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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:KOHKI MARUAdded:Aug 24, 2017
Captured:April 16, 2016IMO:9523689Hits:1,185
Location:Kanmon Ko, Japan
Photo Category: Tugs with Tow
Description:
Towing her heavy load, "Steel Hub 6" barge, eastbound in Kanmon Strait.
Vessel Identification
Name:Kohki Maru
IMO:9523689
Flag:Japan
MMSI:432681000
Callsign:7JEO
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:498 tons
Summer DWT:430 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Kurashiki
Build year:2009
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (7)

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AAA on Aug 29, 2017 05:32 (2 months ago)
I SAW SAME SOMETIMES IN YANGTZ
Pilot Frans on Aug 28, 2017 17:32 (2 months ago)
Hi Vlad,

The bulb bow on left of the picture. with two different colors red bottom and grey on top.
2nd one in the middel on the portside of the barge. Red bottom and back top
lappino on Aug 25, 2017 03:51 (2 months ago)
Thanks, Pilot Frans and Shaun.

@Pilot Frans, I've noticed two bulbous bows only now. :)

This is the view of the barge itself:

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2470889

It obviously took me some time to realize that the scene with the tug was interesting enough to post it here...

Cheers

Vlad
TARBATNESS on Aug 24, 2017 20:49 (2 months ago)
Dramatic shot.
Pilot Frans on Aug 24, 2017 20:33 (2 months ago)
Great shot Vlad,

The cargo is at least for two different ships.
I can recognise to bulbs.

cheers
Frans
lappino on Aug 24, 2017 02:46 (2 months ago)
Thanks, delvestudio! This is rather common sight in Japan's coastal traffic: tugs towing barges with "lego bricks" for many of their shipyards.

Cheers

Vlad
delvestudio on Aug 24, 2017 01:16 (2 months ago)
Nice Pic!Nice shot!
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