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Photo Details
Photographer:Pekka Laakso [View profile]Title:ELEKTRAAdded:Apr 15, 2008
Captured:IMO:9176577Hits:3,507
Photo Category: Vehicle Carriers
Description:
At Hietanen ro-ro terminal, Kotka, Finland on 12/04/2008. IMO: 9176577 Call sign: SIWB Operator: Wallenius Wilhelmsen
More info here and also here (pdf file).

Note 1: She is still the largest car carrier ever called Finland.

Note 2: You can see here a nightview shot of her departure on her 1st call to Kotka last October. The quality isnīt enough good to show it here.

UPDATE: Replaced the old similar view. [b">Click Full Size to see the new photo![/b">
Vessel Identification
Name:Elektra
IMO:9176577
Flag:Singapore
MMSI:564614000
Callsign:9V8798
Technical Data
Vessel type:Vehicles Carrier
Gross tonnage:67,264 tons
Summer DWT:28,126 tons
Length:227 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:9.3 m

Additional Information
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:1998
AIS Information
Last known position:
1°21’54.7” N, 103°16’6.04” E
Status:Underway
Speed, course (heading):
16.8kts, 313° (314°)
Destination:
Location:Egsue
Arrival:28th Dec 2017
20:00:42 UTC
Last update:
1 day 23 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2017 December 28th, 20:00:42 UTCEgsue
2017 November 29th, 04:00:53 UTCJp_ukb
2017 November 27th, 22:00:08 UTC>jp Ngo
2017 November 27th, 19:30:35 UTCJpngo
2017 November 25th, 21:00:42 UTCJpyok Dn
2017 November 12th, 08:00:05 UTCAu Bne
2017 October 20th, 06:00:43 UTCZaplz
2017 October 4th, 06:00:39 UTCEssdr
2017 September 28th, 01:00:23 UTCDe Brv
2017 September 25th, 21:00:33 UTCBeant
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Photo Comments (19)

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Pekka Laakso on Apr 16, 2008 02:03 (9 years ago)
Maybe well-chosen names gives a bit more dignity to this type of vessels? :-)
Torben_OWL on Apr 15, 2008 21:19 (9 years ago)
I always liked "Fidelio" and - great name "madame butterfly", and also other shipping (carcarrier) company's use intersting or nice names, for example "sagittarius leader" or "utopia ace"
Torben_OWL on Apr 15, 2008 21:19 (9 years ago)
I always liked "Fidelio" and - great name "madame butterfly", and also other shipping (carcarrier) company's use intersting or nice names, for example "sagittarius leader" or "utopia ace"
Torben_OWL on Apr 15, 2008 21:19 (9 years ago)
I always liked "Fidelio" and - grat name "madame butterfly", and also other shipping (carcarrier) company's use intersting or nice names, for example "sagittarius leader" or "utopia ace"
Pekka Laakso on Oct 29, 2007 21:38 (10 years ago)
Ah I see. :-D
Cornelia Klier on Oct 29, 2007 05:56 (10 years ago)
Well, I just think - as you said, it's a girl name, for a little girl, but not for a ship ! :-D Does simply not fit to a ship.. Svealand, I liked and the other thing, well we talked about carcarriers, they have always sooo good sounding names, well that is just my weird way of thinking :-D 8-)
Pekka Laakso on Oct 29, 2007 00:20 (10 years ago)
I think so too. According to AISLive PARTNERSHIP and HANNI seems to be laid up. Btw why canīt understand the name HANNI? I think itīs a girl name.
Cornelia Klier on Oct 28, 2007 23:28 (10 years ago)
Thanks for this, well it is interesting, with these names and which ship is chartered by whom, charters seem to be very much short-term, nowadays, heard that some of these smaller ships are currently laid up, too.
Pekka Laakso on Oct 28, 2007 23:23 (10 years ago)
And there are so many terminals in Hamburg. Some feeders can call of them within one call in Hamburg. :-D

Team Lines has normally used -land ending charternames. just wonder why HELGALAND bears still that name as she sails for Containerships, maybe just sublet to another operator for some period??
Cornelia Klier on Oct 28, 2007 22:13 (10 years ago)
OK I admit it - I like shoeboxes - eh carcarriers, and no, I didn't ever think they look like shoeboxes, but now when you bring that to my mind !!
To be honest I use shoe-boxes as a storage-system at home here, works perfectly because all have the same size :-P

I have noticed that Hamburg is full of feedershipos, and one can say whatever it is interesting to watch them going from berth to berth when sitting on the River Elbe, quick and without tugs.

Just one more question, I noticed Teamlines ships do sometimes or very often have names ending with .."land" and after charter ended, they take back their original name, like the ex. "Svealand", is this a requirement by Teamline, to change names into something ..."land" ?
Cornelia Klier on Oct 28, 2007 22:12 (10 years ago)
OK I admit it - I like shoeboxes - eh carcarriers, and no, I didn't ever think they look like shoeboxes, but now when you bring that to my mind !!
To be honest I use shoe-boxes as a storage-system at home here, works perfectly because all have the same size :-P

I have noticed that Hamburg is full of feedershipos, and one can say whatever it is interesting to watch them going from berth to berth when sitting on the River Elbe, quick and without tugs.

Just one more question, I noticed Teamlines ships do sometimes or very often have names ending with .."land" and after charter ended, they take back their original name, like the ex. "Svealand", is this a requirement by Teamline, to change names into something ..."land" ?
Pekka Laakso on Oct 28, 2007 22:07 (10 years ago)
I think the most car carriers are shoeboxes, not this type Wallenius though, theyīve been always my favourite. (Managed to see two of them, this and MANON once in Bremerhaven.)

Hamburg is full of the feederships. :lol:
Cornelia Klier on Oct 28, 2007 21:26 (10 years ago)
Weird, yes but I like their looks - there is so much of a sheer mass to look at !! Hehe but I personally am much more lucky with containerfeeders, as you may have recognized from my photos :-)
Pekka Laakso on Oct 28, 2007 21:02 (10 years ago)
Maybe they have often nice names as otherwise they look so weird. :-D
Cornelia Klier on Oct 28, 2007 16:07 (10 years ago)
Yes, I noticed that Wallenius-Wilhelmsen always choose nice names for their ships but on a funny note, I think carcarriers mostly do have very nice names hehe !!
Thought that this here - alot of style ! CMA-CGM Baudelaire :-D
Pekka Laakso on Oct 28, 2007 15:40 (10 years ago)
Thank you. .-) Wallenius is using old opera names, which are very interesting as they are not so common names in shipping. Maybe only CMA CGM is using them too.
Cornelia Klier on Oct 28, 2007 15:09 (10 years ago)
This is a very cool photo and you did manage to get really close to that carcarrier ! I have seen them.. from a disance and even from there they appear very impressive and with beautiful names like "Tristan" or "Turandot" :-D (that's beeen also Wallenius-Wilhelmsen green's)!
Pekka Laakso on Oct 27, 2007 23:37 (10 years ago)
Thanks, Matt! As now this kinda big called here Iīm quite sure in the future more of this size are to come.
Matt Ruscher on Oct 27, 2007 23:32 (10 years ago)
excellent view, i was thinking she was quite big
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