Monday, March 14, 2022

Hyundai Faith - a tight squeeze

 One of the regular callers on THE Alliance's EC5 service is the Hyundai Faith. It's arrival today March 14 is its fourth visit since joining the rotation in June 2021. It is a big ship for the Narrows and is always an impressive sight whether coming or going.

In the Narrows northbound the ship has one tug on each side and one aft- Atlantic Oak to port, Atlantic Fir to starboard and Atlantic Beaver astern.

Tugs keep the ship in line for the bridges, then turn the ship, once it reaches Bedford Basin, to back in to the Fairview Cove container terminal.

The ship was built by Hyundai Samho in 2008 and is a 94,511 gt, 98,967 dwt vessel with a capacity of 8566 TEU.

Owners HMM (formerly Hyundai Merchant Marine) were orginally refused full membership in THE Alliance until they resolved their finanace crisis. The Korea Development Bank stepped in and bailed out the company in 2016. It had always been their intention to sell the renamed HMM and there is now speculation that a sale may be iminent.


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