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Photo Details
Photographer:Eric HOURI [View profile]Title:EUGEN MAERSKAdded:Jun 29, 2016
Captured:February 19, 2008IMO:9321550Hits:3,909
Location:Le Havre, France
Photo Category: Containerships built 2001-2010
Off the port of Le Havre, taking pilot by helicopter.

Vessel Identification
Name:Eugen Maersk
Flag:Denmark International Register
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:170,794 tons
Summer DWT:158,200 tons
Length:398 m
Beam:56 m
Draught:14.6 m

Additional Information
Home port:Randers
Class society:American Bureau Of Shipping
Build year:2008
AIS Information
Last known position:
1°14’56.28” N, 104°6’57.91” E
Speed, course (heading):
18.6kts, 80° (81°)
Arrival:22nd May 2017
21:30:28 UTC
Last update:
19 hours 25 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 May 22nd, 21:30:28 UTCSgsin
2017 May 8th, 21:00:14 UTCEgszc
2017 May 6th, 21:00:50 UTCEgsuc
2017 May 5th, 18:00:33 UTCMtjmwtm
2017 April 30th, 18:00:58 UTCPtptm
2017 April 30th, 18:00:50 UTCMaptmtm
2017 April 26th, 01:00:44 UTCBezee
2017 April 26th, 00:30:06 UTCBezee01
2017 April 23rd, 15:30:00 UTCGbfxstm
2017 April 21st, 01:00:49 UTCBeantdgd
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Photo Comments (39)

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orinoco on Jul 07, 2016 12:13 (10 months ago)
Is shipspotting became a site for children ? please grow up ( everyone dreams of this kind of pictures ).
Fernley James Harris. on Jul 06, 2016 19:17 (10 months ago)
Gentle men please can we cease this banal carry on, it is spoiling the great pleasure I get from Shipspotting.A site I have enjoyed since since 2002.
yours faithfully Fernley Harris.
csaba on Jul 06, 2016 18:08 (10 months ago)
"Someone mentioned that the helicopter is the pilots. Where is the logo ?, I do not see it. How do I know that this helicopter is the pilot"

Carlos, if you look at it in full screen mode, the pilot winch is well visible on the right side of the helicopter, just under the main rotor.
Allan RO on Jul 06, 2016 16:50 (10 months ago)
Carlos - drop the subject now it's boring..

Carlos Vadir Goņiz Fariņas on Jul 06, 2016 16:43 (10 months ago)
I will finish discussion until the admin response. So I hope for your replies Derek. Thank you.
Carlos Vadir Goņiz Fariņas on Jul 06, 2016 16:39 (10 months ago)
While deleting my post continue the discussion will not end.
volker1948 on Jul 06, 2016 16:37 (10 months ago)
STOP the discussion.There are nicer things in the world.
pieter melissen on Jul 06, 2016 16:33 (10 months ago)
Carlos, for your information Derek IS the Manager....
Carlos Vadir Goņiz Fariņas on Jul 06, 2016 16:13 (10 months ago)
Worst of all, the author of the photos is who goes and possibly delete my comments, and above the more we visit the more votes picture taken. In any case, who erases, it is a coward and dictator.
Carlos Vadir Goņiz Fariņas on Jul 06, 2016 16:10 (10 months ago)
Strongly agree Derek, but where are the managers ?, as always, are conspicuous by their absence.
Dеnis on Jul 06, 2016 12:13 (10 months ago)
It's a WELL composed photo & a perfect moment caught!
Derek Lilley on Jul 06, 2016 09:12 (10 months ago)
Hi All,

