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2018-04-29  new:

The Öresund ferries Tycho Brahe and Aurora af Helsingborg run in a different colouring from today. Due to several inquiries I now offer them in a limited edition.
General data :
ship yard: Tangen Verft A/S Kragerö | power: 4 Wärtsilä 9840 KW |
14,9 kn | l = 111,2 m | w = 28,2 m | d = 5 m | 1250 passengers | 238 cars
 

HY-201A "Tycho Brahe"
Z = 1992
built 1991, Denmark |
railway ferry Helsingör - Helsingborg |
shipping comp.: Scandlines Helsingör Aps
IMO = 9007116
 

HY-202A "Aurora af Helsingborg"
Z = 1992
built 1992, Sweden |
railway ferry Helsingborg - Helsingör |
shipping comp.: Scandlines AB
IMO = 9007128
 
Also the Africa Mercy is now available in a further design: the current colours. The former IC ferry "Dronning Ingrid" (see HY-6C). had been transformed into a floating clinic. The alterations took place 1999-2007 at the A+P ship yard.
General data :
built 1980, flag Malta | operator: Africa Mercy Malta Ltd |
ship yard: Helsingör Skibsvaerft A/S | power: 4 B&W Diesel; 4 x 3120 KW |
18,9 kn | l = 152 m | w = 23,7 m | d = 6,02 m | 5 operation rooms, 474 beds
 

HY-72A "Africa Mercy"
hospital ship
Z = 2016
 
 

2017-12-11  new:

Today appear the Scandlines ferries Tycho Brahe and Aurora af Helsingborg. Built as railway and car ferries they serve the route Helsingör - Helsingborg since 1992.
The bridges of these both danish-swedish sisters are very different. Also compared to the previous ferries (until 1991) there are huge deviations: for example the ship's width had been more than doubled from 13,3 m to 28,2 m. For that reason the ships appear a little bit bulky, but otherwise they allow an extremly fast loading and unloading in 10 minutes.
 
General data :
ship yard: Tangen Verft A/S Kragerö | power: 4 Wärtsilä 9840 KW |
14,9 kn | l = 111,2 m | w = 28,2 m | d = 5 m | 1250 passengers | 238 cars
 

HY-201 "Tycho Brahe"
built 1991, Denmark |
railway ferry Helsingör - Helsingborg |
shipping company: Scandlines Helsingör Aps
IMO = 9007116
 

HY-202 "Aurora af Helsingborg"
built 1992, Sweden |
railway ferry Helsingborg - Helsingör |
shipping company: Scandlines AB
IMO = 9007128
 
 

2017-10-31  new:

Some time ago I got very good pictures of the both ro-ro-vessels of sietas type 52 Hansa and Wasa operating as CARGO FERRIES for the well known TT-Linie.
They were the first cargo ferries of this ship owner company and had been equipped with bow- and stern loading ramps.
once more the general data :
built 1967, ship owner: TT-Linie | ship yard: Sietas |
power: MAK Diesel 2200 PS |
14 kn | l = 78,1 m | w = 13,8 m | d = 3,1 m | BRT 999

HY-198A "Hansa"
cargo ferry Travemünde - Trelleborg
IMO = 6718037
 

HY-199C "Wasa"
cargo ferry Travemünde - Trelleborg
IMO = 6723915
 
The small river boat Mainz operates for the WSA Bingen.
The special edition HY-194A shows the transfer of deceased chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl on 2017-07-01 to the sepulchre in Speyer. The vessel has a half-mast-flag and the coffin is loaded in stern.
general data :
built 1943, Germany | ex Hungaria (-1954) |
river boat WSA Bingen | ship yard: Christof Ruthof |
power: 2 Diesel à 220 KW | 12,5 kn | l = 40,3 m | w = 6 m | d = 1,5 m
HY-194 "Mainz"
HY-194A "Mainz"
Z = 2017-07-01
 
 

2017-05-28  new:

Today appear two more ships of the Sietas shipyard in Hamburg. With Type 52 the first ro-ro-freighters were built: The Hansa only with bow flap and the Wasa already with opportunity for bow and stern loading. Under the first operator TEAMLINE they served the route Hamburg - Stockholm.  
Subsequent operators (z.B. SEA MALTA) deployed them worldwide and also only with ramps for stern loading.
These ships were built highly durable, so that they are in service even today after 50 years!
general data:
ro-ro-freighter | ship yard: Sietas | l=78,1 m; w=13,8 m; d=3,1 m |
power: Mak-Diesel 2200 PS | 14 kn. | BRT 999
 

HY-198 "Hansa"
1967 Germany
ship owner: Teamline, route: Hamburg - Stockholm
IMO = 6718037
 

HY-199 "Wasa"
1967 Germany
ship owner: Teamline, route: Hamburg - Stockholm
IMO = 6723915
 

HY-199A "Zejtun"
1967 Malta, Z = 1975, ex. Wasa
ship owner: Sea Malta
IMO = 6723915
 
 

2017-02-06  new:

