SS ‘United States’

Images of Steamship SS ‘United States’

The steamship SS ‘United States’ was launched in 1952 in an era of immense optimism after the end of the World War II, when strong rebuilding of the world was taking place. The age of the jet engine was several decades away and the fastest and most glamorous way to cross the Atlantic Ocean was via a steamship liner. Many steamship companies were involved in the trade of bringing immigrants to the US form Europe, but mainly British steamship companies – as one may had expected – were ruling the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and many more seas, with fast, glamorous vessels that would set records for size, speed, luxury and innovation.

The steamship SS ‘United States’ had been the answer of a fast growing country looking to establish its dominance in the world after the World War II; the US had decisively tipped the outcome of WWII, and as a result, its place at the top of the table and its leadership of the world came to be expected.

The story of the steamship SS ‘United States’ is the story of the United Sates coming to prominence on the world scene; from the ‘gestation’ of the design to the time, efforts, dedication and perseverance to be built the vessel one can find a reflection of the history of the United States itself.

The vessel had been the fascination – and some would say the obsession – of one single-minded man, William Francis Gibbs. He started designing the vessel almost two decades before her launch, taking into consideration the latest advances of naval architecture and marine engineering, incorporating advanced standards of safety and luxury, with an eye always to smash the speed record typically set by the British liner vessels. For many reasons, mostly financials and the war circumstances, the vessel could not be built until two decades later. All this time, Mr William Francis Gibbs, brightly kept the hope of the ship alive and kept constantly upgrading and updating the design to incorporate new advancement and ideas.

After the end of World War II, commercial considerations for passengers crossing the Atlantic became more favorable. At the same time, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) under President Franklin D Roosevelt – probably, the most merchant-marine-ambitious president in the USA history – was aware that should any military flare-ups after WWII should take place in Korea, etc, there would be need to transfer troops fast worldwide; thus, the need of a ‘part time’ / ‘stand by’ fast ship or fleet of ships to position troops. Navigating the bureaucracy in Washington DC was almost as challenging as delivering this miracle of a vessel for Mr Gibbs: 250,000 shaft horsepower, registered 36 knot speed and taking the Blue Riband from RMS ‘Queen Mary’ (actual top speed has been unknown for security reasons, rumored to be more than 45 knots), 4,000-berths, one of the first indoor swimming pools with real sand, onboard theater and stage, tennis court, twenty-two decks (as a comparison MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ – one of today’s biggest cruiseships has ‘only’ eighteen decks), and other amenities. In order for the vessel to be fire-proof, the only piece of wood onboard was the butcher’s block, as even Steinway had to design a special piano for the ship made of aluminum. The vessel cost $78 mil at the time (almost $700 mil in today’s purchasing power), of which 50% was contributed by the US government.

The vessel presently is docked at Pier 82 in Philadelphia waiting for the kindness of strangers from a different era in order to see another day. There have been efforts to save the vessel and convert her to a museum ship or other development that would keep her afloat and preserved for future generations. There have been many promising starts but also heart-breaks over the years… It costs $60,000 per month just to maintain the vessel at her present condition, just for docking and insurance. The vessel is under the management of the SS United States Conservancy, and the non-for-profit foundation faces a drop-dead deadline by the end of this month to find the budget or solution for the vessel; otherwise, the vessel SS ‘United States’ would have the inglorious end of many a ship, the blow torch.

For a vessel so closely associated with the aspiration and dreams of the United States to rule the waves of the world, a vessel so closely associated with the ascend of the United States to the world scene after WWII, it will be a shame for this vessel to be scrapped.

The passage of time is a brutal reminder that everything has an expiration date on our planet, especially for floating structures, but some of such floating structures are just too close to our history, to our tradition, to the baton we eventually will pass to the future generations…

Please consider donating for this worthy cause at the website of the SS United States Conservancy website.

Images of the SS ‘United States’ were taken in March 2014 when we had the fortunate opportunity to visit the vessel.