In my opinion this series of comments has now run its course, everybody seems to have expressed an opinion regarding should it be kept or not, but before it starts to degenerate into an unpleasant argument would you all please cease to post any more comments and let the Administration Team discuss in a reasoned manner taking the above coversations into account what to do regarding the deletion or keeping of the photos.
When a decision has been made I will post a comment in the forum as to what is to be done with them.
Thanking you all for your anticipated cooperation.
Derek Lilley
volker1948 on Jul 06, 2016 09:00 (10 months ago)
Please,Gentīs. STOP IT!!!!!!!!!
Carlos Vadir Goņiz Fariņas on Jul 06, 2016 07:47 (10 months ago)
Thanks simonwp. Finally someone with consistency.
Carlos Vadir Goņiz Fariņas on Jul 06, 2016 07:45 (10 months ago)
Someone mentioned that the helicopter is the pilots. Where is the logo ?, I do not see it. How do I know that this helicopter is the pilots ?.
pieter melissen on Jul 05, 2016 19:58 (10 months ago)
I think a criterion could be "obstruction". In this case the helicopter can easily be edited out without affecting the image of the ship. Therefore the helicopter is not obstructing, and IMHO the picture meets the standards.
simonwp on Jul 05, 2016 19:30 (10 months ago)
I actually think Carlos and Captain Ted are right on this's a great shot but it doesn't meet site standards, i.e. to me the helicopter is the main focus of the shot. Consistency is needed, otherwise members soon become unhappy. Personally i think the standards are too tight, and both Carlos shot and this should be allowed, but if you delete one then you delete both. Birds, pilot boats, tugs etc are all part of the marine environment, and provided they don't obscure the ship, or become the main focus should be allowed. It's nice to see good photographs of just the ship and nothing else, but it's also nice to see a bit of context as well. Unfortunately it's always down to individual administrators decisions, and, by nature, individuals are always subjective and inconsistent.
Arnes on Jul 05, 2016 19:09 (10 months ago)
Why Carlos are you deleting and reposting the same article continously, must be for the 10th time now. I think most members are getting tired of this now.....
Cap' on Jul 05, 2016 18:33 (10 months ago)
Well said B.Clark. How many photos would be lost if we removed them because the pilot cutter was in shot? Pilot cutter/Pilot chopper...
husni ibrahim nasution on Jul 05, 2016 10:43 (10 months ago)
My photograph New Herald same case, but not pilot helicopter , and that is original, i am not waiting the brgds to All
B.Clark on Jul 05, 2016 10:41 (10 months ago)
surely no different than having a Pilot Vessel in the shot, just the 2016 method of doing things
pieter melissen on Jul 05, 2016 10:33 (10 months ago)
I think the photographer knew exactly what he was doing, with a TV priority and a slightly higher ISO value resulting in a sufficiently narrow aperture (f16) that both the ship and the chopper are in focus. Perfect shot therefore.
John Grace on Jul 05, 2016 10:25 (10 months ago)
I am interested in where the pilot would be landed, presumably by winch?
Paul Finnigan on Jul 04, 2016 22:39 (10 months ago)
Carlos in this case the helicopter was involved with the ship with dropping off a pilot so forms part of the main subject.I think its time to let your deleted photo issue rest I think everyone is getting a bit tired of it.
Sorin Tițu on Jul 02, 2016 15:52 (10 months ago)
Awesome photo
Syzygy on Jun 30, 2016 12:10 (10 months ago)
I like the photo, I like photos with birds or steel birds as long as they are eye catching as this one.
volker1948 on Jun 30, 2016 08:35 (10 months ago)
I agree with you,Michael.
Michael Wirth on Jun 30, 2016 04:30 (10 months ago)
Truely a great shot!

Focus on the chopper ... Ok

But there is not a shadow of a doubt that the ship (and shipping) is the main subject of the picture.

And the ship is not that much out of focus if at all.

Deleting such a picture would simply be a loss to the site and the opposite of maintaining standards.

Best regards,

Captain Ted on Jun 30, 2016 00:20 (10 months ago)
It is a splendid pictures but as we saw last with the seagull,,this one should be deleted,, total focus is the chopper and not the ship.
TARBATNESS on Jun 29, 2016 23:23 (10 months ago)
Jens Boldt on Jun 29, 2016 22:53 (10 months ago)
Spectacular photo, gets a big like from me!
Dennis J. Dubinsky on Jun 29, 2016 18:42 (10 months ago)
Very nice
csaba on Jun 29, 2016 14:59 (10 months ago)
Great shot. Hope it stays :-)
phantom53 on Jun 29, 2016 12:13 (10 months ago)
True it's impressive, but helicopter is main focus and could get it deleted, we've all seen pics removed because of a stray seagull, or something on a jetty. Hope it stays, but beware
Frank Buckley on Jun 29, 2016 11:19 (10 months ago)
Very impressive. Great photo.
Regards Frank
Alec Sansen on Jun 29, 2016 10:27 (11 months ago)
impressive !
Danijela Dani Paljusic on Jun 29, 2016 09:25 (11 months ago)
Great shot!

Brgds, Dani
Koos Biesheuvel on Jun 29, 2016 09:16 (11 months ago)
Nice one Eric!

Best regards, Koos
Knut Helge Schistad on Jun 29, 2016 08:14 (11 months ago)
Splendid picture.Eric
Knut Helge
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