Ship of the Week

Friday, 18 January 2019 14:46

Jan 18 - COSCO Shipping Pisces

  The COSCO Shipping Pisces is the second 20,000 TEU boxship to be delivered to the liner company by the Dalian Cosco Kawasaki Shipbuilding (DACKS) yard. The LNG-ready vessel spans 400 meters in length, 58.6 meters in width, and has a design speed of 22.5 knots/hour. The Lloyd’s Register-classed ship is one of the largest container ships built and delivered in China. The containership has numerous environmentally-friendly features including shore-power system, ballast water management systems, low fuel and energy consumption and, an intelligent energy efficiency management system aimed at monitoring and management of consumption of fuel, energy, and ship speed optimization. The system allows for one-man bridge operation, securing COSCO Shipping Pisces a spot in the new generation of “smart ships”.   Built        2019Owner    COSCOGRT       198500DWT      197500 tFlag        Hong Kong
Friday, 11 January 2019 14:11

Jan 11 – Eva Bulker

  The Eva Bulker was captured recently on video while loading logs at anchor in Prince Rupert.  Eva Bulker was built in 2012 at Naikai Zozen in Japan, together with her 3 other sister ships Anne-Mette Bulker, Nicoline Bulker, and Milau Bulker, all controlled by Lauritzen Bulkers. Built       2012Owner   J. Lauritzen A/SGRT      23,950 tDWT     38,140 tFlag      Marshall Islands   J. Lauritzen A/S is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with more than 150 vessels including short-term charters. The company is also one of the founding members of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) – which is a global business network working towards the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. To find out more, you can read the MACN’s latest update from December 2018...or watch their update video.    
Friday, 04 January 2019 14:46

Jan 4 - Virginiaborg

The Virginiaborg became the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover in 2019, by crossing the downstream limits of the Port at Sorel on January 2, at 3:50 a.m. Captain Volodymyr of Yurchenko was awarded the famous Gold-Headed Cane by Montreal Port Authority (MPA) President and CEO, Sylvie Vachon. The Gold-Headed Cane is awarded each year to the Master of the first ocean-going vessel to reach the Port of Montreal without a stopover. This ceremony will mark the 180th anniversary of this great tradition in the shipping community. The Virginiaborg is a bulk carrier operated by Wagenborg Shipping and represented in Montreal by the Lower St-Lawrence Ocean Agencies Ltd. The Virginiaborg left the Port of Porsgrunn, Norway, on December 20.   
Thursday, 20 December 2018 12:29

Dec 21 - Atlantic Star

Photo credit:  Florent Van Otterdyk   Type:               Ro-Ro/Container CarrierYear Built:        2015Tonnage:         100430Length:            296mBreadth:           27.6mSpeed:             18 knots   The Atlantic Star is one of five G4 class series combination roll-on/roll off container ships (ConRO) which are operated by Atlantic Container Line. The vessel is powered by a Wärtsilä 8RT-flex68D two-stroke diesel engine, which is under license from Hudong Heavy Machinery Company. The Atlantic Star has seven decks for Ro-Ro cargo alongside a 3,807 TEU capacity for containers. As opposed to regular ConRO structures, which load containers above-deck and Ro-Ro freight underneath with the superstructure situated aft, G4 vessels carry containers at the bow through the entire depth of the hull, with Ro-Ro cargo space amidships in and beneath the superstructure. On the Atlantic Star the Ro-Ro decks are higher (up to 7.4 meters) with fewer columns, enabling easier loading and discharge of oversized cargo. To maintain the best possible speed in North Atlantic weather conditions, a vertical stem bow was chosen, rather than the typical bulbous bow.        
Friday, 14 December 2018 13:54

Dec 14 - Magda

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. has been awarded a two-year fixed contract for the Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) built in 2015, NAO Viking. Commencement will be about mid-December 2018. The contract also grants the customer two one-year optional periods after the initial firm period.  NAO Viking” will be operating primarily in the North Sea for a first class company.  LOA:        82 mBeam:     18 mGRT:       3515 Built:        2016
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:40

Dec 7 - Jawan

Jawan is a Panama-flagged livestock carrier was recently detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) after experiencing stability issues after her departure from the Port of Portland, Australia.  The vessel, bound for Muscat, Oman, was carrying 4,327 breed stock cattle. It has been reported to the Port of Portland that there are no injuries to the cattle or any personnel on board and that the cattle are in good health and will be returned to the feedlot.  Built:         2003 Length:     134 m Beam:       19.4 mGRT:         11947 DWT:         8372        
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