Images from Crossing the Corinth Canal in Greece

The Corinth Canal (Greek: Διώρυγα της Κορίνθου) connects the Gulf of Corinth in the west with the Saronic Gulf in the east, which flows in the Aegean Sea. The Canal cuts through the narrow strip of land, the Isthmus of Corinth that connects the Peloponnese peninsula and mainland Greece. The eastern harbor in the Saronic Gulf is called Isthmia while the western harbor is named Poseidonia, after the Olympian god of the Seas, Poseidon.

The Canal has been excavated at sea level, and thus there is no need for canal locks. It is 6.4 kilometers (4 mi) long, and 21.4 meters (70 ft) wide at its base. Construction for the modern Canal started in 1881 with completion in 1893. The Canal is crossed by a railway line, a road and a motorway at a height of about 45 meters (148 ft).

The Canal saves appr. 700-kilometre (430 mi) from circumnavigating the Peloponnese peninsula, and accommodates appr. 11,000 ship passages per annum. Ships can pass through the canal only one convoy at a time on a one-way system. Larger ships have to be towed by tugs. In October 2019, With over 900 passengers on board, the 22.5 meters (74 ft) wide and 195 meters (640 ft) long Fred.Olsen cruise ship successfully traversed the canal to set a new record for longest ship to pass through the Canal.

The Corinth Canal is managed today by the Ανώνυμη Εταιρεία Διώρυγας Κορίνθου (Α.Ε.ΔΙ.Κ) (Société Anonyme of the Corinth Canal), and we are grateful to the Canal’s management for the invitation to visit the Canal and its premises and cross the Canal onboard a tug towing a small bulker for the crossing.

History

The construction of the Canal was initially conceived as early as in the 7th century BC by the tyrant of Corinth Periander but the idea was soon abandoned. Instead, Periander constructed a simpler and less costly overland portage road, named the Diolkos or stone carriageway, along which ships could be towed from one side of the isthmus to the other. While Diadoch Demetrius Poliorcetes (336–283 BC) and the Roman Emperors Julius Caesar (100 – 44 BC) and Caligula (12 – 41 AD) considered the construction of the Canal, it was the Roman Emperor Nero (37 – 68 AD) to first physically attempt to construct the canal, personally breaking the ground with a pickaxe and removing the first basket-load of soil in 67 AD; the Canal was dug to a distance of four stades – approximately 700 meters (2,300 ft) by a workforce of 6,000 Jewish prisoners of war – along the course of today’s Canal.  The project was abandoned soon after Nero’s death. A memorial of the attempt in the form of a relief of Hercules was left by Nero’s workers and can still be seen in the canal cutting today.

View from the Gulf of Corinth facing the harbor of Poseidonia, on the west end of the Corinth Canal. Image credit: Karatzas Images

A small dry bulk vessel is towed westbound by one of the Canal’s tugs. Seen here exiting the Canal. Image credit: Karatzas Images

A small dry bulk vessel is towed westbound by one of the Canal’s tugs. Image credit: Karatzas Images

The Roman Emperor Nero was the first to physically attempt digging the Corinth Canal in 67 AD. He died shortly after commencing engineering preparations and excavation operations, but a relief on the rock by the Poseidonia end of the Canal memorializes the vision for future generations and eternity. Image credit: Karatzas Images

A drybuk vessel approaching the Poseidonia end of the Corinth Canal (seen in the background) for its eastbound crossing. Image credit: Karatzas Images

A drybuk vessel approaching the Poseidonia end of the Corinth Canal (seen in the background) for its eastbound crossing. Image credit: Karatzas Images

