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 FV ‘Atun Sta’ Departing the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands

Images of FV ‘Atun Sta’ Departing the Majuro Lagoon, Marshall Islands
Pelagic Purse Seiner Tuna Fishing Vessel

Vessel Type: Tuna purse seiner

Flag:  Papua New Guinea

Reg Port:  Port Moresby

Registration Number:  001476

IMO-LR: 8996097

Owner Name: OCEAN LUCKY LIMITED

Owner Address: PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Built in Country:  Chinese Taipei

Built in Year: 2003

Crew:  40

Length Overall: 89.21 meters

Moulded Depth: 8.74 meters

Beam: 14.32 meters

Tonnage GRT: 2386.00

Engine Power: 3355 KW

Freezer Types: Brine Hold

Freezing Capacity: No.3(P) 62.1; No.3(S) 62.1; No.4(P) 77.14; No.4(S) 77.14; No.5(P) 89.81; No.5(S) 89.81; No.6(P) 99.73; No.6(s) 99.73; No.7(P) 107.09; No.7(S) 109.09; No.8(P) 112.25; No.8(s) 112.25; No.9(P) 114.95; No.9(S) 114.95; No.10(P) 128.60; No.10(S) 128.60; No.11(P)97.12; No.11(s)97.12

Number of Freezers: 18

FishHold Capacity: 1777 cu.m

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Detail of the bow of the purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Detail of the stern purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Pilot aboard! Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Up-close picture of purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) in an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Purse seiner fishing vessel FV ‘Atun Sta’ (along with helicopter, fishing net and skiff onboard) departing an incredibly calm Majuro Lagoon for another fishing trip. May you have a great voyage and plentiful catch! Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ Departing New York Harbor

MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ Photographed Under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge
Fully-Cellular, Panamax Containership, 4,250-TEU built in 2009 at Samsung Heavy

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Zim Luanda. Call Sign 9HA2029, IMO Number 9403229. Vessel is able to transit the old locks in the Panama Canal. Built at Samsung HI, Malta Flagged, DNV Classed, Length Overall of 260.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 244.75 m., Draught of 12.60 m., Moulded Depth of 19.30 m., Beam of 32.25 m., Gross Tonnage of 40,030, Tonnage of 24,450 International Net, 16,440 Light Displacement and 50,025 Dwt (long). Design Samsung 4250 TEU by Samsung HI.

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd., Greece. Vessel demise charterer is ​ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 4,250 Total, 2,900 Homogeneous and 660 Reefer, 7 Holds, 16 Hatches. 330 x Sockets, Reefer. No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 8K90MC-C6.2 – 2-stroke 8-cyl. 900mm x2300mm bore/stroke 36,560mkW total at 94rpm.

AUXILIARIES: 4 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Daihatsu 6DK-28 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 280mm x 390mm bore/stroke 7,600mkW total at 720rpm driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 7,200ekW total, (9,000kVA total) at 60Hz, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Cummins Inc LTA10-D(M) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 125mm x 136mm bore/stroke at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Bow detail. Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Accommodation and chimney stack detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Containership MV ‘MOL Glide’ inbound. 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 MV ‘Mount Travers’ Sailing Upstream the Hudson River, New York

Images of MV ‘Mount Travers’ Sailing Upstream the Hudson River             Handysize Drybulk Vessel MV ‘Mount Travers’ (28,485 DWT, Imabari, built in 2002)

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Mount Travers. Handysize Bulker, Call Sign VRXP2, IMO Number 9263772. Built at Imabari SB (Imabari), Hong Kong Flagged, NKK Classed, P&I insurance with Standard Club P&I, Length Overall of 169.25 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 160.40 m., Draught of 10.10 m., Moulded Depth of 13.60 m., Beam of 27.20 m., 39.80 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 16,980, Tonnage of 14,195 Panama Canal Net, 15,880 Suez Canal Net, 10,499 International Net and 28,035 Dwt (long). Design IS 28K MK II by Imabari Shipbuilding Co, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 13.50 kts at 22.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 8808, Bunker Capacity of 1,380 tonnes.

