Images of Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ in Hamburg

Images of Handy Tanker MT ‘Eken’ Sailing Downstream in the Elbe River Chemicals / Products Tanker 13,700 DWT, built in 2004 at Jiangnan Shipyard

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Eken. Handy Tanker, Call Sign LAYM5, IMO Number 9286827. Built at Jiangnan Shipyard, Double Hull, Norwegian International (NIS) Register Flagged, DNV Classed, Ice Strengthened 1A Class, Length Overall of 134.70 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 127.00 m., Draught of 8.60 m., Moulded Depth of 11.00 m., Beam of 20.80 m., 24.00 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 8,830, Tonnage of 4,175 International Net and 13,485 Dwt (long) MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 13.50 kts at 18.70 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 8,808.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Ektank AB, Sweden. Technical Manager: OSM Ship Management AS, Arendal, Norway. Official description of the Vessel from Owner’s website, please click here!

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 14,260 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps with a total Capacity of 3,960 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 2, Heating Coils, Maximum heating capacity of 66 degrees Celsius, 8 Cargo Separations.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S42MC6.1 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 420mm x1764mm bore/stroke 6,480mkW total at 136rpm.

AUXILIARY: 4 x Aux. Diesel Gen – MAN Diesel & Turbo4-stroke driving 4 x AC generator(s), 1 x Emergency Gen – Volvo Penta TAMD74A – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 107mm x 135mm bore/stroke 258mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s).

PROPULSION & POSITIONING: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), MAN Diesel & Turbo, 136rpm. 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.).

OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 2 x Boiler, Oil/Gas fired , 1 x Boiler, Exhaust Heated, 1 x Screw Shaft, 1 x Steering Gear.

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Stern and accommodation detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Handysize Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Eken’ (NIS Register, homeported in Arendal, Norway) sailing downstream the Elbe River in the Port of Hamburg. 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.

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Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg

Images of Supramax Vessel MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (Ex: Pearlor)
Supramax Dry Bulk Vessel of 58,018 DWT, built in 2010

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Ex-name is Pearlor. Launch Name was Pearlor. Handymax Bulker, Call Sign V7KB5, IMO Number 9511832. Built at Sinopacific Dayang, Marshall Islands Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Length Overall of 190.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 185.00 m., Draught of 12.95 m., Moulded Depth of 18.00 m., Beam of 32.25 m., Keel to mast air draft of 45.10 m., 59.30 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 32,837, Tonnage of 19,559 International Net and 57,102 Dwt (long). Design Crown 58 by Shanghai Design Associates (Sinopacific), MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 14.00 kts at 34.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 12880, Bunker Capacity of 2,334 tonnes.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd, New York, USA. URL: http://www.gencoshipping.com. Technical Manager: Wallem Shipmanagement Ltd, Hong Kong.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 71,549 cu.m., Bale Capacity of 69,761 cu.m., Grab Fitted. Fore & aft hatches, Hydraulically operated, 5 Holds, 5 Hatches, Strengthened for Heavy Cargo, 4 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 30 tonnes.

ENGINE DETAILS: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W., 2 S.A. 6-cyl., Engine Model 6S50MC-C8.2 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2000mm bore/stroke 9,480mkW total at 127rpm.

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 4L20 – 4-stroke 4-cyl. 200mm x 280mm bore/stroke 2,040mkW total at 900rpm driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 1,935ekW total, (2,419kVA total) at 60Hz, 1 x Emergency Gen – Doosan AD136TIS – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 111mm x 139mm bore/stroke 138mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 99ekW total, (124kVA total) at 60Hz.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), Wuhan Heavy, 127rpm.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Accommodation detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Crane detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 


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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

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

 

Images of MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ Sailing Upstream the Elbe River, in Hamburg

Images of MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ Sailing Upstream the Elbe River, in Hamburg
Neo-Panamax, Fully Cellular Containership 9,670 TEU built in 2013

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Cap San Lorenzo. Call Sign CQEV, IMO Number 9622227.Built at Hyundai HI (Ulsan), Madeira Flagged, ABS Classed, Ice Strengthened D0 Class. Length Overall of 333.20 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 313.50 m., Draught of 14.00 m., Moulded Depth of 26.80 m. Beam of 48.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 118,950, Tonnage of 51,100 International Net and 122,515 Dwt (long). Speed of 25.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 55270.

SHIPOWNERS’ / MANAGER’S DETAILS: Hamburg-Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG, Hamburg, Germany. Operators are Hamburg-Sud.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 9,670 Total, 7,200 Homogeneous and 3,200 Reefer, Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7S90ME-C9.2 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 900mm x3260mm bore/stroke 40,670mkW total at 84rpm.

AUXILIARY: 5 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 5 x AC generator(s) at 24,686ekW total, (30,857.50kVA total) 6600V, 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 400ekW total, (500kVA total) 450V.

