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Photographer:lds280 [View profile]Title:BERGE STAHLAdded:Feb 25, 2016
Captured:February 25, 2016IMO:8420804Hits:5,348
Location:Europoort, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Photo Category: Ore Carriers
Moored EECV, arrived one day earlier, feb 24th 2016. This year she'll be 30 years old and will be sent to scrap in Q4 2016.
Berge Stahl was specially designed for the Brazil-Rotterdam trade. She 's been the largest bulker ever for more than 2 decades until the Vale bulkers came into business. Because of her exceptional maneuverability she was allowed to enter Rotterdam with 75' draft instead of 74'. She was well ahead of her time. Scrapping will be the end of an era.
Vessel Identification
Name:Berge Stahl
Flag:Isle Of Man (uk)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ore Carrier
Gross tonnage:175,720 tons
Summer DWT:364,767 tons
Length:342 m
Beam:63 m
Draught:15 m

Additional Information
Home port:Douglas (isle Of Man)
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1986
AIS Information
Last known position:
35°7’11.27” S, 19°35’7.78” E
Speed, course (heading):
10.9kts, 111° (112°)
Location:Br Tubarao
Arrival:2nd Aug 2019
23:00:48 UTC
Last update:
24 days 14 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 December 30th, 02:00:09 UTCPdm
2017 May 14th, 06:00:21 UTCBr Pdm
2017 March 10th, 08:30:28 UTCShekou
2016 December 20th, 13:15:56 UTCRotterdam
2016 November 30th, 18:00:54 UTCRotterdam
2016 November 30th, 18:00:26 UTCRotterdam
2016 November 11th, 18:00:40 UTCPdm,brazil
2016 November 3rd, 08:00:03 UTCTenerife
2016 October 23rd, 03:00:09 UTCRotterdam
2016 May 4th, 03:00:08 UTCRotterdam
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Photo Comments (14)

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MattyBoy on Nov 17, 2018 00:37 (10 months ago)
She'd be an ideal candidate for conversion to FSPO. Look at all that deckspace. Hope she's not dead.
Balticventure on Mar 16, 2016 17:07 (3 years ago)
I agree great shot
MattyBoy on Mar 11, 2016 17:36 (3 years ago)
And only ONE name in all those years !!!
Phil English on Feb 26, 2016 10:38 (3 years ago)
She's the oldest capesize bulker or VLOC afloat right now and one of only 7 such vessels remaining built in the 1980s
rd77 on Feb 26, 2016 08:20 (3 years ago)
It will be a sad day when this giant and steady element on the Europort scene will be gone. But 30 years is an extremely good career for a large bulk ship.
Sorin Tițu on Feb 26, 2016 06:09 (3 years ago)
Maybe it will be founded a museum of merchant navy and this ship will be on shire to be visited.
Clyde Dickens on Feb 26, 2016 03:00 (3 years ago)
30 years in business!! Extraordinary!!
Magnificent shot for history. Congratulations.
pieter melissen on Feb 25, 2016 21:00 (3 years ago)
Ah, I had already gone when Ludolf came in...
echobow on Feb 25, 2016 20:58 (3 years ago)
Wow, wonderful shot, truly majestic!
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Feb 25, 2016 20:13 (3 years ago)
Did you by any chance get some pix of the Ludolf Oldendorff as well?
Take contact on pm if so.
Koos Biesheuvel on Feb 25, 2016 19:59 (3 years ago)
Marvelous shot! The best "seat" in town... ;-)

Best regards, Koos
lds280 on Feb 25, 2016 19:37 (3 years ago)
as a pilot on Ludolf Oldendorff, exchanging berth with Medi Tokyo.
pieter melissen on Feb 25, 2016 19:25 (3 years ago)
as a pilot on Medi Tokyo???
Captain Carlitos on Feb 25, 2016 18:24 (3 years ago)
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