VESSEL MANAGERS / OWNERS: Pacific Basin Shipping (HK) Ltd, Hong Kong.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 37,525 cu.m., Bale Capacity of 35,760 cu.m., Grab Fitted, Log Fitted, Hatch Dimensions are 4 @ 19.20 x 17.60 m., 1 @ 13.60 x 16.00 m.. Fore & aft hatches, Hydraulically operated, 5 Holds, 5 Hatches, Strengthened for Heavy Cargo, 4 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 30 tonnes,

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S42MC6.1 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 420mm x1764mm bore/stroke 6,480mkW total at 136rpm.

PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 136rpm.

OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 4 x Crane (Centreline) SWL 30 tons (grab fitted).

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel MT ‘Mount Travers’ (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City and against the Manhattan skyline and heading to upstate New York (Albany) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City and against the Manhattan skyline and heading to upstate New York (Albany) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City and against the Manhattan skyline and heading to upstate New York (Albany) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City and against the Manhattan skyline and heading to upstate New York (Albany) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) photographed against ‘432 Park Avenue’ residential skyscraper in Manhattan. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City and against the Manhattan skyline and heading to upstate New York (Albany) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City and overtaking anchored tank-barge on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City and against the Manhattan skyline and heading to upstate New York (Albany) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City,  heading to upstate New York (Albany) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City and against the Manhattan skyline and heading to upstate New York (Albany) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City and heading to upstate New York (Albany) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City passing under the George Washington Bridge (GWB) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City passing under the George Washington Bridge (GWB) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2002 at Imabari (Japan), MV ‘Mount Travers’ 28,000 dwt handysize dry bulk vessel (owned by Pacific Basin in Hong Kong) sailing upstream the Hudson River in New York City passing under the George Washington Bridge (GWB) on America’s Independence Day – July 4th, 2017. 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.

Images of Wave Piercing Catamaran MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ Entering the Port of Piraeus

Images of MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ Entering the Port of Piraeus
Catamaran Passenger / Car High-speed Craft, 800 Passengers, built in 1997

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-names are Condor Vitesse, Incat 044. Call Sign 5BFR4, IMO Number 9151008. Built at Incat Tasmania, Cyprus Flagged, Length Overall of 86.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 71.80 m., Draught of 3.60 m., Moulded Depth of 4.10 m., Beam of 26.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 5,007, Tonnage of 2,002 International Net and 344 Dwt (long). Additional info on the Vessel from Wikipedia at HSC Champion Jet 1. Vessel’s General Arrangement Plan can be accessed here. General Specification Sheet for 89 meter Incat Wave Piercing Catamaran can be found here. 

VESSEL OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Seajets Catamaran, Greece. Principal: Marios Iliopoulos.

OTHER DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 200 Cars, 1 Stern(p) Ramp(s), 1 Stern(s) Ramp(s). Total number of Passengers 800.

MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel – Ruston 20RK270 – 4-stroke 20-cyl. 270mm x305mm bore/stroke 28,302mkW total at 1,032rpm. Ruston Engine, Speed of 40.00 kts, Horsepower of 38,480.

PROPULSION: 4 x Waterjet (Aft) (mechanical).

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported sold to Clients of Seajets on 15 January 2015 as part of a enbloc sale. Newbuilding cost reported £ 23 million. Reportedly sold to her present owners in 2015 at €4.5 millions.

INTENDED TRADE: Daily departure from Port of Piraeus with Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini, with sistership vessel MS ‘Champion Jet 2’.


High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

High speed craft, Incat 86 wave piercing catamaran with 40 knots service speed MS ‘Champion Jet 1’ (appr. 800 pax and 200 cars), entering the Port of Piraues. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Products Tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’ Entering New York Harbor

Products Tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’ Entering New York Harbor (Ex-name: West Point) 50,850 DWT Products & Chemicals Tanker, built in 2006

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-name: West Point. Launch Name was West Point. Handy Tanker, Call Sign 9HTD8, IMO Number 9318034.

