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Magellan04 Magellan08 Magellan11 Magellan16 Magellan19Cruise vessel Magellan is passing Stadersand bound for Hamburg on October 3rd, 2017.
Built: 1985 | IMO No.: 8217881 | Gross tonnage: 46,052 | Flag: Bahamas | Passenger capacity: 1,250

MOL Triumph

MOL Triumph00 MOL Triumph01 MOL Triumph06 MOL Triumph09 MOL Triumph11 MOL Triumph14 MOL Triumph15The so far biggest container vessel that has ever sailed in German waters – the MOL Triumph – is passing Cuxhaven on May 17th, 2017.
Built: 2017 | IMO No.: 9769271 | Gross tonnage: 210,678 | Flag: Marshall Islands | Container capacity: 20,170 TEU

Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy001 Norwegian Joy005 Norwegian Joy013 Norwegian Joy017 Norwegian Joy022Meyerwerft’s latest newbuilding Norwegian Joy is arriving in Bremerhaven in the early morning of April 27th, 2017.
The vessel is just returning from the sea trials and is due to be handed over to the new owner in Bremerhaven.
In the late evening the vessel was planned to sail straight to Shanghai via Gibraltar, where the vessel will be christened.
Norwegian Joy is purpose built for the Chinese cruise market.
Built: 2017 | IMO No.: 9697753 | Gross tonnage: 167,725 | Flag: Bahamas | Passenger capacity: 3,883

La Manche

La Manche05 La Manche09 La Manche1733 year old refrigerated cargo vessel La Manche is moored at Bremen Neustädter Hafen shed 21 on October 19th, 2016.
Built: 1983 | IMO No.: 8226739 | Gross tonnage: 13,506 | Flag: Vanuatu | Cargo capacity: 15,807 m³

Eugen Mærsk

Eugen Mærsk001 Eugen Mærsk008 Eugen Mærsk012 Eugen Mærsk016 Eugen Mærsk019 Eugen Mærsk022 Eugen Mærsk030The rebuilt Eugen Mærsk on her maiden voyage after being rebuilt to carry upto 16,810 TEU.
The picture is taken on the river Elbe between Brunsbüttel and Otterndorf.
Main changes which were carried out by a Chinese yard was a slow-steaming bulb, the raising of the deckhouse by about one deck, raised lashing bridges by one tier, and antiroll tanks.
Built/Rebuilt: 2008 @ Odense Shipyard (Odense/Denmark) / 2016 @ Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry (Qingdao/China) | IMO: 9321550 | Gross Tonnage: 171,542 | Flag: Denmark | Port of Registry: Randers | Container capacity: 16,810 TEU | Length: 397.70 m | Breadth: 56.40 m | Draft: 16.00 m | Speed: 27 kn | Owner: A.P. Möller

Ovation of the Seas

Ovation of the Seas029 Ovation of the Seas109 Ovation of the Seas198Meyerwerft’s latest newbuilding Ovation of the Seas is passing Cuxhaven on March 18th, 2016.
The vessel is just returning from the sea trials and is due to dock at Blohm & Voss yard, Hamburg for a final dry docking.
Built: 2016 | IMO No.: 9697753 | Gross tonnage: 167,800| Flag: Bahamas | Passenger capacity: 4,188

Grounding of CSCL Indian Ocean on river Elbe

In the evening of February 3rd , 2016, around 10.20 p.m. the CSCL Indian Ocean ran aground close to Grünendeich most certainly due to a rudder failure.

On February 7th, 2016 I was able to take some shots of the stranded vessel.

CSCL Indian Ocean09CSCL Indian Ocean still at her position off the fairway.

Panorama CSCL Indian OceanThe panorama view shows all vessels operating around the vessel.
Most vessels are tug boats or dredgers.

610_0799The inland vessel Dresden II is just leaving the scene with MDO which it pumped off the CSCL Indian Ocean in order to lighten the ship.

DSC_8498Thousands of visitors came to the river in order to get a view at the scene. Even the traffic information on the radio mentioned the chaos alongside the river on both riverbanks.

610_1040 610_1043Very impressive was the passage of 13,000 TEU container vessel Hanjin Asia passing by the scene with a draft of 14.2 metres.

The CSCL Indian Ocean will most certainly have to stay in her position till Tuesday February 9th, 2016 since this will be the time with the next spring tide. Until this moment the only thing the salvage staff can do is dredging the area as well as pumping all ballastwater as well as all fuel out of the ship.