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Images of Tug ‘Bouchard Girls’, coupled with Tank Barge ‘B. No 295’

Pusher Tug ‘Bouchard Girls’, married to Black Oil Tank Barge ‘B. No 295’
Tug 6,000 HP built in 1989 at Halter (Lockport) 

TUG DESCRIPTION: Call Sign WAG9386, IMO Number 8835102, Hull Number 1167. Built at Moss Point Marine (now part of VT Halter group) delivered in Dec 1989, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 38.71 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 38.71 m., Draught of 5.92 m., Moulded Depth of 6.40 m.,, Beam of 11.28 m., Gross Tonnage of 592, Tonnage of 177 International Net and 1,215 Dwt (long). INTERcon coupler system.

VESSELS’ OWNERS: Bouchard Transportation Co Inc, Melville, New York, United States. Technical Manager: Bouchard Transportation Co Inc, Melville, New York, United States. Operator: Bouchard Transportation Co Inc, Melville, New York, United States. Registered Owner: BOUCHARD TRANSPORTATION CO. INC. – MELVILLE.

MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel – Gen. Motors EMD 16-645-F7B – 2-stroke 16-cyl. 230mm x254mm bore/stroke 4,413mkW total at 900rpm. Marine Diesel Oil (MDO).
PROPULSOR: 2 x FP Propeller (Aft) (mechanical). Speed of 12.00 kts,
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 2 x Screw Shaft.

TANK BARGE B No 295 INFORMATION                                                                      Vessel name B. No. 295
Year Built 2006
Capacity 158,128 BBLs
Service Black Oil
Pumps 4
Specifications Download

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295‘ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: The purpose of this blog is for entertainment and information purposes. Vessel description(s), if any, is/are provided in good faith and believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Any vessel description(s) is/are provided for entertainment purposes only. We assume 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. To purchase rights or merchandise of high resolutions images and art presented here, please visit www.karatzas.nyc or email < info [at] BMKaratzas.com >. Thank you for the consideration.

Panamax Vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ Sailing Upstream in the Mississippi River

Images of MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ in the Mississippi River
Panamax Drybulk 77,000 DWT, Built in 2014 at Imabari SB

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Sun Excelsior. Panamax Bulker, Call Sign 3EUF9, IMO Number 9691515, Hull Number 1665. Built at Imabari SB Marugame delivered in Jun 2014, Panama Flagged, NKK Classed, P&I insurance with Japan P&I, Length Overall of 224.98 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 218.00 m., Draught of 14.45 m., Moulded Depth of 19.90 m., Beam of 32.24 m., 67.60 Tonnes per Centimetre Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 40,944, Tonnage of 25,984 International Net and 75,941 Dwt (long)., Design IS 77K by Imabari Shipbuilding, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 16.70 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil (IFO 380), Horsepower of 13,270, Bunker Capacity of 3,512 IFO 380, Power Type: Diesel 2-Stroke, BWTS (Fitted).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Misuga Kaiun Co Ltd, Japan. Technical Manager: Misuga Kaiun Co Ltd, Japan. Operator: Misuga Kaiun Co Ltd, Japan. Registered Owner: South Devon Maritime SA.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 91,140 cu.m., 7 Holds, 7 Hatches, Strengthened for Heavy Cargo.

PROPULSION & POWER:
MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S60MC-C7.1 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 600mm x2400mm bore/stroke 9,760mkW total at 88rpm.
AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – Yanmar 6EY18ALW – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 180mm x 280mm bore/stroke 2,400mkW total at 900rpm driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.
PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 88rpm.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft, at Ø550.00mm.
ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-1000 – Electro-Cleen™ at 1000cu.m/hr. 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-450 – Electro-Cleen™ at 450cu.m/hr.
EMERGENCY 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Doosan Infracore AD086TIS – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 111mm x 139mm bore/stroke 186mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz. 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Doosan Infracore AD136TIS – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 111mm x 139mm bore/stroke 138mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in 2014 at Imabari SB, panamax drybulk vessel MV ‘Sun Excelsior’ pictured sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur in early December 2019. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: The purpose of this blog is for entertainment and information purposes. Vessel description(s), if any, is/are provided in good faith and believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Any vessel description(s) is/are provided for entertainment purposes only. We assume 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. To purchase rights or merchandise of high resolutions images and art presented here, please visit www.karatzas.nyc or email < info [at] BMKaratzas.com >. Thank you for the consideration.

