Images of MV ‘Essen Express’ in New York Harbor

Images of MV ‘Essen Express’ in New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty
Neopanamax Containership 13,250 TEU built in 2013 (In Service)

IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Essen Express. Neo-Panamax Containership 12,000-14,999 TEU, Call Sign DCQP2, IMO Number 9501370, Hull Number 2246. Built at Hyundai HI (Ulsan) delivered in May 2013, Germany Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Length Overall of 366.52 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 350.00 m., Draught of 15.50 m., Moulded Depth of 29.00 m., Beam of 48.20 m., Tonnage of 60,481 International Net and 139,779 Dwt (long)., Gross Tonnage of 142,295, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 23.60 kts at 235.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil (IFO 380), Horsepower of 79,230.

OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH and Hapag-Lloyd AG., Hamburg, Germany.

CARGO CAPACITY & HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 13,250 Total, 9,100 Homogeneous and 1,600 Reefer, Ship is too large to transit the neo-Panamax locks of the Panama Canal based on current official dimension restrictions.

POWER GENERATION & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 11K98ME7.2 – 2-stroke 11-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 58,274mkW total at 91rpm.
AUXILIARIES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 11,680ekW total, (14,600kVA total) 6600V. 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 2,934ekW total, (3,667kVA total) 6600V.
OTHER POWER EQUIPMENT: 1 x Shaft Generator (PTO) at 5,142ekW total, AC, 6600V.
PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 91rpm.
POS, PROPULSOR: 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 1,800ekW total AC.

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge; suezmax tanker MT ‘Pecos’ inbound; notice the starboard-to-starboard pass. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Hapag-Lloyd’s neopanamax containership MV ‘Essen Express’ (13,250-teu built at HHI in 2013) departing New York Harbor; seen here under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge; suezmax tanker MT ‘Pecos’ inbound; notice the starboard-to-starboard pass. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of MT ‘STI Lauren’ in New York Harbor

Images of LR2 Tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ photographed in Upper New York Harbor
110,000 Deadweight Products Tanker built in 2015 at Daewoo

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was STI Lauren. Aframax Tanker, Call Sign V7EP9, IMO Number 9696711. Built at Daewoo (DSME) Marshall Islands Flagged, ABS Classed. Length Overall of 255.90 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 247.20 m., Draught of 14.60 m., Beam of 43.00 m., Moulded Depth of 21.85 m., Lightship air draft of 39.92 m., Keel to mast air draft of 48.30 m., 98.40 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 64,670, Tonnage of 53,113 Panama Canal Net, 65,243 Suez Canal Net, 33,042 International Net, 19,746 Light Displacement and 108,262 Dwt (long).

VESSEL OWNERS / MANAGERS: Scorpio Tankers Inc, Publicly listed in US under ticker STNG. Scorpio Tankers Inc is a group company of Scorpio Group.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacities of 129,950 cu.m. and 817,500 Barrels, 3 Cargo Separations, 12 Wing Tanks with a capacity of 129,935 cu.m., 3 Cargo Manifolds, Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps, Epoxy Tank Coating, Heat Exchangers.

ENGINE & EQUIPMENT

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6G60ME-C9.2 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 600mm x2790mm bore/stroke 11,200mkW total at 77rpm.

AUXILIARIES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – MAN Energy Solutions 5L21/31 50Hz – 4-stroke 5-cyl. 210mm x 320mm bore/stroke 3,300mkW total at 1,000rpm driving 3 x Hyundai Electric HFC7 506-8P – ac generator(s) at 2,700ekW total, (3,375kVA total). 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – MAN Energy Solutions 7L21/31 50Hz – 4-stroke 7-cyl. 210mm x 310mm bore/stroke 1,540mkW total at 1,000rpm driving 1 x Hyundai Electric HFC7 568-8P – ac generator(s) at 1,450ekW total, (1,813kVA total).

PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Ni-Al Bronze), Samwoo, 77rpm. 1 x Screw Shaft.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 1 x Crane, Provision SWL 2 tons. 1 x Crane, Provision SWL 4 tons. 2 x Crane, Hose SWL 15 tons. 1 x Gantry, Engine Room 4 tons SWL . No Cargo Gear.

BOILER EQUIPMENT: 1 x Boiler, Oil/Gas fired – Aalborg – Unex BH 1000 at 11 bar. 1 x Boiler, Composite – Aalborg Mission™ OC-TCi at 8 bar.

VALUATION: Vessel was ordered in 2013 as a newbuilding contract at a price of $53 million,

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB, while cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ is departing New York Harbor. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB, while cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ is departing New York Harbor. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB, while cruiseship MS ‘Regal Princess’ is departing New York Harbor. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB, while cruiseship MS ‘Regal Princess’ is departing New York Harbor. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB in New York Harbor. Statue of Liberty clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB in New York Harbor. Statue of Liberty clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB in New York Harbor. Statue of Liberty clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB in New York Harbor. Statue of Liberty clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB in New York Harbor. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB in New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB in New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB in New York Harbor. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB in New York Harbor. Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

LR2 products tanker MT ‘STI Lauren’ discharging gasoline to an ATB in New York Harbor. Lower Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty are clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Images of MT ‘STI Lauren’ in New York Harbor

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Images from the Highland Lighthouse (Cape Code Light) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

The Highland Light (previously known as Cape Cod Light), an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts, on the Outer Cape Code, is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod, and the 20th lighthouse built in the USA. It is owned by the National Park Service (a Cape Cod National Seashore property) and cared for by the Highland Museum and Lighthouse, Inc., while the United States Coast Guard operates the light itself. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Highland Light Station.

In 1700, the town of Truro, Massachusetts, nine miles east of Race Point at the tip of Cape Cod, began its history under a different name—one it easily earned: “Dangerfield.” Even in calm weather, fishermen could suddenly find upon approaching land such a swell breaking that they dared not attempt to come ashore.

“I found that it would not do to speak of shipwrecks in the area, for almost every family had lost someone at sea,” Henry David Thoreau would later write about Truro in the December 1864 issue of Atlantic Monthly. “‘Who lives in that house?’ I inquired. ‘Three widows,’ was the reply. The stranger and the inhabitant view the shore with very different eyes. The former may have come to see and admire the ocean in a storm; but the latter looks on it as the scene where his nearest relatives were wrecked.”

Blindingly dense summer fogs lasting till midday that turn (in Thoreau’s words) “one’s beard into a wet napkin about the throat” provide conditions that to this day challenge even the most experienced mariner. The letter Reverend James Freemen wrote petitioning for a lighthouse near Truro stated that in 1794 more vessels were wrecked on the east shore of Truro than in all of Cape Cod.

On May 17th 1796, President George Washington signed the bill, along with $8,000 budget, authorizing a wood lighthouse to warn ships about the dangerous coastline between Cape Ann and Nantucket. It was the first light on Cape Cod, situated on ten acres on the Highlands of North Truro, was usually the first light seen when approaching the entrance of Massachusetts Bay from Europe.

The nation’s first eclipser was installed in the lantern room to differentiate Highland Light from others on the way to Boston, but delays in receiving it pushed the inaugural illumination back to January 15, 1798. With a focal plane of 180 feet above the sea, the light, with its array of lamps and reflectors, had the potential to be seen up to twenty-four miles, but the haze that often hung over the cape reduced the light’s visibility. Sperm whale oil was initially used in the light, but the fuel was later changed to lard.

In 1833, the wood structure was replaced by brick and in 1840 a new lantern and lighting apparatus was installed. In 1857 the lighthouse was declared dangerous and demolished, and for a total cost of $17,000, the current 66 foot brick tower was constructed, with a first order Fresnel lens from Paris. Along with the lighthouse, there was a keeper’s building and a generator shed, both of which can still be seen today.

