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Photo Details
Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:SM VANCOUVERAdded:Aug 19, 2017
Captured:August 19, 2017IMO:9189495Hits:1,026
Location:Busan, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Containerships built 1991-2000
With a new name (and with hatch covers, too!), seen here arriving at Busan New Port.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Nedlloyd Mercator (Until 2015 Apr)
- P&,o Nedlloyd Mercator (Until 2006 Feb)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:66,526 tons
Summer DWT:67,712 tons
Length:278 m
Beam:40 m
Draught:11.6 m

Additional Information
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:2000
AIS Information
Last known position:
1°14’25.44” N, 104°6’25.79” E
Speed, course (heading):
19.6kts, 82° (83°)
Arrival:17th Jan 2018
21:30:11 UTC
Last update:
2 days 6 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 January 17th, 21:30:11 UTCSgsin
2017 September 14th, 21:00:04 UTCSg Sin
2015 July 24th, 23:30:33 UTCShanghai
2015 July 20th, 19:00:35 UTCShekou
2015 July 18th, 04:00:28 UTCKao Hsiung
2015 July 4th, 18:30:24 UTCBrisbane
2015 June 27th, 14:00:13 UTCSydney
2015 June 11th, 02:00:55 UTCShanghai
2015 June 7th, 18:00:07 UTCHongkong
2015 June 6th, 05:00:14 UTCKaohsiung
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Photo Comments (10)

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tonker on Aug 21, 2017 08:13 (5 months ago)
Thanks rd77 for answering my question.
rd77 on Aug 20, 2017 08:26 (5 months ago)
I think the only surviving and operative hatchcoverless container ship is now Wagenborg's RIJNBORG:
(but of course, corrections are welcome)
rd77 on Aug 20, 2017 08:23 (5 months ago)
No it was because the cell guides on these hatchcoverless ships went up several decks:
tonker on Aug 20, 2017 00:42 (5 months ago)
Hello, Roy, I was wondering, did these ships earn the "toothbrush" name because of the shape of their bridges?
MO Roy on Aug 19, 2017 22:43 (5 months ago)
Yes those were beauties, very nice to sail on. We called them "toothbrushes".
This class (Mercator/Barentsz) is actually very well built, so I guess there is quite some more years life in them.
rd77 on Aug 19, 2017 14:13 (5 months ago)
No Vlad, these are from a later series, from the yards now known as MV Werften. Nedlloyd built 5+2 hatchcoverless ships in Japan in 1991-1995, before they merged with P&O. These were NEDLLOYD ASIA, EUROPA, AFRICA, OCEANIA, AMERICA and the larger HONSHU and HONGKONG. All scrapped a few years ago.
lappino on Aug 19, 2017 11:45 (5 months ago)
Hi Roy, I thought that she was originally hatchless, but I was wrong, I guess...


MO Roy on Aug 19, 2017 11:31 (5 months ago)
Thanks Vlad, nice picture.
Immediately recognized her from the thumbnale as an ex PONL Mercater/Barentz class vessel.
What do you mean about the hatchcovers?
lappino on Aug 19, 2017 11:29 (5 months ago)
I was surprised when I saw her; I thought that her AIS signal would be closer to Alang or Chittagong...


rd77 on Aug 19, 2017 10:00 (5 months ago)
Good to see this former P&O Nedlloyd ship get a new lease of life at that age.
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