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Photographer:Boris Paulien [View profile]Title:STAR SPIRITAdded:Mar 08, 2017
Captured:March 07, 2017IMO:9765847Hits:1,740
Location:Kiel Canal, Germany
Photo Category: Reefers built 1980 onwards
Description:
"Star Spirit" on a westbound passage from Kiel to BrunsbŁttel.
Vessel Identification
Name:N/A
IMO:9765847
Technical Data
Vessel type:-
Length:188 m
Beam:26 m
Draught:8.1 m

Additional Information
AIS Information
Last known position:
58°46’0.15” N, 4°22’16.1” W
Status:Underway
Speed, course (heading):
17.0kts, 273° (272°)
Destination:
Location:Usfeb
Arrival:6th Oct 2017
08:00:40 UTC
Last update:
22 days 22 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 October 6th, 08:00:40 UTCUsfeb
2017 September 15th, 12:00:42 UTCRuled
2017 August 18th, 10:00:13 UTCEc Pbo
2017 August 11th, 06:30:12 UTCUs Lgb
2017 August 8th, 11:30:12 UTCUs Ntd
2017 July 26th, 12:00:53 UTCEcpbo
2017 July 19th, 11:00:57 UTCUs Lgb
2017 July 16th, 15:30:56 UTCUs Ntd
2017 July 5th, 12:00:10 UTCEcpbo
2017 June 28th, 10:45:05 UTCUslgb
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Photo Comments (6)

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jan_t on Mar 09, 2017 09:08 (7 months ago)
rd77: Have a look at this PDF, the bow shape is an Ax-Bow developed ny NKK. So far it was only used on bulkers. STAR SPIRIT is the first reefer with this design.

http://www.jfe-steel.co.jp/archives/en/nkk_giho/86/pdf/86_10.pdf
rd77 on Mar 09, 2017 08:33 (7 months ago)
I see she's from Shikoku Dockyard in Japan. Total of four ships ordered. A lot of these Japanese yards are experimenting with new bow shapes. Funny enough, a lot of those seem to be aimed at reducing wind resistance (Kyokuyo yard's bows for example) rather than changing the underwater behaviour. I wonder if STAR SPIRIT's bow is also one of these cases. Up until well above the waterline, the bow has a conventional shape. Only then does it start to look different. I am somewhat reminded of the bows of the IOWA-class battleships from WW2 in fact!
geert mast on Mar 09, 2017 01:54 (7 months ago)
Capt.Ted, those boxes hurt your eyes (mine too) but it is this bow that hurts my eyes the most! The ugliest ship's bow I've ever seen! And for what reason! It doesn't sail 1 mile faster than the old and real reefers. Ugly boxboat!
Captain Ted on Mar 08, 2017 20:38 (7 months ago)
Great shot Boris,,, As old reefer sailor it is always nice to see a ship with lines,,also when those boxes hurt my eyes !! :-)
Boris Paulien on Mar 08, 2017 11:09 (7 months ago)
Hi Jan, I am glad if I can help you with the images. ;-)
jan_t on Mar 08, 2017 10:17 (7 months ago)
Excellent photo, Boris. It really highlights the special Ax-bow design of the ship. Great to see that, after all, a few conventional reefer ships are still being built. A sister ship, to be named STAR COURAGE is due in April. I find this ship to noteworthy, i added an extra page with some photos (including yours) to our Newsletter this week :-)
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