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Photographer:Tom Turner [View profile]Title:PYXISAdded:Jun 16, 2006
Captured:IMO:8514083Hits:1,089
Photo Category: Vehicle Carriers
Description:
Pyxis. Seen here in New York, USA. June, 2006,
Is this one actually a Car Carrier?
Vessel Identification
Name:Pyxis
IMO:8514083
Flag:Panama
MMSI:355999000
Callsign:3FTP5
Former name(s):
- Toyofuji No.14 (Until 1996 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Vehicles Carrier
Gross tonnage:43,425 tons
Summer DWT:19,108 tons

Additional Information
Class society:Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
Build year:1986
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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catpillar on Jun 24, 2006 05:00 (12 years ago)
Pyxis turns out to be M/S Pyxis of Toyofuji Shipping Co., Japan, which is a car carrier from Japan to the U.S. She has two major sailing routes: one from Toyohashi, Japan to Portland, Oakland, and Long Beach, and the other to U.S. East Coast ports via the Panama Canal.

The vessel is serving or has served as a "volunteer observation ship" in a program called "Monitoring of the Atmosphere - Ocean CO2 Exchange by Ships-of-Opportunity.

See the following Web page which contains a small photo from a different angle. Clearly it is the same vessel. http://www-cger2.nies.go.jp/moni-e/warm/canada/jc01.html
Tore Lundgren on Jun 16, 2006 07:02 (12 years ago)
Looks more like an "odd" RO/RO. The spray shield, in front(upper deck),suggests that this is a cargo deck,It also looks like itīs equipped for container transport like on conventional Ro/Roīs.
Tore
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