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Photographer:Patalavaca [View profile]Title:OOCL HONG KONGAdded:Jun 21, 2017
Captured:June 21, 2017IMO:9776171Hits:5,899
Location:Felixstowe, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Containerships built 2011-2020
21/06/2017, maiden voyage, approaching the Port of Felixstowe, England.

The record falls again, now the world's largest container vessel.

Launched on 31/12/2016 & delivered on 18/05/2017 by Samsung, Koje, South Korea (2172)
210,890 g.t., 191,977 dwt. & 21,413 teu (nominal), as:
'OOCL Hong Kong'.
Vessel Identification
Technical Data
Vessel type:-
Length:400 m
Beam:59 m
Draught:12.5 m

Additional Information
AIS Information
Last known position:
50°41’38.95” N, 0°47’52.76” E
Speed, course (heading):
17.0kts, 229° (231°)
Location:De Wvn > Eg Psd
Arrival:24th Jan 2019
20:30:10 UTC
Last update:
44 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 8th, 08:30:19 UTCCnxmn>cnytn
2018 August 24th, 13:45:32 UTCSgsin>cnytn
2018 August 24th, 13:45:19 UTCEgsuz>sgsin
2018 August 9th, 20:30:52 UTCGbfxt>egpsd
2018 August 9th, 20:00:55 UTCGbfxt>egsuz
2018 July 28th, 01:15:13 UTCGbfxt>gbfxt
2018 July 27th, 16:00:15 UTCGbfxt>gbfxt
2018 July 26th, 04:30:11 UTCLondon Cliffe
2018 July 24th, 22:45:11 UTCDewvn>gbfxt
2018 July 23rd, 00:01:13 UTCPlgdn>dewvn
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Photo Comments (22)

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andrecas on Oct 29, 2017 19:31 (1 year ago)
Sharp photo of a heavyweight "boxer".... :)
libertyshiplad on Oct 29, 2017 19:22 (1 year ago)
Just wondered-any predictions what the largest container ships will be in ,say,five years from now,gross tonnage,teu capacity??
Tonga on Oct 29, 2017 19:02 (1 year ago)
A very good shot Rick; COSCO will be pleased :-)
Patalavaca on Jun 30, 2017 20:07 (1 year ago)
And with alarming coincidence, I have just noted that the MAIB has published a Safety Bulletin re: the explosion on the 'Manhattan Bridge', at Felixstowe on 19/01/2017, when a Filippino oiler was killed.
See HERE .
Patalavaca on Jun 30, 2017 19:43 (1 year ago)
Mike, as pointed out, I somehow completely overlooked the engine room gang! But yes, and in addition to my list, a normal complement of three engine room ratings downn below.
IACSman on Jun 30, 2017 09:59 (1 year ago)
Interesting thread regarding manning level :-)
For engine ratings, on vessels with unmanned E/R at night, the rule of thumb is to carry 3 ratings, so that they may form part of seawatches in the engine room together with the engineers if needed.
A new vessel, like this, may also carry a fitter for a short period, in order to arrange engine room work shop, store rooms and other details that is typically left to vessel crew when departing the newbuilding yard.
Note also that flag state stipulates, in the "Minimum safe manning document", number of crew (and their qualifications), which is always lower than what a ship owner / manager places onboard. Most owner has a higher number of crew, if they wish to protect their investment, but around 20 sounds fair for this size / trade (unrestricted).

Minimum safe manning standards was recently amended to also include manning levels for operations and maintenance, as opposed to before when minimum safe manning was just enough to man the ship to sail from A to B and handle the vessel in an emergency.
Emmesstee on Jun 30, 2017 05:00 (1 year ago)
Hadn't noticed the lack of ER ratings in the original manning breakdown. Is that two oilers and two wipers - or two oiler/wipers?
shippingman on Jun 30, 2017 02:26 (1 year ago)
plus 2 Oiler and Wiper i think
Emmesstee on Jun 29, 2017 22:14 (1 year ago)
Rick -
Many thanks for the manning information - much appreciated!
Patalavaca on Jun 29, 2017 08:17 (1 year ago)
Hi Emmesstee, often on maiden voyages there may be a few extra engineers/techs on board to iron out any teething problems encountered, but generally speaking all the big container ships of this size operate with a total of 18 crew +/-.

This is a typical breakdown of crew members:
Master, C/O, 2/O, 3/O.
C/E, 2/E, 3/E, 4/E + reefer electrician (sometimes two leccies if they regularly carry a high number of reefers).
Cook/steward, A/S, Messman.
Bosun, 2 AB's, 2 or 3 O/S's.

Some companies don't carry a Bosun, the deckies just get on with the job.

Almost the same manning levels for just about any ocean-going boxboat these days,
Regards, Rick
davidships on Jun 28, 2017 12:19 (1 year ago)
Re crewing, one member believes "about 20"

see here
Emmesstee on Jun 28, 2017 12:05 (1 year ago)
Rick -
Many thanks for your splendid photos of this behemoth's maiden arrival Felixstowe. You didn't, per chance, determine her manning number did you - would be interested to know how many individuals are required to operate her?
Patalavaca on Jun 22, 2017 19:04 (1 year ago)
A few more shots in an ALBUM .
Patalavaca on Jun 22, 2017 17:54 (1 year ago)
Thanks @ Stan for you kind comments, much appreciated!
@ Ventuari - hola Señor V, muchas gracias, safe journey home!
@ Vlad - Hvala, it makes a change for me to post one of 'your' ships :-)
@ Jens, vielen dank! Kind words indeed. Undeserved, but kind! ;-) Please see my PM soon..

Regards, Rick
Patalavaca on Jun 22, 2017 17:43 (1 year ago)
HiHusni, thanks for your comment. I would also prefer to see a selection of ships here - but we are 99% a container port, so I have to photograph what we get!
Greetings to Surabaya -I was last in your city in 1981 :-)
Jens Boldt on Jun 22, 2017 16:46 (1 year ago)
Superb photo Rick! I guess OOCL does not have a better photo to promote their newest ship :-)
lappino on Jun 22, 2017 15:04 (1 year ago)
Veeeery nice, thanks for sharing!


ventuari on Jun 22, 2017 13:56 (1 year ago)
Hi Rick. Beautiful shot. Agree with Stan Muller about the light. Nice angle. Congratulations my friend.
MBregards from Lanzarote I.
Stan Muller on Jun 22, 2017 12:47 (1 year ago)
the fading light adds a nice atmosphere and soft colours. big like
shippingman on Jun 22, 2017 12:41 (1 year ago)
Roger my friend Carlos
Agree with you. I am not fans of container ship but this very close shot
Anyway congrat for your new position on this site Juan :)

rgds fm Balikpapan Indonesia to Mr Rick and Carlos my friend
Patalavaca on Jun 22, 2017 09:33 (1 year ago)
Buenos días Carlos, thanks for your comment. The light was fading as she approached, but still an impressive sight.
Hasta pronto!
Saludos, Rick
Juan Carlos C. on Jun 22, 2017 03:46 (1 year ago)
Hi Rick, wow that is a big box.. Nice picture..
Rgds from Valparaiso I'm waiting for you..
Juan Carlos..
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