Images of Methanol Tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ Sailing in the Mississippi River

Images of MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ Sailing Under a Majestic Sunset
Methanol Tanker Vessel 49,990 DWT, built in 2016

VESSEL’S IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: IMO Number 9751406, Launch Name was Taranaki Sun. Handy Tanker, Call Sign ZGFL8, IMO Number 9751406, Hull Number 750. Owners/Managers are Mitsui OSK Lines, Built at Minaminippon (Ozai) delivered in Apr 2016, Double Hull, Cayman Islands Flagged, NKK Classed, P&I insurance with Britannia P&I, Length Overall of 186.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 179.70 m., Draught of 12.20 m., Moulded Depth of 19.00 m.,, Beam of 32.20 m., 53.18 Tonnes per Centimetre Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 30,561, Tonnage of 25,358 Panama Canal Net, 26,915 Suez Canal Net, 13,188 International Net and 49,204 Dwt (long)., MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 16.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil (IFO 380), Methanol (Methanol), Horsepower of 11,515, Bunker Capacity of 2,453.40 IFO 380, Alternative Fuel(s): Methanol, Power Type: Diesel 2-Stroke, BWTS (Fitted), Eco – Electronic Engine Modern.

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, Japan. Technical Manager: Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, Japan. Operator: Waterfront Shipping Company Limited, British Columbia, Canada.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacities of 52,600 cu.m. and 330,642 Barrels, Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps, Zinc Tank Coating, IMO Class 2.

POWER & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7S50ME-B9.3-LGI – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 500mm x2214mm bore/stroke 8,470mkW total at 99rpm. Alternative Fuel(s): Methanol. Power Type: Diesel 2-Stroke. BWTS (Fitted). Eco – Electronic Engine Modern.
AUXILIARY 4 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – Yanmar 6N21AL-GW – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 210mm x 290mm bore/stroke 4,080mkW total at 900rpm driving 4 x ac generator(s) at 2,820ekW total, (3,525kVA total) at 60Hz. 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – Cummins Inc KTA19-D(M1) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 159mm x 159mm bore/stroke 970mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 2 x ac generator(s) at 60Hz.
PROPULSOR 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical).
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft, at Ø500.00mm.
ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT: 2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – PANASIA Glo-En™ P700 at 700cu.m/hr. 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – PANASIA Glo-En™ P350 at 350cu.m/hr.
LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 1 x Crane (Midships) SWL 10 tons.
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT: 1 x GPS – Global Positioning System. 1 x Magnetic Compass. 1 x Gyro Compass. 1 x ECDIS – Electronic Chart Display System. 1 x Speed Log. 1 x VDR – Voyage Data Recorder. 1 x AIS.
EMERGENCY: 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Cummins Inc 6CTA8.3-D(M) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 114mm x 135mm bore/stroke 180mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x ac generator(s) at 60Hz.

Images of methanol IMO II handy tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ (49,990 dwt, built in 2016 at Minaminippon (Ozai), Japan, and owned by Mitsui OSK Lines), seen sailing downstream the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, under a majestic winter sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of methanol IMO II handy tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ (49,990 dwt, built in 2016 at Minaminippon (Ozai), Japan, and owned by Mitsui OSK Lines), seen sailing downstream the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, under a majestic winter sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of methanol IMO II handy tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ (49,990 dwt, built in 2016 at Minaminippon (Ozai), Japan, and owned by Mitsui OSK Lines), seen sailing downstream the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, under a majestic winter sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of methanol IMO II handy tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ (49,990 dwt, built in 2016 at Minaminippon (Ozai), Japan, and owned by Mitsui OSK Lines), seen sailing downstream the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, under a majestic winter sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of methanol IMO II handy tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ (49,990 dwt, built in 2016 at Minaminippon (Ozai), Japan, and owned by Mitsui OSK Lines), seen sailing downstream the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, under a majestic winter sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of methanol IMO II handy tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ (49,990 dwt, built in 2016 at Minaminippon (Ozai), Japan, and owned by Mitsui OSK Lines), seen sailing downstream the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, under a majestic winter sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of methanol IMO II handy tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ (49,990 dwt, built in 2016 at Minaminippon (Ozai), Japan, and owned by Mitsui OSK Lines), seen sailing downstream the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, under a majestic winter sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of methanol IMO II handy tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ (49,990 dwt, built in 2016 at Minaminippon (Ozai), Japan, and owned by Mitsui OSK Lines), seen sailing downstream the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, under a majestic winter sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of methanol IMO II handy tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ (49,990 dwt, built in 2016 at Minaminippon (Ozai), Japan, and owned by Mitsui OSK Lines), seen sailing downstream the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, under a majestic winter sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of methanol IMO II handy tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ (49,990 dwt, built in 2016 at Minaminippon (Ozai), Japan, and owned by Mitsui OSK Lines), seen sailing downstream the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, under a majestic winter sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of methanol IMO II handy tanker MT ‘Taranaki Sun’ (49,990 dwt, built in 2016 at Minaminippon (Ozai), Japan, and owned by Mitsui OSK Lines), seen sailing downstream the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, under a majestic winter sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: The purpose of this blog is for entertainment and information purposes. Vessel description(s), if any, is/are provided in good faith and believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Any vessel description(s) is/are provided for entertainment purposes only. We assume 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. To purchase rights or merchandise of high resolutions images and art presented here, please visit www.karatzas.nyc or email < info [at] BMKaratzas.com >. Thank you for the consideration.

