Images of Cruiseship MV ‘Anthem of the Seas’ Departing New York (2)

Images of Cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured in the Upper New York Harbor, by the Statue of Liberty, against the Lower Manhattan Skyline and under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

4,900 passengers, 18 decks, 348 m (1,142 ft) length, 2,090 staterooms, built at Meyer Werft (Papenburg), Germany

Fifth Largest Cruiseship in the World (along with sisterships MS ‘Ovation of the Seas’ and MV ‘Quantum of the Seas’

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ by the Statue of Liberty. Products tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ inbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ by the Statue of Liberty. Products tanker MT ‘CPO Norway’ inbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building, 432 Park Avenue clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ against the Lower Manhattan skyline. One World Trade Center and Empire State Building clearly visible. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ up-close and personal: 18 decks, 348 meters of length, appr. 90,500 main engines horsepower. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’. Bow detail against a minnow of a sailboat. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’. Stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’. Stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Image of cruiseship MS ‘Anthem of the Seas’ pictured under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Images of MV ‘Nagoya Express’ against the World Trade Center and Statue of Liberty

Images of Containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ in New York Harbor
Fully Cellular Containership, 8,750 TEU, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch and ex-Name ‘Basle Express’. Call Sign DGWD2, IMO Number 9450428. Built at Hyundai HI (Ulsan), Germany Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E Class, P&I insurance with Gard P&I, Length Overall of 335.10 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 319.00 m., Draught of 14.60 m., Moulded Depth of 24.80 m., Beam of 42.80 m., Gross Tonnage of 93,750, Tonnage of 37,699 International Net and 102,009 Dwt (long). Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks (Neo-Panamax).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH, Germany. Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH is a subsidiary of Hapag-Lloyd AG.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total TEU Capacity of 8,500, 6,500 Homogeneous and 1,460 Reefer (730 Reefer Sockets). No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE: Diesel – MAN B. & W. 12K98ME6.2 – 2-stroke 12-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 68,640mkW total at 94rpm.

AUXILIARY ENGINE: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 7,787ekW total, (9,734kVA total) 6600V, 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 5,867ekW total, (7,334kVA total) 6600V, 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 300ekW total, (375kVA total) 6600V.

OTHER POWER EQUIPMENT: 1 x Shaft Generator (PTO) at 4,000ekW total, AC, 690V.

PROPULSION & POSITIONING: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 94rpm. 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 2,500ekW total AC.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported, vessel was ordered as newbuilding by her present owners at a contract price of US$ 130 mil in May 2007.

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Seen here by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Seen here by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Two Moran harbor tugs assisting in the sailing. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Seen here “carrying” the World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Seen here “carrying” the World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Seen here against the World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Seen here against the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Two Moran harbor tugs ensuring safe sailing of the big ship. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Neo-panamax containership MV ‘Nagoya Express’ (8.750-teu, built in 2010 at Hyundai Heavy) entering the Port of New York. Seen here against the Statue of Liberty. 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 ‘Dallas Express’ Entering the Port of New York / New Jersey

Images of MV ‘Dallas Express’ Entering the Port of New York / New Jersey             Panamax, Fully-cellular Containership Vessel, 4,800 TEU, built in 2000

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Antwerpen Express, Tokyo Express. Intermediate Containership 3,000-5,999 TEU, Call Sign DGAF, IMO Number 9193288. Built at Hyundai HI (Ulsan), Germany Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E Class, Length Overall of 294.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 283.20 m., Moulded Depth of 21.80 m., Draught of 13.50 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 53,300, Tonnage of 23,876 International Net, 19,823 Light Displacement and 66,084 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH, Germany. Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH is a subsidiary of Hapag-Lloyd AG.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 4,800 Total, 3,370 Homogeneous and 740 Reefer, 6 Holds, 17 Hatches, Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, and is also able to transit the old locks. 370 x Sockets, Reefer.  No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7K98MC Mk5 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 40,037mkW total at 94rpm. Speed of 24.00 kts at 142.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 54,435.

AUXILIARY: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 4,600ekW total, (5,750kVA total), 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 1,750ekW total, (2,187kVA total), 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 300ekW total, (375kVA total).

PROPULSOR & POSITIONING: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 94rpm. 1 x Pos, 1 Bow Thruster(s) of 2100.00, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 2,100ekW total AC.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported newbuilding price of US$ 59 million, contracted in May 1998.


Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ sailing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge entering the Port of New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ sailing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge entering the Port of New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ entering the Port of New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ entering the Port of New York / New Jersey. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ entering the Port of New York / New Jersey; cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound. 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 Fruit Juice Tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ against the Statue of Liberty

Images of MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor
Fruit Juice Carrier, 43,420 DWT, built in 2007 at Aker Floroe

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Orange Sun. Call Sign A8HY8, IMO Number 9342580. Built at Aker Floroe, Double Hull, Liberia Flagged, LR Classed, Length Overall of 204.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 194.25 m., Draught of 11.40 m., Moulded Depth of 19.20 m., Beam of 32.20 m. Tonnage of 9,920 International Net and 42,735 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 33,070, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 17.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 21,495.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Atlanship S.A., Switzerland.

CARGO HANDLING CAPACITY: Cargo Capacities of 29,120 cu.m. and 183,160 Barrels, 16 Tanks, Stainless Steel Tank Coating.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7S60MC-C7.1 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 600mm x2400mm bore/stroke 15,820mkW total at 105rpm.

AUXILIARIES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 2,925ekW total, (3,657kVA total) 450V, 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 180ekW total.

PROPULSION: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), Variable pitch Propellor, 105rpm. Shaft Generator (PTO) at 1,380ekW total.


The pictures of the fruit juice car carrier MT ‘Orange Sun’ were taken on the afternoon of July 18, 2017 from the 30th floor of One World Financial Center. Quality of images is bearable as the shooting was taken place behind glass windows (with reflections, etc). The tanker followed an unusual route first steaming very slowly upstream in the Upper New York Harbor and Hudson River, and then making a complete turn by the North Cove Marina and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) (now part of the CME). Based on satellite data, the tanker proceeded to New Jersey to dock.


Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. We counted eleven (11) dedicated fruit juice tankers worldwide. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. We counted eleven (11) dedicated fruit juice tankers worldwide. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Majestic New Jersey in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Majestic New Jersey in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Majestic New Jersey in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Ellis Island and New Jersey in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. We counted eleven (11) dedicated fruit juice tankers worldwide. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Bridge and accommodation detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Refrigeration unit detail, amidships. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Rare sight: Image of fruit juice tanker MT ‘Orange Sun’ in the Upper New York Harbor. Bridge, accommodation, chimney stack and stern, detail. 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.

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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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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.


© 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.