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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:ALMI TITANAdded:Apr 12, 2018
Captured:April 12, 2018IMO:9816335Hits:1,772
Location:Mokpo, Mogpo, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Ships Under Construction
New VLCC for Almi Tankers, hull No. S914, fitting out at Hyundai Samho shipyard.
Vessel Identification
Technical Data
Vessel type:-
Length:336 m
Beam:60 m
Draught:11 m

Additional Information
AIS Information
Last known position:
34°45’4.06” S, 18°25’39.52” E
Speed, course (heading):
10.2kts, 119° (121°)
Location:Sg Sin Pebgc
Arrival:27th Nov 2018
22:00:18 UTC
Last update:
4 days 4 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 27th, 08:00:49 UTCUs Lgb>br Rio
2018 August 18th, 05:00:15 UTCUs Lgb>pal
2018 August 17th, 05:00:08 UTCPal>us Lgb
2018 August 10th, 15:00:37 UTCUs Lgb>pal
2018 August 9th, 16:00:28 UTCSg Sin>us Lgb
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OM on Jun 17, 2018 18:57 (7 months ago)
Frank, if I'm not mistaken the bulb appeared after the Titanic. Attempts to switch from a bulb to a direct nose end in favor of a bulb (in my opinion, by the result of viewing the projects of the last 2-3 years) if the conversation about the VLCC and the ocean
Very interesting is the top of the engine room ... Who can comment?
Regards, Oleg
Frank Buckley on Apr 22, 2018 17:13 (8 months ago)
Kako si Vlad. Thank you for your reply. With photo on full screen I think that I can just make out the propellor duct. I also agree with the points that you make. A 3 to 7% saving on the fuel bill per year is a lot of money whatever the currency!. In the mid 1990's the famous Burmeister and Wain shipyard in Copenhagen, Denmark built 2 such vessels with a vertical bow/stem. Please correct me if I am wrong. Both were tankers, around 80000 tons, the first one being delivered to a Swiss shipping company.( also what was out of the ordinary was that in the long history of the shipyard that built those vessels , it was their first vessel delivered with a Sulzer main engine. They had up to then delivered all the ships that they built with Burmeister and Wain Engines. In the early 1980,s B&W were taken over by the MAN group. ( I remember all this from piece that I read in "The Motor Ship" concerning the Swiss tanker). Someday with a bit of luck I might see it somewhere, fully laden, pushing along (at 15 knots?) with a bone in it teeth! .
Kind Regards,
lappino on Apr 22, 2018 15:36 (8 months ago)
Thanks for your comment, Frank! :)
I am sure that the shape of her bows is possibly in line with the addition of a "semi-nozzle" that can be seen forward of her propeller; anyway, the flow around her hull was optimized at design stage, taking into account her draft and service speed. Her blunt nose does hurt the eyes a bit, but I hope that her owners will see some benefit in the bottom line.


Frank Buckley on Apr 22, 2018 11:02 (8 months ago)
Another great photo from our man in south Korea. I agree with rd77. With the addition of a scrubber system the accomadation block is a wee bit out of proportion and the vertical stem is not so appealing either. BUFF is what I think the americans would call it!. Ships were contructed long ago with a vertical bow (Titanic for example). Does that mean naval architects at that time knew more about ship design than those, in the last few years? Anyway nice photo Vlad and keep them coming.
Regards Frank
lappino on Apr 12, 2018 14:56 (9 months ago)
Well, Ralph, with the name like "Titan" she better be able to carry heavy loads... :)

The semi-submersible drilling rig "West Mira" - that's the structure visible in the background - will be delivered to her new owner within this year.


rd77 on Apr 12, 2018 09:28 (9 months ago)
and doubling up as a heavy lift ship ;-)

The looks of those VLCC's certainly aren't improving with those scrubbers and straight bows and all.
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