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Photographer:Boris Paulien [View profile]Title:STAR SPIRITAdded:Mar 08, 2017
Captured:March 07, 2017IMO:9765847Hits:2,214
Location:Kiel Canal, Germany
Photo Category: Reefers built 1980 onwards
"Star Spirit" on a westbound passage from Kiel to BrunsbŁttel.
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Last known position:
59°52’6.5” N, 30°13’16.46” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 23° (130°)
Arrival:20th Mar 2018
18:00:37 UTC
Last update:
57 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 March 20th, 18:00:37 UTCRuled
2018 February 8th, 15:00:57 UTCEcgye
2018 February 6th, 14:00:58 UTCPactb
2018 January 17th, 09:00:59 UTCSeudd
2018 January 8th, 12:00:58 UTCRuled
2017 December 21st, 08:00:55 UTCCrmob
2017 December 5th, 12:00:42 UTCPacrb
2017 November 11th, 09:00:42 UTCRuled
2017 October 6th, 08:00:40 UTCUsfeb
2017 September 15th, 12:00:42 UTCRuled
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Photo Comments (6)

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jan_t on Mar 09, 2017 09:08 (1 year 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.
rd77 on Mar 09, 2017 08:33 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago)
Hi Jan, I am glad if I can help you with the images. ;-)
jan_t on Mar 08, 2017 10:17 (1 year 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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