Saturday 31 December 2011


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Sunday 25 December 2011


m.v. "Clifton".
Owner Bristol City Council (Port of Bristol Authority), Bristol, United Kingdom.
Flag United Kingdom.
Built 1968 by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd., Bristol, United Kingdom.
Grt. 1.150, nrt. 523, dwt. 1.478, l.o.a. 61.52 mt., br. 13.54 mt.
Engine type Motor, Ruston & Hornsby Ltd., 1.240 bhp.
Speed 10.5 kn.
Vessel type Hopper Dredger.
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m.v. "Khawla", owner Government of the Republic of Iraq (State
Organization for Implementation of Transport & Communication Projects),
Basrah, Iraq.
Flag Iraq.
Built 1983 by Helsingor Vaerft, Helsingor, Denmark.
Grt. 3.860, nrt. 1.514, dwt. 3.985, l.o.a. 110.67 mt.
Engine type Motor, NTU, 6.000 bhp., speed 15.5 kn.
Vessel type RoRo/Tank Landing and Troopship.
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s.s. "Kaiser Wilhelm II".
Owner Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, Germany. Flag Germany.
Built 1903 by Vulcan Werft, Stettin, Germany.
Grt. 19.361, l.o.a. 215.31 mt., br. 21.89 mt.
Engine type Steam, 44.500 ihp., speed 23.5 kn.
Vessel type Passenger
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Monday 12 December 2011

m.v. TAKTOW 1

m.v. "Taktow 1".
Owner Smit Tak Internationale Ocean & Salvage Co., Rotterdam,
the Netherlands.
flag the Netherlands.
built 1981 by Scheepswerf Damen B.V., Gorkum, the Netherlands.
Grt. 100, l.o.a. 22.51 mt., br. 6.63 mt.
Engine type Motor, Caterpillar, 2 x 4tew 8 cil., 2 x 548 hp.
Vessel type Tug.
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m.v. "World Lynx".
Owner World Feederships Inc., Mornrovia, Liberia.
Flag Liberia.
Built 1979 by Mie Shipyard Co. Ltd., Yokkaichi, Japan.
Grt. 10.385, nrt. 6.076, dwt. 13.300, l.o.a. 153.02 mt. breadth 23.00 mt.
Vessel type Cargo/Container.
Engine type Motor, Pielstieck-Nippon Kokan K.K., 11.700 hp., speed 17 kn.
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m.v. "Mobil Navigator".
Owner Mobil Shipping & Transportation Co. Monrovia, Liberia.
Flag Liberia.
Built 1973 by Haugesund M/V A/S, Haugesund, Norway.
Grt. 18.843, nrt. 13.482, dwt. 32.590, l.o.a. 170.69 mt., Breadth 25.94 mt.
Engine type Motor, Sulzer Bros., 12.000 hp, speed 16 kn.
Vessel type Tank.
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Friday 9 December 2011


m.v. "Merzario Persia".
Owner Merzario Shipping Corp., Monrovia, Liberia.
Flag Liberia.
Built 1978 by Schiffs und Masch.bau Paul Lindeau GmbH & Co. KG, Kiel, Germany.
Grt. 13.478, nrt. 9.154, l.o.a. 173.01 mt., br. 21.75 mt.
Engine type Motor, MaK, 11.600 hp., speed 18 kn.
Vessel type Ro/Cargo/Container.
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m.v. "Nedlloyd Spaarnekerk".
ex Spaarnekerk.
Flag the Netherlands.
Owner Koninklijke Nedlloyd B.V., Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Grt. 8.287, dwt. 12.215, l.o.a. 180 mt.
Engine type Motor, Stork, 10.600 hp.
Speed 17.5 kn.
Vessel type Cargo.


m.v. "Amurskiy Bereg".
Owner USSR Gov.ment, Vladivostok, USSR, (Russia). Flag USSR.
Built 1981 by VEB Mathias Thesen Werft, Wismar, DDR (Germany).
Grt. 7.856, nrt. 4.314, dwt. 9.9.606, l.o.a. 152.69 mt., br. 22.26 mt.
Engine type Motor, MAN-Halberstadt, 9.000 hp., speed 17.5 kn.
Vessel type Fish Carrier/Reefer.
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Thursday 1 December 2011


m.v. "Timisoara".
Owner Navrom, Constantza, Romania, flag Romania.
Built 1961 at Santierul Naval Galatz, Galatz, Romania.
Grt. 3.090, nrt. 2.086, dwt. 4.400, length over all 98.30 mt., breadth 13.92 mt.
Engine type Motor, Sulzer Bros. Ltd., 2.500 hp., speed 12.5 kn.
Vessel type Cargo.
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m.v. "Saint Bernard",
ex Telendos '80, ex Tamerlane '78.
Owner Societe Navale de l'Ouest, Dunkirk, France. Flag France.
built 1967 by Uddevallavarvet A/B, Uddevalla, Sweden.
Grt. 12.162, nrt. 8.181, dwt. 14.733, l.o.a. 172.19 mt, br. 20.81 mt.
Engine type Motor, Pieklstick-Lindholmens Varvet A/B, 13.000 hp,
speed 19.5 kn.
Vessel type Cargo/Container.
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s.s. "Manhattan".
Owner United States Lines, New York, United States.
Built 1932 by New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, USA.
Grt. 24.289, l.o.a. 214.93 mt., breadth 26.29 mt.
Engine type Steam, Parson geared steam turbines, 36.620 shp., speed 22.7 kn.

The "Manhattan" made her maiden voyage New York-Hamburg on the 10th
of August 1932 and in December 1939 her first voyage New York-Genoa.
In June 1940 the trans-atlantic services were stopped because of the war in
Europe and the vessel went cruising instead.
In June 1941 she was renamed "Wakefield" and entered service as an US Navy
After a fire in the North Atlantic on September 3, 1942, while sailing in a
convoy the crew abandoned the ship. However it was possible to tow the vessel to Halifax. On September 18, 1942 the US Navy bought the ship and had her repaired and fitted out as a troop transport. The "Wakefield" entered service in April 1944, laid up in May 1946 as a reserve ship. In March 1965 she arrived at Kearny, New Jersey, to be broken up.
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