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Photographer:Emmanuel.L [View profile]Title:ARCTICAdded:Nov 02, 2019
Captured:October 30, 2019IMO:1006207Hits:797
Location:Valletta, Malta
Photo Category: Motor Yachts
Description:
conversion from ocean going tug which was undertaken at the Malta Drydocks (now Palumbo Shipyard) returned to Malta for extended refit and maybe taking spares from her since now unconverted sister moored aft.
Vessel Identification
Name:Endeavour T/t Arctic
IMO:1006207
Flag:Bahamas
MMSI:308753000
Callsign:C6MA9
Former name(s):
- Arctic Research (Until 1994 Jan)
- Arctic (Until 1993 Dec)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Yacht
Gross tonnage:2,610 tons
Summer DWT:1,444 tons
Length:88 m
Beam:14 m
Draught:7.2 m

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:1970
AIS Information
Last known position:
35°53’19.02” N, 14°30’38.34” E
Status:Underway
Speed, course (heading):
2.2kts, 278° (277°)
Destination:
Location:Palermo
Arrival:31st Jul 2019
07:00:08 UTC
Last update:
2 months 20 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 20th, 00:00:24 UTCPuerto Vallarta
2018 August 9th, 16:00:48 UTCSan Diego B Street P
2018 August 8th, 00:00:44 UTCSan Diego
2018 July 18th, 12:00:05 UTCYakutat Bay
2018 July 8th, 15:30:43 UTCKetchikan
2018 July 1st, 17:00:52 UTCQeen Charlotte
2018 May 5th, 00:30:51 UTCAuckland
2017 January 26th, 12:00:55 UTCSt Kitts
2017 January 26th, 12:00:55 UTCPanama
2017 January 24th, 15:00:43 UTCSt Maarten
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Photo Comments (11)

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Emmanuel.L on Nov 06, 2019 06:47 (6 days ago)
Fergal ,looking big and strong is great for a tug, but not for a luxurious yacht. Can you see a ballet dancer wearing workman overalls and large safety boots?
No sir , she is a tug in the guise of yacht.
best regards
Emmanuel.L.(Malta)
Emmanuel.L on Nov 06, 2019 06:42 (6 days ago)
No Pieter, the ship in question is only having a normal maintenance and refit.
Usually ships (since now only ferries and ro/ro) having a scrubbers fit is usually undertaken in No.4 dock.
best regards
Emmanuel.L.(Malta)
Clive Harvey on Nov 05, 2019 16:55 (6 days ago)
Fergal, I totally agree.
Fergal Clohessy on Nov 05, 2019 15:30 (6 days ago)
I actually like the oversized masts and indeed the black paint. makes her look big and strong, a tribute to her earlier days
Pieter Inpyn on Nov 05, 2019 14:55 (6 days ago)
What is going on with the funnel on the ferry in the background? Scrubbers fitted?
Emmanuel.L on Nov 05, 2019 14:07 (6 days ago)
Yes I Know that rd77, but she is a luxury yacht , got to keep standards and if it needs cleaning or painting regularly ,it must somehow be done. Japanese reefers are forever being cleaned and painted and kept in pristine conditions and they are fish reefers, case in point are the KENTA MARU, YACHIYO.

Regards
Emmanuel.L.(Malta)
rd77 on Nov 05, 2019 09:24 (6 days ago)
@Emmanuel, if they had painted the aft mast white instead of black, it would still soon have become black from the soot! Either that or the crew would have full time job keeping it white ;-)
Emmanuel.L on Nov 03, 2019 03:25 (9 days ago)
If the ARCTIC conversion did away with that extra large masts and radomes,putting these domes on her bridge and a much smaller aft mast.installing or maybe painted them in a less obnoxious colour than this sombre black, maybe in white to go along with the superstructure, then it would have had more appeal, mind you my view.
But as she is, it is more like she looks like a tug than a yacht.
best regards Clive
Emmanuel.L.(Malta)
Clive Harvey on Nov 02, 2019 16:20 (9 days ago)
Personally, I like the tug to yacht conversions - like anything, as long as they are done well - such as this one. I hope that her sister many also be converted in this way better that then being sent for scrap.
Emmanuel.L on Nov 02, 2019 14:26 (9 days ago)
Glad you like it Clive, the ARCTIC is a classic yacht, pity her sister maybe will not be likewise converted. (though I am still sceptical as to these ocean tugs conversion to yachts) enjoy my friend.
best regards
Emmanuel.L.(Malta)
Clive Harvey on Nov 02, 2019 12:07 (9 days ago)
This is simply a fantastic photo. There is so much of interest to take in, ferry, cruise ship and two yachts. I think this is one of the best photos that I have ever seen on this site.
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