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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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

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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

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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.