Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Freeport, Bahamas. January 28, 2018

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Sometimes, one has to take "Mental Health" breaks.
 Majesty of the Seas arrives for a drydocking.
IMO:  8819512
GRT:  74,077
Displacement:  35,064 tonnes
Net Tonnage:  47,599 tonnes
Length:  628.32 m
Beam:  36 m
Draft:  7.88 m
Year Built:  1992
Cabins:  1178;  Berths:  2744
Main propulsion is SEMT Pielstick
But, I cannot find out how many engines this ship has.
Engine Stroke:  400 mm
Cylinders:  9
Power:  21,840 kW
Propellor:  2 x Fixed Pitch
Above:
Once clear of the water you can see the two props.
Above:  New materiel for the Polarcus Asima.
Polarcus Asima; a Research/Survey ship.
IMO:  9538127
GRT:  7,894
Net Tonnage:  2,369 tonnes
Deadweight:  4,450 t
Length:  92 m
Beam:  21 m
Year Built:  2010
This ship has 111 berths & 69 cabins!
Main propulsion is Wartsila Finland
Engine Stroke:  200 mm
Cylinders:  9
Propellor:  2 x Controllable Pitch

Above:  Another attempt to restore balance.
These were very nice noise-cancelling headphones.  
I left them on an airplane.  I hope someone else is enjoying them.
Another ship for repairs, crew change, etc.  Telluride.
IMO:  9256248
GRT:  40,763
DWT:  72,344
Length:  228 m
Beam:  30 m
Draft:  14 m
Year Built:  2003
Crude Oil Capacity:  491,535 bbl
Ballast:  32,153 tonnes
Main propulsion is 1 x Man B&W
Engine Stroke:  2,400 mm
Engine Bore:  600 mm
Cylinders:  5
Power:  11,300 kW
Engine RPM:  105
2 x Z Peller solid LB 5.0
Fuel Consumption:  38 tonnes/day @ 14 knots
Propellor:  1 x Fixed Pitch

Above:
Svitzer Hanne
Below:
Svitzer Chirripo
 There are times when you must exercise your safety equipment.
Fire monitor test; used to fight fires on other ships, rigs and ashore.
Below:
Vega Scorpio departing after delivering a cargo.
Even in paradise the sun does not always co-operate.

 Svitzer Pacuare
IMO:  9788148
GRT:  461
DWT:  146
Length:  28.2 m
Beam:  12.6 m
Draft:  5.3 m
Year Built:  2017
 This tug is classed by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping),
A1, Towing vessel, Fire Fighting Vessel Class 1, AMS, ABCU
Don't ask!

Freeport, Bahamas. January 29 to 31, 2018

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Crowley's tug Explorer brought in another floating drydock.
 Local tugs helped put it into position.
Tug Explorer
IMO:  7397660
GRT:  4538
DWT:
Net Tonnage:  161 tonnes
Length:  39.21 m
Beam:  11.13 m
Draft:  5.13 m
Year Built:  1975

1 x Caterpillar USA
Engine Stroke:  254 mm
Engine Bore:  230 mm
Cylinders:  20
Power:  90 kW
Propellor:  2 x Fixed Pitch

Above:  Workboat Cyclone approaching Polarcus Asima.
Above & Below:
Sometimes things happen.
While working on a lifebuoy release the PainsWessex Manoverboard MK8 flare/light float released itself, bounced off the deck and ignited.
So, now we all know how one of these works;  not a complete loss.
For much more info about these devices, Click Here.

Fenny arrives in Freeport.
She is now classed as a supply vessel,
but was obviously a fishing vessel in a former life.
IMO:  8003450
GRT:  302
NET: 90 tonnes
Net Tonnage:  364 tonnes
Length:  36.5m
Beam:  8m
Draft:  4.1m
Year Built:  1980
Registered in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Where is Vanuatu and other facts, Click Here.
Main propulsion is 1 x Stork Werspoor
Engine Stroke:  240 mm
Cylinders:  6
Power:  1030 kW
Propellor:  1 x Fixed Pitch
Coming alongside the "Dock" ahead of our ship.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Welland Canal. June 1 to 3, 2018

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 Small cruise ship Pearl Mist above Lock 1, upbound.
Built at Irving Shipyards in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2009.
After her completion years of legal dispute delayed her being put into operation.
She spent several years in Shelburne, NS waiting the end of the legal dispute.
Was finally taken to Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland for completion.
She did not sail on her inaugural voyage until June 2014.
 IMO:  9412701
GRT:  5109
DWT:  200
Length:  99.05m
Beam:  16.8m
Year Built:  2009
Passengers:  210   Crew:  70

Main propulsion is 2 x Caterpillar 3516C High Displacement engines.
Engine Stroke:  170mm
Cylinders:  8
Power:  2982kW
2 x Z Peller solid LB 5.0
Fuel Consumption:  15 tonnes/day @ 10 knots
Above:  Not much freeboard.
Freeboard is the distance from the waterline to the upper deck level.
Above:  A graphical representation of the dimensions used to describe a ship.
"f" is Freeboard.

Federal Welland, also upbound above Lock 1.
 IMO:  9205926
GRT:  20,659
DWT:  36,563
Length:  199.99m
Beam:  23.76m
Year Built:  2000
Federal Welland can carry 44,084 cubic metres of grain
Engine:  Kawasaki
Engine Stroke:  460mm
Cylinders:  6
Power:  7878 kW
1 x fixed pitch propellor
Fuel Consumption:  25 tonnes/day @ 13.5 knots

Gorgeous old ship.

IMO:  5206362
GRT:  8,018
DWT:  19,414
Length:  153.39m
Beam:  20.48m
Year Built:  1942 !!!!!

Alpena is used mostly to carry cement.  A self-unloader she is.

Engine:  De Laval steam turbine
Power:  400kW
2 x water-tube boilers
Propellor:  1 x fixed pitch