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Photo Details
Photographer:Florent T [View profile]Title:CMA CGM BENJAMIN FRANKLINAdded:Jan 05, 2016
Captured:December 15, 2015IMO:9706891Hits:1,184
Location:Pusan, Busan, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Containerships built 2011-2020
CMA CGM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN operating in Pusan BNCT terminal on her maiden voyage. vessel scheduled on YANGTSE service voyage 057YTE.
Vessel Identification
Name:Jiangnan Changxing H6003
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:175,000 tons
Summer DWT:185,000 tons
Length:399 m
Beam:54 m
Draught:15.5 m

Additional Information
Status:In Build
Class society:Bureau Veritas
AIS Information
Last known position:
30°37’48.36” N, 122°3’0.18” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 345° (309°)
Arrival:12th Apr 2020
12:00:23 UTC
Last update:
21 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2012 December 28th, 00:00:01 UTCGent Belgium
2012 August 16th, 18:00:17 UTCLianyungang
2012 July 2nd, 19:30:11 UTCSingapore
2012 April 23rd, 01:20:46 UTCInchon
2012 April 14th, 03:40:04 UTCSingapore
2012 February 25th, 03:00:27 UTCNisos Kos
2012 January 26th, 07:30:19 UTCPortsaid
2012 January 24th, 12:00:08 UTCPort Said
2012 January 20th, 07:30:52 UTCGibraltar
2012 January 7th, 12:00:21 UTCHamburg
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Photo Comments (5)

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Malim Sahib on Sep 11, 2016 00:48 (3 years ago)
Ships like this under the UK flag reverse nothing - the vessel's owners are a shell company set up in the UK to meet the requirements of the flag, the profits go overseas. Ships like this will never see a British crewmember and will not use UK repairs yards and the like either. To me they bring no value except a quick buck based on their tonnage.
Personally I'd rather the flag remained decimated than have it's proud history tarnished with the tonnage tax, which has indeed made the UK flag an FOC.
Oddly enough, the EU has made many proposals to protect it's indigenous seamen and industry, e.g. cabotage style rules. Guess which country is ALWAYS against them - yes the good old UK.
To answer your quesiton, the Union Flag ends up on the stern of a ship like this because the only UK national who normally sees this ship or be involved in it's management or crewing is the MCA flag state inspector, who chances are is of Indian extraction.
Patagualino on Sep 10, 2016 23:31 (3 years ago)

Correct Gentlemen!
How on earth does the Union Flag come to be on the stern of this Merchant vessel?
As for being a "posh" FOC.... Well, that's debatable.
But maybe it helps slightly reverse the decimation of the "Red Duster", Merchant UK Fleet.
But yes, at least it is NOT the flag of the EUSSR! That would be an insult too far!
Besides, Benjamin Franklin was in the main "American"...yes, he spent time in London:
As a spokesman for the colonies!
(Tongue in cheek dear readers: When all else fails: Keep Calm & Carry On.)
Allan RO on Sep 10, 2016 20:32 (3 years ago)
at least its not the EU flag !!

Malim Sahib on Sep 10, 2016 20:06 (3 years ago)
Being a British ship means little these days, it's merely a posh FOC complete with tax dodge for the owners.
Patrick Hill on Sep 10, 2016 19:59 (3 years ago)
Pity she's flying the wrong flag, should be the Red Duster on the stern.
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