Images of Reefer Vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ in the Majuro Lagoon

Images of Reefer Vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No. 818’ in Transshipment Operations of Tuna in the Majuro Lagoon, Republic of Marshall Islands
Reefer Vessel 270,200 cu.ft., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-names are Dalnegorsk, Frio Ionian. Call Sign 3EPS8, IMO Number 8904070. Built at Kitanihon Zosen delivered in Mar 1990, Panama Flagged, Korean Classed, Length Overall of 115.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 105.50 m., Draught of 7.75 m., Moulded Depth of 10.10 m., Beam of 17.80 m., Tonnage of 3,151 Suez Canal Net, 3,150 International Net and 6,349 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 5,286, Mitsubishi Engine, Speed of 16.00 kts at 20.40 tonnes per day, IFO 180, Horsepower of 6,800, Bunker Capacity of 936 Unspec. 2 deck(s) with a height of 2.36 m. and an area of 3,112 sq.m..

VESSEL’S OWNERS OR MANAGERS: FK Overseas Co. Ltd., Taiwan.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Reefer Capacities of 7,653 cu.m. and 270,200 cu.ft., Total Teu Capacity of 12, Maximum capacity of 4,656 pallets, 4 Holds, 4 Hatches, Vertical Ventilation, 90 Air Circulations per hour, 12 Compartments served by Refrigeration System, the refrigeration system can maintain 8 different temperatures at the same time, Temperatures of 15 degrees celsius maximum and -30 degrees celsius minimum, 8 Derrick(s) with a safe working load of 5 tonnes.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Mitsubishi 6UEC45LA – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 450mm x1350mm bore/stroke 5,001mkW total at 158rpm.

PROPULSION & POSITIONING: 1 x Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 158rpm. 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.).

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 8 x Derrick 5 tons SWL.

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panoramic view of the Majuro Lagoon: Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) on the left; reefer vessel MV ‘Tai Fu No 1’ (on the left). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Bow view detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Amidships detail with two derrick cranes prominently visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Accommodation and stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ approaching to moor starboard alongside. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations; bow views detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. Detailed view of the fishing net of the fishing vessel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. Detailed view of the sterns of the two vessels. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations. View from abaft. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations; portside, pelagic tuna fishing vessel FV ‘Fong Kuo 889’ moored alongside. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Reefer vessel MV ‘Fong Kuo No 818’ (270,000 cu.f., built in 1990 at Kitanihon Zosen) in Majuro Lagoon. Pelagic tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ moored alongside on the starboard for trans-shipment operations; portside, pelagic tuna fishing vessel FV ‘Fong Kuo 889’ moored alongside. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands

Images of Tuna Fishing Vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing the Majuro Lagoon, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Purse Seiner Tuna Fishing Vessel built in Taiwan in 2008                                                                                                                                                                                      Flag: United States of America                                                                                            Port of Registry: Pago Pago, American Samoa                                                                Master Nationality: United States of America
Registration Number: 1209712
IRCS / WIN: WDE3526
IMO-LR: 9517264
VID: 8953

Built in Country: Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Built in Year: 2008
Crew: 40                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Length: 207.10 ft
Moulded Depth: 23.80 ft
Beam: 40.40 ft

Tonnage (GT): 1517.00

Engine Power: 3200 HP

Freezer Types: Brine
Freezing Capacity: 75 tons
Number of Freezers: 4
FishHold Capacity: 1538 m3

Authorization                                                                                                                      Auth Type: High seas fishing permit with a WCPFC area endorsement
Auth Area: High Seas in the WCPF Convention Area
Auth Species: Highly Migratory Species
Auth Period From: 3 Apr 2018
Auth Period To: 3 Apr 2023
Purse seine vessel authorized to transship at sea: No
Authorization to transship on the high seas: No

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of American-flagged and American Samoa-homeported tuna purse seiner fishing vessel in the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Detail of the sharp bow and helicopter clearly visible on helipad. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Detail of the stern with distinctive skiff ramp and fishing net aft on weather deck. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Tuna purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Ocean Challenger’ departing Marshall Islands for a fishing voyage. Full fishing gear, including helicopter is clearly visible on helipad, and skiff resting on skiff ramp, fishing net aft on weather deck. Wishing her cargo holds filled with tuna on her return! Image credit: Karatzas Images

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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 ‘Pacific Huron’ in Quebec, St Lawrence Seaway

