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Photo Details
Photographer:Rico Voss [View profile]Title:MSC CORDOBAAdded:May 31, 2011
Captured:April 19, 2011IMO:9349801Hits:3,709
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: Casualties
I think this is not normal :-)

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Vessel Identification
Name:Msc Cordoba
Former name(s):
- Conti Cordoba (Until 2008 Feb)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:50,963 tons
Summer DWT:63,352 tons
Length:275 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:10.6 m

Additional Information
Home port:Monrovia
Class society:Germanischer Lloyd
Build year:2007
AIS Information
Last known position:
37°41’6.31” N, 25°51’18.61” E
Speed, course (heading):
16.6kts, 354° (354°)
Arrival:13th Dec 2018
04:00:40 UTC
Last update:
2 days 16 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 December 30th, 03:00:51 UTCGb Fxt > Be Anr
2018 September 16th, 11:00:15 UTCBeanr-trgeb
2018 September 8th, 11:30:13 UTCGbfxt-beanr
2018 September 6th, 04:00:00 UTCTrgem>gbfxt
2018 August 27th, 01:00:06 UTCBeanr>trgeb
2018 August 18th, 16:00:07 UTCGbfxt>beanr
2018 August 16th, 04:00:43 UTCTrgem>gbfxt
2018 August 6th, 10:00:29 UTCBeanr > Trgeb
2018 July 28th, 19:00:56 UTCGbfxt > Beanr
2018 July 27th, 00:00:45 UTCTrgem > Gbfxt
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IACSman on Jun 02, 2011 11:23 (7 years ago)
Yes, another superint(in a company where I sailed as Chief Engineer) told me that "keeping you and European officers is costing sooooooo much.....". I asked him in the same instant; "Then why do you keep us onboard? You can change us immediately with cheaper labor..." There was no reply.

Well, rules :-)
Captain Ted on Jun 02, 2011 00:24 (7 years ago)
of course Egil,, I sail now since 37 years and I hear ever since that I am too expensive. Prime example are some big renown german companies, where the seagoing staff were a few 1000 in the 70,s and the working staff ashore were 200 ,,now it is the other way around. But nobody seemingly likes to hear that the money is made on the ships with the ships and not in the offices. I had fully automated ships under my command and so far I did not see any engineer from any nation who could sail them therefore permanently without major problems, 24 hr manned engine rooms stay dominant and as you mentioned the crews for that are cheaper and also the running in general. Any repair otherwise has to come from the outside and those technicans for one day cost more than a engineer from some countries in a month.
IACSman on Jun 01, 2011 21:24 (7 years ago)
Qualified officers can come from any country, I am well aware of that. Saying that, there is still being buildt vessels today without for example unmanned and automation in engine room's because it is cheaper to hire engine crew to man the engine room 24/7.
As one superint. told me on a bulker buildt 2002: "it's of course possible to build with UMS-AUT class notation, but to hire engineers qualified to operate such a engine room is not something our company will do, it's just to expensive, regardless of where they come from"
NOTE: the above have nothing to do with the vessel in the picture or it's company.
Captain Ted on Jun 01, 2011 15:37 (7 years ago)
but then I must also say,, Can the officer even see from any point above the situation of the anchor ?. Look at the construction of the bow. There is no point where he could see, unless he sticks his head through a port hole, which is at least a undesirable thing to do.
Captain Ted on Jun 01, 2011 14:49 (7 years ago)
Egil. you are incorrect on the cheap
Because as per training regualtions they have STCW certification as pera IMO regulations (hat the IMO by itself is a joke thats another matter). Therefore they are HIGHLY QUALIFIED, same in that respect as for example as a european officer
on the CHEAP: unless you call for example a 2nd officer salary of 4000 $ dollar per month cheap for a country like will say the phillippines where the average income is 1/10th of that !!
Compared with that,,they would have to pay me roughly 100.000 per month,,, trust me,,they don,t
IACSman on Jun 01, 2011 13:12 (7 years ago)
True Captain Ted. But these people are cheap, which is the main reason they are there(onboard)....
Captain Ted on Jun 01, 2011 13:04 (7 years ago)
This is another statment of the decreasing qualification of deck officers (not only them) spreading through the entire shipping business , definitely not normal. The officer forward during heaving the anchor slept. Looks like the fluke are on one side of the bow and the shaft on the other. That can happen when the chain runs across the bow (ship turned during anchor time) During that moment, a little slack before it gets jammed and it turns over the bulbous bow, or if necessary slack a whole length, capt give astern on engine, and it falls free of the bow. I bet they just heaved away until it was jammed and now of course nobody did it. !!!
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