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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:PARKGRACHTAdded:Jun 15, 2019
Captured:June 14, 2019IMO:9424546Hits:558
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Ships under Repair or Conversion
her old livery is being blasted by high pressure water system to make way for her new company hull colours.
Vessel Identification
Name:Hhl Rio De Janeiro
Former name(s):
- Beluga Houston (Until 2011 Oct 06)
- Beluga H (Until 2010 Sep 17)
- Beluga Houston (Until 2010 Aug)
- Beluga Presentation (Until 2009 Nov)
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:17,628 tons
Summer DWT:20,170 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Monrovia
Class society:Germanischer Lloyd
Build year:2009
AIS Information
Last known position:
35°52’56.02” N, 14°30’56.87” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 271° (187°)
Location:Malta Bunkering
Arrival:30th Nov -0001
00:00:00 UTC
Last update:
1 month 11 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 13th, 05:00:41 UTCUs Crp
2018 July 14th, 14:00:49 UTCUs Hou Opl
2018 June 17th, 15:30:09 UTCGros Cacouna
2018 June 10th, 12:00:37 UTCCasor
2018 May 26th, 01:00:11 UTCValletta
2018 March 28th, 15:00:07 UTCEs Alg
2017 December 30th, 05:30:14 UTCDkebj>dersk
2017 October 11th, 21:00:21 UTCUs Pcr
2017 October 10th, 10:00:33 UTCUs Hou
2017 August 31st, 10:00:08 UTCKr Pus
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Photo Comments (6)

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Emmanuel.L on Jun 22, 2019 10:31 (27 days ago)
The method of water blasting is efficient and environmental friendly but the plates rust quickly but just as Tony said they are supposed to treat it immediately with a primer to deter this rust and then finish it with the special anti corrosive paint.
The grit blasting was causing a lot of damage to shore side machinery and in high winds being transported outside the yard damaging private properties, cars etc.
Tony_Birdman on Jun 22, 2019 07:42 (27 days ago)
thats a lot of flash rust there, i see a vid on youtube where there are water blasting saipem 10,000 with water and you can see the flash rust forming and they just paint over the flash rust with a grey primer, but the primers they use have anti corrosive additives and can be painted over fresh rust.
Emmanuel.L on Jun 21, 2019 18:18 (27 days ago)
Yes MattyBoy , it is always and money is the root of competition.
Alas to survive and compete you must be one step ahead of your competitors and that once again that cost money.
Competition is healthy but sometimes it is vicious and even cruel,laying down workers earning a living for their families to be replaced by robots and machinery.
regards and best wishes my friend.
MattyBoy on Jun 21, 2019 09:48 (28 days ago)
And of course, time is money. ;-)
Emmanuel.L on Jun 21, 2019 05:33 (28 days ago)
You are not scraping a door or a house wall here,MattyBoy but metres of steel hull in a large drydock.
MattyBoy on Jun 20, 2019 17:21 (28 days ago)
I wondered how they did that. I always thought they had a guy with a paint scraper !!
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