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Photographer:DEREK SANDS [View profile]Title:MEKHANIK POVEROVAdded:Mar 25, 2008
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1990-1999 (Over 3000gt)
About to pass under the Orwell Bridge Ipswich 2nd March 1992. Owned by FESCO and registered at Vladivostok, she seems a long way from home!!
IMO number:9004463
Call Sign:9HRC5
Gross tonnage: 6030
Year of build: 1991
Presently sailing as Socol 1 changed name in 2001.
she was previously, MSC Apapa in 2000 and Socol 1-2000,CMBT Congo-2000, also at some time Aurora One, Kowie and Kidira
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Socol 1 (Until 2011 Mar)
- Msc Apapa (Until 2001 Jun)
- Socol 1 (Until 2000 Oct)
- Cmbt Congo (Until 2000 Mar)
- Socol 1 (Until 1998 Mar)
- Kowie (Until 1996 Jun)
- Socol 1 (Until 1995 Jun)
- Kidira (Until 1993 Jan)
- Mekhanik Poverov (Until 1992 Aug)
- Aurora One (Until 1991 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:6,030 tons
Summer DWT:9,598 tons
Length:113 m
Beam:19 m
Draught:5.9 m

Additional Information
Home port:Limassol
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:1991
AIS Information
Last known position:
35°4’29.14” N, 129°12’48.42” E
Speed, course (heading):
11.8kts, 44° (42°)
Arrival:13th Sep 2018
00:00:56 UTC
Last update:
9 days 19 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 9th, 18:00:56 UTCCnynj
2018 August 5th, 19:00:01 UTCRu Nakhodka
2018 July 31st, 18:00:53 UTCKr Pusan
2018 April 24th, 22:00:39 UTCRuvvo
2018 April 18th, 17:00:45 UTCCntag
2018 March 21st, 01:00:50 UTCCntag
2018 March 8th, 21:00:42 UTCRuvnn
2017 November 29th, 01:00:41 UTCBusan
2017 November 23rd, 08:00:24 UTCCnynt
2017 February 25th, 16:00:02 UTCTaicang
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Photo Comments (6)

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DEREK SANDS on Jan 18, 2006 22:48 (13 years ago)
There is not really enough traffic going under the bridge to hang around and hope. But listening to Ipswich port radio can be helpful. These days I can rarely spare the time unfortunately.

John Jones on Jan 18, 2006 15:25 (13 years ago)
it can be a problem sometimes pursuing an innocent interest, and I can quite imagine that the traffic would get distracted and have a pile-up resulting in the ship enthusiast getting the blame! But I'm glad to hear that it can be walked upon.... if only one knew when a ship was going to pass under it would be good.
The QE II bridge over the Thames at Dartford didn't even make an attempt at a pedestrian footway. Not much traffic passes under it but for the ships that do what a marvelous vantage point it would be?
I'll have to keep saving for the helicopter instead :-D
John J.
DEREK SANDS on Jan 18, 2006 11:34 (13 years ago)
Hi John

There is a footpath across the bridge in both directions. However if you spend any length of time there, car drivers slow down to look in case you are a "jumper". Quite a few people have jumped of the bridge to their deaths! So if you spend to long hanging around for a ship to pass underneath, you create a traffic hazard according to the local police! I know that they tried to move David Hazel on! On a public footpath no less!! The world we live in today !

John Jones on Jan 17, 2006 08:56 (13 years ago)
Class shot Derek. I didn't think pedestrians were allowed on the Orwell Bridge?
John J.
DEREK SANDS on Jan 15, 2006 23:03 (13 years ago)
Hi Pekka

Thanks for your comments, she also spent some time trading to Ipswich under the name KIDIRA, of which I have posted a photo already. Glad you liked the photo.

Pekka Laakso on Jan 15, 2006 18:00 (13 years ago)
Nice pic Derek! Didnīt know before that this later with SOCOL-prefix named vessel had Russian flag sometimes.
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