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Photographer:Ken Smith [View profile]Title:SERI BALQISAdded:Mar 23, 2011
Captured:March 23, 2011IMO:9331672Hits:2,111
Location:Medway Ports, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Gas Tankers built 1980 - 2020
SERI BALQIS 107,633gt Built 2009
Passing Garrison Point inbound for the Isle of Grain LNG Terminal
Mar 23rd 2011
Vessel Identification
Name:Seri Balqis
Technical Data
Vessel type:Lpg Tanker
Gross tonnage:107,633 tons
Summer DWT:91,198 tons
Length:294 m
Beam:46 m
Draught:11 m

Additional Information
Home port:Port Klang
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:2009
Builder (*):Mhi Nagasaki Shipyard & Engine Works
Nagasaki, Japan
Owner:Misc - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Manager:Misc - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
AIS Information
Last known position:
33°56’58.8” N, 134°54’45.12” E
Speed, course (heading):
16.1kts, 188° (191°)
Location:Jp Sbk Xx
Arrival:19th Dec 2014
00:00:11 UTC
Last update:
1 day 8 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2014 December 19th, 00:00:11 UTCJp Sbk Xx
2014 October 2nd, 04:00:43 UTCSingapore,nipa
2014 August 4th, 07:30:27 UTCBalhaf,yemen
2014 July 21st, 02:30:38 UTCZhejiang
2014 June 23rd, 08:00:40 UTCGusong Pbg
2014 May 19th, 07:30:30 UTCYung An
2014 May 3rd, 07:30:46 UTCBalhaf,yemen
2014 April 21st, 12:00:53 UTCGusong Pbg
2014 April 14th, 16:35:46 UTCFujian China
2014 March 29th, 04:30:00 UTCBalhaf,yemen
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Photo Comments (9)

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Guest on Mar 24, 2011 21:07 (3 years ago)
Ken: I was so impressed by your dedication to the cause that I went down to Grain to catch her leaving. For me, that was just a 30-mile (50 km) round trip but I did manage to photograph six other ships as well!
Ken Smith on Mar 24, 2011 15:52 (3 years ago)
Thanks Bob, it was worth it but as you say putting 3P on and taking 1P off does mean I will have to consider my options for the future.

Guest on Mar 24, 2011 10:35 (3 years ago)
It certainly is a great shot, Ken and I must admire your dedication in making what must have been a 90-mile round trip to photograph just one ship!
I am too tight-fisted to use that much petrol for one photo - even at the new, post-budget price! (lol)
Phil English on Mar 24, 2011 10:15 (3 years ago)
It's still a great shot Ken :-)
Ken Smith on Mar 24, 2011 10:09 (3 years ago)
Phil, a bit of confusion, as the ship approached and the sun was on it I was able to clear the haze from the photo, but it was quite foggy out to sea and Southend was not visible.

DEREK SANDS on Mar 23, 2011 21:29 (3 years ago)
superb image Ken, especially in the conditions.
Much the same here today but better than yesterday

best regards
Phil English on Mar 23, 2011 21:20 (3 years ago)
Beautifully clear and sharp Ken considering the misty conditions. You wouldn't have thought it was foggy in the Eastuary looking at this pic.

Ken Smith on Mar 23, 2011 21:10 (3 years ago)
Many thanks Ian as always,there was a bank of fog in the estuary and it was a while before she appeared through it but the sun was shining and all was well.
They tell us that our weather is going downhill again but I hope you have some luck and see a few ships.

Kind regards
Ian Thomas on Mar 23, 2011 21:03 (3 years ago)
Great shots of the Seri Balqis Ken, Another lovely day there for photos hoping to get out this week myself as we have got some fine weather for the next few days as long as the ships turn up!!!

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