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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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

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

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.