In 1854, $25,000 was budgeted to rebuild Cape Cod Lighthouse on a proper site and to fit it with the “best approved illuminating apparatus to serve as substitution for three lights at Nauset Beach.”

Construction did not begin until 1856 on a new sixty-six-foot tower and a dwelling for the head keeper and a double-dwelling for his two assistants. The lighthouse was completed in October 1857, for $17,000, which included a new first-order Fresnel lens that produced a fixed white light. Before the addition of the first-order lens, the station had employed just one keeper. The sixty-nine winding steps leading to the lantern room could be quite tricky for man.
In 1873, $5,000 was allocated for the station to receive a first-class Daboll trumpet fog horn that gave blasts of eight seconds, with intervals between them of thirty seconds. A frame engine-house, measuring twelve feet by twenty-four feet, was built for the fog signal along with a fuel shed.

At the turn of the nineteenth century, duplicate four-horsepower oil engines with compressors replaced the old caloric engines, reducing the time needed to produce the first blast of the fog signal from forty-five to ten minutes. In 1929, an electrically operated air oscillator fog signal was installed at the station as mariners complained that the old reed horns could hardly be heard above the heavy surf crashing on the beach below the station. Power for operating the new signal was furnished by a direct-current generator, driven by a four-cycle, internal-combustion engine that ran on kerosene.

On June 6, 1900, Congress appropriated $15,000 for changing the light’s characteristic from fixed to flashing. The new Barbier, Benard & Turenne first-order Fresnel lens had four panels of 0.92 meter focal distance, revolved in mercury, and gave, every five seconds, flashes of about 192,000 candlepower nearly one-half second in duration. While the new lens was being installed, the light from a third-order lens was exhibited atop a temporary tower erected near the lighthouse. After the new light was exhibited on October 10, 1901, the temporary tower was sold at auction.

In 1946, the Fresnel lens was replaced with a Crouse-Hinds, double-drum, rotating DCB-36 aerobeacon, which was in turn replaced during the automation process in 1987 with a Crouse-Hinds DCB-224 rotating beacon. The Fresnel lens was mostly destroyed during its removal, but a piece is on display at the lighthouse.

By the 1960s, the assistant keeper’s double-dwelling and fog horn building had been removed, and Keeper Isaac Small’s original ten acres had shrunk to little more than two. In the early 1990s, erosion seriously threatened the light. While in 1806, the tower had stood 510 feet from the cliff, by 1989, that distance had shrunk to just 128 feet.

Highland Lighthouse attracted visitors even when it was staffed by resident keepers. In 1922, 7,300 people registered at the lighthouse. Highland Museum and Lighthouse, Inc. was formed in 1998 as a non-profit to partner with the National Park Service in running a gift shop in the keeper’s dwelling and in offering tours of the lighthouse. After fifteen years in this role, the non-profit lost its contract due to operational issues, and on January 1, 2014, Eastern National was awarded the contract for operating the lighthouse.
The present location of the lighthouse is not the original site as beach erosion had rendered the original location dangerous. The structure was moved 450 feet (140 m) to the west from the cliff’s edge. The move was undertaken in 1996 at a cost of $1.5 million. The 430-ton structure was successfully moved intact on I-beams greased with Ivory soap.

Formerly a location associated with notable danger, the lighthouse presently is surrounded by an oceanfront golf course, the Highland Golf Course. After an errant golf ball broke a window, they were replaced with unbreakable material. The lighthouse grounds are open year-round on Highland Light Road in Truro, with tours and the museum available by the National Park Service during the summer months.

Highland Light Station is located on Highland Rd. in North Truro. Traveling north on Rte. 6, take the “Cape Cod/Highland Rd.” exit; turn right onto Highland Rd. and follow to the Highland Lighthouse area. Highland Light Station is situated on grounds owned by the National Park Service as part of the Cape Cod National Seashore and is managed by the Truro Historical Society. The grounds are open all year and the lighthouse is open May-October. A trip to the light station allows the visitor to enjoy the Interpretive Center, watch a 10-minute video and climb the lighthouse tower for a small fee. For further information, visit the Truro Historical Society‘s website or call 508-487-1121.

