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Photo Details
Photographer:Pilot Frans [View profile]Title:NOBLESSE CAdded:May 26, 2011
Captured:October 25, 2009IMO:7823308Hits:1,785
Location:Hoek van Holland, Hook of Holland, Netherlands
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1980-1989 (Under 3000gt)
Hook of Holland 25-10-'09

renamed: Nobles -'10
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Nobles (Until 2013 Jun)
- Noblesse C (Until 2010 Jul)
- Noblesse (Until 1998)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:1,095 tons
Summer DWT:1,622 tons
Length:65 m
Beam:11 m
Draught:4 m

Additional Information
Home port:Moroni
Class society:Phoenix Shipping Register
Build year:1980
AIS Information
Last known position:
35°7’52.09” N, 33°56’39.23” E
Speed, course:
2.0kts, 232°
Arrival:25th Aug 2021
09:30:00 UTC
Last update:
3 days 3 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 July 7th, 18:00:12 UTCG.magusa
2017 August 22nd, 16:07:47 UTCMersin
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Photo Comments (11)

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Pilot Frans on Mar 28, 2019 21:02 (2 years ago)
Everyone thanks for the info of a few days ago. I have changed her category.
coasterwatcher on Mar 19, 2019 16:20 (2 years ago)
Krispen is spot on. There are several photographs of her on shipspotting at dedicated cement terminals, notably Cebo's own base in IJmuiden:
She was a frequent caller at Aberdeen with cement for the offshore oil & gas industry
Phil English on Mar 19, 2019 15:15 (2 years ago)
Well done Krispin. If anyone was going to come up with a definitive answer, it had to be you!

Krispen Atkinson on Mar 19, 2019 15:10 (2 years ago)
Understand in 1998 she was fitted with cement handling equipment taken from the CARINE (also from Cebo Marine) at Oranjewerf. Believe this was removed before her sale and placed in the RHOON-C.
The pump gear was never obvious on her, lying within the hold. When handling cargo she would have the hatches partially open, so assume there were tanks of some form in the hold as well. Observed her a few times working cargo, but could never get to a place to look into her hold.
Bob Scott on Mar 19, 2019 14:08 (2 years ago)
Lloyds Register 2010-11 shows her as cement carrier, having been converted from general cargo in 1998.
Phil English on Mar 19, 2019 11:43 (2 years ago)
I've dug a bit deeper here.
Currently, Equasis shows her as a general cargo ship. She is classed with the Dromon Bureau of Shipping which also refers to her as a general cargo ship
Additionally, I have a full description for her when she was for sale in 2010. She's a box hold singledecker with a removable bulkhead enabling the single hold to be split into two sections. As such, she can no doubt carry bagged or bulk cement, along with many other cargoes, but there is no mention of specialist cement handling pumps or silos.

simonwp on Mar 19, 2019 11:25 (2 years ago)
I've had this debate with a couple of admins over the years, i.e. do you categorise the ship as she is in the photograph, or as she is now. I've always done it as she is in the photograph, but I've had admins change them to as she was at the time the photograph was posted.
Phil English on Mar 19, 2019 10:49 (2 years ago)
But the photos tell a different story. I don't have access to Miramar but it's an amateur database and is probably copying Equasis.

P.F. KERR on Mar 19, 2019 02:06 (2 years ago)
Looks like she was converted to a bulk cement carrier in 1998.
Pilot Frans on May 26, 2011 18:35 (10 years ago)
Hi Phil,

I had the same doubt, but some times the pumps are in the engine room and the connection just before the bridge. Old cargo holds are filled by manholes in the deck.
Also other pictures of this ship are in this section.
Phil English on May 26, 2011 11:56 (10 years ago)

I doubt that she is a cement carrier in this photo as there is no on-deck pumping gear or silos. She looks the same as she did when built - a bog-standard singledecker. Equasis reckons that she is a cement carrier but, if she is, it's not in the strictest sense.

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