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Photographer:Ken Smith [View profile]Title:BU SAMRAAdded:Apr 21, 2011
Captured:April 21, 2011IMO:9388833Hits:2,400
Location:Isle Of Grain, Medway Ports, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Gas Tankers built 1980 - 2020
BU SAMRA 163,922gt Built 2008 LNG Tanker
Isle of Grain LNG Terminal.
River Medway
Apr 21st 2011
Vessel Identification
Name:Bu Samra
Flag:Marshall Islands
Technical Data
Vessel type:Lng Tanker
Gross tonnage:163,922 tons
Summer DWT:130,442 tons
Length:345 m
Beam:53 m
Draught:9.5 m

Additional Information
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:2008
AIS Information
Last known position:
28°45’37.8” N, 124°33’3.6” E
Speed, course (heading):
16.8kts, 188° (183°)
Location:South China Sea
Arrival:24th Apr 2018
13:00:31 UTC
Last update:
5 days 2 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 April 24th, 13:00:31 UTCSouth China Sea
2018 April 15th, 22:00:28 UTCOpl Singapore
2018 March 13th, 01:00:33 UTCSouth China Sea
2018 March 13th, 01:00:08 UTCSingapore Pgbg
2018 January 24th, 21:00:40 UTCFar East
2017 December 13th, 00:00:24 UTCUk
2017 November 11th, 00:00:01 UTCMiddle East
2017 November 10th, 14:00:19 UTCSingapore, Pgbg
2017 September 19th, 07:00:34 UTCPgbg
2017 August 8th, 14:00:44 UTCSingapore Pgbg
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Photo Comments (11)

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Chris Howell on Apr 22, 2011 20:29 (7 years ago)
Thanks Ken

Very good photo from that distance.
Ken Smith on Apr 22, 2011 12:38 (7 years ago)
Many thanks John, Yes, I understand she was the biggest to date particularly on that berth which has only recently opened up.

I think Derek is entering the Marathon next year after that jaunt.

Kind regards
Ken Smith on Apr 22, 2011 12:32 (7 years ago)
Hi Chris, the distance is approx 2.5 to 3 miles and in this case I don't feel a polarising filter would be of much help due to the distance involved.

It was just a bad day due the weather, normally it is not a problem.

Kind regards

Chris Howell on Apr 22, 2011 10:00 (7 years ago)
I presume a long range telephoto shot, how far are you from the ship ?

For mist maybe a polarising filter would help.
Ken Smith on Apr 22, 2011 09:52 (7 years ago)

Many thanks Derek, it is my pleasure to share with you and the members, it was certainly a long drive on the day with the A2 being closed both ways for most of the day due to a serious accident, local knowledge came into play.

Kind regards

DEREK SANDS on Apr 22, 2011 07:10 (7 years ago)
Thanks ken,

For all your efforts in getting photos of these giants at Isle of Grain. Great shots and a valuable record for all to enjoy. Well done mate, I know its a long drive for you to get these.

Kind regards
John Jones on Apr 21, 2011 22:15 (7 years ago)
Excellent effort considering the conditons Ken. I believe she is the biggest there yet. I was sitting in a City pub with Derek & Phil that evening... we thought you'd probably have gone down there to catch it :-)
Best Regards
John J.
Ken Smith on Apr 21, 2011 20:47 (7 years ago)
Many thanks Ian, I have also sent you a pm.

Kind regards
Ken Smith on Apr 21, 2011 20:46 (7 years ago)
No problem John, I was looking out for you, I realised that it was not going to improve and the sun was going round all the time, it was annoying that the mist was so low and affecting the ship, the tops of the Power Station chimneys were in bright sunlight.

Kind regards
John Grace on Apr 21, 2011 18:56 (7 years ago)
Thanks for capturing this one Ken. By the time I could get there it was so humid that not much of the vessel could be seen. Regards,
Ian Thomas on Apr 21, 2011 17:51 (7 years ago)
Well done Ken even thought the mist didn't help have sent you a PM.

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