Monday, 29 January 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!

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Freeport, Bahamas - January 24, 26, & 27, 2018

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Carnival Victory in one of the floating drydocks in Freeport.
IMO:  9172648
GRT:  101,509
DWT:  10,774
Length:  272.2m
Beam:  35.54m
Draft:  8.32m
Year Built:  2000

Net Tonnage:  73,744
Berths:  3,360
Cabins:  1,379

Engine:  Wartsila Italy
Engine Stroke:  400 mm
Cylinders:  12
Power:  63,360 kW
Propellors:  2 x Controllable Pitch
Above:  MSC Bilbao at Freeport container Terminal
Below:  MSC Sao Paulo at the same terminal
Below:  Both ships showing the extent of the terminal
It will be expanded over the next few years.

RT Blackbeard & RT Raptor at their berth.
Info for RT Blackbeard:
IMO:  9756444
GRT:  485
DWT:  248
Length:  32m
Beam:  12m
Year Built:  2017
Above:  Ro-Ro carrier Tropic Jade loading for her next trip.
IMO:  7800265
GRT:  1,827
DWT:  2,536
Length:  90.05
Beam:  17.07
Draft:  4.81m
Year Built:  1978 - old by salt-water standards

Engine:  GM Electro Motive
Engine RPM:  900;   Engine Stroke:  230mm
Cylinders:  16
Power:  2,586 kW
Propellors:  2 x Fixed Pitch at 255 RPM
Fuel consumption:  12 tonnes per day at average speed

More on the fleet owned by Tropical Shipping, Click Here.
Yacht Turquoise entering the harbour.
IMO:  1011173
GRT:  755
DWT:  640
Length:  55.4m
Beam:  9.7m
Draft:  3.1m
Built:  2011

Net Tonnage:  226 tonnes
Displacement Summer:  649 tonnes
Engine:  Caterpillar USA
Cylinders:  12
Power:  2,238 kW
Engine Stroke:  170 mm
Turquoise, registered in the Cayman Islands.

Maersk Kawasaki being turned by tugs before securing at the container pier.
IMO:  9107887
GRT:  81,488
DWT:  90,456
Net:  43,399
Length:  318.24m
Beam:  42.92m
Draft:  14.5m
Year Built:  1997

Engine Stroke:  900 mm
Cylinders:  12
Power:  54,840 kW
1 x Fixed Pitch
Fuel Consumption:  240 tonnes per day at 24 knots
TEU:  6,418
OK, what is TEU?
Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit.
Measures a ship's cargo carrying capacity in containers.
One TEU is equal to that of a standard 20' shipping container.
More on TEU, Click Here.

Polarcus Asima Approaching the dock in the gathering gloom.
Fuel delivery by tug and barge.




Friday, 26 January 2018

Freeport, Bahamas - January 25, 2018

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 Allure of the Seas was in port for a brief visit to the drydock.
This is one BIG ship.  Check the humanoids visible in the photo below.
 Lifeboats were removed so the davits could be serviced.
Even the lifeboats are big.  
It holds about 5400 passengers and about 2400 crew.
 IMO:  9383948
GRT:  220,000
DWT:  19750
Length:  360 m
Beam:  60.5 m
Draft:  9.32 m
Just a tad too big for the Seaway!
Year Built:  2010
 Above:  A fleet of tugs were required to move the thing around.
 Engine:  Wartsila Finland
Cylinders:  12
Power:  97,020 kW
Propellors:  3 x Azimodal
4 x 5500 kW Wartsila Bow Thrusters
Above:
Height above the waterline:  72 m; 236 ft.
More on the Allure of the Seas, Click Here.

And now for something completely different.
Above:  Aircraft enthusiasts, is this a DC-3?
Freeport harbour is on the main approach.
Lots of aircraft of all sizes go by all day.

Above:  On a trailer that delivered coils of wire
to the survey ship Polarcus Asima.
Old vehicles from the USA are brought to the Bahamas.
Some don't require new plates I guess.
Above:  At the "pier" we were at, dubbed "On the Rocks",
the fenders were not well secured and would sometimes go adrift.
This one had to be resecured for the arrival of the Polarcus Asima.
Below:  Polarcus Asima arrives along with the Majesty of the Seas.
Above:  Notice the oil boom in the water on the bottom right.
It was there to mark a sunken tug.
IMO:  9538127
GRT:  7894
DWT:  4450
Length:  92 m
Beam:  21 m
Draft:  9.32 m
Year Built:  2010
Ballast:  2067 tonnes

 Engine:  Wartsila Finland

Cylinders:  9
Power:  12,900 kW
Propellors:  2 x Controllable Pitch

Above:  Mooring station.
 The ship can tow a large array of seismic gear.
 More on Polarcus & their fleet, Click Here.
Lots of these bows are showing up on ships. 

 Majesty of the Seas inbound for one of the drydocks.
IMO:  8819512
GRT:  74,077

DWT:  6,953
Length:  268.32 m
Beam:  36 m
Draft:  9.32 m
Year Built:  1992

 More on Majesty of the Seas, Click Here.
  Engine:  SEMT Pielstik



Cylinders:  9
Power:  21,840 kW
Engine Stroke:  400 mm
Propellors:  2 x Fixed Pitch