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Built at STX SB (Jinhae), Double Hull, Malta Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E3 Class, Length Overall of 183.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 173.90 m., Draught of 12.70 m., Beam of 32.20 m., 52.00 Tonnes per Centimetre Immersion. Moulded Depth of 19.10 m., Lightship air draft of 38.10 m., Keel to mast air draft of 46.40 m., Tonnage of 24,950 Panama Canal Net, 27,700 Suez Canal Net, 12,150 International Net, 11,110 Light Displacement and 50,040 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 30,050.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Interorient Marine Services (Germany) GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany. Interorient Marine Services (Germany) GmbH & Co. KG is a subsidary of Interorient Navigation Co Ltd.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 51,560 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps with a total Capacity of 7,200 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 3, Heating Coils, Maximum heating capacity of 65 degrees celsius, 7 Cargo Separations, Marpol Certificate.  7 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 96.20 m., 12 Centrifugal Pump(s), Maximum operating capacity of cargo pumps is 7,200 t/hr, S/Steel SUS 316L cargo lines, Crude Oil Washing. Solas Certificate, High Level Alarms, Automatic Ullaging, Inert Gas System, Vapor Return Ashore, Centre Line Bulkhead.
MAIN ENGINE : 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S60MC-C7.1 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 600mm x2400mm bore/stroke 13,560mkW total at 105rpm. , MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 15.90 kts at 44.40 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 18424.

AUXILIARY: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – MAN Diesel & Turbo 6L23/30H Mk.1 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 225mm x 300mm bore/stroke 1,776mkW total at 900rpm driving 2 x generator(s), 1 x Emergency Gen – Cummins NT855-D(M) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 140mm x 152mm bore/stroke 280mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x generator(s).

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

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

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reportedly Vessel was sold to her present Owners in May 2006 at US$53.5m.


Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, passing under the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, passing under the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, passing under the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, seen against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center tower. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, seen against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center tower. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, seen against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center tower. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, seen against the Statue of Liberty; cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ is outbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, seen against the Statue of Liberty; cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ is outbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Built in 2006 at STX SB (Jinhae), products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’, entering the Upper New York Harbor, passing several landmarks on the way. Here, cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ is outbound. Image credit: Karatzas 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.

Images of MV ‘BBC Germany’ Downstream the Hudson River, New York

Heavy-Lift / Multi-purpose Vessel (MPP) MV ‘BBC Germany’ (Ex-name: Leda)         7,700 DWT Multi-Purpose/Heavy-Lift Cargo, built in 2004

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-name Leda. Call Sign ZDKW7, IMO Number 9297096.Built at Tianjin Xingang HI, Gibraltar Flagged, GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E Class, Length Overall of 119.80 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 113.50 m., Draught of 7.59 m., Beam of 20.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 7,004. Moulded Depth of 9.70 m., Tonnage of 3,375 International Net, 4,922 Light Displacement and 7,578 Dwt (long). Crew complement of 16 people, Bridge Position Aft.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Briese-Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Leer, Germany.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Grain Capacity of 10,700 cu.m., 2 Holds, 2 Hatches, Total Teu capacity of 601, Maximum Teu of 238 in the Holds and 363 on Deck, 60 x Sockets, Reefer. 2 Crane(s) (Port) with a safe working load of 250 tonnes at 24m, (twin mode) Heavy Lift.


ENGINE DETAILS: 1 x Diesel – MaK 7M43, 4 S.A. 7-cyl., Engine Model 7M43, 1 Variable pitch Propellor, 430mm x610mm bore/stroke 6,297mkW total at 514rpm.
1 Bow Thruster(s) of 500.00, Shaft Generator 600. ,

PROPULSOR: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical).

POS, PROPULSOR: 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 500ekW total AC.

OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft.

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline and other landmarks. Here, passing under the George Washington Bridge (GWB) – think ‘BridgeGate… Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline and other landmarks. Here, passing under the George Washington Bridge (GWB) – think ‘BridgeGate… Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline and other landmarks. Here, passing under the George Washington Bridge (GWB), and the Little Red Lighthouse.  Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline and other landmarks. Here, passing under the George Washington Bridge (GWB) – think ‘BridgeGate… Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline and other landmarks. Here, passing under the George Washington Bridge (GWB), and the Little Red Lighthouse. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline and other landmarks. Here, passing under the George Washington Bridge (GWB) – think ‘BridgeGate… Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline and other landmarks. Here, passing under the George Washington Bridge (GWB) – think ‘BridgeGate… Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline and other landmarks. Here, passing under the George Washington Bridge (GWB) – think ‘BridgeGate… Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline and other landmarks. Here, crossing paths with an articulated tank-barge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline and other landmarks. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline and other landmarks. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Only 7,700 in deadweight tonnage capacity but with 500 ton cranes (2x250T, combined), multi-purpose / heavy-lift bulker MV ‘BBC Germany’ sailing downstream the Hudson Riven against the Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Vessel description from Owner’s website.


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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.

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