Sources:

Previously posted pictures by Karatzas Images of Lighthouse ‘Highland Light’ can be seen here.

Cape Cod (Highland), MA, LighhouseFriends.com

Maritime History of Massachusetts 

The original (wooden) lighthouse at Highlands, Cape Cod was authorized by America’s first President, George Washington. Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

The original (wooden) lighthouse at Highlands, Cape Cod was authorized by America’s first President, George Washington. Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

The original (wooden) lighthouse at Highlands, Cape Cod was authorized by America’s first President, George Washington. Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

The original (wooden) lighthouse at Highlands, Cape Cod was authorized by America’s first President, George Washington. Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

The original (wooden) lighthouse at Highlands, Cape Cod was authorized by America’s first President, George Washington. Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

The original (wooden) lighthouse at Highlands, Cape Cod was authorized by America’s first President, George Washington. Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion and presently is located in the Highland Gulf Course. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion and presently is located in the Highland Gulf Course. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

The Cape Cod National Seashore facing the Atlantic Ocean; beach erosion is visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion and presently is located in the Highland Gulf Course. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

The original (wooden) lighthouse at Highlands, Cape Cod was authorized by America’s first President, George Washington. Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion and presently is located in the Highland Gulf Course. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

The original (wooden) lighthouse at Highlands, Cape Cod was authorized by America’s first President, George Washington. Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion and presently is located in the Highland Gulf Course. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion and presently is located in the Highland Gulf Course. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

The original (wooden) lighthouse at Highlands, Cape Cod was authorized by America’s first President, George Washington. Current (brick-built) lighthouse had to be moved westward inland by 450 ft due to beach erosion. Cape Cod Light (Highland Light) is a majestic sight under any circumstances. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ Departing New York Harbor

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’                                                                                     (2,382 Berths, Cruiseship Vessel, built in 2007 at Meyer Werft)

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name: Norwegian Gem. Call Sign C6VG8, IMO Number 9355733. Built at Meyer Werft, Germany;  Bahamas Flagged, DNV Classed, Length Overall of 294.10 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 263.50 m., Draught of 8.30 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 93,530, Moulded Depth of 11.50 m., Tonnage of 63,890 International Net and 9,840 Dwt (long).

ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 4 S.A. 12-cyl., Engine Model 12V48/60B, MAN Engine, Speed of 25.00 kts, Horsepower of 97,850B at 500. 3 Bow Thruster(s).

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL); additional information on the Cruiseship from NCL’s website can be found here: ‘Norwegian Gem’ deck plans.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 2,670, 1188 Passenger Cabins, 2,382 Passenger Berths, 1,100 Crew.

Previously posted images on our blog of of the cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ can be found here:
MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ on August 10, 2014, and
MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ on August 20, 2014.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound, products tanker MT ‘Arctic Bay’ inbound; Statue of Liberty in the middle. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound by the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor; Statue of Liberty visible to the left. Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor; Lower Manhattan skyline, including the World Trade Center, in the background. Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor; Lower Manhattan skyline, including the World Trade Center and Empire State Building, in the background. Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor; Lower Manhattan skyline, including the World Trade Center, in the background. Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Lower Manhattan skyline in the background, Fort Wadsworth / Battery Weed in the foreground. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Fort Wadsworth in the foreground and Verrazzano Narrows Bridge to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Verrazzano Narrows Bridge to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Verrazzano Narrows Bridge to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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Images of Sailing Yacht ‘Wind Star’ in the Port of Piraeus

 

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Images of Feedership Containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ in the Port of Piraeus

MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ (Ex-name: AFL New England)
700-teu Fully Cellular Containership, built in 1996                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are AFL New England, Hohesand, Hohebank, Susan Borchard, Pentland. Launch Name was Hohebank. Call Sign 5BSJ3, IMO Number 9134153. Built at J. J. Sietas, Cyprus Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E Class. Length Overall of 121.35 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 114.90 m., Draught of 6.70 m., Beam of 18.20 m., Moulded Depth of 8.30 m., Tonnage of 3,999 International Net and 7,110 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 6,360, Design S160 Feeder by JJ Sietas, MAN Diesel & Turbo Engine, Speed of 16.50 kts at 23.00 tonnes per day, Horsepower of 7,100.

