Images of Ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour

Images of Ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour
Passenger / Car Ferry 1,200 Passengers, built 2002

VESSEL’S IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Hjaltland. Call Sign VSTY8, IMO Number 9244958, Hull Number 438 Built at Aker Finnyards delivered in Aug 2002, United Kingdom Flagged, DNV GL Classed, P&I insurance with Steamship Mutual P&I, Length Overall of 125.00 m., Moulded Depth of 8.00 m.,, Length Between Perpendiculars of 119.00 m., Draught of 5.40 m., Beam of 19.50 m., Gross Tonnage of 11,720, Tonnage of 3,757 International Net and 1,802 Dwt (long). MaK Engine, Speed of 24.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil (IFO 380), Horsepower of 29,348, Power Type: Diesel 4-Stroke.

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: NorthLink Orkney & Shetland Ferries Ltd., United Kingdom/ Technical Manager: Serco Group plc, United Kingdom. Operator: NorthLink Orkney & Shetland Ferries Ltd., United Kingdom.
Registered Owner: Northern Isles Ferries Ltd.

VESSEL’S SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 149 Cars, Lane Length of 450.00 m., 1 Bow Ramp(s), 1 Stern Ramp(s). Total number of Passengers 1,200, 117 Passenger Cabins. 2 CP Propellors, 2 Bow Thruster(s).

POWER & PROPULSION
MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel – MaK 6M43 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 430mm x610mm bore/stroke 21,600mkW total at 514rpm.
AUXILIARY: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – MaK 8M20 – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 200mm x 300mm bore/stroke 3,040mkW total at 900rpm driving 2 x ac generator(s) at 60Hz.
OTHER POWER EQUIPMENT: 2 x Shaft Generator (PTO) ac.
PROPULSOR 2 x CP Propeller (Aft) (mechanical), KaMeWa 132X F5/4.
POS, PROPULSOR: 2 x CP Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), KaMeWa TT2000, 335rpm ac.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 2 x Gearbox, Engine – Lohmann & Stoltertf. GVL 1780. 2 x Screw Shaft. 2 x Steering Gear.
EMERGENCY: 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Agco Sisu4-stroke driving 1 x ac generator(s).

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported newbuilding contract price of US$ 65 mil contracted in January 2001.

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

From Aberdeen to Kirkwall / Kirkwall to Lerwick, ferry MV ‘Hjaltland’ departing the Aberdeen Harbour. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Ro-Pax Vessel MV ‘Fior di Levante’ in the Port of Piraeus

Images of Ro-Pax Vessel MV ‘Fior di Levante’ in the Port of Piraeus
1,150 Passengers, Pass / Car Ferry Vessel, built in 1998 at DSME                                                           
VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Oceanlady, Fior Di Levante, Hyundai Seolbong, Treasure Island. Call Sign SVAH3, IMO Number 9143491. Built at Daewoo (DSME), Greece Flagged, Korean Classed, Length Overall of 118.65 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 107.60 m., Draught of 4.75 m., Beam of 20.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 9,025, Moulded Depth of 11.05 m., Tonnage of 2,707 International Net and 1,645 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Levante Ferries Maritime Co, Greece. Additional info of the ‘Flower of the East’, from the shipowners’ website.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 50 Cars, 1 Bow Ramp(s). Total number of Passengers 1,150.

MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. Alpha 16V28/32A – 4-stroke 16-cyl. 280mm x320mm bore/stroke 6,140mkW total at 775rpm. Speed of 17.00 kts, Horsepower of 8350, Bunker Capacity of 215 tonnes. 2 x Gearbox. PROPULSION: 2 x Propeller (Aft) (mechanical).

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 1,680 ekW total, (2,100kVA total) 450V.

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Brightly colored, Ro-Pax vessel (1,150 pax capacity, 300 cars) at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Vessels at Molos Drapetsonas in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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Images of Ferry ‘Blue Galaxy’ docking in the Port of Piraeus

Ferry / Passenger Vessel MV ‘Blue Galaxy’ (Ex-name: Lefka Ori)                               1,500 Passengers Pass./Car Ferry Built 1992

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Lefka Ori, Kriti V, Hercules. Call Sign SWDA, IMO Number 9035876.