Images of Jones Act Tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ in Mississippi River

Images of Jones Act Tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ in Mississippi River
Chemical & Products Tanker 49,800 DWT built in 2016

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was West Virginia. Handy Tanker, Call Sign KSKW, IMO Number 9704805, Hull Number 24. Built at Philly Shipyard delivered in Aug 2016, Double Hull, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, P&I insurance with Steamship Mutual P&I, Length Overall of 183.31 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 174.00 m., Draught of 13.01 m., Moulded Depth of 19.10 m.,, Beam of 32.20 m., 52.50 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 29,801, Tonnage of 24,737 Panama Canal Net, 27,469 Suez Canal Net, 14,103 International Net, 10,551 Light Displacement and 49,041 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S MANAGERS / OPERATORS: Crowley Maritime Corporation, Florida, United States, FL. Technical Manager: Crowley Maritime Corporation, Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Operator: Crowley Maritime Corporation, Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Registered Owner: CROWLEY TANKERS V.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 52,900 cu.m., 330,000 barrels, Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps, Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 2, 6 Cargo, Closed Loading System, Manifold height above deck of 2.10 m., Distance from bow to center manifold is 91.10 m., Mild Steel cargo lines, Crude Oil Washing.

POWER & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: This equipment is designed to be LNG ready. 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50ME-B9.3 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2000mm bore/stroke 8,058mkW total at 99rpm.
AUXILIARIES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – MaK 6M20C – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 200mm x 300mm bore/stroke 3,420mkW total at 1,000rpm driving 3 x AEM generator(s) at 2,400ekW total, (3,000kVA total).
PROPULSOR 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Bronze), HHI-EMD (HiMSEN), 99rpm.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft.

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of LNG-ready Level 1, IMO II, ECO-design Jones Act tanker MT ‘West Virginia’ (sistership to Louisiana, Ohio, Texas) sailing upstream in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Based on Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) design for 50,000 dwt (330,000 bbl). Image credit: Karatzas Images

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: The purpose of this blog is for entertainment and information purposes. Vessel description(s), if any, is/are provided in good faith and believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Any vessel description(s) is/are provided for entertainment purposes only. We assume 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. To purchase rights or merchandise of high resolutions images and art presented here, please visit www.karatzas.nyc or email < info [at] BMKaratzas.com >. Thank you for the consideration.

Images of Jones Act Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ in the Mississippi River

Jones Act Products & Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’
Built 2017 at AKER Philly Shipyard, 49,800 DWT

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was American Pride. Handy Tanker, Call Sign KAPD, IMO Number 9763863, Hull Number 28. Built at Philly Shipyard delivered in Nov 2017, Double Hull, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, P&I insurance with Steamship Mutual P&I, Length Overall of 183.33 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 174.00 m., Draught of 13.01 m., Moulded Depth of 19.10 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Lightship air draft of 41.80 m., Keel to mast air draft of 48.30 m., 52.50 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 29,708, Tonnage of 24,737 Panama Canal Net, 27,469 Suez Canal Net, 14,103 International Net, 10,551 Light Displacement and 49,041 Dwt (long)., MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 14.50 kts,

