Images of Containership MV ‘MSC Nora’ with Lower Manhattan as the Backdrop

MV ‘MSC Nora’ (Ex-name: Uranus) Arriving at New York Harbor
Fully Cellular Geared Feeder Containership built in 1999

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-names: Uranus, Cap Van Diemen, Uranus, Alianca Anturpia, Uranus. Launch Name was Uranus. Call Sign D5OT2, IMO Number 9163207. Built at Stocznia Gdynia, Liberia Flagged, GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E Class, P&I insurance with West of England P&I, Length Overall of 193.90 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 180.20 m., Draught of 11.50 m., Beam of 28.20 m., Moulded Depth of 16.80 m., 45.00 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Keel to mast air draft of 50.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 23,720.

VESSEL’S MANAGERS / DETAILS: Chartworld Shipping Corp, Greece. Technical Manager: MSC Ship Management (Cyprus) Ltd.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total Teu Capacity of 1,835, 1,392 Homogeneous and 700 Reefer, 9 Holds, 26 Hatches, Maximum Teu of 780 in the Holds and 1,055 on Deck, 6 Tiers on Deck, 350 Reefer Plugs, 3 Crane(s) with a safe working load of 45 tonnes.

MAIN ENGINE & AUXILIARIES: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6L70MC Mk5 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 700mm x2268mm bore/stroke 17,200mkW total at 108rpm.
AUXILIARY: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 2,368ekW total, (2,960kVA total) 440V, 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 884ekW total, (1,105kVA total) 440V, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 200ekW total, (250kVA total) 440V.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on arrival to Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on arrival to Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge on arrival to Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor under a majestic autumn sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor under a majestic autumn sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream in the Upper New York Harbor under a majestic autumn sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Feeder, geared (with cranes) containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing against the Lower Manhattan skyline – dominated by the One World Trade Center skyscraper. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Containership MV ‘MSC Nora” sailing upstream and toward the New Jersey container terminals while cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ has just departed her dock in New Jersey. Aframax tanker MT ‘HS Carmen’ at anchor. Statue of Liberty barely visible (just aft of the tankers’s midships). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Images of MT ‘Bitu Express’ Photographed against the Manhattan Skyline

Images of MT ‘Bitu Express’ Sailing against the Manhattan Skyline
Products Tanker, 46,000-dwt, built in 2003 at Shin Kurushima

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION: Ex-names are Fair Express, Nord Stream. Launch Name was Nord Stream. Handy Tanker, Call Sign HOZW, IMO Number 9265689. Built at Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd (NB.: great shipbuilder; we have visited them at Akitsu-cho, Hiroshima Prefecture, as we have done business there!). Double Hull, Panama Flagged, RINA Classed, Length Overall of 179.88 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 172.00 m., Draught of 12.00 m., Moulded Depth of 18.70 m.,, Beam of 32.20 m., 50.65 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Lightship air draft of 39.18 m., Keel to mast air draft of 46.06 m., Gross Tonnage of 28,059, Tonnage of 23,314 Panama Canal Net, 26,451 Suez Canal Net, 11,645 International Net, 8,807 Light Displacement and 45,248 Dwt (long). Mitsubishi Engine, Speed of 15.10 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 12,600, Bunker Capacity of 1,850 tonnes.

SHIPOWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Maritec N.V., Antwerp, Belgium. Registered Owner: Pickett Shipping Corp.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacities of 50,750 cu.m. and 319,000 Barrels, Segregated Ballast Tanks, 14 Tanks, 4 Pumps with a total Capacity of 3,000 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, Heating Coils, Maximum heating capacity of 75 degrees Celsius. 4 Cargo Separations, 14 Wing Tanks with a capacity of 50,750 cu.m., all of which are fitted with heating coils, 4 Cargo Manifolds, Stern Discharge, Closed Loading System, Cargo connections have diameters of 16 inches, Manifold height above deck of 2.10 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 91.30 m., 4 Centrifugal Pump(s) in 1 Pumproom(s), Maximum operating capacity of cargo pumps is 3,000 t/hr, Steel cargo lines.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Mitsubishi 6UEC60LA – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 600mm x1900mm bore/stroke 9,267mkW total at 110rpm.

AUXILIARY: 4 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 2,256ekW total, (2,820kVA total).

PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 110rpm.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Vessel was reported acquired by her present owners in March 2013 at US$ 14.75m.


Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River, passing under the George Washington Bridge that connects New Jersey to Manhattan Island. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Manhattan Island in the background. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

 

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Manhattan Island in the background. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. ‘432 Park Avenue’ skyscraper on Billionaires’ Row sticking out. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Manhattan Island in the background. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. ‘432 Park Avenue’ skyscraper on Billionaires’ Row sticking out. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Photographed against the Manhattan skyline with Empire State Building and One World Trade Center standing out (on left and right, respectively). Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Products Tanker MT ‘Bitu Express’ sailing downstream on Hudson River. Non IMO-rated, 46,000 dwt products tanker built at a fine Japanese shipyard (Shin Kurushima) in 2003. Stern and accommodation details. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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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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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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Images of tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ against the Manhattan Skyline

Images of Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’
47,975 DWT, Product Carrier Built 2010

VESSEL DETAILS: Call Sign 9V8511, IMO Number 9561368. Built at Iwagi Zosen, Double Hull, Singapore Flagged, ABS Classed. Length Overall of 179.99 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 172.00 m., Draught of 12.60 m., Beam of 32.20 m., 51.80. Moulded Depth of 19.05 m., Keel to mast air draft of 45.00 m., Tonnage of 23,900 Panama Canal Net, 27,500 Suez Canal Net, 12,680 International Net, 10,025 Light Displacement and 47,217 Dwt (long). MAIN ENGINE  1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50MC-C8.2 – 2-stroke 6-cyl Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 12889. 500mm x2000mm bore/stroke 9,480mkW.

VESSEL OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Epic Shipping Pte Ltd, Singapore; website: http://www.epicshipman.com.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacities of 52,688 cu.m. and 331,398 Barrels, Segregated Ballast Tanks, 4 Pumps with a total Capacity of 4,400 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, Heating Coils. 4 Cargo Separations, 4 Cargo Manifolds, Stern Discharge, Closed Loading System, Cargo connections have diameters of 16, 12, 10 and 8 inches, Manifold height above deck of 2.10 m., Distance from bow to center manifold is 92.40 m., 4 Centrifugal Pump(s), Maximum operating capacity of cargo pumps is 4,400 t/hr, Steel cargo lines.


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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

MT NORD INTELLIGENCE 13 BMK_2096 @

Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

MT NORD INTELLIGENCE 14 BMK_2125 @

Japanese-built Product Tanker MT ‘Nord Intelligence’ departing New York Harbor on foggy summer morning. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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MV ‘AURORA’

Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Aurora’ passing the Statue of Liberty
1,878 Berths Cruise Vessel Built 2000

IDENTIFICATION: Call Sign ZCDW9, IMO Number 9169524.Built at Meyer Werft, Bermuda Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 272.13 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 240.78 m., Draught of 8.40 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 76,152. DIMENSIONS/TONNAGES: Moulded Depth of 11.50 m., Tonnage of 40,370 International Net and 8,352 Dwt (long). Engine Description 4 S.A. 14-cyl., Engine Model 14V48/60, MAN Engine, Speed of 24.00 kts at 150.00 tonnes per day. 2 Propellors.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: P&O Cruises (UK) Ltd, URL: http://www.pocruises.com.

VESSEL DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 1,950, 939 Passenger Cabins, 1878 Passenger Berths, 10 Passenger Decks, 850 Crew.

MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel Gen – MAN 14V48/60 – 4-stroke 14-cyl. 480mm x 600mm bore/stroke 56,000mkW total at 514rpm driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

With appr. 1,800 berths, cruiseship ‘Aurora’ is a medium-size cruiseship with an estimated $375 million construction cost in 2000 at Meyer Wherf in Papenburg, Germany. During her retrofit in 2014, her funnel was painted blue (originally yellow) and the British Union Jack colors were painted on the bow of the vessel. The vessel has been designed and built to appeal and service the British market, and, to that extent, she resembles in many way a traditional ocean liner vessel. 


 

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Crossing paths with a water taxi. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Bow detail with the Union Jack colors. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. A newly painted funnel and the house colors. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. A majestic fall sunset. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. A majestic fall sunset. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. A majestic fall sunset. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Portside bow detail. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Portside stern detail, with her distinguishing raked, tiered stern. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Here comes the Statue of Liberty! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Here comes the Statue of Liberty! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Here comes the Statue of Liberty! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Here comes the Statue of Liberty! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

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Cruiseship ‘Aurora’ downstream the Hudson River. Here comes the Statue of Liberty! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime


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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.

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MV ‘NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY’ (Part II)

Images of Cruiseship MV ‘NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY’ departing New York City      Pictures taken during an August-2015 port call                                                    (4,028 Berths, Cruiseship Vessel, Built 2013 at Meyer Werft, Germany)

Images of MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ from previous port call in New York City (August 2014) can be found at another posting, by clicking here!

IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Norwegian Breakaway. Call Sign C6ZJ3, IMO Number 9606912. Built at Meyer Werft, Bahamas Flagged, DNV Classed, Length Overall of 325.64 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 300.12 m., Draught of 8.60 m., Beam of 39.70 m., Gross Tonnage of 145,655, Moulded Depth of 11.40 m., Tonnage of 132,549 International Net and 10,826 Dwt (long). ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 4 S.A. 14-cyl., Engine Model 14V48/60CR MAN Engine, Speed of 22.00 kts, Horsepower of 84,801B at 514. 2 Propellors, 3 Bow Thruster(s).