A drybuk vessel approaching the Poseidonia end of the Corinth Canal (seen in the background) for its eastbound crossing. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Crossing westbound the Corinth Canal with the railway and motorway crossings clearly visible overhead. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Crossing westbound the Corinth Canal with the railway and motorway crossings clearly visible overhead. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Approaching the Corinth Canal at the Isthmia Harbour (east end of Canal, in the Saronic Gulf and Aegean Sea). The pillars for sinking bridge to accommodate the local traffic are clearly visible, as well as the railway and motorway crossings over the Canal. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Approaching the Corinth Canal at the Isthmia Harbour (east end of Canal, in the Saronic Gulf and Aegean Sea). The railway and motorway crossings over the Canal are clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Having successfully crossed westbound the Corinth Canal (and having saved appr. twelve hours of sailing time), a small drybulk vessel originating from the Black Sea and destined for the Adriatic Sea, emerges on the west end (Poseidonia) of the Corinth Canal. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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Images of IMO II Max Tanker ‘Stena Impero’ in the Houston Ship Channel

Images of  MT ‘Stena Impero’ Sailing Upstream the Houston Ship Channel Chemical & Oil Carrier IMO O II Max Tanker, 50,000 DWT, built 2018

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Stena Impero. MR2 Tanker, Call Sign MBPR5, IMO Number 9797400, Hull Number 15121045.
Built at GSI Liwan delivered in Feb 2018, Double Hull, United Kingdom Flagged, LR Classed. Length Overall of 183.20 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 178.50 m., Draught of 12.90 m., Moulded Depth of 18.21 m., Beam of 32.26 m., 55.15 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 29,579, Tonnage of 24,807 Panama Canal Net, 29,499 Suez Canal Net, 14,210 International Net, 11,573 Light Displacement and 48,898 Dwt (long). Design IMOII MAX by CSSC Offshore Marine.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Stena Bulk AB, Gothenburg, Sweden.Stena Bulk AB is a group company of Stena AB. Technical Manager: Northern Marine Management Ltd, Dunbartonshire, United Kingdom. Operator: Stena Bulk AB, Gothenburg, Sweden

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 46,576 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 16 Tanks, 16 Pumps with a total Capacity of 6,000 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 2, Heating Coils, Maximum heating capacity of 80 degrees Celsius, 11 Cargo Separations.

POWER & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50ME-C9.5 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2214mm bore/stroke 10,680mkW total at 117rpm.
AUXILIARY 4 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – MAN Energy Solutions 6L23/30H Mk.2 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 225mm x 300mm bore/stroke 3,840mkW total at 900rpm driving 4 x ac generator(s) at 3,640ekW total, (4,552kVA total) at 60Hz.
PROPULSOR 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 117rpm.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT 1 x Screw Shaft.
ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT 1 x Exhaust Scrubber – SOx – Shanghai Bluesoul BlueSulf – Open Loop – 2020 installation year. 2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – Qingdao Headway HMT-2000. 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – Qingdao Headway HMT-300.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported newbuilding contract price of US$ 40 million in November 2015.

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly designed, IMO II Max, chemical / products tanker MT ‘Stena Impero’ sailing upstream the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ Arriving at the Port of Hamburg under the Sunset

Images of Containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ Arriving at the Port of Hamburg
Post-Neo-Panamax Containership of 18,500-teu built in 2015 at DSME

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: IMO Number 9632179, built at Daewoo (DSME) delivered in Jun 2015. Launch Name was Mathilde Maersk. Call Sign OWZW2, IMO Number 9632179, Hull Number 4271. Danish Int’l Register Flagged, ABS Classed, P&I insurance with Britannia P&I, Length Overall of 399.90 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 376.21 m., Draught of 16.00 m., Moulded Depth of 30.30 m.,, Beam of 59.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 194,849, Tonnage of 174,366 Suez Canal Net, 79,120 International Net, 60,000 Light Displacement and 191,855 Dwt (long). Design Triple-E by Maersk Line.

VESSEL’S MANAGERS / OWNERS: Maersk Line AS, Copenhagen, Denmark. Maersk Line AS is a group company of A.P. Moller – Maersk AS.
Technical Manager: Maersk Line AS, Copenhagen, Denmark. Operator: Maersk Line AS,  Copenhagen, Denmark.Registered Owner: MAERSK LINE A/S.

CARGO HOLDING CAPACITIES: Teu Capacities of 18,500 Total and 1,200 Reefer, Ship is too large to transit the neo-Panamax locks of the Panama Canal based on current official dimension restrictions.

