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Photographer:R. van Helden [View profile]Title:BERGE STAHLAdded:Oct 19, 2012
Captured:October 17, 2012IMO:8420804Hits:10,216
Location:Rozenburg, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Photo Category: Ore Carriers
Name : Berge Stahl
IMO : 8420804
Callsign : 2EZE5
Flag / Home Port : Isle of Man / Douglas.
Owner : Berge Stahl CO SA Oslo, Norway.
Manager : Berge Bulk Oslo, Norway.
Yard / Build nr : Hyundai Shipbuilding & Heavy Industry’s Ulsan, South Korea / 416
Year of Build : 1986
Length x Beam x Draught : 342,08x63,53x23,03mtr
Vessel Type : Ore Carrier
Gross Tonnage : 175720t
Summer DWT : 364767t
Main Engine : Kw
Service Speed : 13,5 Knots
Photo location : Callandkanaal Oktober 17, 2012
Former Name(s) :
Vessel Info :
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Vessel Identification
Name:Berge Stahl
Flag:Isle Of Man (uk)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ore Carrier
Gross tonnage:175,720 tons
Summer DWT:364,767 tons
Length:342 m
Beam:63 m
Draught:11.4 m

Additional Information
Home port:Douglas (isle Of Man)
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1986
AIS Information
Last known position:
5°10’5.94” N, 115°27’41.3” E
Speed, course (heading):
0.1kts, 69° (100°)
Arrival:15th Apr 2020
00:30:52 UTC
Last update:
1 year 4 months ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 December 30th, 02:00:09 UTCPdm
2017 May 14th, 06:00:21 UTCBr Pdm
2017 March 10th, 08:30:28 UTCShekou
2016 December 20th, 13:15:56 UTCRotterdam
2016 November 30th, 18:00:54 UTCRotterdam
2016 November 30th, 18:00:26 UTCRotterdam
2016 November 11th, 18:00:40 UTCPdm,brazil
2016 November 3rd, 08:00:03 UTCTenerife
2016 October 23rd, 03:00:09 UTCRotterdam
2016 May 4th, 03:00:08 UTCRotterdam
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Photo Comments (13)

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Jim Winsor on Nov 02, 2012 20:01 (8 years ago)
What a fricken giant compared to our Great Lakes Bulk carriers and I thought most of them were huge.
R. van Helden on Oct 20, 2012 17:17 (9 years ago)
Thank you everyone for the nice compliments.
On my site # 580881 There are more pictures (including the screw operations) of this particular ship.
You will see clearly that the screw is provided with the blue coating.
Henning Brauwers on Oct 20, 2012 10:49 (9 years ago)
somewhere I read something about this :
jadran on Oct 20, 2012 09:44 (9 years ago)
Capt Ted, Patalavaca, holedrille...Thank you!
For your further info, I have more wider explained the application of the SILICONE BASED paint, but for application on the ship's hull.
This explanation is contained under may comments (2) for the ship POLAR ENDEAVOR, photo added on Oct 14,2012.
Captain Ted on Oct 20, 2012 09:35 (9 years ago)
ships over 15000 GT seldom have pitch props already for the size of it.(specialised in the oil industry for example bigger ones might have) Heard before from a propeller guy that the size gets too big and the forces during operation created through the rotation will destroy the whole prop/shaft assembly. Also economically viewed, a ship like this and any other big vessel with only a few ports a year, a pitch propeller is a rather expensive investment and therefore must be used often for it,s purpose, maneuvering in ports, when possible with no tugs,,which is in the case of bulkers and such not possible,special when they are handsize and bigger.
holedrille on Oct 20, 2012 09:29 (9 years ago)
Really helpful, Jadran.
Anyone know what they are doing to the propellor? A shot on another forum appeared to show them working on the hub or retaining feature, whatever that may be. I presume one this size is not going to be variable pitch.
Rick Vince on Oct 20, 2012 09:03 (9 years ago)
An excellent photo perspective, and thank you Jadran for the interesting information on propellor painting. I never knew that.
It's always good to learn of new techniques.
Hvala, Rick
Captain Ted on Oct 20, 2012 08:52 (9 years ago)
hi jadran
thanks for the update on the propeller technics, much appreciated,, never saw that, always had only the polishing.
jadran on Oct 20, 2012 08:39 (9 years ago)
Captain Ted
Just to inform you about the today's new technology.
It is absolutely true that today the propellers are painted, when the Owners wish so and have extra money to spend.
The technology is the following:
Gritblasting of propeller to quality SA 2,5 with corundum material (material with great hardness), good protection of the surrounding area and application of International Paint's silicone based paint INTERSLEEK which comes in colors grey & blue.
The silicon based paint on the propeller after application looks smooth as a mirror, achieving less water resistance on the propeller and providing the ship with certain increase in speed.
Captain Ted on Oct 20, 2012 08:08 (9 years ago)
most probably it,s a blue tarpaulin cover, not a paint on the propeller, they are not painted but a brass/bronze mix and then polished
holedrille on Oct 20, 2012 07:58 (9 years ago)
Why is the propellor blue?
Is it a new one?
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Oct 20, 2012 07:19 (9 years ago)
Indeed! And i really think Berge Stahl is THE ore carrier.
Dеnis on Oct 19, 2012 18:59 (9 years ago)
A truly superb shot!
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