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Photo Details
Photographer:Patalavaca [View profile]Title:LIBRAAdded:Feb 13, 2018
Captured:February 08, 2018IMO:9009683Hits:914
Location:Las Palmas, Canary Islands
Photo Category: Reefers built 1980 onwards
08/02/2018, arriving at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Completed in June 1991 by Kyokuyo Zosen, Chofu, Japan (366)
4,587 g.t. and 5,065 dwt., as:
'Azur Merchant' to 1993,
'Merchant' to 1999,
'Forte Laurette' to 2004,
'Nordic Frost' to 2005 and
'Libra' since.

IMO corrected
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Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Nordic Frost (Until 2005 Dec)
- Forte Laurette (Until 2004 Aug)
- Merchant (Until 1999 Nov)
- Azur Merchant (Until 1993 Sep)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Reefer
Gross tonnage:4,587 tons
Summer DWT:5,065 tons
Length:121 m
Beam:17 m
Draught:6.7 m

Additional Information
Home port:Klaipeda
Class society:Lloyd┤s Shipping Register
Build year:1991
AIS Information
Last known position:
54°9’29.01” N, 5°13’44.23” W
Speed, course (heading):
10.7kts, 187° (193°)
Arrival:16th Dec 2018
13:00:42 UTC
Last update:
13 days 3 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 6th, 04:00:19 UTCTema
2018 July 29th, 08:00:16 UTCLas Palmas
2018 July 13th, 18:00:52 UTCTorshavn
2018 June 23rd, 18:00:33 UTCPuebla Del Caraminal
2018 February 8th, 13:00:43 UTCLas Palmas
2018 January 4th, 10:00:24 UTCOff Noadhibou
2017 September 6th, 12:00:27 UTCMaputo
2017 May 12th, 06:30:44 UTCWalvis Bay
2017 April 18th, 06:30:41 UTCP0rt Louis
2017 February 13th, 17:00:54 UTCP0rt Louis
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Photo Comments (11)

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Patalavaca on Feb 14, 2018 17:30 (10 months ago)
Hola se˝or V, thanks, once again, for a kind comment about the photo! Yes, very 'nice' weather for Carnaval in Las Palmas! haha, we have been experiencing record - breaking low temperatures, snow, rain and continuing Northerly storms.
That's life, huh? / Ni modo, asÝ es la vida.
Saludos, Rick
ventuari on Feb 14, 2018 15:36 (10 months ago)
Hi Rick. Nice shot. Interesting and beautiful angle. A typical Las Palmas shot jeje...So my friend, enjoy Feb.2018 "good weather" at Las Palmas...Congratulations for the shot.
MattyBoy on Feb 14, 2018 11:58 (10 months ago)
Hi Rick, great photo with the heaving line. I was once hit with a monkey's fist, hurts like hell but you never forget to keep out of the way again !!
Phil English on Feb 14, 2018 11:40 (10 months ago)
Superb, Rick. You are blessed with such perfect light in Las Palmas at this time of year when most of us in Europe are struggling with short, dark days.
Patalavaca on Feb 14, 2018 11:29 (10 months ago)
A known problem exists with my dyslexic fingers! Apologies for the confusion and thanks for the comments, particularly Phil's. Likewise, Mattyboy's.
A few more photos can be seen in an ALBUM .

If you have no wish to see the album, you might like to view just *one* photo, contained therein, which I rather like! This ONE .

Regards, Rick
MattyBoy on Feb 14, 2018 10:47 (10 months ago)
Indeed it is. Congratulations on a fine specimen. Sorry for the questions but the liferaft canister that's on the deck, would that be a training canister? Looks like it would be an arduous/problematic situation lifting it over the guardrail in an emergency.
Phil English on Feb 14, 2018 10:39 (10 months ago)
I see :-)

Whilst I'm at it, it's the perfect opportunity to congratulate Patalavaca on a glorious photo. Excellent.
MattyBoy on Feb 14, 2018 10:27 (10 months ago)
Thanks Phil. If you ever have the fortune to meet me, you'll discover I'm somewhat of a weird character, (so I've been told!). I like to think that I'm unique, in a Forrest Gump kind of way !
Phil English on Feb 14, 2018 10:23 (10 months ago)
There are numerous photos of this ship on site. Maybe the wrong IMO number was inputted to start with?

In any case, it's a weird theory to think that a vessel doesn't appear on site due to some wildly peculiar late assignment of an IMO number... :-)
MattyBoy on Feb 14, 2018 10:00 (10 months ago)
I note with interest the razor wire on the stern section but not on the guardrails, where perhaps one would expect it to be if she's been sailing in pirate-infested waters.
MattyBoy on Feb 14, 2018 09:58 (10 months ago)
I find it bizarre that a vessel built 27 years ago only now appears on the site. Where's she been hiding all these years? Perhaps because she was built in Japan, she wasn't originally assigned an IMO number, that number came later. Would that be possible? A delayed registration if you like.
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