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

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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

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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 Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ in the Houston Ship Channel

MT ‘Petalouda’ Sailing Downstream in Houston Ship Channel
Petroleum Products Tanker 47,500 DWT Built in 2008 at Onomichi

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Petalouda. Handy Tanker, Call Sign C6WV3, IMO Number 9367669. Built at Onomichi Dockyard, Double Hull, Bahamas Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 182.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 172.00 m., Draught of 12.60 m., Moulded Depth of 18.10 m., Beam of 32.20 m., 50.30 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 26,915, Tonnage of 22,373 Panama Canal Net, 29,165 Suez Canal Net, 13,704 International Net and 46,575 Dwt (long). Design Onomichi 47K Product Tanker by Onomichi, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 15.30 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 11,660, Bunker Capacity of 1,510 IFO 380.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Samos Steamship Co., Greece.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacities of 50,550 cu.m. and 317,875 Barrels, Segregated Ballast Tanks, 8 Tanks, 4 Pumps with a total Capacity of 4,000 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, Heating Coils, Maximum heating capacity of 75 degrees Celsius.

MAIN ENGINE & PROPULSION: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50MC6.1 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x1910mm bore/stroke 8,574mkW total at 127rpm. 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), Nakashima, 127rpm.

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Accommodation structure and stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Accommodation structure and stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Accommodation structure and stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Accommodation structure and stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Accommodation and stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of Greek-owned Products Tanker MT ‘Petalouda’ sailing downstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Accommodation and stern detail. 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 ‘Atlantic Sky’ Departing New York Harbor

Images of MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ Photographed Against the Lower Manhattan Skyline
Containership/Ro-Ro Vessel (ConRo) 3,800-Teu, 5,270 Lane m. built in 2017

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Atlantic Sky. Call Sign 2JOM5, IMO Number 9670602. Built at Hudong Zhonghua, United Kingdom Flagged, ABS, RINA Classed, Ice Strengthened IC Class, Length Overall of 296.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 287.00 m., Draught of 11.50 m., Moulded Depth of 22.95 m., Beam of 37.60 m., Gross Tonnage of 100,430, Tonnage of 30,295 International Net and 54,946 Dwt (long). Knud E Hansen RoCon 1300C/3800TEU (G4 Class), WinGD Engine, Speed of 18.00 kts at 70.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 29,912.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Atlantic Container Line, United States. Atlantic Container Line is a subsidiary of Grimaldi Group.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 3,800 Teu and 400 Reefer, Maximum TEU of 1,032 in holds and 2,777 on deck, Vehicle Capacity of 1,307 Cars, 7 Vehicle Decks, Lane Length of 5,270.00 m., 1 Stern Ramp(s). Crew complement of 43 people.

MAIN ENGINE & AUXILLIARIES: 1 x Diesel – WinGD 8RT-flex68D – 2-stroke 8-cyl. 680mm x2720mm bore/stroke 22,000mkW total at 95rpm.  2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 3,980ekW total, (4,975kVA total), 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 5,270ekW total, (6,587.50kVA total).

PROPULSOR & POSITIONING: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft) (mechanical). 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 3,500ekW total, 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Aft) (electric) at 1,750ekW total AC.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported newbuilding contract price of US$ 85 million (August 2012.)

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

 

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Statue of Liberty and the Lower Manhattan in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan and the new World Trade Center tower in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil. Detail of the superstructure amidships with the company logo; the distinctive containers guides can be seen. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here approaching the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare type of vessel (“ConRo” as a combination of containership and RoRo vessel), MV ‘Atlantic Sky’ built in 2017 at a reported cost of $85 mil, seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge with post-panamax containership MV ‘VMA CGM Loire’ inbound. 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.

May the Light Be With You!

Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co Wishes You a most Prosperous, Happy New Year!

A traditional and historic means of navigational aids, lighthouses have saved life and property from destruction from nature’s controlling force over human limited power. Built close to treacherous seas and windswept promontories, lighthouses provided visual and acoustic warnings to mariners to impending dangers. Quite often, before automation, lighthouses were manned by light keepers living lives of solitude and sacrifice to ensure that other people were safe. One of the last links to maritime history, lighthouses keep drawing crowds of visitors every year. A sign of hope, a sign of life, a sign of care, a sign of community and inter-dependance, lighthouses have been evocative symbols of mankind conquering nature, of perseverance and resoluteness.

