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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:PARKGRACHTAdded:Jun 20, 2019
Captured:June 19, 2019IMO:9424546Hits:1,295
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Ships under Repair or Conversion
in no.4 dock Palumbo shipyard, being water blasted to prepare her for her new livery.
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 13 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 (16)

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Emmanuel.L on Jun 27, 2019 02:13 (24 days ago)
10Q Brett your last :) says it all.
Best of everything to each and everyone.
Brett Bachmann on Jun 26, 2019 16:24 (24 days ago)
My dear Emmanuel.L :)
Emmanuel.L on Jun 26, 2019 11:14 (25 days ago)
Hi Michael, when you are still young you do not appreciate life as much as when you reach that age when you know that your sunset is not that far away, you will start to appreciate the love for and from your family, friends ,ex-work mates etc.
You appreciate any help, any kind gesture , even a simple smile is goes a long way in making you happy or your smile uplifts a person especially if he/she is lonely in his old age.
Wrinkles may cover our face but do not let them cover our attitude ,our heart ,our character.

Be and stay positive as much as you possibly can my friends.
best regards and thanks to everyone for your friendship since I joined in September 2011.
Michael Wirth on Jun 26, 2019 07:03 (25 days ago)
Dear Emmanuel, you are absolutely right about what realy counts in life - I learned my lessen when I reanimated my son for the first time. This experience changed my view on what is important in life completely.

But there are still some things you simply have to do ... and things you would like to do but can't because of the people you have to care for, ...

I'm quite happy about how things are but I miss the sea ...

But what really counts is the same, regardless where you live and what you do ... thanks for reminding us once again!

Best regards,


P.S. Sorry for the not shipping-relatet post ...!
Emmanuel.L on Jun 26, 2019 02:55 (25 days ago)
Hi Marek W, always happy to be of some help to all our friends, there may be "miles" separating all of us, through out the whole world, but if we ever meet remember in all these "miles" can be turned simply into "smile".
Always be positive,it helps a lot.
best regards
Marek W on Jun 25, 2019 02:42 (26 days ago)
Emmanuel, Michael, thanks for the kind replies. They go a long way! If there is ever a meet up, and if I can, I'm there! Take care my friends!
Emmanuel.L on Jun 21, 2019 18:06 (29 days ago)
Dear Marek and anyone who cares to take a tip from a 74 year old, always make happiness (and your loved ones happiness) your ultimate goal, money does not buy you peace and happiness.
I find peace
,tranquility and happiness in this world of strife by trying to be helpful to others,a smile goes a long way to do this .Think and try to stay positive, believe me it helps.
Wishing everyone the best of health,peace and happiness.
Michael Wirth on Jun 21, 2019 09:14 (1 month ago)
Dear Marek, I know how you feel ...! Also working in IT and loving it as much as you do is why I can't stay away from this site and I enjoy the great pictures and explanations from nice people like you, Emmanuel.

Now I will continue counting the days till I am at least near the sea again ...

Best regards,

Emmanuel.L on Jun 21, 2019 05:29 (1 month ago)
Hi Marek W, it is never late to change,it is VERY important to be working in a something that you feel positive about, to be otherwise makes you a slave,albeit a modern one.
Slaves on the oars of the galleys of ancient times surely were not happy ,so if there is a time or place for a change ,grab it.
best regards my friend,think positive.
Emmanuel.L on Jun 21, 2019 05:21 (1 month ago)
hi albula, it is always positive when a ship continues under a good owner and not confined to the scrap heap.
Long may she sail.
Emmanuel.L on Jun 21, 2019 05:17 (1 month ago)
In these days MattyBoy it is not how many coats of paint is to be applied, but if is environmental friendly,if it applied in safe environment etc. lots of restrictions (mind you, positive ones).
She was water blasted and not grit blasted which is very positive as the dockyard is in an area surrounded by human habitation.
Marek W on Jun 21, 2019 01:55 (1 month ago)
Emmanuel, I envy you my friend. I work in IT and I utterly hate it. I would've been much better suited working around or on a ship :). Best regards!
albula on Jun 21, 2019 01:00 (1 month ago)
Good that Spliethof Amsterdam took over these vessels and they will be Dutch flagged!
MattyBoy on Jun 20, 2019 17:18 (1 month ago)
Great photo's. How many layers of paint will they apply ?
Emmanuel.L on Jun 20, 2019 03:51 (1 month ago)
Love to be of service my friend, as an ex dockyard worker they evoke memories of my 43 years at the ex-Malta Drydocks, now Palumbo shipyard.
Marek W on Jun 20, 2019 03:11 (1 month ago)
I love these drydock shots. Thanks for posting Emmanuel!
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