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Photo Details
Photographer:DEREK SANDS [View profile]Title:AB VALENCIAAdded:Jun 14, 2008
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1990-1999 (Under 3000gt)
Sailing under the Orwell Bridge after leaving Ipswich 12th Sept. 1998.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- A.b.valencia (Until 2014 Jun)
- Kerli (Until 2014 May 27)
- Ab Valencia (Until 2014 May 22)
- A.b.valencia (Until 2003 Sep 23)
- Saar Valencia (Until 1997 Jan 27)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:2,844 tons
Summer DWT:4,211 tons
Length:90 m
Beam:13 m
Draught:4.5 m

Additional Information
Home port:Valletta
Class society:Germanischer Lloyd
Build year:1996
AIS Information
Last known position:
54°42’32.1” N, 14°55’4.26” E
Speed, course (heading):
7.8kts, 231° (242°)
Location:Sodertelje Via Nok
Arrival:7th Dec 2017
07:00:25 UTC
Last update:
2 days 3 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 December 7th, 07:00:25 UTCSodertelje Via Nok
2017 November 30th, 16:00:50 UTCPlymouth
2017 November 27th, 21:00:49 UTCAvonmouth
2017 November 27th, 07:00:51 UTCNewport
2017 November 19th, 17:00:50 UTCVasteras
2017 November 17th, 05:00:35 UTCSadertalje
2017 November 4th, 11:00:57 UTCLe Legue
2017 October 28th, 07:00:49 UTCUst' Luga
2017 October 28th, 07:00:31 UTCUst' Luga
2017 October 28th, 07:00:11 UTCUst' Luga
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Photo Comments (2)

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DEREK SANDS on Jan 03, 2006 11:53 (11 years ago)
Thanks for your comments John. I would guess she had loaded grain as there are not many other export cargoes loaded in Ipswich.
As you can see I am getting round to scanning some of my slides now. I have started with about 250 slides from Ipswich which I have show as a slide show at branches of the WSS.
John Jones on Jan 03, 2006 09:48 (11 years ago)
Striking study of both the ship and the Orwell Bridge Derek. She looks to be laden to the absolute maximum judging by her plimsoll mark, and squatting down a bit below the load line by the stern it would seem.
John J.
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