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 IMO II Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ in the Houston Ship Channel

Images of MT ‘Bow Elm’ Sailing Downstream in the Houston Ship Channel
Chemicals / Products Tanker 46,000 DWT, built in 2011

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Bow Elm. Handy Tanker, Call Sign 9V9233, IMO Number 9388302. Built at SLS Shipbuilding, Double Hull, Singapore Flagged, IMO II, DNV GL Classed, Length Overall of 182.90 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 175.60 m., Draught of 12.00 m., Moulded Depth of 16.05 m., Beam of 32.20 m., 52.20 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 26,300, Tonnage of 13,087 Suez Canal Net, 14,416 International Net, 11,223 Light Displacement and 45,370 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: Odfjell ASA, Bergen, Norway. Technical Manager: Odfjell Ship Management Bergen, Bergen, Norway. Registered Owner: Odfjell Asia II Pte. Ltd. Detailed description from the Owner’s website can be accessed by clicking here!

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 47,500 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 29 Tanks, 29 Cargo Separations, 29 Cargo Manifolds, Stern Discharge, 29 Centrifugal Pumps with a total Capacity of 8,340 cu.m., S/Steel cargo lines., Cargo connections have diameters of 8, 6 and 4 inches, Manifold height above deck of 2.30 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 90.70 m., Epoxy Tank Coating, Zinc Tank Coating, IMO Class 2, Heating Coils, 29 Cargo Separations.

POWER GENERATION & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 5S60MC-C7.2 – 2-stroke 5-cyl. 600mm x2400mm bore/stroke 11,300mkW total at 105rpm. peed of 15.00 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 15,400.

AUXILIARIES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Yanmar 8N21AL-EV – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 210mm x 290mm bore/stroke 3,900mkW total at 1,000rpm driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 50Hz, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Cummins Inc NTA855-D(M) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 140mm x 152mm bore/stroke 287mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), Silla Metal, 105rpm.

POS, PROPULSOR: 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), KaMeWa TT1850 DP, 290rpm, Ø1.75m at 800ekW total AC.

Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Starboard bow detail. Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Amidships detail with manifold for 29 tanks/ segregations / pumps dominating the deck. Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Starboard bow detail. Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Starboard stern and accommodation detail. Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Starboard stern and accommodation detail. Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctively painted and named, IMO II, Zinc coated Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Bow Elm’ sailing downstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of American-flagged Vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ and the Statue of Liberty

Images of American-flagged Vessel MV ‘Green Cove’, One World Trade Center, Manhattan skyline, Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and the Statue of Liberty
Pure Car Carrier (PCC) Vessel, 5,980-ceu, built in 1999 in Japan

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Pegasus Leader. Ex-name is Pegasus Leader. Call Sign WDG5660, IMO Number 9181560. Built at Shin Kurushima, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 199.93 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 190.00 m., Draught of 10.00 m., Moulded Depth of 15.25 m., Beam of 32.25 m., 54.40 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, , Tonnage of 17,270 International Net and 22,388 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 57,565.

VESSEL’S MANAGERS / OWNERS: Central Gulf Lines Inc, United States. Central Gulf Lines Inc was a subsidiary of International Shipholding Corp ISH with the latter filing for bankruptcy in 2016 – now part of the Seacor Holdings Inc. Technical Manager: LMS Shipmanagement Inc, United States.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 5,980 Cars, 12 Vehicle Decks, Lane Width of 8.00 m., 1 Stern Door/Ramp(s) with a Length of 40.00 m., a width of 13.50 m. and a maximum load of 150 tonnes, 1 Side Door/Ramp(s) with a Length of 20.00 m., a width of 4.20 m. and a maximum load of 30 tonnes, Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, and is also able to transit the old locks.

POWER, PROPULSION & NAVIGATION:
MAIN ENGINE:  1 x Diesel – Mitsubishi 8UEC60LS – 2-stroke 8-cyl. 600mm x2200mm bore/stroke 14,121mkW total at 100rpm.

AUXILIARY:  3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 3,300ekW total, (4,125kVA total).

PROPULSOR:  1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Ni-Al Bronze), 100rpm.

POS, PROPULSOR:  1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) AC.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported newbuilding contract cost of US$45 mil in 1997.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here north of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here north of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge with partial view of Fort Wadsworth in the foreground. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; aft and stern view detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; detail view of the bow and navigation bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here against the Manhattan skyline as seen from the south. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here against One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here against One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Images of MV ‘Atlantic Venus’ Sailing under George Washington Bridge, in New York

Images of MV ‘Atlantic Venus’ Sailing Upstream the Hudson River
Handysize Bulker 33,700 DWT, Built in 2012 at Fukuoka, Japan

VESSEL DESCRIPTION & IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Atlantic Venus. Handysize Bulker, Call Sign 3FPN8, IMO Number 9628257. Built at Fukuoka SB, Panama Flagged, Length Overall of 179.90 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 172.88 m., Draught of 10.12 m., Moulded Depth of 14.40 m., Beam of 28.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 21,440, Tonnage of 11,189 International Net and 33,145 Dwt (long). Design Fukuoka 33.5K by Fukuoka SB, Mitsubishi Engine, Speed of 16.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 10,140, Bunker Capacity of 1,684 IFO 380.

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS DETAILS: Osaka Shipping Co Ltd, Osaka, Japan.

CARGO CAPACITY & CANDLING: 5 Holds, 5 Hatches, 4 Crane(s) (Centerline) with a safe working load of 30 tonnes (SWL), Grain Capacity of 43,520 cu.m., Bale Capacity of 42,700 cu.m..

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Mitsubishi 6UEC45LSE – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 450mm x1840mm bore/stroke 7,470mkW total at 130rpm.

