Images of MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ in New York Harbor

Images of Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, against the World Trade Center and the Lower Manhattan skyline, and by the Statute of Liberty


It’s been almost a year since the Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ called New York Harbor for the first time; we were there then to take pictures of her Maiden Voyage to New York; please click here for our old posting!


Neo-panamax Containership, 14,500-TEU, built in 2017 at Hyundai HI (Ulsan)


VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt. Call Sign MAZS3, IMO Number 9780873. Built at Hyundai HI (Ulsan), United Kingdom Flagged, BV Classed, Length Overall of 365.95 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 350.00 m., Draught of 16.00 m., Moulded Depth of 29.85 m. Beam of 48.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 140,872, Tonnage of 64,226 International Net and 146,639 Dwt (long). WinGD Engine, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 68,195 HP.

SHIPOWNERS & MANAGERS: CMA-CGM SA, Marseille, France.

VESSEL SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 14,500 Total, 9,230 Homogeneous and 2,800 Reefer, Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal (Neo-panamax @ 14,000-teu).

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – WinGD 10X92 – 2-stroke 10-cyl. 920mm x3468mm bore/stroke 50,190mkW total at 78rpm.

PROPULSION & POSITIONING: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Bronze), HHI – Hyundai EMD, 78rpm. 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 5,000ekW total.
The neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt’ is making her maiden voyage to the East Coast of the United States. At 14,500 teu capacity, the vessel belongs to the new asset class of containerships with maximum capacity to cross the expanded locks of the Panama Canal. The call of the containership MV ‘CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt’ to New York and Port Elizabeth in New Jersey is historic, as she is the largest vessel to pass under the raised Bayonne Bridge and the largest containership to call ever call New York and New Jersey. In June 2017, the 10,000-teu containership MV ‘ZIM Antwerp’ was among the first post-panamax vessels ever having to utilize the bridge’s new airdraft and raised roadway.  In mid-July 2017, the 13,2000-teu containership MV ‘OOCL Berlin’ was the first neo-panamax, and largest boxship until that time, to pass under the Bayonne Bridge. The Bayonne Bridge after almost five years of works, a budgeted cost of $1.3 billion for the project, had her roadway raised by 64 feet in order to allow new-panamax containerships to pass below; new airdraft 219.8 ft, 76.0 m. The Bayonne Bridge connects New Jersey and Staten Island (New York) over the Kill Van Kull Strait.

Here the images are from the containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge (connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn) and photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline, the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. For those not familiar with the New York region, the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge is the first bridge a ship to encounter when entering the harbor, and effectively almost all vessels calling the port have to pass under. Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge’s airdraft of 230.0  ft (70.1 m) is high enough to be a concern only to large cruiseships calling New York.

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Amidships detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline with the World Trade Center clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline with the World Trade Center dominating the scene. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline with the World Trade Center dominating the scene. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘CMA CGM T Roosevelt’ entering the New York Harbor. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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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

© 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.