VESSEL’S MANGERS / OWNERS: American Petroleum Tankers LLC. American Petroleum Tankers LLC is a group company of Kinder Morgan. Operator: American Petroleum Tankers LLC. Registered Owner: AMERICAN PETROLEUM TANKERS XI, LLC.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 52,910 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps, Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 2, 6 Cargo Separations. Closed Loading System, Manifold height above deck of 2.10 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 91.10 m., 12 Centrifugal Pump(s), Mild Steel cargo lines, Crude Oil Washing. High Level Alarms, Automatic Ullaging, Inert Gas System, Vapor Return Ashore, Centre Line Bulkhead.

POWER & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: This equipment is designed to be LNG ready. 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50ME-B9.3 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2000mm bore/stroke 8,058mkW total at 99rpm.
AUXILIARIES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – MaK4-stroke driving 3 x Marelli ac generator(s) at 2,400ekW total, (3,000kVA total).
PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Bronze), HHI-EMD (HiMSEN), 99rpm.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft.
ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT: 2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – PANASIA Glo-En™ P750. 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – PANASIA Glo-En™ P350.
LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 1 x Crane, Hose – Dongnam DMC SWL 10 tons, 1 x Gantry, Engine Room – Dongnam DMC SWL 4 tons, 2 x Crane, Provision – Dongnam DMC.
BOILER EQUIPMENT: 1 x Boiler, Oil/Gas fired – Aalborg – Mission™ OL at 9 bar. 1 x Boiler, Exhaust Heated – Aalborg Mission™ OC at 9 bar.

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos

Images of Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ Entering the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos
Pass./ Car Ferry of 2,210 Passengers, built in 1988

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-names are Ionian Queen, Ionian Glory, New Akashia. Call Sign SVAI7, IMO Number 8712635, Hull Number 2972, Vessel was rebuilt or converted in 2016. Built at I.H.I. (Kure) delivered in Jul 1988, Greece Flagged, HR, RINA Classed, Length Overall of 192.91 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 181.00 m., Draught of 6.78 m., Moulded Depth of 9.00 m.,, Beam of 29.40 m., Gross Tonnage of 30,435, Tonnage of 10,591 International Net, 12,100 Light Displacement and 7,502 Dwt (long). Pielstick Engine, Speed of 20.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil (IFO 380), Horsepower of 23,760, Power Type: Diesel 4-Stroke.

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: Hellenic Seaways, Piraeus, Greece. Hellenic Seaways is a group company of Attica Group.
Technical Manager: Hellenic Seaways, Piraeus, Greece. Operator: Hellenic Seaways, Piraeus, Greece. Registered Owner: Hellenic Seaways Maritime S.A.

COMMERCIAL DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 750 Cars, Lane Length of 1,860.00 m., 1 Stern Ramp(s), 1 Stern Ramp(s). Total number of Passengers 2,210, 108 Passenger Cabins, 376 Passenger Berths, 75 Crew.

ENGINE & POWER DETAILS:
MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel – Pielstick 8PC4 – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 570mm x620mm bore/stroke 17,475mkW total at 375rpm.
PROPULSION: 2 x CP Propeller (Aft) (mechanical).
POS, PROPULSOR: 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) AC.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 2 x Screw Shaft.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reportedly sold to Greek interests in October 2004 for Undisclosed m. Reported sold to Clients of GA Ferries in November 2004 as part of a enbloc sale. Reportedly sold to Clients of Hellenic Seaways in December 2015 for EUR 3 million.

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. The old castle of Mytilene stands majestically on the hill to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. The old castle of Mytilene stands majestically on the hill to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. The old castle of Mytilene stands majestically on the hill to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Name plate of Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ in the autumn Aegean sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ appearing from the deep blue of the Aegean Sea as she approaches the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ appearing from the deep blue of the Aegean Sea as she approaches the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ appearing from the deep blue of the Aegean Sea as she approaches the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Image

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Images from Crossing the Corinth Canal in Greece

The Corinth Canal (Greek: Διώρυγα της Κορίνθου) connects the Gulf of Corinth in the west with the Saronic Gulf in the east, which flows in the Aegean Sea. The Canal cuts through the narrow strip of land, the Isthmus of Corinth that connects the Peloponnese peninsula and mainland Greece. The eastern harbor in the Saronic Gulf is called Isthmia while the western harbor is named Poseidonia, after the Olympian god of the Seas, Poseidon.