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Yanmar 6EY18ALW – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 180mm x 280mm bore/stroke 2,400mkW total at 900rpm driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Deutz TD914L06M – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 102mm x 125mm bore/stroke 99mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 130rpm.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York. Seen here against the Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York. Detail of the bow and fore section. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York. The ceiling, sorry the sky, painted by Michelangelo! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York. Approaching the George Washington Bridge; the sky looks like it’s painted by Michelangelo himself! New England autumn! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York. View of the stern, accommodation and superstructure; vessel high on the water. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York; under the George Washington Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York. Under the George Washington Bridge; the sky looks like it’s painted by Michelangelo himself! New England autumn! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York; under the George Washington Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York. Under the George Washington Bridge; the sky looks like it’s painted by Michelangelo himself! New England autumn! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York; under the George Washington Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Well-equipped, modern-design handysize bulker (designed by and built at Fukuoka S.B., Japan) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York. Beyond the George Washington Bridge; the sky looks like it’s painted by Michelangelo himself! New England autumn! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Images of Ultramax Bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ Sailing Against the Manhattan Skyline

Images of MV ‘Elbabe’ Sailing Downstream Hudson River, New York
Ultramax Bulk Carrier 60,500 DWT, built in 2015 at Mitsui SB (Chiba)

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Elbabe. Supramax / Ultramax Bulker, Call Sign V7CX7, IMO Number 9725471. Built at Mitsui SB (Chiba), Marshall Islands Flagged, NKK Classed, Length Overall of 200.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 193.00 m., Draught of 12.95 m., Beam of 32.25 m., Gross Tonnage of 34,553, Moulded Depth of 18.50 m., Tonnage of 19,665 International Net and 59,485 Dwt (long). Design Mitsui Neo60 by Mitsui.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Niovis Shipping Co. S.A., Greece.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 76,120 cu.m., Bale Capacity of 72,800 cu.m. 5 Holds, 5 Hatches, 4 Crane(s) (Centerline) with a safe working load (SWL) of 30 tonnes

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50ME-B9.3 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2214mm bore/stroke 7,800mkW total at 99rpm.

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Daihatsu 6DE-18 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 185mm x 280mm bore/stroke 2,424mkW total at 900rpm driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Deutz TD914L06M – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 102mm x 125mm bore/stroke 99mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 99rpm.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) passing the George Washington Bridge while sailing downstream on Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) passing the George Washington Bridge while sailing downstream on Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) passing the George Washington Bridge while sailing downstream on Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) passing the George Washington Bridge while sailing downstream on Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) passing the George Washington Bridge while sailing downstream on Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) sailing downstream on Hudson River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) sailing downstream on Hudson River. Stern and accommodation details. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) sailing downstream on Hudson River. Bow details. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) sailing downstream on Hudson River. Crane details (centerline-positioned, 4x30T SWL). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) sailing downstream on Hudson River. Photographed against the Manhattan skyline (Upper West). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) sailing downstream on Hudson River. Photographed against the Manhattan skyline (Upper West). 432 Park Avenue, Chrysler Building, New York Times Building and Empire State Building are clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) sailing downstream on Hudson River. Photographed against the Manhattan skyline (Upper West). 432 Park Avenue and Chrysler Building are clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) sailing downstream on Hudson River. Photographed against the Manhattan skyline (Upper West). Pipelaying vessel MV ‘Ariadne’ at work.  Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) sailing downstream on Hudson River. Photographed against the Manhattan skyline (Upper West). 432 Park Avenue, Chrysler Building, New York Times Building and Empire State Building and World Trade Center are clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Modern, Japanese-built Ultramax bulker MV ‘Elbabe’ (60,000 dwt, 2015-built at Mitsui SB) sailing downstream on Hudson River. Photographed against the Manhattan skyline (Upper West). New York Times Building and World Trade are clearly visible. 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 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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Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg

Images of Supramax Vessel MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (Ex: Pearlor)
Supramax Dry Bulk Vessel of 58,018 DWT, built in 2010

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Ex-name is Pearlor. Launch Name was Pearlor. Handymax Bulker, Call Sign V7KB5, IMO Number 9511832. Built at Sinopacific Dayang, Marshall Islands Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Length Overall of 190.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 185.00 m., Draught of 12.95 m., Moulded Depth of 18.00 m., Beam of 32.25 m., Keel to mast air draft of 45.10 m., 59.30 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 32,837, Tonnage of 19,559 International Net and 57,102 Dwt (long). Design Crown 58 by Shanghai Design Associates (Sinopacific), MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 14.00 kts at 34.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 12880, Bunker Capacity of 2,334 tonnes.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd, New York, USA. URL: http://www.gencoshipping.com. Technical Manager: Wallem Shipmanagement Ltd, Hong Kong.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 71,549 cu.m., Bale Capacity of 69,761 cu.m., Grab Fitted. Fore & aft hatches, Hydraulically operated, 5 Holds, 5 Hatches, Strengthened for Heavy Cargo, 4 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 30 tonnes.

ENGINE DETAILS: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W., 2 S.A. 6-cyl., Engine Model 6S50MC-C8.2 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2000mm bore/stroke 9,480mkW total at 127rpm.

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Wartsila 4-stroke 4L20 – 4-stroke 4-cyl. 200mm x 280mm bore/stroke 2,040mkW total at 900rpm driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 1,935ekW total, (2,419kVA total) at 60Hz, 1 x Emergency Gen – Doosan AD136TIS – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 111mm x 139mm bore/stroke 138mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 99ekW total, (124kVA total) at 60Hz.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), Wuhan Heavy, 127rpm.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Accommodation detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Crane detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Images of MV ‘Genco Pyrenees’ (‘Crown 58 SDARI’ design, 58,000-dwt, 2010-built) sailing upstream the Elbe River in Hamburg. 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.