VESSEL OWNERS: Mestex Shipping & Trading Ltd. Operators are Blue Ice Navigation.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 700 Total, 380 Homogeneous and 200 Reefer, 4 Holds, 3 Hatches. 100 x Sockets, Reefer, No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN Diesel & Turbo 8L40/54 – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 400mm x540mm bore/stroke 5,222mkW total at 550rpm.

AUXILIARY: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Caterpillar 3408-DITA – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 137mm x 152mm bore/stroke 640mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 2 x AC generator(s), 1 x Emergency Gen – Caterpillar 3304-DIT – 4-stroke 4-cyl. 120mm x 152mm bore/stroke 80mkW total at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s).

PROPULSOR: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 188rpm. 1 Variable Pitch Propellor.

Beloved design S160 by JJ Sietas, gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ entering the Port of Piraeus on a sunny winter day. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Beloved design S160 by JJ Sietas, gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ entering the Port of Piraeus on a sunny winter day. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Beloved design S160 by JJ Sietas, gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ entering the Port of Piraeus on a sunny winter day. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Beloved design S160 by JJ Sietas, gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ entering the Port of Piraeus on a sunny winter day. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Beloved design S160 by JJ Sietas, gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ entering the Port of Piraeus on a sunny winter day. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Beloved design S160 by JJ Sietas, gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ entering the Port of Piraeus on a sunny winter day. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Beloved design S160 by JJ Sietas, gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ entering the Port of Piraeus on a sunny winter day. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Beloved design S160 by JJ Sietas, gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ entering the Port of Piraeus on a sunny winter day. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Beloved design S160 by JJ Sietas, gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ entering the Port of Piraeus on a sunny winter day. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Too much smoking in Greece. Gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ in the background getting ready for docking in the Port of Piraeus on a sunny winter day. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Beloved design S160 by JJ Sietas, gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ entering the Port of Piraeus on a sunny winter day. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Heavy smokers in the Port of Piraeus. Hopefully one day will manage to get up with higher fuel standards. Gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ getting docked in Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Gearless feeder containership MV ‘WEC Majorelle’ pushed against the dock by harbor tug. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Feedership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus

Images of Containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ in the Port of Piraeus
Fully-cellular Feedership Containership Vessel 587 TEU, built 1996

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Marfeeder, Antje Jurgens, Portugal Bridge, Antje Jurgens. Launch Name was Antje Jurgens. Call Sign CQHJ, IMO Number 9123324.Built at Hugo Peters, Madeira Flagged, NKK Classed, Length Overall of 116.40 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 107.80 m., Draught of 7.10 m., Beam of 19.20 m., Moulded Depth of 9.20 m., Keel to mast air draft of 36.00 m., Tonnage of 2,100 International Net, 2,925 Light Displacement and 6,740 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 4,985, HP 92.1, Stork-Wartsila Engine, Engine Model 9SW38, 1 Variable Pitch Propellor, 1 Bow Thruster(s) of 410.00, Shaft Generator 608 kW. Speed of 17.50 kts at 20.00 tonnes per day, Intermediate Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 8,075, Bunker Capacity of 550 tonnes.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Foroohari Schiffahrts KG, Germany.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 587 Total, 335 Homogeneous and 184 Reefer, 2 Holds, 2 Hatches, Maximum Teu of 134 in the Holds and 453 on Deck, Shaft Generator 608 kW. Total Teu Capacity of 587, 2 Holds, 2 Hatches. 92 Reefer Plugs, 1 deck. No Cargo Gear.


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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 

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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Image of feedership containership MV ‘BF Philipp’ entering the Port of Piraeus. 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.