Sunday, April 15, 2018

After you, I insist

Usually ships arriving and departing make passing arrangements so that neither ship is delayed. Today however there was the unusual situation where a ship stopped in the stream to allow another to maneuver.

Palena (despite its name, a HAPAG-Lloyd ship) was outbound from Fairview Cove. When it reached the lower harbour, there was no convenient spot to meet the inbound Maersk Patras. Palena kept its escort tug and stopped in the number one anchorage area until Maersk Patras was alongside at Halterm.

Palena 73,934 grt, 81,248 dwt, built Hyundai, Ulsan in 2006 is a 6541 TEU ship.It joined H-L through the merger with CSAV.

Maersk Patras built 1998 by Kvaerner Warnow Werft, Warnemunde, 31,333 grt, 37,842 dwt, 2890 TEU on its regular run from Montreal en route Rotterdam. It was built as P+O Nedlloyd Marseille and joined Maersk as part of a 2006 takeover.

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