The Canal has been excavated at sea level, and thus there is no need for canal locks. It is 6.4 kilometers (4 mi) long, and 21.4 meters (70 ft) wide at its base. Construction for the modern Canal started in 1881 with completion in 1893. The Canal is crossed by a railway line, a road and a motorway at a height of about 45 meters (148 ft).

The Canal saves appr. 700-kilometre (430 mi) from circumnavigating the Peloponnese peninsula, and accommodates appr. 11,000 ship passages per annum. Ships can pass through the canal only one convoy at a time on a one-way system. Larger ships have to be towed by tugs. In October 2019, With over 900 passengers on board, the 22.5 meters (74 ft) wide and 195 meters (640 ft) long Fred.Olsen cruise ship successfully traversed the canal to set a new record for longest ship to pass through the Canal.

The Corinth Canal is managed today by the Ανώνυμη Εταιρεία Διώρυγας Κορίνθου (Α.Ε.ΔΙ.Κ) (Société Anonyme of the Corinth Canal), and we are grateful to the Canal’s management for the invitation to visit the Canal and its premises and cross the Canal onboard a tug towing a small bulker for the crossing.

History

The construction of the Canal was initially conceived as early as in the 7th century BC by the tyrant of Corinth Periander but the idea was soon abandoned. Instead, Periander constructed a simpler and less costly overland portage road, named the Diolkos or stone carriageway, along which ships could be towed from one side of the isthmus to the other. While Diadoch Demetrius Poliorcetes (336–283 BC) and the Roman Emperors Julius Caesar (100 – 44 BC) and Caligula (12 – 41 AD) considered the construction of the Canal, it was the Roman Emperor Nero (37 – 68 AD) to first physically attempt to construct the canal, personally breaking the ground with a pickaxe and removing the first basket-load of soil in 67 AD; the Canal was dug to a distance of four stades – approximately 700 meters (2,300 ft) by a workforce of 6,000 Jewish prisoners of war – along the course of today’s Canal.  The project was abandoned soon after Nero’s death. A memorial of the attempt in the form of a relief of Hercules was left by Nero’s workers and can still be seen in the canal cutting today.

View from the Gulf of Corinth facing the harbor of Poseidonia, on the west end of the Corinth Canal. Image credit: Karatzas Images

A small dry bulk vessel is towed westbound by one of the Canal’s tugs. Seen here exiting the Canal. Image credit: Karatzas Images

A small dry bulk vessel is towed westbound by one of the Canal’s tugs. Image credit: Karatzas Images

The Roman Emperor Nero was the first to physically attempt digging the Corinth Canal in 67 AD. He died shortly after commencing engineering preparations and excavation operations, but a relief on the rock by the Poseidonia end of the Canal memorializes the vision for future generations and eternity. Image credit: Karatzas Images

A drybuk vessel approaching the Poseidonia end of the Corinth Canal (seen in the background) for its eastbound crossing. Image credit: Karatzas Images

A drybuk vessel approaching the Poseidonia end of the Corinth Canal (seen in the background) for its eastbound crossing. Image credit: Karatzas Images

A drybuk vessel approaching the Poseidonia end of the Corinth Canal (seen in the background) for its eastbound crossing. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Crossing westbound the Corinth Canal with the railway and motorway crossings clearly visible overhead. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Crossing westbound the Corinth Canal with the railway and motorway crossings clearly visible overhead. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Approaching the Corinth Canal at the Isthmia Harbour (east end of Canal, in the Saronic Gulf and Aegean Sea). The pillars for sinking bridge to accommodate the local traffic are clearly visible, as well as the railway and motorway crossings over the Canal. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Approaching the Corinth Canal at the Isthmia Harbour (east end of Canal, in the Saronic Gulf and Aegean Sea). The railway and motorway crossings over the Canal are clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Having successfully crossed westbound the Corinth Canal (and having saved appr. twelve hours of sailing time), a small drybulk vessel originating from the Black Sea and destined for the Adriatic Sea, emerges on the west end (Poseidonia) of the Corinth Canal. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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