Images of Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay

Images of tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ against the Manhattan skyline
Chemical / Products Tanker, 37,300, built in 2008 at Hyundai Mipo

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was CPO Norway. Handy Tanker, Call Sign 2AJP6, IMO Number 9353113. Built at Hyundai Mipo, Double Hull, United Kingdom Flagged, LR Classed, Ice Strengthened 1A Class, P&I insurance with Gard P&I, Length Overall of 184.35 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 177.40 m., Draught of 11.50 m., Beam of 27.40 m., Moulded Depth of 17.20 m., Lightship air draft of 39.05 m., Keel to mast air draft of 45.70 m., Tonnage of 19,450 Panama Canal Net, 20,923 Suez Canal Net, 9,970 International Net and 36,732 Dwt (long). 45.25 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 23,353, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 15.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 25370, Bunker Capacity of 975 IFO 380.

VESSEL’S MANAGERS & OWNERS DETAILS: Reederei Claus-Peter Offen, Germany.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 40,800 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps with a total Capacity of 3,000 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 3, 6 Cargo Separations, Marpol Certificate.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6L70MC-C7.2 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 700mm x2360mm bore/stroke 18,660mkW total at 108rpm.

AUXILIARIES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 2,190ekW total, (2,737.50kVA total) 450V at 60Hz.

PROPULSION & POSITIONING: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 108rpm. 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 900ekW total AC.

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Fort Wadsworth in the Foreground. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here against the Lower Manhattan Skyline with the new World Trade Center dominating the scene. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here against the Lower Manhattan Skyline with the new World Trade Center dominating the scene. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here against the Lower Manhattan Skyline with the new World Trade Center dominating the scene. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here against the Lower Manhattan Skyline with the new World Trade Center dominating the scene. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here against the Lower Manhattan Skyline with the new World Trade Center dominating the scene. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay; Pictured here against the Lower Manhattan Skyline with the new World Trade Center dominating the scene. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay with the Statue of Liberty dominating the scene. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Chemical / Products Handysize Tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ Entering the Upper New York Bay with the Statue of Liberty dominating the scene. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Fruit Juice Tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ against the Statue of Liberty

Images of MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor
Fruit Juice Carrier, 43,420 DWT, built in 2007 at Aker Floroe

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Orange Sun. Call Sign A8HY8, IMO Number 9342580. Built at Aker Floroe, Double Hull, Liberia Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 204.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 194.25 m., Draught of 11.40 m., Moulded Depth of 19.20 m., Beam of 32.20 m. Tonnage of 9,920 International Net and 42,735 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 33,070, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 17.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 21,495.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Atlanship S.A., Switzerland.

CARGO HANDLING CAPACITY: Cargo Capacities of 29,120 cu.m. and 183,160 Barrels, 16 Tanks, Stainless Steel Tank Coating.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7S60MC-C7.1 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 600mm x2400mm bore/stroke 15,820mkW total at 105rpm.

AUXILIARIES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 2,925ekW total, (3,657kVA total) 450V, 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 180ekW total.

PROPULSION: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), Variable pitch Propellor, 105rpm. Shaft Generator (PTO) at 1,380ekW total.


The pictures of the fruit juice car carrier MT ‘Orange Sun’ were taken on the afternoon of July 18, 2017 from the 30th floor of One World Financial Center. Quality of images is bearable as the shooting was taken place behind glass windows (with reflections, etc). The tanker followed an unusual route first steaming very slowly upstream in the Upper New York Harbor and Hudson River, and then making a complete turn by the North Cove Marina and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) (now part of the CME). Based on satellite data, the tanker proceeded to New Jersey to dock.


Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. We counted eleven (11) dedicated fruit juice tankers worldwide. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. We counted eleven (11) dedicated fruit juice tankers worldwide. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Majestic New Jersey in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Majestic New Jersey in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Majestic New Jersey in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Ellis Island and New Jersey in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. We counted eleven (11) dedicated fruit juice tankers worldwide. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Bridge and accommodation detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Refrigeration unit detail, amidships. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Bridge, accommodation, chimney stack and stern, detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Wave Piercing Catamaran MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ Entering the Port of Piraeus

Images of MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ Entering the Port of Piraeus
Catamaran Passenger / Car High-speed Craft, 800 Passengers, built in 1997

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-names are Condor Vitesse, Incat 044. Call Sign 5BFR4, IMO Number 9151008. Built at Incat Tasmania, Cyprus Flagged, Length Overall of 86.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 71.80 m., Draught of 3.60 m., Moulded Depth of 4.10 m., Beam of 26.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 5,007, Tonnage of 2,002 International Net and 344 Dwt (long). Additional info on the Vessel from Wikipedia at HSC Champion Jet 1. Vessel’s General Arrangement Plan can be accessed here. General Specification Sheet for 89 meter Incat Wave Piercing Catamaran can be found here. 

VESSEL OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Seajets Catamaran, Greece. Principal: Marios Iliopoulos.

OTHER DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 200 Cars, 1 Stern(p) Ramp(s), 1 Stern(s) Ramp(s). Total number of Passengers 800.

MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel – Ruston 20RK270 – 4-stroke 20-cyl. 270mm x305mm bore/stroke 28,302mkW total at 1,032rpm. Ruston Engine, Speed of 40.00 kts, Horsepower of 38,480.

PROPULSION: 4 x Waterjet (Aft) (mechanical).