Additional information about the history of the vessel and images can be found at our previous post.


 

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SS ‘United States’ – Portside hull view, forward. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Portside view, aft. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – View of the stern, vessel home-ported in New York, a rather rare view these days. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – View of the stern, vessel home-ported in New York, a rather rare view these days. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Portside view of the bow. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Portside vide of the hull, looking aft. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Portside partial view of a sharp bow. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – a glorious name that may be a life saver… Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – View of the stern, partial. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – View of the stern, vessel home-ported in New York, a rather rare view these days. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – View of the bridge today from the bow. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Where first class staterooms used to be… Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – the look-out tower, forward of the fore funnel. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Look-out tower. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – A ship with a glorious pedigree. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Looking aft. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Look-out tower and fore funnel. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Two faded funnels… Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Look-out and communications tower. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Looking aft. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Looking aft. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Looking fore. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Looking fore with view of the funnels and the spare propeller onboard. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – Looking fore, where tennis court used to be. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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SS ‘United States’ – where tennis court used to be. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime


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MT ‘EAGLE FORD’

A rare sight to behold, as they say…                                                                              Images of Jones Act Suezmax Tanker ‘Eagle Ford’ (Ex-name: Kodiak)                   124,751 DWT Tanker Built 1978

IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Kodiak, Tonsina. Suezmax Tanker, Call Sign KQXZ, IMO Number 7408081. Built at Sun SB & DD, Double Hull, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 264.87 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 251.46 m., Draught of 16.77 m., Beam of 41.49 m., 97.80 Tonnes per Centimetre Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 60,385, Moulded Depth of 21.85 m., Lightship air draft of 44.23 m., Keel to mast air draft of 52.70 m., Tonnage of 51,490 International Net, 24,870 Light Displacement and 122,781 Dwt (long). Gen. Elec. Engine, Speed of 17.00 kts at 150.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 30000, Bunker Capacity of 5,367 tonnes. 1 fixed pitch Propellor.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Seabulk Tankers Inc, website:  http://www.seabulktankers.com.

CARGO HANDLING: Cargo Capacities of 124,849 cu.m. and 785,276 Barrels, Segregated Ballast Tanks, Clean Ballast Tanks, 13 Tanks, 4 Pumps with a total Capacity of 12,264 cu.m.. 1 Cargo Separation, 7 Centre Tanks, 6 Wing Tanks, 4 Cargo Manifolds, Stern Discharge, Closed Loading System, American Connection Type with diameters of 24, 20, 16 and 12 inches, Manifold height above deck of 1.70 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 131.00 m., 4 Centrifugal Pump(s) in 1 Pumproom(s), Maximum operating capacity of cargo pumps is 12,264 t/hr, Steel cargo lines, Crude Oil Washing, Fixed Cleaning. Ballast Capacity of 43,000 tonnes, Satellite Communications, Clean Ballast Tanks, Inert Gas System, Vapour Return Ashore.

MAIN ENGINE:  1 x Steam Turb. – Gen. Elec. – 22,065mkW total.

AUXILIARY: 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke 1,424mkW total driving 1 x AC generator(s), 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke 2,500mkW total driving 2 x AC generator(s).

OTHER POWER EQUIPMENT:  No Shaft Generator.

PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Bronze), 95rpm.

POS, PROPULSOR:  No Thrusters.

OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT:  1 x Screw Shaft.

ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT:  1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – NK Unknown – BlueBallast.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT:  No Cargo Gear.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported sold to Clients of SeaRiver on 11 March 2005 as part of a enbloc sale. Reported sold to Clients of Seabulk Tankers on 3 November 2014 for US$ 30m.