Images of MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway
Handysize Drybulk Vessel 30,000 DWT, built in 2010 at Yangzhou Guoyu SB

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Pacific Huron. Call Sign V2ES4, IMO Number 9546796. Built at Yangzhou Guoyu SB delivered in May 2010, Antigua & Barbuda Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E1 Class, Length Overall of 190.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 182.60 m., Draught of 10.10 m., Moulded Depth of 14.60 m., Beam of 23.60 m., Gross Tonnage of 20,535, Tonnage of 9,695 International Net, 9,199 Light Displacement and 29,502 Dwt (long). Design SDARI 30K Laker by SDARI, Wartsila 2-stroke Engine, IFO 380, Horsepower of 11,880.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Freese Shipping GmbH & Co., Stade, Germany.
Registered Owner: MS “Seven Islands” Kai Freese GmbH & Co. KG.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 39,000 cu.m., Bale Capacity of 38,879 cu.m., 6 Holds, 6 Hatches, Great Lakes Capable, 4 Cranes (Centerline) with a safe working load of SWL 30 tonnes.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Wartsila 2-stroke 6RTA48T-D – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 480mm x2000mm bore/stroke 8,730mkW total at 127rpm.

AUXILIARIES: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 4L20 – 4-stroke 4-cyl. 200mm x 280mm bore/stroke 1,600mkW total at 1,000rpm driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 1,520ekW total, (1,900kVA total) at 50Hz, 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 6L20 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 200mm x 280mm bore/stroke 1,200mkW total at 1,000rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 1,140ekW total, (1,425kVA total) at 50Hz, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Cummins Inc NT855-D(M) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 140mm x 152mm bore/stroke 280mkW total at 1,500rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 50Hz.

PROPULSION & POSITIONING: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), ABB, 127rpm. 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), ABB AC.

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec, seen here overtaken by riverboat ‘AML Louis Jolliet’. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Portside bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Portside accommodation and stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Portside accommodation and stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Laker Handysize Bulker MV ‘Pacific Huron’ Sailing Upstream in the St Lawrence Seaway, photographed in Quebec. 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 MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ at George Washington Bridge and Manhattan, NY

Images of MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ Sailing under the George Washington Bridge
Products & Chemicals IMO II/III Tanker of 50,000 dwt built in 2016

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Hafnia Lise. Call Sign 9HA4202, IMO Number 9726621. Built at GSI Liwan in 2016, Malta Flagged, Length Overall of 183.20 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 178.50 m., Draught of 12.85 m., Moulded Depth of 18.20 m., Beam of 32.25 m., 55.00 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 29,715, Tonnage of 30,060 Panama Canal Net, 26,140 Suez Canal Net, 14,550 International Net, 10,920 Light Displacement and 49,210 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Hafnia Management AS (Hafnia Tankers), Denmark.  Technical Manager: Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd, Singapore. Registered Owner: Hafnia Tankers Shipholding Malta Ltd.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 46,390 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 10 Tanks, Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 2, IMO Class 3, Heat Exchangers, Maximum heating capacity of 60 degrees Celsius, 6 Cargo Separations, 6 Cargo Manifolds, Closed Loading System, 12 Deepwell Pump(s), Carbon Steel cargo lines, Crude Oil Washing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MAIN ENGINE & PROPULSION:

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50ME-B9.3 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2214mm bore/stroke 10,680mkW total at 117rpm.

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Daihatsu 6DK-20e – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 200mm x 300mm bore/stroke 3,120mkW total at 900rpm driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 2,880ekW total, (3,600kVA total) at 60Hz, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Cummins Inc 6CT8.3-D(M) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 114mm x 135mm bore/stroke 140mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz. 1 x Boiler, Oil/Gas fired – Alfa Laval – Aalborg™ OL, 1 x Boiler, Composite – Alfa Laval Aalborg™ OC, 1 x Screw Shaft.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 117rpm.

ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT: 2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – Qingdao Headway HMT-800, 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – Qingdao Headway HMT-200.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 1 x Crane SWL 10 tons, No Cargo Gear.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Seen here at George Washington Bridge (connecting NJ to Manhattan/NY). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Starboard bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Starboard stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2016 at GSI, IMO II/III tanker MT ‘Hafnia Lise’ sailing downstream Hudson River. Manhattan skyline in the background. 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 from a trip to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (a)

Having Found Paradise on Earth!