ENGINES & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7S80ME-C9.4 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 800mm x3450mm bore/stroke 46,620mkW total at 72rpm. 1 x Steam Turbine Gen. driving 1 x ac generator at 6,000ekW total, 6600V at 60Hz.
AUXILIARY ENGINES: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – MAN Energy Solutions 9L32/40 – 4-stroke 9-cyl. 320mm x 400mm bore/stroke 9,000mkW total at 720rpm driving 2 x Hyundai Electric HSJ7 913-10P – AC generator(s) at 8,640ekW total, (10,800kVA total) 6600V at 60Hz. 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – MAN Energy Solutions 6L32/40 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 320mm x 400mm bore/stroke 6,000mkW total at 720rpm driving 2 x Hyundai Electric HSJ7 801-10P – AC generator(s) at 5,600ekW total, (7,000kVA total) 6600V at 60Hz.
PROPULSOR: 2 x FP Propeller (Aft) (electro-mechanical) (Ni-Al Bronze (Cu3)), MMG, 72rpm, Ø9.65m.
POS, PROPULSOR: 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), Kawasaki at 5,000ekW total AC.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported newbuilding contract price of US$ 185 mln in 2011.

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Post-neo-panamax containership MV ‘Mathilde Maersk’ sailing upstream in Nordelbe, arriving at the Port of Hamburg – under a majestic spring sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Neo-Panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato” in the Port of New York

Neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ photographed with Statue of Liberty Fully Cellular Containership 13,870 TEU, built 2018 at Imabari SB Hiroshima

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was ONE Minato. Neo-Panamax Containership 12,000-14,999 TEU, Call Sign 7KDF, IMO Number 9805477, Hull Number 2576.Built at Imabari SB Hiroshima delivered in Jul 2018, Japan Flagged, NKK Classed. Overall of 365.90 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 350.00 m., Draught of 14.00 m., Beam of 51.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 152,180, Tonnage of 144,379 Dwt (long).

VESSEL OWNERS & MANAGERS; Doun Kisen KK, Imabari, Japan. Operator: Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd (ONE), Singapore.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total Teu Capacities of 13,870, and 1,600 Reefer, Ship is able to transit the neo-Panamax locks of the Panama Canal.

ENGINES & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 11S90ME-C10.5 – 2-stroke 11-cyl. 900mm x3260mm bore/stroke 48,900mkW total at 76rpm.
AUXILIARIES: 4 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – Daihatsu 8DC-32e – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 320mm x 400mm bore/stroke 15,376mkW total at 720rpm driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 14,760ekW total, (18,450kVA total) at 60Hz.
PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical).
POS, PROPULSOR: 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric).
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft.

Distinctly painted, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured entering the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge entering the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge entering the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge entering the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge entering the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted in magenta corporate color, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured entering the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted in magenta corporate color, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured in the New York Harbor by the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted in magenta corporate color, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured entering the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted in magenta corporate color, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’; detail of portside aft and stern, and the Moran Towing harbor tug. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted in magenta corporate color, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured in the New York Harbor by the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted in magenta corporate color, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured in the New York Harbor by the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted in magenta corporate color, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured in the New York Harbor with the World Trade Center in the background. Stainless steel tanker MT ‘Stolt Integrity’ seen outbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted in magenta corporate color, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured in the New York Harbor with the Lower Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted in magenta corporate color, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured in the New York Harbor with the Lower Manhattan skyline in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted in magenta corporate color, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured in the New York Harbor by the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Distinctly painted in magenta corporate color, neo-panamax Containership MV ‘ONE Minato’ pictured in the New York Harbor with the World Trade Center in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

 

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Products / Chemicals Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ photographed against the Statue of Liberty

Images of Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ in the Port of New York
Products & Chemical Tanker 46,500 DWT, built in 2006

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-name is Gan-Venture. Launch Name was Gan Venture. Call Sign V7TP8, IMO Number 9314909. Built at Hyundai Mipo delivered in Oct 2006, Double Hull, Marshall Islands Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Length Overall of 183.21 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 174.00 m., Draught of 12.20 m., Moulded Depth of 18.80 m.,Beam of 32.25 m., 52.25 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 29,438, Tonnage of 24,389 Panama Canal Net, 26,289 Suez Canal Net, 12,036 International Net, 9,579 Light Displacement and 45,880 Dwt (long).