 

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The rarest of all: ‘Eagle Ford’ suezmax tanker, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), formerly owned by SeaRiver (ExxonMobil subsidiary), while lightering crude oil to ATB ‘New Hampshire’ under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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The rarest of all: ‘Eagle Ford’ suezmax tanker, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), formerly owned by SeaRiver (ExxonMobil subsidiary), while lightering crude oil to ATB ‘New Hampshire’ under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT EAGLE FORD 3

The rarest of all: Suezmax tanker ‘Eagle Ford’, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), formerly owned by SeaRiver (ExxonMobil subsidiary), while lightering crude oil to ATB ‘New Hampshire’ under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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The rarest of all: Suezmax tanker ‘Eagle Ford’, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), formerly owned by SeaRiver (ExxonMobil subsidiary), while lightering crude oil to ATB ‘New Hampshire’ under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MT EAGLE FORD 5

The rarest of all: ‘Eagle Ford’ Suezmax tanker, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), formerly owned by SeaRiver (ExxonMobil subsidiary), while lightering crude oil to ATB ‘New Hampshire’ under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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The rarest of all: ‘Eagle Ford’ suezmax tanker, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), formerly owned by SeaRiver (ExxonMobil subsidiary), while lightering crude oil to ATB ‘New Hampshire’ under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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The rarest of all: ‘Eagle Ford’ suezmax tanker, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), formerly owned by SeaRiver (ExxonMobil subsidiary), while lightering crude oil to ATB ‘New Hampshire’ under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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The rarest of all: ‘Eagle Ford’ Suezmax tanker under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge with inbound products tanker MT “Orwell”. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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The rarest of all: Suezmax tanker ‘Eagle Ford’ under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge with containership MV “Sea-Land Washington” outbound. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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The rarest of all: ‘Eagle Ford’ suezmax tanker, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), while lightering crude oil to ATB ‘New Hampshire’ under the watch of tug ‘Scott Turecamo’. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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The rarest of all: ‘Eagle Ford’, Suezmax tanker, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), formerly owned by SeaRiver (ExxonMobil subsidiary), while lightering crude oil to ATB ‘New Hampshire’ under the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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The rarest of all: ‘Eagle Ford’ suezmax tanker, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), with Downtown Manhattan skyline and the new World Trade Center in background. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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The rarest of all: ‘Eagle Ford’ suezmax tanker, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), with Downtown Manhattan skyline and the new World Trade Center in background. Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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The rarest of all: ‘Eagle Ford’ suezmax tanker, built and flagged in the USA (Jones Act), with Downtown Manhattan skyline and the new World Trade Center in background. Karatzas Photographie Maritime


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MV ‘OCEAN GIANT’

Images of American-flagged Heavylift / Multi-Purpose Vessel MV ‘OCEAN GIANT’
(19,350 DWT, Built in 2012 at Qingshan Shipyard)

IDENTIFICATION: Ex-name is HHL Antwerp. Launch Name was Beluga Possession. Call Sign WDG4379, IMO Number 9437335. Built at Qingshan Shipyard, United States Flagged, GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E3 Class, Length Overall of 166.25 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 156.00 m., Draught of 9.80 m., Beam of 22.90 m., Gross Tonnage of 15,377, Moulded Depth of 13.90 m., Keel to mast air draft of 45.62 m., Tonnage of 12,884 Panama Canal Net, 5,722 International Net and 19,044 Dwt (long). Engine Description 4 S.A. 7-cyl., Engine Model 7L58/64 MAN Engine, Speed of 14.00 kts at 29.50 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 13315, Bunker Capacity of 1,570 tonnes. 1 Variable pitch Propellor, 1 Bow Thruster(s)

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Intermarine LLC; company website: http://www.intermarineusa.com.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 23,959 cu.m., Bale Capacity of 23,600 cu.m., 2 Holds, 2 Hatches, Teu Capacities of 1,031 Teu and 100 Reefer, Maximum Teu of 487 in the Holds and 544 on Deck, 2 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 400 tonnes, 1 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 120 tonnes, Heavy Lift. Shaft Generator 1550 kW. CARGO HANDLING: Grain Capacity of 23,959 cu.m., Maximum TEU of 487 in holds and 544 on deck, Homogeneous TEU of 779, on the basis of all 20 ft containers weighing 14 tonnes, maximum hatch dimensions of 86.50 x 18.00 m., clear deck height of 13.80 m., ratio of dwt per TEU is 18.76819. Crew complement of 27 people, Bridge Position Aft.


