Another first photo today, this time the auto carrier Don Pasquale. It is surprising that I had not photographed a ship that has been around since 1997, but it most likely was assigned to other routes. Some sources indicate that it has been on charter to EUKOR [EUrope KOrea]. Certainly sister ship Don Carlos and Don Quijote have called here.
Don Pasquale rounding Indian Point, entering Eastern Passage. Of f the ship's stern is the small tug Roseway that handles ships' lines at Autoport, where the bow lines are secured to a buoy.
Don Pasquale was built by Daewoo Heavy Industries in Okpo in 1997 and in 2007 it was lengthened from 219.3 to 227.9 m by Hyundai Vinaship in Vietnam. The reworked ship now registers 67,141 gt, 28,142 dwt with a capacity of 7,194 cars.
Rounding Ives Knoll outbound, the ship shows off its side ramp.
According to copmany literature, the ship has 13 decks. The 125 tonne capacity stern ramp serves deck 6, and the side ramp is served by deck 7. Decks 5, 7 and 9 have liftable sections to accommodate large cargo.
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