PROPULSOR & POSITIONING: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 84rpm. 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Aft) (electric) at 1,900ekW total AC, 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 2,500ekW total AC.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Vessel was contracted in March 2011 as a newbuilding contract at a reported price of US$ 118 million.


Images of sistership containership MV ‘Cap San Marco’ had been posted on our blog in March 2014, again with the vessel sailing upstream and docking in the Elbe River, in Hamburg.


Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. Appr. 9.670-teu capacity but heavily under full capacity here. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. Appr. 9.670-teu capacity but heavily under full capacity here. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. Appr. 9.670-teu capacity but heavily under full capacity here. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. Appr. 9.670-teu capacity but heavily under full capacity here. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. Appr. 9.670-teu capacity but heavily under full capacity here. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. Detail of the bow. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. Detail of the bow. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. Between the bridge and the chimney stack. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. The Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. The chimney stack. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. At 332 meters (1,089 ft), she a big ship. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. Detail os the stern and the struggling tug. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. At 332 meters (1,089 ft), she a big ship. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Day at the beach, in Hamburg… Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘Cap San Lorenzo’ upstream the Elbe River. At 332 meters (1,089 ft), she a big ship. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

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

Images of MV ‘Tracer’ downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg

Images of MV ‘Tracer’ downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg
Multi-purpose (MPP) / Heavy-lfit Vessel 8,200 DWT, built in 1999

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Tracer. Call Sign PHAC, IMO Number 9204702. Built at Zhonghua Shipyard, Netherlands Flagged, BV Classed, Ice Strengthened IC Class, P&I insurance with UK P&I Club, Length Overall of 100.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 94.80 m., Draught of 8.20 m., Beam of 20.40 m., 18.60 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 6,714, Confidence, Wartsila 4-stroke Engine, Speed of 16.00 kts at 28.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 10,600, Bunker Capacity of 768 tonnes.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGER DETAILS: BigLift Shipping BV, Netherlands.
BigLift Shipping BV is a subsidiary of Spliethoffs Bevrachtingskantoor BV.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 10,530 cu.m., Bale Capacity of 9,720 cu.m., 1 Holds, 1 Hatches, Teu Capacities of 371 Teu and 106 Reefer, Maximum Teu of 195 in the Holds and 176 on Deck, 2 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 275 tonnes each, 500 MT SWL when in twin mode, Heavy Lift. Vessel description for the TRA-Type vessels, as per Ship-manager’s website, can be found here!

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Wartsila 4-stroke 8L46B – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 460mm x580mm bore/stroke 7,794mkW total at 500rpm.

PROPULSION / POSITIONING: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical). 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 500ekW total AC.


Equally brightly colored MPP/Heavylift vessel MV ‘Happy River’ from same Owner has been posted on our blog in March 2017. MV ‘Happy River’ is appr. 16,000 dwt (almost twice as big as MV ‘Tracer’ with cranes of 400 MT (twin mode) vs ‘only’ 275 MT for MV ‘Tracer’. These ships can carry indeed a heavy load!


Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Where all is taking place… big cranes of 275 MT SWL each (500 MT in twin mode), each located port and starboard side. Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Accommodation and Bridge. Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

 

Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Bon Voyage! Brightly colored MPP/Heavy-lift vessel MV ‘Tracer’ (8,200 dwt, 1999 built at Zhonghua Shipyard, China) sailing downstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

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

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Images of MV ‘MSC Francesca’ departing the Port of Hamburg

Images of MV ‘MSC Francesca’ departing the Port of Hamburg
Neo-Panamax, Fully Cellular Containership of 11,660 TEU built in 2009

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was MSC Francesca. Neo-Panamax Containership 8,000-11,999 TEU, Call Sign 3FXI, IMO Number 9401116. Built at Hyundai Samho HI, Panama Flagged, GL Classed, Length Overall of 363.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 348.00 m., Draught of 15.50 m., Beam of 45.60 m., Moulded Depth of 27.30 m., Tonnage of 60,240 International Net and 129,280 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 131,770, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 24.50 kts at 250.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 93,266.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Mediterranean Shipping Co SA (MSC), Switzerland.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total TEU Capacities of 11,660 Total, 8,190 Homogeneous and 1,920 Reefer, 960 x Sockets. Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks.

ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 12-cyl., Engine Model 12K98ME6.2.
1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 12K98ME6.2 – 2-stroke 12-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 68,597mkW total at 94rpm.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 94rpm.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Clearly the ship is under-utilized as not filled to capacity. Hopefully trade will come back soon! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Do have a safe voyage, you Big Ship! Auf wiedersehen! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

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

Images of Cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg

Images of MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg
Cruiseship of 1,265 Berths; delivered in 2002 at Aker MTW Werft                                             
VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was AIDAvita. Call Sign IBNP, IMO Number 9221554. Moulded Depth of 11.55 m., Tonnage of 20,875 International Net and 4,165 Dwt (long). Built at Aker MTW Werft, Double Bottom Hull, Italy Flagged, DNV GL Classed, P&I insurance with UK P&I Club, Length Overall of 202.85 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 182.00 m., Draught of 6.30 m., Beam of 28.10 m., Gross Tonnage of 42,290, Wartsila 4-stroke Engine, Speed of 21.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Bunker Capacity of 1,260 tonnes.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Aida Cruises Ltd, Germany. Aida Cruises Ltd is a subsidIary of Carnival Corporation & plc. Registered Owner: Costa Crociere S.P.A.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 1,580, 635 Passenger Cabins, 1265 Passenger Berths, 9 Passenger Decks, 418 Crew. Vessel was reportedly had a newbuilding cost of US$ 190 mil in 1999. Sistership vessel is MS ‘AIDAaura’.

MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 12V38B – 4-stroke 12-cyl. 380mm x 475mm bore/stroke 17,400mkW total at 600rpm driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 17,812ekW total, (22,266kVA total) 6600V.

AUXILIARY: 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 8L38B – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 380mm x 475mm bore/stroke 5,800mkW total at 600rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 5,941ekW total, (7,427kVA total) 6600V, 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 6L38B – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 380mm x 475mm bore/stroke 4,350mkW total at 600rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 4,179ekW total, (5,224kVA total) 6600V, 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke 680mkW total driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 544ekW total, (680kVA total) 440V.

PROPULSION: 2 x FP Propeller (Aft) (electric), Rolls-Royce, 152rpm, Ø4.50m at 18,800ekW total, 6600V AC. 2 fixed pitch Propellors, 2 Bow Thruster(s) of 2400.00, 2 Stern Thruster(s) of 1400.00.

Images of more AIDA cruiseships posted on our blog:                                                 Images of MS ‘AIDAbella’ departing the Port of New York in September 2014, photographed against Statue of Liberty.

Images of MS ‘AIDAluna’ departing the Port of Hamburg in May 2014.

Images of MS ‘AIDAsol’ departing the Port of Hamburg in May 2017.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Delivered in 2002 by AKER MTW Werft, 1,265-berth cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ departing the Port of Hamburg on a rainy May afternoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Deckplans of cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ as per company’s website.

Deckplans of cruiseship MS ‘AIDAvita’ as per company’s website.


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Images of MV ‘AIDAsol’ Departing the Port of Hamburg

Images of MV ‘AIDAsol’ Departing the Port of Hamburg
Cruiseship with 2,175 Berths, delivered in 2011 by Meyer Werft

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was AIDAsol. Call Sign ICPE, IMO Number 9490040. DIMENSIONS/TONNAGES: Moulded Depth of 9.30 m., Tonnage of 45,165 International Net and 7,765 Dwt (long). Built at Meyer Werft, Italy Flagged, GL Classed, P&I insurance with UK P&I Club, Length Overall of 253.35 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 230.20 m., Draught of 7.30 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 71,305, SPHINX CLASS (She is the fifth Sphinx series ship, preceded by sisters AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAluna, and AIDAblu, and followed by AIDAmar. AIDAsol was delivered in March 2010. She was christened on 9 April 2011.)

SHIPOWNERS’ DETAILS: Aida Cruises Ltd, Germany. Aida Cruises Ltd is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 2,580, 1,100 Passenger Cabins, 2,175 Passenger Berths, 14 Passenger Decks, 620 Crew.

14 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz, 2 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz, 1 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz, 1 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz.

ENGINE DETAILS: MaK Engine, Speed of 22.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil. Engine Description 4 S.A. 9-cyl., Engine Model 9M43C, 2 Fixed pitch Propellors, 2 Bow Thruster(s) of 4600.00, 2 Stern Thruster(s) of 3000.00.

AUXILIARY: 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 800ekW total, (1,000kVA total) 690V at 60Hz.

PROPULSOR: 2 x FP Propeller (Aft) (electric) (Copper-Nickel), Mecklenburger, 130rpm, Ø5.20m at 25,000ekW total, 11000V AC.

POS, PROPULSOR: 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), Brunvoll at 4,600ekW total, 11000V AC, 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Aft) (electric), Brunvoll at 3,000ekW total, 11000V AC.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Vessel has reported newbuild price of EUR 385 million, contracted on 14 December 2007.

Lots of love! Memorably painted bow of cruiseship MV ‘AidaSol’, seen here docked at the Cruise Terminal at the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Lots of love! Memorably painted bow of cruiseship MV ‘AidaSol’, seen here docked at the Cruise Terminal at the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Lots of love! Memorably painted bow of cruiseship MV ‘AidaSol’, seen here docked at the Cruise Terminal at the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

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