 

MV OCEAN GIANT 1

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. http://www.karatzas.com

MV OCEAN GIANT 2

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. http://www.karatzas.com

MV OCEAN GIANT 3

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. http://www.karatzas.com

MV OCEAN GIANT 4

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. http://www.karatzas.com

MV OCEAN GIANT 5

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. http://www.karatzas.com

MV OCEAN GIANT 6

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. http://www.karatzas.com

MV OCEAN GIANT 7

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. http://www.karatzas.com

MV OCEAN GIANT 8

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. Going under Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. http://www.karatzas.com

MV OCEAN GIANT 9

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in background. http://www.karatzas.com

MV OCEAN GIANT 10

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. http://www.karatzas.com

MV OCEAN GIANT 11

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. Downtown Manhattan skyine in the background. http://www.karatzas.com

MV OCEAN GIANT 12

Heavy-lift / Multi-purpose, U.S.-flagged Vessel MV ‘Ocean Giant’ (ex-names: HHL Antwerp, Beluga Possession) arriving at New York Harbor. Passing the Statue of Liberty. http://www.karatzas.com


© 2013-2014 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.

MV ‘APL CYPRINE’

MV’ APL CYPRINE’ (5,020 TEU, Fully Cellular Containership, Built 1997)

IDENTIFICATION: Ex-name is NOL Cyprine. Launch Name was NOL Cyprine. Post-Panamax Containership, Call Sign S6JQ, IMO Number 9139725. Built at Samsung H.I., United States-Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 272.05 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 258.00 m., Draught of 13.50 m., Beam of 40.00 m., 89.20 Tonnes per Centimetre Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 65,475, Moulded Depth of 24.40 m., Tonnage of 28,825 International Net and 63,132 Dwt (long). Sulzer Engine, Speed of 24.50 kts at 135.00 tonnes per day, Horsepower of 66,120B at 102. Engine Description 2 S.A. 12-cyl., Engine Model 12RTA84C.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: APL Co. Pte. Ltd., website details: http://www.apl.com.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 5,020 Total, 4,386 Homogeneous and 700 Reefer, 16 Hatches, Ship is too large to transit the Panama Canal, Dwt to Teu ratio of 12.78, Maximum Teu of 2,544 in the Holds and 2,476 on Deck. Total Teu Capacity of 5,020, 16 Hatches.


 

MV APL CYPRINE

Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening. Summer Manhattan skyline, a bonus! karatzas.com

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Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening. Summer Manhattan skyline, a bonus! karatzas.com

MV APL CYPRINE 3

Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening. Summer Manhattan skyline, a bonus! karatzas.com

MV APL CYPRINE 4

Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening. Summer Manhattan skyline, a bonus! karatzas.com

MV APL CYPRINE 5

Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening. Starboard Bow vie detail.  karatzas.com

MV APL CYPRINE 6

Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening. Passing under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge! karatzas.com

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Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening.Under Verrazano-Narrows Bridge! karatzas.com

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Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening. Under Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  karatzas.com

MV APL CYPRINE 10

Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening. Under Verrazano-Narrows Bridge! karatzas.com

MV APL CYPRINE 11

Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening. Under Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. karatzas.com

MV APL CYPRINE 12

Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening. Summer Manhattan skyline, a bonus! karatzas.com

MV APL CYPRINE 13

Post-Panamax Containership ‘APL Cyprine’ departing New York Harbor on summer evening. Summer Manhattan skyline, a bonus! karatzas.com


© 2013-2014 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.