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported sold to Clients of Seajets on 15 January 2015 as part of a enbloc sale. Newbuilding cost reported £ 23 million. Reportedly sold to her present owners in 2015 at €4.5 millions.

INTENDED TRADE: Daily departure from Port of Piraeus with Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini, with sistership vessel MS ‘Champion Jet 2’.


High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. 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 MT ‘Bitu Express’ Photographed against the Manhattan Skyline

Images of MT ‘Bitu Express’ Sailing against the Manhattan Skyline
Products Tanker, 46,000-dwt, built in 2003 at Shin Kurushima

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION: Ex-names are Fair Express, Nord Stream. Launch Name was Nord Stream. Handy Tanker, Call Sign HOZW, IMO Number 9265689. Built at Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd (NB.: great shipbuilder; we have visited them at Akitsu-cho, Hiroshima Prefecture, as we have done business there!). Double Hull, Panama Flagged, RINA Classed, Length Overall of 179.88 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 172.00 m., Draught of 12.00 m., Moulded Depth of 18.70 m.,, Beam of 32.20 m., 50.65 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Lightship air draft of 39.18 m., Keel to mast air draft of 46.06 m., Gross Tonnage of 28,059, Tonnage of 23,314 Panama Canal Net, 26,451 Suez Canal Net, 11,645 International Net, 8,807 Light Displacement and 45,248 Dwt (long). Mitsubishi Engine, Speed of 15.10 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 12,600, Bunker Capacity of 1,850 tonnes.

SHIPOWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Maritec N.V., Antwerp, Belgium. Registered Owner: Pickett Shipping Corp.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacities of 50,750 cu.m. and 319,000 Barrels, Segregated Ballast Tanks, 14 Tanks, 4 Pumps with a total Capacity of 3,000 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, Heating Coils, Maximum heating capacity of 75 degrees Celsius. 4 Cargo Separations, 14 Wing Tanks with a capacity of 50,750 cu.m., all of which are fitted with heating coils, 4 Cargo Manifolds, Stern Discharge, Closed Loading System, Cargo connections have diameters of 16 inches, Manifold height above deck of 2.10 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 91.30 m., 4 Centrifugal Pump(s) in 1 Pumproom(s), Maximum operating capacity of cargo pumps is 3,000 t/hr, Steel cargo lines.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Mitsubishi 6UEC60LA – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 600mm x1900mm bore/stroke 9,267mkW total at 110rpm.

AUXILIARY: 4 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 2,256ekW total, (2,820kVA total).

PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 110rpm.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Vessel was reported acquired by her present owners in March 2013 at US$ 14.75m.


Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Manhattan Island in the background. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Manhattan Island in the background. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. ‘432 Park Avenue’ skyscraper on Billionaires’ Row sticking out. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Manhattan Island in the background. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. ‘432 Park Avenue’ skyscraper on Billionaires’ Row sticking out. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Photographed against the Manhattan skyline with Empire State Building and One World Trade Center standing out (on left and right, respectively). Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Stern and accommodation details. 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 ‘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.

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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 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.


© 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 Products Tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ at Georgetown, Cayman Islands

Images of Tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ discharging cargo at Grand Cayman
48,045 DWT Products Tanker, built in 2010 at Iwagi, Zosen, Japan.

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-name is Future Prosperity. Launch Name was Future Prosperity. Handy Tanker, Call Sign 9V3459, IMO Number 9555319.Built at Iwagi Zosen, Singapore Flagged, Length Overall of 180.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 172.00 m., Draught of 12.60 m., Beam of 32.20 m., 51.80 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 28,770, Moulded Depth of 19.05 m., Lightship air draft of 37.55 m., Keel to mast air draft of 45.00 m., Tonnage of 23,899 Panama Canal Net, 27,515 Suez Canal Net, 12,680 International Net, 10,010 Light Displacement and 47,285 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 6-cyl., Engine Model 6S50MC-C8.2, 1 fixed pitch Propellor. MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 14.60 kts at 32.80 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 12,880, Bunker Capacity of 2,280 tonnes.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Maersk Tankers A/S, Denmark. Maersk Tankers A/S is a subsidiary of A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S. Technical Manager: Maersk Tankers Management.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacities of 52,690 cu.m. and 331,260 Barrels, Segregated Ballast Tanks, 16 Tanks, 4 Pumps with a total Capacity of 3,300 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, Heating Coils, Maximum heating capacity of 66 degrees Celsius. 4 Cargo Separations, 16 Wing Tanks with a capacity of 52,692 cu.m., all of which are fitted with heating coils, 4 Cargo Manifolds, Stern Discharge, Closed Loading System, Cargo connections have diameters of 16 inches, Manifold height above deck of 1.80 m.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50MC-C8.2 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2000mm bore/stroke 9,473mkW total at 127rpm.

PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Center) (mechanical), Nakashima, 127rpm.

OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: No Cargo Gear.

Luck tanker to navigate turquoise waters, products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Luck tanker to navigate turquoise waters, products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Luck tanker to navigate turquoise waters, products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Luck tanker to navigate turquoise waters, products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Luck tanker to navigate turquoise waters, products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Luck tanker to navigate turquoise waters, products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Head lines detail; de-ballasting of of fore peak tank. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Head lines detail; de-ballasting of of fore peak tank. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. A very long breast line. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Accommodation / superstructure details. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. Storage terminal (Rubis) can be seen to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products tanker MT ‘Maersk Mississippi’ photographed at Georgetown, Grand Cayman during cargo discharge operations. 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.