The images in this post were taken in the week between Christmas and New Year in 2017, except for the Highland Light pictures taken in March 2017; the lighthouses are located in the States of Maine, Massachusetts and South Carolina; Maine is approximately 600 miles north of New York and South Carolina and Cape Hatteras approximately 700 miles south of New York. During the time of the shootings, temperatures in Maine were well below freezing; actually at 2 deg F (-16 deg C) at 7am EST on the morning of December 27th; the weather in South Carolina still cold but minimally sub-freezing.

We hope that you enjoy the pictures herewith and we sincerely hope that they bring light and hope and strength and inspiration to you and loved ones, at home and at work, in 2018!

Built in 1847 and standing 88 ft (27m) tall, the Cape Neddick Light (also known as Nubble Light and Cape Neck) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the USA. The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth’s most prominent man-made structures and natural features, should it fall into the hands of intelligent extraterrestrials, includes a photo of Nubble Light with images of the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 1847 and standing 88 ft (27m) tall, the Cape Neddick Light (also known as Nubble Light and Cape Neck) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the USA. The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth’s most prominent man-made structures and natural features, should it fall into the hands of intelligent extraterrestrials, includes a photo of Nubble Light with images of the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 1847 and standing 88 ft (27m) tall, the Cape Neddick Light (also known as Nubble Light and Cape Neck) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the USA. The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth’s most prominent man-made structures and natural features, should it fall into the hands of intelligent extraterrestrials, includes a photo of Nubble Light with images of the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 1847 and standing 88 ft (27m) tall, the Cape Neddick Light (also known as Nubble Light and Cape Neck) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the USA. The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth’s most prominent man-made structures and natural features, should it fall into the hands of intelligent extraterrestrials, includes a photo of Nubble Light with images of the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Construction began in 1787 under the administration of the first president of the USA George Washington, Portland Head Light, also known as the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Construction began in 1787 under the administration of the first president of the USA George Washington, Portland Head Light, also known as the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Construction began in 1787 under the administration of the first president of the USA George Washington, Portland Head Light, also known as the Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Portland Breakwater Light (also called Bug Light) was originally built in 1855. The current structure dates back to 1875 and is made of curved cast-iron plates whose seams are disguised by six decorative Corinthian columns. Its design was inspired by the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Portland Breakwater Light (also called Bug Light) was originally built in 1855. The current structure dates back to 1875 and is made of curved cast-iron plates whose seams are disguised by six decorative Corinthian columns. Its design was inspired by the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Portland Breakwater Light (also called Bug Light) was originally built in 1855. The current structure dates back to 1875 and is made of curved cast-iron plates whose seams are disguised by six decorative Corinthian columns. Its design was inspired by the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is located within Acadia National Park in the southwest portion of Mount Desert Island, Maine, marking the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay. Originally was constructed in 1858, Today, the keeper’s house is a private residence for a local Coast Guard member and his family. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is located within Acadia National Park in the southwest portion of Mount Desert Island, Maine, marking the entrance to Bass Harbor and Blue Hill Bay. Originally was constructed in 1858, Today, the keeper’s house is a private residence for a local Coast Guard member and his family. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Fort Point Light, also known as Fort Point Light Station, is located in Fort Point State Park, in Stockton Springs, Maine. The present lighthouse (focal height of 88 ft (27 m)) dates to 1857, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Fort Point Light, also known as Fort Point Light Station, is located in Fort Point State Park, in Stockton Springs, Maine. The present lighthouse (focal height of 88 ft (27 m)) dates to 1857, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Fort Point Light, also known as Fort Point Light Station, is located in Fort Point State Park, in Stockton Springs, Maine. The present lighthouse (focal height of 88 ft (27 m)) dates to 1857, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Highland Light (previously known as Cape Cod Light) is an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts. Originally commissioned by the first president of the United States George Washington in 1797, The current tower was erected in 1857. It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Highland Light (previously known as Cape Cod Light) is an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts. Originally commissioned by the first president of the United States George Washington in 1797, The current tower was erected in 1857. It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Highland Light (previously known as Cape Cod Light) is an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts. Originally commissioned by the first president of the United States George Washington in 1797, The current tower was erected in 1857. It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Cape Hatteras Light is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Standing 210 high (64 m), the lighthouse is beloved for its distinctive coloring and its relocation 0.5km inland in 1999 due to beach erosion. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Cape Hatteras Light is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Standing 210 high (64 m), the lighthouse is beloved for its distinctive coloring and its relocation 0.5km inland in 1999 due to beach erosion. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Cape Hatteras Light is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Standing 210 high (64 m), the lighthouse is beloved for its distinctive coloring and its relocation 0.5km inland in 1999 due to beach erosion. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Cape Hatteras Light is located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks in the town of Buxton, North Carolina and is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Standing 210 high (64 m), the lighthouse is beloved for its distinctive coloring and its relocation 0.5km inland in 1999 due to beach erosion. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is located in Bodie Island on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and was built in 1872. It stands 156 feet (48 m) tall and is located on the Roanoke Sound side of the first island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The lighthouse is just south of Nags Head, approximately one hour north of the Cape Hatteras Light; note black-and-white horizontal patterns to distinguish from the spiral Cape Hatteras Lighthouse coloring. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is located in Bodie Island on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and was built in 1872. It stands 156 feet (48 m) tall and is located on the Roanoke Sound side of the first island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The lighthouse is just south of Nags Head, approximately one hour north of the Cape Hatteras Light; note black-and-white horizontal patterns to distinguish from the spiral Cape Hatteras Lighthouse coloring. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse is located in Bodie Island on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and was built in 1872. It stands 156 feet (48 m) tall and is located on the Roanoke Sound side of the first island that is part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The lighthouse is just south of Nags Head, approximately one hour north of the Cape Hatteras Light; note black-and-white horizontal patterns to distinguish from the spiral Cape Hatteras Lighthouse coloring. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Currituck Beach Light is located on the Outer Banks in Corolla, North Carolina. The lighthouse is constructed of brick and is not painted in order to be distinguished from the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lights that are in the vicinity. The Currituck Beach Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1973. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Currituck Beach Light is located on the Outer Banks in Corolla, North Carolina. The lighthouse is constructed of brick and is not painted in order to be distinguished from the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lights that are in the vicinity. The Currituck Beach Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1973. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

