Images of Containership MV ‘MSC Nora’ with Lower Manhattan as the Backdrop

MV ‘MSC Nora’ (Ex-name: Uranus) Arriving at New York Harbor
Fully Cellular Geared Feeder Containership built in 1999

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-names: Uranus, Cap Van Diemen, Uranus, Alianca Anturpia, Uranus. Launch Name was Uranus. Call Sign D5OT2, IMO Number 9163207. Built at Stocznia Gdynia, Liberia Flagged, GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E Class, P&I insurance with West of England P&I, Length Overall of 193.90 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 180.20 m., Draught of 11.50 m., Beam of 28.20 m., Moulded Depth of 16.80 m., 45.00 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Keel to mast air draft of 50.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 23,720.

VESSEL’S MANAGERS / DETAILS: Chartworld Shipping Corp, Greece. Technical Manager: MSC Ship Management (Cyprus) Ltd.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total Teu Capacity of 1,835, 1,392 Homogeneous and 700 Reefer, 9 Holds, 26 Hatches, Maximum Teu of 780 in the Holds and 1,055 on Deck, 6 Tiers on Deck, 350 Reefer Plugs, 3 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 45 tonnes.

MAIN ENGINE & AUXILIARIES: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6L70MC Mk5 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 700mm x2268mm bore/stroke 17,200mkW total at 108rpm.
AUXILIARY: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 2,368ekW total, (2,960kVA total) 440V, 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 884ekW total, (1,105kVA total) 440V, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 200ekW total, (250kVA total) 440V.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on arrival to Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on arrival to Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on arrival to Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor under a majestic autumn sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor under a majestic autumn sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor under a majestic autumn sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream and toward the New Jersey container terminals while cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ has just departed her dock in New Jersey. Aframax tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor. Statue of Liberty barely visible (just aft of the tankers’s midships). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at Anchor in New York Harbor

Images of Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ “Swinging Around Her Hook”
Aframax Tanker 113,000 DWT built in 2003 at Hyundai Samho HI

VESSEL DESCRIPTION & IDENTIFICATION: Ex-name is Avor. Launch Name was Avor. Aframax Tanker, Call Sign A8KD6, IMO Number 9242120. Built at Hyundai Samho HI, Double Hull, Liberia Flagged, DNV Classed, Length Overall of 250.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 239.00 m., Draught of 14.60 m., Moulded Depth of 21.00 m. Beam of 44.00 m., 98.40 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 62,250, Tonnage of 63,585 Suez Canal Net, 33,873 International Net, 18,054 Light Displacement and 111,248 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S ONWERS / MANAGERS: Hansa Shipping GmbH & Co KG, Germany. Hansa Shipping GmbH & Co KG is a subsidiary of Hansa Treuhand Schiffsbeteiligungs AG & Co. Technical Manager: V. Ships (Germany) GmbH, Germany. Registered Owner: Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft “HS Carmen” mbH & Co. KG.

CARGO HANDLING CAPACITIES: Cargo Capacities of 123,800 cu.m. and 779,000 Barrels, Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 3 Pumps with a total Capacity of 9,000 cu.m., 3 Cargo Manifolds, Stern Discharge, Closed Loading System, Cargo connections have diameters of 16 inches, Heating Coils, Maximum heating capacity of 66 degrees Celsius.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7S60MC6.1 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 600mm x2292mm bore/stroke 14,313mkW total at 105rpm.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 105rpm.

