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Photographer:pieter melissen [View profile]Title:PIONEERING SPIRITAdded:May 13, 2017
Captured:May 13, 2017IMO:9593505Hits:385
Location:Europoort, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Photo Category: Special Purpose Ships
Leaving Rotterdam for a longer period, to operate as a pipelayer in the Black Sea. Her size will probably be better shown when the shots appear of her passing Istanbul.

For this shot it was fortunate that we were blessed with some sun at the end of the day. And for those who followed the controversy about her name, a close up shot of the bow reveals that her original name has been painted out with grey paint and is still perfectly readible, with her new name painted below the old one. I personally find this quite insulting to those who uttered serious concerns about her original name.
Vessel Identification
Name:Pioneering Spirit
Former name(s):
- Pieter Schelte (Until 2015 Feb)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Crane Ship
Gross tonnage:403,342 tons
Summer DWT:50,000 tons

Additional Information
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:2014
AIS Information
Last known position:
56°17’27.6” N, 17°18’51.6” E
Speed, course (heading):
11.2kts, 52° (50°)
Arrival:19th Mar 2019
20:00:47 UTC
Last update:
27 days 4 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 June 24th, 04:00:48 UTCPipelay Ops Cpa 2nm
2018 June 4th, 11:00:16 UTCRotterdam
2018 May 30th, 15:00:51 UTCBomlafjorden
2018 May 27th, 20:00:21 UTCField K13
2018 May 17th, 01:00:59 UTCRotterdam
2017 December 29th, 21:00:36 UTCPipelaying - Cpa 1nm
2017 November 21st, 00:30:58 UTCRotterdam
2017 November 21st, 00:30:32 UTCRotterdam
2017 November 1st, 10:30:51 UTCPipelaying -- Cpa 2n
2017 November 1st, 10:30:35 UTCPipelaying - Cpa 2nm
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