Thursday, June 10, 2010

BF Esperanza

The German owned and built container ship BF Esperanza arriving this morning for Melfi Marine. The ship is flagged in Antigua, and carries 862 TEU.

She was built in 2003 by the J.J.Sietas yard in Hamburg. Sietas have been noted as innovative builders, with a history dating back to 1635. In all that time a member of the Sietas family was always in charge of the yard until 2009. Several order cancellations put the company into insolvency. However it was rescued and has some orders for specialized heavy lift ships, but is no longer controlled by the Sietas family:
That is the tug Atlantic Oak coming out to assist in berthing.

Melfi Marine is a Cuban operation and has no web site. It is represented in Halifax by Protos Shipping:

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