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Photo Details
Photographer:Marc Piché [View profile]Title:MSC GAIAAdded:Jun 23, 2012
Captured:May 14, 2012IMO:9401142Hits:716
Location:Terneuzen, Netherlands
Photo Category: Containerships built 2001-2010
MSC GAIA as shown while outbound on the Schelde River off Terneuzen on May 14, 2012.
She is rhe largest ship I have ever seen or photographed in my 40 years in the hobby!

Marc Piché photo.
Vessel Identification
Name:Msc Gaia
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:151,559 tons
Summer DWT:162,867 tons
Length:366 m
Beam:51 m
Draught:7.8 m

Additional Information
Class society:Germanischer Lloyd
Build year:2010
AIS Information
Last known position:
22°4’32.82” N, 113°52’31.98” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 336° (48°)
Arrival:10th Dec 2019
05:00:42 UTC
Last update:
13 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 16th, 14:00:25 UTCNingbo
2018 August 29th, 16:00:11 UTCSuez Canal
2018 August 27th, 14:00:04 UTCMarsaxlokk
2018 August 18th, 11:00:26 UTCFelixstowe
2018 August 15th, 21:30:49 UTCLe Havre
2018 August 11th, 13:30:13 UTCAntwerp
2018 August 6th, 01:00:15 UTCTanger Med
2018 July 20th, 05:00:39 UTCTanjung Pelepas
2018 May 22nd, 23:00:05 UTCQingdao
2018 May 18th, 04:00:14 UTCShekou
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Marc Piché on Aug 01, 2018 13:21 (1 year ago)
Dear Geert. I posted this view 6 years ago and MSC GAIA was for me at the time the largest merchant ship I had ever seen. I returned to the Schelde twice since then and did see larger box ships which are 400 meters long. I've also been to the Maaslavtke but didn't unfortunately get to see VLCCs of the size you mention. I live near Montréal, Canada, which is a port 800km inland from the Atlantic Ocean and although 300m-long box ships do call, size is limited to air and deep draft as well as to lenght because of the winding river.
geert mast on Aug 01, 2018 00:46 (1 year ago)
Hi Marc! The largest ship? You're Canadian but seem to live near the Schelde river in Holland/Belgium. To see still much bigger ships I would advice you to come to Rotterdam-Europoort! That' not far from where you live. Then you can see VLCC's and VLOC's of some 300,000 to 400,000 tons deadweight or more, like the TI Europe, world's biggest VLCC of 442,470 tons dwt, or the Vale ore carriers of more than 400,000 tons dwt.
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