Ems transfer of MV Celebrity Silhouette on June 30th, 2011

Meyerwerft’s latest newbuilding Celebrity Silhouette is transfered through the narrow river Ems from Meyerwerft, Papenburg to the North Sea on June 30th, 2011. The vessel is assisted by two Bremerhaven based tug boats Bugsier 6 and Hunte. Final destination of the vessel is Eemshaven. Lateron there are seatrials to follow before the vessel is scheduled to be handed over to the owner Celebrity Cruises in Hamburg. The christening ceremony in Hamburg is scheduled for July 21st, 2011.

IMO number: 9451094 | Built: 2011 | Shipyard: Jos. L. Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany | Gross tonnage (ton): 121,878 | Power output (KW): 91,364 | Maximum Speed (kn): 24 | Overall length (m): 315.00 | Overall beam (m): 36.80 | Maximum draught (m): 8.30 | Maximum passenger capacity: 2,850 | Homeport / Flag: Valetta / Malta | owner/operator: Celebrity Cruises

Grounding of Algoma Discovery – Sept 24th, 2009

Bulk carrier Algoma Discovery grounded at Harriersand in the river Weser on September 24th, 2009 around 1930 hrs.
The vessel was loaded with approximately 27,000 tons of steel coils. She was on a voyage from Bremen to Ravenna, Italy.
According to local news she grounded due to a technical failure with the engine.
Algoma Discovery | Built: 1987 | IMO No.: 8505848 | Gross tonnage: 23,306 | Flag: Bahamas |  Length overall: 222.43 m | Beam: 23.08 m

On September 26th, 2009 around 1830 hrs the vessel was pulled off the ground with the help of 9 tug vessels and the tide. It has been maneuvered with tug assistance to the port of Brake where further inspections need to be done.

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