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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Emerald Star lost in Pacific - 11 crew missing on: October 13, 2017, 06:39:36 pm
Hong Kong flagged bulk carrier "Emerald Star",  built 2010,  57.367 t S DW, DIM: 190 x 32,26 meters,  IMO  9449261 and MMSI  477982700, seems to be the tragic ship in this case.
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Help and Advice / Re: NEW Journalist seeking help in Jeddah on the 30th. of May on: May 31, 2017, 03:14:52 pm
Perhaps "Your" ship asked for is now returning up the Red Sea to the Suez-Canal, according to Marine Traffic.  She seems perhaps to have been in port for abt. 12 hrs.  If You have seen her at Marine Traffic for some time, you will perhaps have registered her draught at different times, ahead of and after visiting the port You were interested in. At internet I think You will find details on that ship, incl. tables showing draught and  weight of cargo.......
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Saudi patrol boats transiting Kiel on: March 03, 2017, 04:02:56 pm
Sorry, the route forecast on Marine Traffic was wrong.  I see she now is sailing a round the Skaw at a distance off abt.  6 nautival miles, so You have to have a very good camera, perhaps  long distance drone to get a picture of the deck cargo.
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Saudi patrol boats transiting Kiel on: March 02, 2017, 10:58:27 pm
According to Marine Traffic  -  AIS,   her  route forecast is through  NOK ,  the Kiel Canal.  With speed and distance she perhaps is available for shot in the Canal tomorrow, Friday March 3rd.   Marine traffic will give and idea of her position.  I would like to see her deck cargo photographed.
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Tordenskjold on: September 14, 2016, 09:23:38 pm
Both Wikipedia  and  Warsailors  gives info about  SS Tordenskjold.  Look at those pages, incl. pictures.   Perhaps some details on some ot the pictures are similar. But I am not sure that timber was usual cargo on SS Tordenskjold.   Norwegian "DS" means "SS"             About  D/S Tordenskjold
Updated Apr. 7-2009

To Tordenskjold on the "Ships starting with T" page.

A picture is available on this external page (click in it to enlarge).

Manager: Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, Trondheim
Tonnage: 921 gt, 550 net, 840 tdwt.

Delivered in Apr.-1906 from Trondhjems mek. Verksted as Tordenskjold (123) to Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, Trondhjem. 205' 9"/195' (loa/lpp) x 29' 6" x 15' 6"/22' 8" (D/D1), Triple exp. steam engine by yard, 741 ihp at trials, 12 knots, 2 cargo holds. Certified for 200 passengers in coastal service, and 85 in North Sea service. Put into service to Hamburg. Ran aground near Egersund on Apr. 5-1910 and had to be beached in Hovlandsviken due to heavy damages. Ran aground again on Jan. 29-1913 near Bardalsøen in Ranenfjord, but continued to Bodø. Collided in the North Sea on May 28-1913 with the Danish D/S Trankebar, but was able to continue to Hamburg in spite of extensive damages. Went into coastal service in 1917. Ran aground at Hånæs on March 7-1919, between Grytten and Tungenes Light, refloated and taken in tow to Bru, then after diver examinations she was taken to Bergen for repairs. In service as "replacement" vessel in Hurtigruten in 1920-'21. In regularly scheduled coastal service 1922-'40. In Febr.-1929 she replaced Kong Harald which had been damaged by fire outside Kirkenes (Hurtigruten). Had engine trouble near Rissa on Febr. 10-1937 and was taken in tow to Brekstad by D/S Fosen. Boiler damage was repaired and she returned to Trondheim.
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Tordenskjold on: September 14, 2016, 07:53:45 pm
I do not see any picture of her.  SS "Tordenskjold" built 1906,  BU  1954. Passengers and cargo.  196,1 x 29,7 feet.  Steam engine 800 HP gave up to 12 knots. 921 GrT.  More details on net. She has a dark hull.  Is this the right ship??   best regards  Trygve Eriksen
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: MarineTraffic not working?? on: January 14, 2015, 10:51:15 pm
For me in Norway Marine Traffic works OK  world wide, incl.  Antarctica.
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Site related news, functions and modules / Re: CHANGE OF RULE FOR MULTIPLE PHOTOGRAPHS on: October 31, 2014, 01:05:53 pm
Thanks for all good work done so we still can show our maritime pictures and videoes in this elegant way.

It is also a very great pleasure  to look at pictures and videoes, and in some cases comment on them. The range in ships age and types make SHIPSPOTTING very interesting and informative, esp. for me, not having much experience as sailor at all. But I use every opportunity to catch pics and videoes.

Best regards from cold Norway

Tygve Eriksen
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Ex Norwegian "Horten" transformed to Fishery Patrol Wessel, UK-flagged on: March 18, 2014, 05:23:25 pm
An Ex-Royal Norwegian Navy auxiliary, "Horten" (named after the city in which she was built) have in February/March 2014 left Norway. She have for a few weeks been in Ramsgate/UK, converted to Fishery Patrol Wessel,  with UK flag, and with given owner/manager (unknown to me).  I wonder if she is going to that mission for UK,  or for what country/area?
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