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Photographer:Jens Boldt [View profile]Title:MERCEDES, ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT II & PEDRO DONCKERAdded:May 11, 2018
Captured:May 11, 2018IMO:5156658Hits:1,524
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: Traditional rig sailing ships from 120'(36.6m) LOA
MECRCEDES, ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT II (IMO 9618446) and PEDRO DONCKER (IMO 8136154) returning to Hamburg harbor after a trip on the Elbe river, seen from Bubendey Ufer, 11.05.2018
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Atlantic A (Until 2003 Jun)
- Atlantic (Until 1988)
- Deo Juvante (Until 1983)
- Ora Et Labora (Until 1981)
- Huibertje (Until 1970)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Sailing Vessel
Gross tonnage:258 tons
Length:47 m
Beam:7 m
Draught:3.4 m

Additional Information
Build year:1958
AIS Information
Last known position:
52°39’37.24” N, 5°36’6.98” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 261° (84°)
Location:Nl Urk
Arrival:30th Sep 2018
23:59:54 UTC
Last update:
5 months 15 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 4th, 22:00:05 UTCFi Ktk
2018 August 7th, 23:00:24 UTCRostock
2018 July 31st, 14:00:55 UTCRostockac2
2018 July 31st, 14:00:55 UTCRostock
2018 July 27th, 16:00:16 UTCKlaipeda
2018 July 18th, 01:00:48 UTCRostock
2018 July 12th, 20:00:33 UTCKiel
2018 July 12th, 04:00:19 UTCKiel
2018 July 11th, 14:00:04 UTCWarnemuende
2018 July 4th, 12:00:30 UTCGdansk
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Photo Comments (16)

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Jens Boldt on May 12, 2018 20:16 (10 months ago)
Guys, this is really overwhelming. So much acclaim for a rather accidental photo of a situation that could easily be missed among all the traffic that day.

So thank you all very, very much! :-)

@Marc: Hope to meet you sometime soon again here at Hamburg!

@Bob: If I am not mistaken they must have come in with the tide still rising.

@Henk: I'm happy I could give you an impression (even if it's rather small) of this year's harbour festivities.

My best wishes to all of you around the world,
Robert J Smith on May 12, 2018 14:53 (10 months ago)
Brilliant photo Jens
Mike Matzel on May 12, 2018 14:45 (10 months ago)
A very big picture you did here Jens, with the right piece of luck. Best regards,Mike.
Henk de Winde on May 12, 2018 10:20 (10 months ago)
How I missed this Jens, but so happy you are there!!! Very good shot! Thanks
Brian Brady on May 12, 2018 05:32 (10 months ago)
A Super capture of these lovely vessels Jens, thanks for sharing.

Best wishes, Bry.
Emmanuel.L on May 12, 2018 03:55 (10 months ago)
The power of the wind...and it is all free and environmentally friendly.
An exceptional photo.
Thank you for sharing.
Regards and due thanks
lappino on May 12, 2018 01:46 (10 months ago)
Whaaaat! That's what I'm talking about! Wikipedia article on "Ship spotting" should have this photo as the best example! :)


Bob Scott on May 11, 2018 23:39 (10 months ago)
Lucky with the wind direction to get these photos with them under sail in the river. What way was the tide running?
csaba on May 11, 2018 23:24 (10 months ago)
Marc Pingoud on May 11, 2018 23:01 (10 months ago)
Wow - Just WOW - Hoffentlich auf bald! Regards Marc
Jens Boldt on May 11, 2018 22:54 (10 months ago)
:-)) Thanks Jim!!!
Jim McQuarrie on May 11, 2018 22:38 (10 months ago)
Yes Yes Yes!!!
Jens Boldt on May 11, 2018 22:34 (10 months ago)
Hi ventuari, thank you very much for the big compliment.
Maybe they were excercising for the big parade on Sunday... in any case I was quite happy to have caught them like this :-)

Cheers to the Canary Islands,
ventuari on May 11, 2018 22:29 (10 months ago)
HiJens. Nice shot. Beautiful colors. The angle its just perfect...Congratulations my friend.
Jens Boldt on May 11, 2018 15:29 (10 months ago)
Thank YOU George for taking the time and posting such a nice comment - and thanks to the masters of the ships who accidentally or deliberately staged this little parade!

Best wishes,
George58 on May 11, 2018 15:22 (10 months ago)
Beautiful photograph Jens.Well done
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