

Images of Containership MV ‘MSC Nora’ with Lower Manhattan as the Backdrop

MV ‘MSC Nora’ (Ex-name: Uranus) Arriving at New York Harbor
Fully Cellular Geared Feeder Containership built in 1999

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-names: Uranus, Cap Van Diemen, Uranus, Alianca Anturpia, Uranus. Launch Name was Uranus. Call Sign D5OT2, IMO Number 9163207. Built at Stocznia Gdynia, Liberia Flagged, GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E Class, P&I insurance with West of England P&I, Length Overall of 193.90 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 180.20 m., Draught of 11.50 m., Beam of 28.20 m., Moulded Depth of 16.80 m., 45.00 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Keel to mast air draft of 50.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 23,720.

VESSEL’S MANAGERS / DETAILS: Chartworld Shipping Corp, Greece. Technical Manager: MSC Ship Management (Cyprus) Ltd.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total Teu Capacity of 1,835, 1,392 Homogeneous and 700 Reefer, 9 Holds, 26 Hatches, Maximum Teu of 780 in the Holds and 1,055 on Deck, 6 Tiers on Deck, 350 Reefer Plugs, 3 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 45 tonnes.

MAIN ENGINE & AUXILIARIES: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6L70MC Mk5 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 700mm x2268mm bore/stroke 17,200mkW total at 108rpm.
AUXILIARY: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 2,368ekW total, (2,960kVA total) 440V, 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 884ekW total, (1,105kVA total) 440V, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 200ekW total, (250kVA total) 440V.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on arrival to Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on arrival to Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on arrival to Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor under a majestic autumn sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor under a majestic autumn sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor under a majestic autumn sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream and toward the New Jersey container terminals while cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ has just departed her dock in New Jersey. Aframax tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor. Statue of Liberty barely visible (just aft of the tankers’s midships). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

© 2013 – present Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

Should one finds our pictures of interest, a license to copy, reproduce, download or obtain prints of these images can be secured via our commercial website at www.karatzas.nyc 

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.