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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:Dockwise VanguardAdded:Feb 10, 2013
Captured:February 10, 2013IMO:9618783Hits:10,901
Location:Masan, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Heavy Lift Vessels
Not much of a picture, but one can still grasp the sheer size of this heavy lift vessel...
She is shown anchored between Masan and Geoje island, N 35.01947 E 128.5765
Vessel Identification
Name:Dockwise Vanguard
Technical Data
Vessel type:Heavy Lift Vessel
Gross tonnage:91,784 tons
Summer DWT:116,173 tons
Length:275 m
Beam:70 m
Draught:8 m

Additional Information
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2013
AIS Information
Last known position:
49°59’41.04” N, 5°22’18.19” W
Speed, course (heading):
0.1kts, 166° (276°)
Location:Scheveningen Opl
Arrival:9th Apr 2019
18:00:44 UTC
Last update:
32 minutes 46 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 December 2nd, 22:45:52 UTCShanghai Ps 3n
2018 July 16th, 12:00:19 UTCRio De Janeiro
2018 March 13th, 04:00:49 UTCQingdao
2018 March 13th, 04:00:02 UTCQingdao " Xmn
2018 January 25th, 00:00:24 UTCShanghai Hrdd
2017 November 18th, 06:00:33 UTCZhoushan
2017 August 23rd, 03:00:07 UTCGdansk
2017 August 19th, 13:00:00 UTCKlaipeda
2017 July 30th, 07:00:45 UTCBijela, Montenegro
2017 July 10th, 12:00:46 UTCRotterdam Opl
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Photo Comments (11)

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Federico on Mar 07, 2013 14:42 (6 years ago)
This ship could be able to substain Costa Concordia once upright and transfer her to a scrapping location, it's more than a rumor, they are studying it!
kyle pesely on Feb 11, 2013 03:36 (6 years ago)
since she was built in korea, she doesnt even have to travel to get her first cargo, apparently. lol

mar_picado on Feb 10, 2013 22:03 (6 years ago)
@Bjørn. thanks, for a few moments, i thought i was looking at a photo by m.c. escher...
Captain Ted on Feb 10, 2013 15:48 (6 years ago)
@ sjonnie
thanks,,figured that there must be a system, otherwise impossible to handle it as per COLREG at sea.
for position monitoring and stability during ops etc has to be computerised because nobody can keep track of all manually, just to much factors to be observed that anyone could calculate/asses in those rather short loading/unloading times
sjonnie on Feb 10, 2013 15:35 (6 years ago)
thanks lappino, great picture of the maiden trip.

@captain ted: The Dockwise Vanguard will be equipped with OCTOPUS-Onboard for the purpose of motion monitoring, response prediction and heavy weather decision support during heavy cargo transportations. The vessel will also be equipped with a three sensor motion measurement set-up. In this his way multiple critical locations around the vessel can be measured and displayed on the bridge of the vessel. The OCTOPUS product line is part of Amarcon parent company ABB’s Vessel Information and Control (VICO) systems suite, which incorporates a full range of automation and advisory solutions specifically for marine applications.
Bjørn Knudsen on Feb 10, 2013 14:45 (6 years ago)
Captain Ted on Feb 10, 2013 13:13 (6 years ago)
The bridge is only on her stb bow/side, this enables her to take more or longer cargoes on her deck.
Some old landing crafts from the US Navy which were used later as Ro-Ro by for example Thompson Shipping had the same
I think one was named Inagua Express.
I wonder how they comply at sea with such cargoes on deck to fullfill the requirements of visibility as COLREG,s. Of course if it is done, they would have to place look outs to the stern, I doubt they do ,, Anyone knows if they have for that a camera system ?
lappino on Feb 10, 2013 11:20 (6 years ago)
Yes, her assymetrical bow and port side can be seen. Looks like something made of Lego bricks...
I wanted to take a better look at her, drove for 1.5 hrs to the other side of the bay, and during that time she managed to shift farther away...:)
Dеnis on Feb 10, 2013 11:14 (6 years ago)
Clearly, a ship not for Mr. DOT's review! :D
Dеnis on Feb 10, 2013 11:12 (6 years ago)
Weirdest looking ship ever. I guess on the photo we see her bow & port side.
simon de jong on Feb 10, 2013 10:52 (6 years ago)
Nice shot, very impressive!
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