Vessel’s description on Blue Star Ferries’ website, please click here. Additional info on the Vessel, including pictures with different house colors, please see The Ferry Site.

VESSEL OWNERS / MANAGERS / OPERATORS: Blue Star Ferries SA, Greece. Blue Star Ferries SA is a subsidiary of Attica Group. Reported sold to Anek Lines in December 1999 for US$ 50m.

VESSEL DETAILS: Built at MHI Shimonoseki, Greece Flagged, RINA Classed, Length Overall of 192.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 181.00 m., Draught of 6.75 m., Beam of 27.00 m., Moulded Depth of 9.90 m., Tonnage of 8,826 International Net and 6,802 Dwt (long)., Gross Tonnage of 29,430. Vehicle Capacity of 703 Cars, Lane Length of 1,760.00 m., 2 Stern Ramp(s), 1 Quarter Ramp(s), 1 Bow Ramp(s). Total number of Passengers 1,500, 183 Passenger Cabins, 658 Passenger Berths.

MAIN ENGINE: Pielstick Engine, Speed of 24.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 30260. 2 x Diesel – Pielstick 12PC4.2 – 4-stroke 12-cyl. 570mm x620mm bore/stroke 22,258mkW total at 400rpm.

PROPULSOR: 2 x CP Propeller (Aft) (mechanical).                                           THRUSTERS: 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) AC. 2 Bow Thruster(s).

According to Arxipelagos.com, MV ‘Blue Galaxy’ was built in 1991 and delivered to her owners in 1992 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) in Japan under the launch name MV ‘Hercules’. In late 1999, the Vessel was acquired by Anek Lines in Greece for US$50 mil and renamed MV ‘Kriti V’. In 2000, the Vessel was positioned in the Adriatic Sea to trade between ports in western Greece and Italy under the new name MV “Lefka Ori’ (‘White Mountaintops’).

In 2012, the Vessel, under the bareboat charter name MV ‘Antonio L’, along sistership vessel MV ’Sophocles B’, were chartered to Jeju Cruise Lines; while still under conversion in Ulsan in South Korea, charterers defaulted and vessels were arrested and auctioned, and purchased by Hellas 2 Leasing N.E., and were re-positioned to Greece under the original name, MV ‘Lefka Ori’.

In 2015, Blue Star Ferries NAE, a subsidiary of the Attica Group, entered into a long term charter party agreement with the owners of the Vessel, and after extensive upgrading, she is now deployed serving the routes to and from Crete, under a route sharing agreement with ANEK S.A., under her current name MV ‘Blue Galaxy’.


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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered by Mitsubishi Heavy in 1992, 1,500-pax, 780-car Ro-Pax MV ‘Blue Galaxy’, docking in the Port of Piraeus. Here shown docked next to the sinking vessel MV ‘Panagia Tinou’. 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.

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Images of Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port of Piraeus

Images of Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port of Piraeus
4,616 Cars Pure Car Carrier, built in 2005

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Call Sign ICCK, IMO Number 9293272. Built at Uljanik Brod., Italy Flagged, RINA Classed, Length Overall of 176.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 165.00 m., Draught of 8.77 m., Beam of 31.10 m., Moulded Depth of 28.00 m., Tonnage of 13,843 International Net and 12,224 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 38,651, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 20.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 15027.

VESSEL OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Grimaldi Group,  Italy. Website:http://www.grimaldi.napoli.it.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total Teu capacity of 100, Vehicle Capacity of 4,616 Cars, 256 Trailers, 11 Vehicle Decks, Lane Length of 3,000.00 m., 1 Stern Door/Ramp(s) with a maximum load of 100 tonnes, 1 Side(s) Door/Ramp(s).

ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 7-cyl., Engine Model 7S50MC-C8.1.
1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7S50MC-C8.1 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 500mm x2000mm bore/stroke 11,060mkW total at 127rpm.


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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Car Carrier MV ‘Grande Detroit’ departing Port Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

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