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Photographer:DEREK SANDS [View profile]Title:ASIALINERAdded:Feb 03, 2008
Captured:January 01, 1978IMO:7119733Hits:3,098
Location:Maassluis, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Photo Category: Containerships built 1971-1980
Description:
Passing Maassluis on the New Waterway summer 1978.
Built 1972 by Rheinstahl Nordsee, Emden. 30909grt.
Gas Turbine powered and later cvtd to diesel
81 SEAPAC BUNKER HILL - 81 ORIENTAL MINISTER - 87 DART EUROPA - 88 OOCL EUROPA - 90 VILLE DE TITANA - 95 MONTREAL SENATOR - 96 VILLE DE TITANA - 96 MED COLOMBO - 97 CHICAGO EXPRESS
BU Alang 10.5.01
Vessel Identification
Name:Chicago Express
IMO:7119733
Former name(s):
- Med Colombo (Until 1997)
- Ville De Titana (Until 1996 Aug)
- Montreal Senator (Until 1996 May)
- Ville De Titana (Until 1995 May)
- Oocl Europa (Until 1990 Dec)
- Dart Europa (Until 1988)
- Oriental Minister (Until 1987)
- Asialiner (Until 1981)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:30,432 tons
Summer DWT:31,830 tons

Additional Information
Status:Dead
Build year:1972
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (16)

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DEREK SANDS on Feb 06, 2008 07:10 (10 years ago)
Yes your right Dave,
She can watch her telly programs in peace!
Especially if there is lots of football and other sports!

regards
Derek
Magogman on Feb 05, 2008 23:38 (10 years ago)
You have her blessings Derek as she wants you out of the house for a few days!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-P
DEREK SANDS on Feb 05, 2008 19:57 (10 years ago)
Come on in John ,
the waters fine!!
I have already the blessing of my dearly beloved.

regards
Derek

John Jones on Feb 05, 2008 15:28 (10 years ago)
Mmmm,
must admit I haven't mentioned the subject of the Rotterdam trip to my wife yet. Maybe I'm not that hardcore any longer!
I'm going to pick my moment :-D
Cheers
John J.
DEREK SANDS on Feb 04, 2008 18:29 (10 years ago)
You nevrer know try it!
I will take the blame!
regards
Derek
Magogman on Feb 04, 2008 18:19 (10 years ago)
Maybe if I explain to the wife how much money I am going to save on beer..........................

after 35 years of marriage I don't think that one will work!
DEREK SANDS on Feb 04, 2008 10:18 (10 years ago)
Hi Dave,
I think you are right John is certainly a hardcore member. Guess we are all a bit crazy. Driving a thousand miles to see a ship is certainly extreme, but then the States is a big country!
Let me know if you get permission to fly to Rotterdam.
I will buy the beer!

regards
Derek
Magogman on Feb 04, 2008 03:51 (10 years ago)
Well, now we know that Jonesy is one of the hard core members of the fraternity! Cycling 60 miles to catch a ship is indeed a feat and we commend him for that!

We all did crazy things in our youth but at least our bodies could take it. Just about makes me religious to see that we all survived.

Today it is more using our wits to outfox the authoriities their miles of chain link fences.

I won't cycle 60 miles any more but I will get up at 3am after 3 or 4 hours of sleep and drive 1,000 miles in bad weather to see a ship I had never seen before and might not ever see again.

I would even fly to Rotterdam from Ohio for the weekend (and then some) but there is one major force that would stop me: my wife! :lol:

Keep the oldies coming!
DEREK SANDS on Feb 03, 2008 23:59 (10 years ago)
Yep me too and still getting up to a few capers. Should know better at my age!

Look after yourself

regards
Derek
John Jones on Feb 03, 2008 23:56 (10 years ago)
I wouldn't try it these days because a) I don't think I could do it and b) I'm pretty sure I'd be killed by the traffic en route anyway!
Looking back I can't believe some of the capers I got up to in support of this hobby. Climbing any lighting mast etc to gain a higher viewpoint, swimming across the Thames off KGV Entrance Locks when my mate's small yacht borrowed from Beckton Sewage Works sank midstream (with a 'Bow' dredger heading toward us no less!!) Ah, happy days, lucky I survived really. With H&S and port security being what it is I don't think the younger enthusiasts have the same chances today. But they should stand better a chance of living longer :-)
Regards
John J.
DEREK SANDS on Feb 03, 2008 23:45 (10 years ago)
Thanks John,
Glad you got to see her at least.
Cycling 60 miles! try it these days!
I caught the ferry to Shotley last October and cycled home, about 30 miles and lots of hills!
regards
Derek
John Jones on Feb 03, 2008 23:42 (10 years ago)
An absolute classic ship in container vessel terms indeed. I remember cycling 60 miles on a round trip to Tilbury after school one day to see her when she made a rare visit there. Not sure whether I had a camera then though :roll:
Regards
John J.
DEREK SANDS on Feb 03, 2008 11:02 (10 years ago)
Thanks Iain,
If you find out his whereabouts a hi re copy shall be yours!
regards
Derek
DEREK SANDS on Feb 03, 2008 11:00 (10 years ago)
Thanks Dave,

I have loads more scanned just need the time to post them.

regards
Derek
iain49 on Feb 03, 2008 10:56 (10 years ago)
Hi Derek

I had a friend who was third engineer on her, he worked between Asialiner and Asiafrieghter among 11 other ships in the Denholm managed fleet.nice picture, I would ask you for a copy to send to Jim if I knew where he was these days.

Iain
Magogman on Feb 03, 2008 03:02 (10 years ago)
That is a classic! At least in terms of container shipping. Very nice - I really like it.
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