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Scale Models / Photos of former Kosmos Bulkschiffahrt vessels
« on: February 12, 2007, 11:47:15 AM »

I have bought a scale model kit (1:1250) some years ago which I want to build and paint now. It's a vessel of German company Kosmos Bulkschiffahrt which was part of Hapag-Lloyd.

The model kit shows one of the type 36/36L built by AG Weser in Bremen. In 1977 the contract of one ULCC was changed into an order for five vessels of 36/36L type according to plans of AG Weser Seebeckwerft, Bremerhaven. The vessels were RÜDESHEIM, RÜSSELSHEIM, INGELHEIM, HEIDENHEIM, UNTERTÜRCKHEIM.
Unfortunately I don't have colour photos of these vessels. All I have are b/w photos. And the photos I found on this side show the vessels in later conditions and different colours.

Can anybody send me adequate photos of the original painting? Every help is highly appreciated.

Kind regards,

News from Bremerhaven. The parts of the ferry are put together. Everybody who is interested can watch some photos here:

If I have the chance I try to get some photos of the vessel in floating dock.


Hi Karl,

I think you don't need anybody permission when you want to take photos of her. I didn't. Just look for a good place in the harbour and then lets go.

A good place is our container platform near North locks (Nordschleuse). All Bremerhaven tourists visit this place. You have a look over the whole harbour. There I took my photos of the forebody. The photos of the aftbody I took near the Kaiser locks.

But I think in the end of February STENA BRITANNICA will leave the yard. But STENA HOLLANDICA will arrive for lengthening.


Conversion operations at Lloydwerft have stopped as the wind forces are too high in Bremerhaven (Beaufort 6-7 up to 8 or more). The fore- and aftbody are separated but the wind is too strong to place the new midbody into the floating dock. Operations will continue when the wind will calm down. I'll put some photos on the side from aft- and forebody I made today.

Yesterday, 26.01.2007, the new midbody of STENA HOLLANDICA was launched at our shipyard SSW in Bremerhaven. Length about 50 metres. Weight about 3000 tons.

The reefer CALA PALMA will be repaired at Lloydwerft, too. The delivery will be November this year. There are no informations about the costs of repair.

Yesterday night the last of the four converted vessel, the CALA PINO, left Bremerhaven.

Shipping News and information / Re: An "Old Lady" returns back home
« on: December 22, 2006, 05:02:23 PM »
Hello Klaus,

I read about it on "Forum Schiff". Excellent side for German shiplovers communication. Some of our members also communicate on the side. There is also a picture of her. She's in real good shape. I often wonder why Bremerhaven or Bremen can't manage to preserve such an old good looking vessel. I remember the time when the owner of former Rickmers built stern trawler SEYDISFJORD (1966) made an offer to keep her as a museum ship in Bremerhaven. I think they only wanted 1 EURO. But the politicians refused and the vessel went to Aliaga to the breakers. Finally they bought the trawler GERA from East Germany. And this last German trawler is an attraction here in Bremerhaven!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to our shipspotting friends and shiplovers.

All the best from Fischtown

Scale Models / Re: Model ferries
« on: December 12, 2006, 08:39:34 AM »
Hello Nicola,

here are some German websides of manufacturers and traders. Hope they‘ll help you find your model. I personally collect scale models in 1.1250. At the moment I have owned about 1050 of them.

Sometimes these guys have cheap but good second hand models in their stock. If you need some more addresses don't hesitate to contact me.


Shipping News and information / Fire on board of CALA PALMA
« on: August 08, 2006, 06:53:05 PM »
Today local radio reports that there is a fire on board of CALA PALMA. The vessel was lengthened at Lloydwerft in Bremerhaven. They report that insulation has caught fire at about 16:00 local time. You can smell it all over the town. The fire brigades are still at work. More news to come tomorrow.



The vessel is still burning. It's about 19 hours ago since the insulation began to burn. The firemen can't reach the fire. They are cooling the hull from outside and flooded some holds. The vessel should have been delivered on 21.08.2006.
I'll put some photos on the side. I made them today.

a complete report about the lengthening operations can be seen here:

Click on "Current projects and then choose the vessel.


Yesterday at 5:00 pm the fire was under control. The firemen put 74 tons of foam into the holds. The highest temperature was about 300° so that the visors of their helmets were melting. Today local newspaper reports that the insurance will pay. The owners decided not to cancel the contract for lengthening the three sister vessels.

Hello Jan!

Visited your new site. Very very good! And your weekly newsletter about container vessels is excellent. Maybe I can support you with some missing photos.


Shipping News and information / Re: France / Norway
« on: May 12, 2006, 06:05:23 AM »
Hi Mike!

Take a look at the forum topic "s/s norway sold to scrappers???". There are several statements. This topic has been viewed 296 times at the moment.


Today our local newspaper reports that the three vessels will remain in the route from Rostock to Hanko. There will only be an extra stop in Paldiski which increases the time of one trip up to 24 hours.

Today local newspaper reports that Lloydwerft in Bremerhaven has got the order to convert four reefer container vessels between June and October 2006. The vessels will be lengthened of 16 m. The vessels are CALA PULA, CALA PINO, CALA PALMA and CALA PEDRA.
All four vessels were built in 1999/2000 by Fincantieri in Ancona for Italian owner COSIARMA. You can see photos of them on this webside.

Shipping News and information / Re: Victory for European dockers
« on: January 18, 2006, 03:54:20 PM »
I read it today, too. What a success! I hope that the European Parliamant won't project a "Port Package III".

Shipping News and information / Collision near Cuxhaven on 10.01.2006
« on: January 16, 2006, 08:04:56 AM »
In the early morning of 10.01.2006 Ro/Ro vessel TOR DANIA of DFDS TOR LINE collided with tug EMS PULL and attached barge loaded with sections for Meyerwerft newbuilding NORWEGIAN PEARL. Parts of the barge's cargo fell overboard and impedes traffic on river Elbe. TOR DANIA was damaged above the waterline on Portside. In the meantime she's berthed in Bremerhaven at BREDO repair shipyard. I have a photo of her on this side but unfortunately only available from Starboard. (Sources: Nordseezeitung,

Scale Models / Re: Hoegh Clipper
« on: December 16, 2005, 06:05:03 AM »
Hey Bjarne,

plans of this vessel are really good! Thanks a lot!


Shipping News and information / Re: Collision near Cuxhaven on 05.12.2005
« on: December 08, 2005, 11:02:39 AM »
Hello Karbine!

I fear that our newspaper had this photo only for one day on their site. Here I found another site with even better informations. But I can't say how long this story inclusive photos will stay there. Try this one,2570,OID2072410,00.html

It's a mess! I tried this one I got the message "Side not found". But no problem. Click on the button "REGIONAL" and a side opens where you can see the article. Click on the photo and you'll get the whole story.

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