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Photographer:tropic maritime images [View profile]Title:BERGE CHO OYUAdded:Apr 03, 2017
Captured:March 30, 2017IMO:9709520Hits:3,159
Location:Port Hedland, Australia
Photo Category: Ore Carriers
Ore Carrier
GRT: 134,693
Built: 2017
Flag: Isle of Man
30-03-17, departing Port Hedland, after loading iron ore (with a sailing draft of 18.92m).
Vessel Identification
Name:Guangzhou Longxue 13121010
Flag:Isle Of Man (uk)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ore Carrier
Gross tonnage:133,500 tons
Summer DWT:250,000 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Douglas (isle Of Man)
Status:In Build
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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IACSman on Apr 05, 2017 15:02 (1 year ago)
I have sailed on ULCC's and VLCC built 1977 and 1974, we were never more than 25 people on any of them. And I have sailed on VLCC's built 1992 and 1993 with similar superstructure as the picture above, also never more than 25 crew. It was cramped, which was also aknowledged by the ship owner company...but then the vessel was already in service :-)
Captain Ted on Apr 05, 2017 14:48 (1 year ago)
@ICASman,, you forget one important thing,,that in the 70-80,s those ships as well as others had much bigger crews. I sailed still on 38 crew ships and the accommodation are the same size as nowadays with crews barely into the 20,s and on conatainer vessels already lower than that. Based on that I think one underestimates easy the actual size of cabins and available space of todays ships with older ships.
IACSman on Apr 05, 2017 14:41 (1 year ago)
@ Captain Ted, the superstructure on upper deck is not crew accommodation, it's normally technical room's, as I am sure you know. The next tier would be mess room / common day room and galley + some office's / cargo control room.
My point was that compared to the 70's and perhaps early 80's, these type / size of vessel's had far better accommodation than the ones coming on-line today, especially when one knows the standard that Bergesen had before they became BW. What's wrong with wanting a decent accommodation? :-)
Captain Ted on Apr 05, 2017 13:02 (1 year ago)
@ IACSman.. there are 3 decks high about half ships width
on top of that another 3 decks half that width. How much accommodation you want for around 20 crew ? Every sailor
a deck for themselve ?
IACSman on Apr 05, 2017 12:15 (1 year ago)
I would feel very safe sailing on this one. What disapoints me is the very small superstructure, which suggest that accommodation is one of the many areas that the owner has saved cost, albeit within MLC / ILO regulations no doubt, but a very basic and simple accommodation. This I know by experience :-) It's a far cry from the large accommodation made on vessels of this size back in the 70-80's, alas these vessels have long sea-passages and stayed at terminals far away from major population centres, but owners used to compensate for this by offering a decent accommodation. Not so anymore. BUT-the vessel and picture is impressive :-)
tropic maritime images on Apr 05, 2017 10:20 (1 year ago)
Thanks carimar, no problems on a brand new vessel, I reckon. . . . .

carimar on Apr 04, 2017 08:23 (1 year ago)
Amazing ship and pic. thanks for sharing. i'm not sure if i would feel safe on her...
tropic maritime images on Apr 03, 2017 21:46 (1 year ago)
Thanks Chaps, the 57 metre beam really shows on this angle,accentuated by the relatively low freeboard I reckon.

Captain Ted on Apr 03, 2017 21:06 (1 year ago)
But somehow nevertheless impressive to see !!
Allan RO on Apr 03, 2017 19:22 (1 year ago)
great series of pics

Brett Bachmann on Apr 03, 2017 17:57 (1 year ago)
WOW ! safe ?
CORY on Apr 03, 2017 17:07 (1 year ago)
Really,what a disgusting shape...!!!!
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