Sunday, June 09, 2013

Fri Star Newburgh North Fife

The Fri Star passing Newburgh under Pilot from Dundee having left ROTTERDAM-EUROPOORT at 13-12 Thursday last. Slipping by on the tide, engine on tick over noiselessly, meandering above the deep channel marked by posts. Fully loaded, almost up to its Plimsoll line, The purpose of a load line is to ensure that a ship has sufficient freeboard (the height from the water line to the main deck) and thus sufficient reserve buoyancy, indisputably seen from the outside.

Vessel's Details
Ship Type: General cargo
Year Built: 1981
Length x Breadth: 83 m X 11 m
Gross Tonnage: 1499, DeadWeight: 1773 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 12.2 / 8.9 knots
Flag: Bahamas [BS]
Call Sign: C6RZ5
IMO: 8100636, MMSI: 311257000

Passing one of the marker posts, hardly a wash as it drifts by on almost calm waters, the slight wind off the South.

Fri Star Seabound two days later, notice the difference in the Plimsoll line.

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