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

An atoll, lots of palm trees, and turquoise waters! What more paradise has to offer? Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Jones Act Tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ in the Houston Ship Channel

Images of MT ‘Palmetto State’ Sailing Upstream in the Houston Ship Channel
Products & Chemicals Tanker, 48,600 DWT, built in 2017 at Gen. Dynamics NASSCO, USA


MT ‘Palmetto State’ is a Jones Act Products and Chemicals Tanker, qualified in the cabotage trade within territorial national waters; Jones Act vessels have to be a) built in the United States, b) owned by U.S.-citizens and c) crewed by U.S.-citizens. The estimated replacement cost of a Jones Act Products & Chemicals Tanker, similar to MT ‘Palmetto State’ is an estimated $140 mil in 2018. MT ‘Palmetto State’ was built in the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA. There is nome more shipbuilder in the USA capable of building similar vessels, the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in Philadelphia, PA. We had the opportunity to photograph MT ‘Ohio’ (similar tanker but built at Aker Philadelphia) in New Orleans, LA in December 2015.


 VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Palmetto State. Handy Tanker, Call Sign KPSJ, IMO Number 9747584. Built at Gen. Dynamics NASSCO, Double Hull, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 185.95 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 178.00 m., Draught of 12.80 m., Beam of 32.00 m., 56.70 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 29,525, ECO 50K PRODUCT, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 14.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 9,925.

VESSEL OWNERS & MANAGERS: American Petroleum Tankers LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. American Petroleum Tankers LLC is a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 51,225 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps with a total Capacity of 14,400 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 3, Heat Exchangers, Maximum heating capacity of 66 degrees Celsius, 6 Cargo Separations. 6 Cargo Manifolds, Closed Loading System, Manifold height above deck of 1.80 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 89.96 m., 12 Centrifugal Pump(s), Maximum operating capacity of cargo pumps is 14,400 t/hr, Crude Oil Washing.

OTHER DETAILS:  1 x Boiler, Oil/Gas fired – Kangrim – PB0301AS18, 1 x Boiler, Composite – Kangrim, 1 x Screw Shaft.  2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-600 – Electro-Cleen™ at 600cu.m/hr, 2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-150 – Electro-Cleen™ at 150cu.m/hr, 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-450 – Electro-Cleen™ at 450cu.m/hr.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 2 x Cranes SWL 4 tons, 1 x Crane Hose SWL 10 tons, 1 x Gantry, No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE, AUXILLIARIES & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE is designed to be LNG ready. 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6G50ME-B9.3 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2500mm bore/stroke 7,300mkW total at 88.50rpm.

AUXILIARIES:  3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – MAN Diesel & Turbo4-stroke driving 3 x Hyundai Electric HFJ7 568-08P – AC generator(s) at 3,000ekW total, (3,750kVA total).

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Ni-Al Bronze), Samwoo, 100rpm.

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Portside bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Portside amidships detail with view of the cargo manifold. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Portside view of the accommodation and stern. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Panamax bulker MV ‘Sage Amazon’ in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Panamax bulker MV ‘Sage Amazon’ moored and loading grains. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Another picture of the bow and forward portside section of products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Another picture of the smokestack, accommodation and stern products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. 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 FV ‘Atun Sta’ Departing the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands

Images of FV ‘Atun Sta’ Departing the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands
Pelagic Purse Seiner Tuna Fishing Vessel

Vessel Type: Tuna purse seiner

Flag:  Papua New Guinea

Reg Port:  Port Moresby

Registration Number:  001476

IMO-LR: 8996097

Owner Name: OCEAN LUCKY LIMITED

Owner Address: PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Built in Country:  Chinese Taipei

Built in Year: 2003

Crew:  40

Length Overall: 89.21 meters

Moulded Depth: 8.74 meters

Beam: 14.32 meters

Tonnage GRT: 2386.00

Engine Power: 3355 KW

Freezer Types: Brine Hold

Freezing Capacity: No.3(P) 62.1; No.3(S) 62.1; No.4(P) 77.14; No.4(S) 77.14; No.5(P) 89.81; No.5(S) 89.81; No.6(P) 99.73; No.6(s) 99.73; No.7(P) 107.09; No.7(S) 109.09; No.8(P) 112.25; No.8(s) 112.25; No.9(P) 114.95; No.9(S) 114.95; No.10(P) 128.60; No.10(S) 128.60; No.11(P)97.12; No.11(s)97.12

Number of Freezers: 18

FishHold Capacity: 1777 cu.m

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Detail of the bow of the purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Detail of the stern purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Pilot aboard! Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! 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.