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL); company website: http://www.ncl.com.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 4,028, 4028 Passenger Berths, 1595 Crew.

MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ flies the Bahamian flag but she’s home-ported at New York City and the New York City Passenger Ship Terminal in Manhattan. Typically the vessel departs New York every Sunday for seven-day cruises to Bermuda, and thus the evocative name. At almost 326 meter length (1,069 ft) and eighteen decks, she’s presently the ninth largest cruiseship in the world.  Until this year, MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ and her sistership MV ‘Norwegian Getaway’ (of the ‘Breakaway Class’), were the biggest vessels in the Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet.

At the time of her delivery, it was posted: “Designed as “New York’s” ship, “NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY will bring the best of NYC to sea when she arrives to her year-round homeport in early May 2013, offering the high-caliber dining and entertainment options that New York is known for worldwide. To date, the company has revealed the ship’s groundbreaking design, including an open-air boardwalk, The Waterfront, and 678 Ocean Place; a wide range of indoor and outdoor venues on three dynamic decks that will create a whole new complex at sea that enhances guests’ connection with the ocean.  Norwegian Breakaway’s entertainment will include three Broadway shows: five-time Tony nominated ROCK OF AGES; the dance sensation BURN THE FLOOR; and CIRQUE DREAMS & DINNER JUNGLE FANTASY.  The famed comedy troupe The Second City, Howl at the Moon dueling pianos, and New York’s own Slam Allen will perform on the vessel. Norwegian Breakaway will also feature an exciting fireworks show on every cruise that will dazzle guests on the second to last night at sea each week, and will be the grand finale of a decadent 1980s-themed deck party.”


 

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 1@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 2@ W CELEBRITY SUMMIT

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. One World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan skyline visible. Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ can be seen sailing upstream. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 3@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge can be seen aft of the vessel. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 4@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 5@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 6@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 7@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 8@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 9@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 10@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 11@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 12@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.

MV NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY 13@

Built in 2013 at Meyer Werft and capable to accommodate more than 4,000 passengers (in 2,014 cabins), cruiseship MV ‘Norwegian Breakaway’ departs New York City. Panoramic view of Lower Manhattan. Image credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime.


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MV ‘CELEBRITY SUMMIT’ (Part II)

Pictures of Cruiseship MV ‘CELEBRITY SUMMIT’ departing New York Harbor      (2,038 Berths, Cruise Vessel, Built 2001)                                                                         
Pictures of the Cruiseship MV ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor in August 2014 can be found be clicking here!

The Cruiseship MV ‘Celebrity Summit’ has been in the news this summer, as she’s now commanded by the first American female cruiseship captain, Captain Kate McCue.

IDENTIFICATION: Ex-name is Summit. Launch Name was Summit. Call Sign 9HJC9, IMO Number 9192387. Built at Ch. de l’Atlantique, Malta Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 294.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 263.10 m., Draught of 8.00 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 90,280, Gen. Elec. Moulded Depth of 10.60 m., Keel to mast air draft of 62.36 m., Tonnage of 53,268 International Net and 11,602 Dwt (long). Engine, Engine Model LM2500, Speed of 24.00 kts, Horsepower of 78,852B. 2 Propellors.

OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Celebrity Cruises (Management) Inc.; website: http://www.celebritycruises.com.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 2,450, 1059 Passenger Cabins, 2038 Passenger Berths, 11 Passenger Decks, 999 Crew.


 

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 1@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; here moving astern, away from Bayonne, New Jersey. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 2@

France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; here moving astern, away from Bayonne, New Jersey. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 4@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; here moving astern, away from Bayonne, New Jersey. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 3@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge can be seen in the background. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 5@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 6@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; Lower Manhattan skyline and Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge are visible. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 7@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; Lower Manhattan skyline and World Trade Center are visible. Crossing paths with departing cruiseship ‘Norwegian Breakaway’. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 7@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; Lower Manhattan skyline and World Trade Center are visible. Crossing paths with departing cruiseship ‘Norwegian Breakaway’. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 8@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; finally, sailing downstream! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 8@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; finally, sailing downstream! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 9@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; finally, sailing downstream, against Lower Manhattan skyline! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 10@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; finally, sailing downstream, against Lower Manhattan skyline! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 11@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; starboard view! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 12@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; starboard bow view! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 13@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; starboard view, aft. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 14@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor; starboard view. Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime

MV CELEBRITY SUMMIT 15@

Built in 2001 at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, 2,50-berth Cruiseship ‘Celebrity Summit’ departing New York Harbor. Lady Liberty (Statue of Liberty) on the bow seems to be guiding the Captain! Image Credit: Karatzas Photographie Maritime


© 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 posted on this blog are typically minimally processed gpeg images of lower resolution. Original images are typically shot in RAW format, which can be provided upon special request.