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Photographer:Bengt-Rune Inberg [View profile]Title:CMA CGM MARCO POLOAdded:Nov 14, 2012
Captured:November 13, 2012IMO:9454436Hits:7,211
Location:Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Photo Category: Containerships built 2011-2020
CMA CGM MARCO POLO passing East Lamma Channel, Hong Kong
inbound to Chiwan, China November 13 2012.
Built by DSME - Okpo, South Korea 2012.
IMO No 9454436.
Vessel Identification
Name:Cma Cgm Marco Polo
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:175,343 tons
Summer DWT:187,625 tons

Additional Information
Home port:London
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:2012
AIS Information
Last known position:
36°9’16.02” N, 7°29’39.36” W
Speed, course (heading):
18.2kts, 101° (100°)
Arrival:29th Jun 2018
13:00:09 UTC
Last update:
1 hour 57 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 June 29th, 20:00:54 UTCPort Said
2018 June 29th, 13:00:09 UTCSuez
2018 June 21st, 03:00:01 UTCLe Havre
2018 June 19th, 09:15:04 UTCSouthampton
2018 June 17th, 07:00:54 UTCRotterdom
2018 June 12th, 00:30:16 UTCDunkerque
2018 June 6th, 04:00:35 UTCAlgeciras
2018 May 31st, 20:00:49 UTCSuez
2018 May 19th, 12:15:15 UTCSingapore Pebg A
2018 May 15th, 06:00:27 UTCYantian
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Photo Comments (21)

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Andrew McAlpine on Dec 02, 2012 13:38 (5 years ago)

I dont thik they live aft but on vessels of this design I have been told that there is a rest area aft for engineers.
Dеnis on Nov 20, 2012 09:37 (5 years ago)
"The difference between the Captain & the Engineer is that the later one washes his hands BEFORE going to toilet. They (Engineers) live in their basement all the time during voyages & we (Captains) interfere with them only via radio."
jadran on Nov 19, 2012 21:04 (5 years ago)
I have just heard on the local radio (Radio Rijeka), during the broadcast called 'Marine Evening', that the captain on the maiden voyage of CMA CGM MARCO POLO is the Captain from Rijeka.
I duly know the full name & surname of the Captain, but for privacy reason I do not mention it here.
When he, Captain returns home, I shall be free to ask him his opinion about the issue of the dislocated/split superstructure and Engine Room.
Shall revert, later upon, to you on this site accordingly/Brgds Jadran
Dеnis on Nov 19, 2012 00:07 (5 years ago)
Accommodation/bridge placed forward to have the necessary angle of IMO line of sight at full draft from the bridge while having the max. number of container tiers on deck. Engine room as aft as possible to have a short shaft, otherwise much long shaft might be damaged while turning of ship due to flexibility of hull in case of length nearly 400 m. Both problems were barely solved on EMMA MAERSK & her sisterships which I believe are the last longest ones of "classical" arrangement.
csaba on Nov 18, 2012 22:55 (5 years ago)
Could somebody be kind an explain to me what is the purpose of having this kind of design with superstructure and engine room split?
Malim Sahib on Nov 14, 2012 23:10 (5 years ago)
Do you mean the Engineers live aft?
Andrew McAlpine on Nov 14, 2012 22:58 (5 years ago)
Super series of this new giant and in terms of capacity she is the largest container vessel in the world.
With regard to the distance between the accomodation & engine room there is also accomodation for engineers near the engine room.

Dеnis on Nov 14, 2012 20:09 (5 years ago)
They just teleport between the accommodation & engine room in few seconds. Don't underestimate modern technologies. :P
Captain Ted on Nov 14, 2012 19:55 (5 years ago)
When construting these nobody, and the least all those who are involved in the design (for sure no sailors!!) thinking about such things. Convenience for sailors was never an issue and when it makes KABOOM insurance kicks in. On top of that, every engineer on duty is considered capable of overlooking everything, same as on the bridge, that the reality is different nobody will ever talk about.
ALWALID KHALID ALSAADI on Nov 14, 2012 19:41 (5 years ago)
yes i agree with you . she look very nice in general shape . but i think the problem in her design specifically the long and far distance between superstructure and engine room .
Marek Gono on Nov 14, 2012 19:31 (5 years ago)
I cannot hel myself, I like this ship (more than Maersk E's). This one looks so balanced and symmetrical, despite her size
ALWALID KHALID ALSAADI on Nov 14, 2012 19:28 (5 years ago)
i think this design will get some problems in future when engine problems will happen . in past they used this design (superstructure far from engine room ) and as i know many vessels burned because of this situation in design. Note that lengths of the vessels were not as they are now,!
ALWALID KHALID ALSAADI on Nov 14, 2012 19:13 (5 years ago)
and they go to engine room walking !? distance is long , and what if happened emergence case and they need chief engineer . will spend time in order to arrived to engine room !
Henk de Winde on Nov 14, 2012 19:00 (5 years ago)
They have a wonderful dry (if she is fully loaden to the sides)corridor of 1,50 m wide and 2,50 high on both sides.
ALWALID KHALID ALSAADI on Nov 14, 2012 18:15 (5 years ago)
i have question ! how could to the engineers moving between superstructure and engine room ? I think the distance up to 120 meters
Malim Sahib on Nov 14, 2012 17:03 (5 years ago)
Will this ship be the largest (in terms of LOA at least) to visit Southampton? It must certainly be up there.
Captain Ted on Nov 14, 2012 15:32 (5 years ago)
another boxship which makes sure that the recovery in the shipping business will take more and more time.
spotti on Nov 14, 2012 10:41 (5 years ago)
Interesting shot - in many ways. And ships is - apparently - in due time being prepared for the PR-stunts in Europe: all the dark blue/CMA CGM-boxes placed in the first line, while the yellow/MSC-boxes (maybe the majority of the on-deck containers) have been hidden behind :-)
Allan RO on Nov 14, 2012 10:07 (5 years ago)
I am looking forward to her maiden arrival in Southampyon on 10th December - what are the odds she arrives and leaves at night !!

Captain46 on Nov 14, 2012 09:55 (5 years ago)
I've been waiting to see a shot of this one, thanks.
mattlb on Nov 14, 2012 08:21 (5 years ago)
enormous box ship...
best regards.
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