Images of Car-Carrier Vessel MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ in New York Harbor

Images of Car-Carrier Vessel MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ with Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge
Pure Car-Carrier (PCC) Vessel 6,400-ceu, built in 2002 at Shin Kurushima

VESSEL’S DESCRIPTION & IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Grand Pioneer. Call Sign HOBN, IMO Number 9247572. Built at Shin Kurushima, Panama Flagged, Korean Classed, Length Overall of 199.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 192.85 m., Draught of 9.60 m., Moulded Depth of 14.60 m., Beam of 32.25 m., Gross Tonnage of 58,945, Tonnage of 17,685 International Net and 18,818 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: Cido Shipping (HK) Co Ltd, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.  Technical Manager: Cido Shipping (Korea) Ltd, South Korea. Registered Owner: Dynamic Carrier Shipping S.A.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 6,400 Cars, 13 Vehicle Decks, 1 Stern Ramp(s) with a maximum load of 150 tonnes, 2 Side Ramp(s) with a maximum load of 35 tonnes.

ENGINES & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE:  1 x Diesel – Mitsubishi 8UEC60LS – 2-stroke 8-cyl. 600mm x2200mm bore/stroke 14,161mkW total at 100rpm. Mitsubishi Engine, Speed of 20.75 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 19,253, Bunker Capacity of 1,757 IFO 380.

PROPULSOR: 1 x CP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 100rpm.

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty (right corner). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty (left corner). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here with the Statue of Liberty (left corner). Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor with the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor with the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here in the Upper New York Harbor with Brooklyn in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here with the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here with the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Car-Carrier MV ‘Grand Pioneer’ departing the Port of New York. Seen here with the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. 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.

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Images of Car Carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’

Images of newly-delivered MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus
7,500-ceu, Pure Car Carrier (PCC) Vessel, built in 2016

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Launch Name was Horizon Highway. Call Sign 3FVP9, IMO Number 9726700. Built at Shin Kurushima, Panama Flagged, NKK Classed, Length Overall of 200 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 196.00 m., Draught of 10.25 m., Beam of 38.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 75,036, Moulded Depth of 14.65 m., Tonnage of 23,430 International Net and 20,260 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K-Line), Japan. Website: http://www.kline.co.jp. Info on K-Line’s Far East to Europe car carrier service can be found here. Info on sistership vessel MV ‘Hamburg Highway’ can be found here.

CARGO HANDLING CAPACITIES: Vehicle Capacity of 7,500 Cars, 12 Vehicle Decks, 1 Quarter Ramp(s), Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – Mitsubishi HI Engine 7UEC60LSE-eco-A2 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 600mm x2400mm bore/stroke 13,200mkW total at 104rpm.

AUXILIARY: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 2,850ekW total, (3,563kVA total), 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 950ekW total, (1,188kVA total).


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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Delivered earlier in 2016 by Shin Kurushima in Japan for K-Line, 7,500-ceu car carrier MV ‘Horizon Highway’ departing the Port of Piraeus. 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.

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Images of Car Carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’ entering the Port of Piraeus

Car Carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’ at Port of Piraeus
3,500-ceu Pure Car Carrier Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo

VESSEL DETAILS: Launch Name was Neptune Galene. Call Sign SVBX5, IMO Number 9668491.Built at Hyundai Mipo, Greece Flagged, DNV Classed, Length Overall of 169.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 158.00 m., Draught of 8.70 m., Beam of 28.00 m., Gross Tonnage of 37,600. Moulded Depth of 30.60 m., Tonnage of 11,280 International Net and 11,080 Dwt (long).

VESSEL OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises S.A.,Greece. Website: http://www.neptunelines.com.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 3,500 Cars, Lane Length of 850.00 m., 1 Stern Ramp(s) with a Width of 7.00 m. and a maximum load of 120 tonnes, 1 Quarter Ramp(s).

MAIN ENGINE:  1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7S50ME-C8.2 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 500mm x2000mm bore/stroke 11,620mkW total at 127rpm.

AUXILIARY ENGINES:  2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Himsen 6H21/32 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 210mm x 320mm bore/stroke 2,100mkW total at 720rpm driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.


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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, Korea, small car carrier MV ‘Neptune Galene’, with anthropomorphically decorated bow, entering the Port of Piraeus under a summer’s sunset. 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 ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departing Port of Piraeus

Images of Car Carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departing the Port of Piraeus
3,500 Cars, Pure Car Carrier (PCC), built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo

VESSEL DETAILS: Call Sign SVBZ1, IMO Number 9668506. Built at Hyundai Mipo, Greece Flagged, DNV Classed, Length Overall of 169.55 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 158.00 m., Draught of 8.70 m., Beam of 28.00 m., Moulded Depth of 30.55 m., Tonnage of 11,280 International Net and 11,085 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 37,600, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 18.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 15,800.

VESSEL OWNER / MANAGER DETAILS: Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises S.A., Greece. Website: http://www.neptunelines.com.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 3,500 Cars, Lane Length of 850.00 m., 1 Stern Ramp(s) with a Width of 7.00 m. and a maximum load of 120 tonnes, 1 Quarter Ramp(s).

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7S50ME-C8.2 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 500mm x2000mm bore/stroke 11,620mkW total at 127rpm.

AUXILIARY  ENGINES: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Himsen 6H21/32 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 210mm x 320mm bore/stroke 2,100mkW total at 720rpm driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

PROPULSION:  1 x Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), Rolls-Royce, 127rpm.  2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) AC, 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Aft) (electric) AC.


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Car Carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’, built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Car Carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’, built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Car Carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’, built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Car Carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’, built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Anthropomorphic bow bearing a blue-eye, the ‘Eye of the Sea’ possibly – as ‘Thalassa’ means ‘Sea’ in Greek. Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Anthropomorphic bow bearing a blue-eye, the ‘Eye of the Sea’ possibly – as ‘Thalassa’ means ‘Sea’ in Greek. Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Details of of house flag for MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’. Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Anthropomorphic bow bearing a blue-eye, the ‘Eye of the Sea’ possibly – as ‘Thalassa’ means ‘Sea’ in Greek. Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Car Carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’, built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Car Carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’, built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Car Carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’, built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Car Carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’, built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Anthropomorphic bow bearing a blue-eye, the ‘Eye of the Sea’ possibly – as ‘Thalassa’ means ‘Sea’ in Greek. Built in 2014 at Hyundai Mipo, 3000-ceu car carrier MV ‘Neptune Thalassa’ departs Port of Piraeus in November 2015. 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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