Today appeare two danish ferries of the Vogelfluglinie "Prinsesse Benedikte" and "Prins Richard".
Prinsesse Benedikte in state of 2004 after modifications in the upper decks and fitting additional hanging decks. Prins Richard in state of 2014 after conversion to hybrid ferry with green hull line and new lettering (Scandlines Hybrid Ferry).
general data:
ship owner: Scandlines A/S |
ship yard: Ørskov Christensen Staalskibsværft |
l=142 m; w=25,4 m; d=5,8 m | 1040 passengers | 365 cars | BRZ=15500

HY-200
"Prinsesse Benedikte"
1997 Denmark, Z = 2004 after modification
car and railway ferry
IMO = 9144421
  

HY-200A
"Prins Richard"
1997 Denmark, Z = 2014 after conversion to hybrid ferry
car and railway ferry
IMO = 9144419
 
 

2016-10-25  new:

The BEHALA heavy goods shuttle has been developed especially for Siemens in Berlin-Moabit. The biggest gas turbine in the world, the SGT5-8000H weighs 440 tons. The shuttle takes also all the other gas turbins to Berlin's Westhafen. The project is now to be extended to other transport functions.

The ships in details:
 
Edlena, pusher boat
1970, Germany | shipping company: Ed Line | ship yard: VEB-Yachtwerft Berlin |
l = 23,6 m, w = 8,2 m, d = 1,5 m | Power 2 Diesel a 300 PS
HY-193 "Edlena"
 
Ursus, heavy goods barge
2012, Germany | operator: BEHALA | ship yard: Erlenbacher Schiffswerft | l = 64,5 m, w = 9,5 m
HY-193A "Ursus"
Z = with gas turbine (packed).
 
 

2016-09-18  new:

Today appear two ships of the Washbay Line: Alster Rapid, built at Sietas (Sietas type 136), and Henry Stahl, built at Schulte Bruns.
Until 1995 the Washbay Line served the route Hamburg - King's Lynn carrying cars and bulky goods. For each of both ships also appears a follower version.
general data for Alster Rapid, built 1986:
ro-ro-transporter
shipyard: Sietas Neuenfelde, Sietas type 136
l=88,6 m; w=13,8 m; d=5,1 m | power: MAN-B&W Diesel 1140 KW | 13 kn | IMO = 8602414

HY-191 "Alster Rapid"
1986 Germany
route: Hamburg - King's Lynn | BRT 999
ship owner: Washbay Linie GmbH (Henry Stahl)
 

HY-191A "Arneb"
1986 Germany, Z = 1996
ex Alster Rapid (1986 - 1994) | BRZ 3793
ship owner: Argo shipping company
Arneb Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG
 
general data for Henry Stahl
built 1973 | ro-ro-transporter
shipyard: Schulte & Bruns (Baunr. 274)
l=67,1 m; w=12,8 m; d=4,1 m | power: Deutz Diesel 1440 PS | BRT 499 | 12,5 kn | IMO = 7349651

HY-192 "Henry Stahl"
1973 Germany
route: Hamburg - King's Lynn
ship owner: Washbay Linie GmbH
 

HY-192A "Esther I"
1973 flag Panama, Z = 2006
ex Ytong I (1995 - 2005), ex Henry Stahl (1973 - 1995)
ship owner: Shega Trans S.A Albania
 
 

2016-07-17  new:

The elbe ferries Schleswig-Holstein and Niedersachsen are both re-issued. After the elbe service further use brought interesting changes: several modifications of stern and superstructures, different colors, fonts and onboard cranes. The new models of today show these various changes.
General data Niedersachsen: built 1969, ship yard: Mützelfeld |
power: 1839 KW | 15 kn | l = 60,6 m | w = 11,5 m | d = 4 m |
cars 45 | passengers 300 | IMO = 6917164
HY-189 "Niedersachsen"
Germany, car ferry Cuxhaven - Brunsbüttel
shipping company: Grüne Küstenstraße
HY-189A "Oceania"
Italy, Z=1998, car ferry Pozzuoli - Ischia
shipping company: Traghetti Pozzuoli
HY-189B "Moorea Ferry II"
Fransk Polynesien, Z=2012, car ferry
shipping company: Comp. Tahitienne Maritime
HY-189C "Oceania"
Italy, Z=2004, car ferry Pozzuoli - Ischia
shipping company: Maregiglio S.r.L.
HY-189D "Oceania"
Italy, Z=1999, car ferry Pozzuoli - Ischia
shipping company: Maregiglio S.r.L.
 
general data Schleswig-Holstein: built 1969, ship yard: D.W. Kremer Sohn GmbH & Co | power: 1839 KW | 15 kn | l = 61,6 m | w = 11,5 m | d = 4 m |
cars 45 | passengers 400 | IMO = 6908826
HY-190 "Schleswig-Holstein"
Germany
car ferry Cuxhaven - Brunsbüttel
shipping company: Grüne Küstenstraße
HY-190A "Schleswig-Holstein"
Germany, Z=1985, car transporter
shipping company: E. H. Harms GmbH
HY-190B "Dugvan"
flag = Färöer, Z=2005, car ferry Klaksvik - Lorvik
shipping company: Foroya - Landsstyri
HY-190C "Sal Rei"
flag = Kap Verde, Z=2012, car ferry Santo Antao - Sao Vicente, shipping company: STM - Transportes Maritimos
 