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor; products tanker MT ‘Maritime Vanessa’ seeing at anchor (red vessel to the left) and cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ at the dock. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor; cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ departing the dock. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor; cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ departing the dock; containership MV ‘MSC Nora’ inbound; Statue of Liberty clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor; cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor; containership MV ‘MOL Glide’ inbound seeing against Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor; containership MV ‘MOL Glide’ inbound the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor and against the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor at dusk. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Aframax Tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor in Upper New York Harbor at dusk; containership MV ‘Maersk Nora’ inbound. Statue of Liberty clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Should one finds our pictures of interest, a license to copy, reproduce, download or obtain prints of these images can be secured via our commercial website at www.karatzas.nyc 

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Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’ Moored in the Port of Piraeus

Cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’ under the Fall Sun in the Port of Piraeus
Built in 2007 at Fincantieri Marghera – 1,850 Berths Cruiseship

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Queen Victoria. Call Sign ZCEF3, IMO Number 9320556. Built at Fincantieri Marghera, Bermuda Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 294.00 m. (964.5 ft), Length Between Perpendiculars of 265.25 m., Draught of 7.90 m., Beam of 32.30 m. (106 ft), Gross Tonnage of 90,049, Moulded Depth of 10.80 m. Fincantieri Vista Class.

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: Cunard Line Ltd, Southampton, United Kingdom, Cunard Line Ltd is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc.

PASSENGER CAPACITY: Total number of Passengers 2,061, 1,007 Passenger Cabins, 1,850 Passenger Berths, 12 Passenger Decks, 992 Crew.

MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel Gen – Sulzer 16ZAV40S – 4-stroke 16-cyl. 400mm x 560mm bore/stroke 48,000mkW total at 514rpm driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz, 2 x Diesel Gen – Sulzer 12ZAV40S – 4-stroke 12-cyl. 400mm x 560mm bore/stroke 18,000mkW total at 514rpm driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

PROPULSION: 2 x Azimuth, Pod (Aft) (electric), ABB Azipod™ VO2100 at 35,200ekW total AC. 2 Propellors, 3 Bow Thruster(s).

“Known for her elegance and graceful splendour” according to Cunard, MS ‘Queen Victoria’ underwent a $40 million retrofit in June 2017 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Sicily. Her newbuilding contract cost £270 mil (appr. $500 mil at then FX rates). The vessel is the smaller among Cunard’s three cruiseships, MS ‘Queen Elizabeth’ with 2,100 berths and MS ‘Queen Mary 2’ with 2,620 berths. Images of the cruiseship MS ‘Queen Mary 2’ departing the Port of New York have been posted twice before on our blog:

MV ‘Queen Mary 2’, September 17, 2014, and

MV ‘Queen Mary 2’ (Part II), June 19, 2015.

Deck plans of the vessel from Cunard’s website:

Deck plans of MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Credit: Cunard website.

And images from her stay in the Port of Piraeus in middle October 2017:

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Detail of the graceful stern. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Detail of stern and aft section of the cruiseship. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Detail of bow, bulbous bow and for section of the cruiseship. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Detail of bow and bulbous bow. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Detail of distinctively colored chimney stack. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Distinctive chimney stack. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. The less glamorous job of bunkering a glamorous cruiseship in-between voyages. Bunkering tanker MT ‘EcoSpirit’.  Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. The flag of Bermuda proudly flying on the the deck. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Moored in the Port of Piraeus, cruiseship MS ‘Queen Victoria’. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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

Should one finds our pictures of interest, a license to copy, reproduce, download or obtain prints of these images can be secured via our commercial website at www.karatzas.nyc 

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

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

Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Anthem of the Seas’ Departing New York (2)

Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured in the Upper New York Harbor, by the Statue of Liberty, against the Lower Manhattan Skyline and under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

4,900 passengers, 18 decks, 348 m (1,142 ft) length, 2,090 staterooms, built at Meyer Werft (Papenburg), Germany

Fifth Largest Cruiseship in the World (along with sisterships MS ‘Ovation of the Seas’ and MV ‘Quantum of the Seas’

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ by the Statue of Liberty. Products tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ inbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ by the Statue of Liberty. Products tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ inbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building, 432 Park Avenue clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ up-close and personal: 18 decks, 348 meters of length, appr. 90,500 main engines horsepower. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’. Bow detail against a minnow of a sailboat. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’. Stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’. Stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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

Should one finds our pictures of interest, a license to copy, reproduce, download or obtain prints of these images can be secured via our commercial website at www.karatzas.nyc 

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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