The Currituck Beach Light is located on the Outer Banks in Corolla, North Carolina. The lighthouse is constructed of brick and is not painted in order to be distinguished from the Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lights that are in the vicinity. The Currituck Beach Light was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1973. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Images of MV ‘MSC Maeva’ and the Statue of Liberty

Images of Containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ Departing New York Harbor
Neo-panamax, Fully Cellular Containership, 8,050-teu, built in 2005

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was MSC Maeva. Call Sign H9TF, IMO Number 9289128. Built at Hanjin HI (Yeongdo), Panama Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Length Overall of 324.85 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 309.20 m., Draught of 14.50 m., Moulded Depth of 24.60 m., Beam of 42.80 m., Gross Tonnage of 89,954, Tonnage of 54,260 International Net and 103,340 Dwt (long). Design HHIC-TMS 8100 TEU by HHIC TMS, Sulzer Engine, Speed of 25.00 kts at 248.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 93,360.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Mediternean Shipping Co SA (MSC), Switzerland. Registered Owner: Compania Naviera Maeva S.A.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 8,050 Total, 6,275 Homogeneous and 1,100 Reefer, 550 x Sockets, Reefer. Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks. No Cargo Gear.

ENGINES & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Sulzer 12RTA96C-B – 2-stroke 12-cyl. 960mm x2500mm bore/stroke 68,666mkW total at 102rpm.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 102rpm.

POSITIONING, PROPULSOR: 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 2,600ekW total AC.

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ (8,050-teu, built in 2005 at Hanjin HI (Yeongdo)) departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with Aframax tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ (8,050-teu, built in 2005 at Hanjin HI (Yeongdo)) departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with Aframax tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor and the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor ad with the Lower Manhattan skyline as backdrop. Aframax tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor ad with the Lower Manhattan skyline as backdrop. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor ad with the One World Trade Center and the Lower Manhattan skyline as backdrop. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor ad with the One World Trade Center and the Lower Manhattan skyline as backdrop. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor ad with the One World Trade Center and the Lower Manhattan skyline as backdrop. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Maeva’ departing the Port of New York / New Jersey. Seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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