Images of Kamsarmax Bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ at Port Kalama, Washington State

MV ‘Thestelia K’ Sailing Upstream in Columbia River, Oregon
Kamsarmax Bulker 82,100 DWT, built in 2009

VESSEL NAME & IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are BBG Ambition, F. D. Isabella. Launch Name was F. D. Isabella. Panamax Bulker, Call Sign V7FL9, IMO Number 9494096, Hull Number SS054. Built at Tsuneishi Zhoushan delivered in Nov 2009, Marshall Islands Flagged, NKK Classed, Length Overall of 228.99 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 222.00 m., Draught of 14.43 m., Moulded Depth of 20.05 m.,, Beam of 32.26 m., 70.57 Tonnes per Centimetre Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 43,024, Tonnage of 27,239 International Net and 80,811 Dwt (long). Design Kamsarmax MK II (TESS82 II) by Tsuneishi Holdings.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: SwiftBulk LLC, United States. Technical Manager: A.M. Nomikos Transworld Maritime SA, Greece. Operator: SwiftBulk LLC, United States. Registered Owner: THESTELIA K SHIPPING INC.

CARGO CAPACITIES: Grain Capacity of 97,230 cu.m., 7 Holds, 7 Hatches, Strengthened for Heavy Cargo, Ship is able to transit the neo-Panamax locks of the Panama Canal based on current official dimension restrictions, and is also able to transit the old locks.

POWER & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S60MC-C7.2 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 600mm x2400mm bore/stroke 9,710mkW total at 97rpm.
AUXILIARY 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – Daihatsu 5DK-20 – 4-stroke 5-cyl. 200mm x 300mm bore/stroke 2,400mkW total at 900rpm driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.
PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 97rpm.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft. 1 x Steering Gear.
ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT: 2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-1000 – Electro-Cleen™ at 1000cu.m/hr – 2020 installation year. 2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-600 – Electro-Cleen™ at 600cu.m/hr – 2020 installation year.
EMERGENCY: 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Deutz BF6L913 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 102mm x 125mm bore/stroke 85mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Kamsarmax bulker MV ‘Thestelia K’ photographed sailing in ballast upstream in the Columbia River, at the Port of Kalama, Washington State. Tess II design by Tsuneishi, built in 2009. 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.

MV ‘AMAMI K’

Images of Supramax Bulker MV ‘Amami K’ loading grains in Galveston, TX    58,650 DWT Dry Bulk Carrier, built in 2012  

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Supramax Bulker, Call Sign 3FJF5, IMO Number 9615731. Built at Kawasaki HI Sakaide, Panama Flagged, NKK Classed, Length Overall of 197.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 194.00 m., Draught of 12.70 m., Beam of 32.26 m., 59.50 Tonnes per Centimeters Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 33,126, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 14.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 11734, Bunker Capacity of 2,198 tones. Design KHI 58K by Kawasaki HI.

VESSEL OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K-Line), Japan; website: http://www.kline.co.jp.

CARGO HOLDING & HANDLING DETAILS: Bale Capacity of 70,963 cu.m., Grab Fitted. Grain Capacity of 73,614 cu.m., Fore & aft hatches, Hydraulically operated, 5 Holds, 5 Hatches, Strengthened for Heavy Cargo, 4 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 30.5 tones.

MAIN ENGINE:  1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50MC-C7.1 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x 2000mm bore/stroke de-rated to – 8,630mkW total at 116rpm.

AUXILIARY:  3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 1,225ekW total, (1,532kVA total), 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 408ekW total, (511kVA total).


 

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Lots of dust from the loading of 2012-buit supramax bulker MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Detail view of forecastle for 2012-buit supramax bulk MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Closer view of forecastle for supramax bulker MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Lots of dust from the loading of 2012-buit supramax bulk MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Keeping the cranes out of the way. Supramax bulker MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Supramax bulker MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Deballasting from forepeak ballast tanks. Supramax bulk MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Lots of dust from the loading of 2012-buit supramax bulk MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Waterfalls! Supramax bulker MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Busy dock.. Port of Galveston, grain loading doscks… Supramax bulker MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Lots of dust from the loading of 2012-buit supramax bulker MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Panoramic view of grains silos and loading docks at Port of Galveston. Supramax bulker MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Up-close and personal… Supramax bulker MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime Images.

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Panoramic view of grains silos and loading docks at Port of Galveston. Supramax bulker MV ‘Amami K’ in Galveston, TX. Image credit: Karatzas Maritime 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.

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