MV ‘SEA-LAND EAGLE’

MV ‘SEA-LAND EAGLE’ (4,082 TEU, Fully Cellular Container, Built 1997)

IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Sea-Land Eagle. Panamax Containership, Call Sign WKAE, IMO Number 9143013. Built at I.H.I., United States Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 292.15 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 273.00 m., Draught of 13.03 m., Beam of 32.20 m., 79.70 Tonnes per Centimetre Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 49,985, Moulded Depth of 21.20 m., Tonnage of 43,512 Panama Canal Net, 44,048 Suez Canal Net, 28,968 International Net and 58,895 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 9-cyl., Engine Model 9RTA84C. Sulzer Engine, Speed of 24.00 kts at 150.00 tonnes per day, Horsepower of 49,585B, Bunker Capacity of 5,385 tonnes.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Maersk Line; company website: http://www.maerskline.com

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 4,082 Total, 3,000 Homogeneous and 700 Reefer, 7 Holds, 17 Hatches, Dwt to Teu ratio of 14.66. Total Teu Capacity of 4,082, 7 Holds, 17 Hatches. Crew complement of 21 people.


 

MV SEALAND EAGLE 1

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. karatzas.com

MV SEALAND EAGLE 2

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. Containership MV ‘Dolphin II’ outbound; karatzas.com

MV SEALAND EAGLE 3

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. Portside bow view detail; karatzas.com

MV SEALAND EAGLE 4

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. Portside stern view detail. karatzas.com

MV SEALAND EAGLE 5

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. Under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. karatzas.com

MV SEALAND EAGLE 6

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. Under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. karatzas.com

MV SEALAND EAGLE 7

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. karatzas.com

MV SEALAND EAGLE 8

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. Manhattan skyline background. karatzas.com

MV SEALAND EAGLE 9

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. Manhattan skyline background. karatzas.com

MV SEALAND EAGLE 10

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. Cruiseship MV ‘Celebrity Summit’ outbound. karatzas.com

MV SEALAND EAGLE 11

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. karatzas.com

MV SEALAND EAGLE 12

U.S. Flag Containership MV ‘Sea-land Eagle’ (4,000 TEU, built at I.H.I. in 1997) arriving at New York Harbor on summer afternoon. karatzas.com


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MT ‘MAERSK MONTANA’

MT ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ (Ex: Maersk Guernsey; 4,544 TEU, Fully Cellular Containership, Built 2006)

Ex-name is Maersk Guernsey. Launch Name was Maersk Guernsey. Panamax Containership, Call Sign WCDP, IMO Number 9305312. Built at Hyundai H.I., United States Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 292.08 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 277.00 m., Draught of 13.52 m., Beam of 32.25 m., Gross Tonnage of 50,686, Moulded Depth of 21.70 m., Tonnage of 29,491 International Net and 60,528 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 8-cyl., Engine Model 8RT-flex96C Sulzer Engine, Speed of 24.40 kts at 155.00 tonnes per day. One fixed-pitch Propellor.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Maersk Line, Copenhagen, Denmark, URL: http://www.maerskline.com.

CARGO CAPACITIES: Teu Capacities of 4,544 Total and 1,000 Reefer, 8 Holds, 8 Hatches, Dwt to Teu ratio of 13.53. Total Teu Capacity of 4,544, 8 Holds, 8 Hatches. 500 Reefer Plugs.


 

MV MAERSK MONTANA 1

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line.; crossing paths with 5,000-teu containership MV ‘ZIM PIRAEUS’ (inbound).

MV MAERSK MONTANA 2

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line; magnificent summer sunset on lower Manhattan with World Trade Center conspicuously standing out.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 3

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line; magnificent summer sunset on lower Manhattan with World Trade Center conspicuously standing out.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 4

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 5

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 6

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 7

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 8

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line; vessel passing under Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 9

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line; vessel passing under Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 9

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line; vessel passing under Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 11

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line; vessel passing under Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 12

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line; vessel passing under Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 13

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line; vessel passing under Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn.

MV MAERSK MONTANA 14

MV ‘MAERSK MONTANA’ – American-flagged (but not Jones Act) containership vessel; 4,500 TEU built in Hyundai Heavy in 2006; operated by Maersk Line.


© 2013-2014 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.