Category Archives: Other kinds of vessels


German research icebreaker Polarstern is leaving her home port Bremerhaven in the evening of December 20th, 2020.
Polarstern is bound for her next research tour to Antarctica. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this time she is also used as transfer vessel for scientists.
Built: 1982 | IMO No.: 8013132 | Gross tonnage: 12,614 | Flag: Germany

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Cristóbal Colón

DSC_3827 DSC_40041Hopper dredger Cristóbal Colón is leaving Cuxhaven on February 3rd, 2010.
This dredger is at this moment the world’s biggest hopper dredger. Therefore it needs two tugs for departure. On the picture tug boat Bremerhaven is towed to its aft.
Built: 2009 | IMO No.: 9429572 | Gross tonnage: 59,466 | Flag: Luxemburg | Hopper capacity: 46,000 m³


Poseidon04Research vessel Poseidon is moored at Kreishafen Rendsburg on October 20th, 2009.
Built: 1976 | IMO No.: 7427518 | Gross tonnage: 1,105 | Flag: Germany | Main investigation area: oceanographic and geological research in the Atlantic ocean and its marginal seas