VESSEL OWNERS / MANAGERS: Pyxis Tankers Inc, Greece. Publicly listed on the NASDAQ under ticker symbol PXS. Pyxis Tankers Inc is a group company of Pyxis Maritime Corp.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 51,500 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 14 Deepwell Pumps Pumps with a total Capacity of 3,600 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 2, Heat Exchangers, Maximum heating capacity of 60 degrees celsius, 7 Cargo Separations, 7 Cargo Manifolds, S/Steel SUS 316 cargo lines, Stern Discharge, Closed Loading System, Cargo connections have diameters of 10 inches, Manifold height above deck of 2.10 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 91.65 m.. Crude Oil Washing. Solas Certificate, High Level Alarms, Automatic Ullaging, Inert Gas System, Vapour Return Ashore, Centre Line Bulkhead.

ENGINES & PROPULSION

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50MC-C7.1 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2000mm bore/stroke 9,480mkW total at 127rpm. Speed of 15.00 kts at 33.50 tonnes per day, Intermediate Fuel Oil (IFO 180), Horsepower of 12,890, Bunker Capacity of 1,316 IFO 380.
AUXILIARIES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – B. & W. Alpha 6L23/30 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 225mm x 300mm bore/stroke at 720rpm driving 3 x generator(s) at 2,364ekW total, (2,955kVA total).
PROPULSOR: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 127rpm.
BOILER EQUIPMENT: 1 x Boiler, Oil/Gas fired – Kangrim – . 1 x Boiler, Composite – Kangrim.
EMERGENCY ENGINES: 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Cummins Inc 6CT8.3-D(M) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 114mm x 135mm bore/stroke 280mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x generator(s).

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Vessel acquired by clients of Konkar Shipping in January 2010 for US$ 25.5m, as per Karatzas Shipbrokers records.

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ seen in the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

 

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ seen against the World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ seen in the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ seen with the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ seen against the World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ seen with the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ seen with the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ seen in the New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ seen with the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘Pyxis Delta’ seen in the New York Harbor. 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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Images of MV “YM Express” with the Statue of Liberty

Images of MV “YM Express” Photographed with the Statue of Liberty
Fully-cellular “Panamax” Containership 4,660-teu built in 2015

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was YM Express. Intermediate Containership 3,000-5,999 TEU, Call Sign D5HJ4, IMO Number 9496628. Built at CSBC (Kaohsiung), Liberia Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Length Overall of 259.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 246.40 m., Draught of 11.80 m., Beam of 37.30 m., Gross Tonnage of 47,950, Tonnage of 41,604 Suez Canal Net, 20,411 International Net and 56,415 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp, Taiwan.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total TEU Capacities of 4,660 Total, including 800 Reefer, 400 Reefer Plugs. Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks. No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE & AUXILIARIES: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7K98MC6.1 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 35,140mkW total at 90rpm. 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Daihatsu 8DK-28 – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 280mm x 390mm bore/stroke 5,700mkW total at 720rpm driving 3 x Nishishiba NTAKL-VCP – AC generator(s) at 7,140ekW total, (8,925kVA total) at 60Hz.

PROPULSOR & POSITIONING: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Ni-Al Bronze), Mecklenburger, 90rpm. 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), Kawasaki KT-157B5, 1,160rpm.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported newbuilding contract price of US$ 75 mil (originally ordered in 2008).

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Manhattan skyline as seen from the south. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Manhattan skyline as seen from the south. Port Wadsworth in the foreground. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Manhattan skyline as seen from the south. Port Wadsworth in the foreground. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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