In addition to the former issued pilot vessels Elbe Pilot (HY-100A) und Weser Pilot (HY-100) are now available two versions with heli also.
General data: ship yard: Abeking & Rasmussen
l = 60,4 m | w = 24,6 m | d = 6 m, | diesel-electr. 2 x 1200 KW | 13,2 kn |
max. 50 pilots
HY-195B "Elbe Pilot"
2010, Germany
SWATH pilot vessel Deutsche Bucht
IMO = 9514793
HY-195C "Weser Pilot"
2010, Germany
SWATH pilot vessel Deutsche Bucht
operator: Lotsenbrüderschaft Weser, IMO = 9514808
 
And last but not least is presented one more tug boat, stationed in Hamburg:
2016 Germany, shipping company: Bugsier |
l=24,5 m | w=11,3 m | d= 4,6 m; power: 2 x 2100 KW |
BRZ 270 |13 kn | bollard pull 70 t.
 

HY-197 "Bugsier 22"
 
 

2016-04-30  new:

In addition to Grete und Anne Marie (see 2016-02-29) apppear today the estonian versions. Note the grey passenger decks and the different lettering.
general data:
shipping company: Saaremaa Laevakompaii, Roomassaare, Estland |
ship yard: Vakaru Laivu Statykla |
l=97,8 m; w=17,9 m; d=4,2 m | 600 passengers | 160 cars | BRZ=5233 |
power: 2 Wärtsilä, total 5320 KW | 15 kn.

HY-187 "Saaremaa"
2010 Estonia
car fery Virtsu - Kuivastu.
IMO = 9474072
 

HY-187A "Muhumaa"
2010 Estonia, Z = loaded with cars
car ferry Rohukula - Hiiumaa.
IMO = 9474060
 
 

2016-02-29  new:

A new ferry service is established between Cuxhaven and Brunsbüttel. The shipping company Elb-Link (Cuxhaven), a subsidiary of Saaremaa, operates there two sister vessels since 2015: the double-ended ferries Grete and Anne-Marie (previously operating between Virtsu und Kuivarstu/Estonia).
general data:
shipyard: Vakaru Laivu Statykla | shipping company: Elb-Link
route: Cuxhaven - Brunsbüttel | 600 passengers | 160 cars | 5233 BRZ
power: 2 Wärtsilä, total 5320 KW | l=97,8 m | w=17,9 m | d=4,2 m

HY-186 "Grete", ex. Muhumaa (2010 - 2015)
Z=2015, Germany, flag Estonia; car ferry
IMO = 9474060

HY-186A "Anne-Marie", ex. Saaremaa (2010 - 2015)
Z=2015 loaded with cars, Germany, flag Estonia; car ferry
IMO = 9474072
1969 - 1981 the Niedersachsen (see HY-11) and the Schleswig-Holstein sailed between Cuxhaven and Brunsbüttel, both operated by Schiffahrts GmbH Grüne Küstenstraße.
shipyard : D.W. Kremer Sohn GmbH & Co | Grüne Küstenstraße
route: Cuxhaven - Brunsbüttel | 400 passengers | 45 cars
power: 1839 KW | l=57,9 m | w=11,5 m | d=4 m
HY-190 "Schleswig-Holstein"
1969 Germany, Z=loaded with cars; car ferry
IMO = 6908826
After a break of 18 years a new trial had been started 1999 - 2001 by the shipping company Elbe-Ferry (Harms) with former danish ships. One of them was the Jochen Steffen.
shipyard : Aalborg Werft A/S | shipping company: Elbe-Ferry (Harms)
route: Cuxhaven - Brunsbüttel | 800 passengers | 157 cars | 3486 BRT
power: 2 x B+W Diesel, total 11200 PS | l=104,6 m | w=17,7 m | d=4,6 m

HY-188 "Jochen Steffen", 1999 Germany; car ferry
ex. Prinsesse Anne-Marie (1960-1997), Denmark;
IMO = 5285447
We have also News concerning pilot station vessels.
Since 2012 the Belgian DAB Vloot operates the SWATH pilot station vessel Wandelaar with tenders. The working version shows a Sikorsky-helicopter during winching.
shipyard : Abeking & Rasmussen | operator: DAB Vloot
power: Diesel-electr. 2 x 1260 KW |12,8 kn | l=60,4 m | w=24,6 m | d=6,5 m
max. 50 pilots | crew: 20 Pers.

HY-195 "Wandelaar", 2012 Belgium;
SWATH pilot station vessel
IMO = 9569011
HY-195A "Wandelaar", 2012 Belgium;
SWATH pilot station vessel, Z=with heli (Sikorsky)
IMO = 9569011
The Westdiep had been delivered to the Belgian piloting service as the first SWATH pilot tender.
shipyard : Abeking & Rasmussen | operator: DAB Vloot
power: Diesel-electr. 2 x 748 KW |18 kn | l=25,6 m | w=13 m | d=2,7 m

HY-196 "Westdiep", 2011 Belgium; SWATH pilot tender
IMO 9568988
 
 





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