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Photographer:Frits Olinga [View profile]Title:NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAYAdded:Mar 14, 2013
Captured:March 14, 2013IMO:9606912Hits:1,543
Location:Eemshaven, Netherlands
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 2011-2020
m.v."Norwegian Breakaway" on River Eems the 14th March 2013.
Vessel Identification
Name:Norwegian Breakaway
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:145,655 tons
Summer DWT:11,000 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2013
Builder (*):Meyer Neptun Papenburg
Papenburg, Germany
Owner:Norwegian Cruise Lines
Miami Fl, U.s.a.
Manager:Norwegian Cruise Lines
Miami Fl, U.s.a.
AIS Information
Last known position:
39°54’36.54” N, 73°14’59.34” W
Speed, course (heading):
14.9kts, 142° (137°)
Arrival:7th Oct 2015
09:45:09 UTC
Last update:
1 day 11 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2015 October 7th, 09:45:09 UTCBermuda
2015 October 4th, 07:00:24 UTCNew York
2015 September 30th, 09:45:43 UTCBermuda
2015 September 27th, 08:20:23 UTCNew York
2015 September 23rd, 09:30:40 UTCBermuda
2015 September 20th, 08:20:49 UTCNew York
2015 September 16th, 09:30:15 UTCBermuda
2015 September 13th, 08:25:12 UTCNew York
2015 September 9th, 09:30:09 UTCBermuda
2015 September 6th, 08:00:52 UTCNew York
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Photo Comments (7)

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Cedric Hacke on Mar 16, 2013 13:36 (2 years ago)
I didn't know that, thank you for the explanation Michael. I was under the impression more than gravity itself was needed for some other lifeboats I've seen
Michael Brinkmann on Mar 15, 2013 17:35 (2 years ago)
@Cedric: It's a must for all life boats to reach the water just by means of the gravity. There is just a brake to slow down the speed if necessary, no electric device at all.
T.Richard on Mar 15, 2013 16:04 (2 years ago)
I hope they have good weather coming across the atlantic...with the lifeboats hanging over the side like that, it takes only a good wave and you are in trouble...RCI did experience that when they took one of the big ones ALLURE OR OASIS across.... good luck
Eric THIBAUT on Mar 15, 2013 14:38 (2 years ago)
On some other pictures, it seems that there are no lifeboats on port side, even if the davits are installed. Do they still have to be mounted in the Netherlands ?
JonWoodhouse on Mar 15, 2013 14:08 (2 years ago)
Looks very ungainly from that angle.....
Cedric Hacke on Mar 14, 2013 21:56 (2 years ago)
I believe this configuration will help when power is lost as the lifeboats are already hanging over the water so they don't need to be swung out as they need to on other ships.
David Barnes on Mar 14, 2013 20:07 (2 years ago)
Great photos Frits .... but can anyone throw light on the lifeboats being"Turned o9ut" or is their permanent position? Certainly the davits seems to be awfully complicated and one wonders how they operate and what happens in an emergency with no power???

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