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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:SM GEMINI 1Added:Nov 08, 2019
Captured:November 06, 2019IMO:9841586Hits:1,818
Location:Mokpo, Mogpo, Korea (South)
Photo Category: Ships under Construction
Capesize bulk/ore carrier for Korea Line, hull No. S997, under construction at Hyundai Samho shipyard.
Vessel Identification
Technical Data
Vessel type:-
Length:340 m
Beam:62 m
Draught:21.6 m

Additional Information
AIS Information
Last known position:
5°56’14.56” S, 105°46’29.81” E
Speed, course (heading):
10.7kts, 48° (51°)
Arrival:13th Aug 2020
12:30:19 UTC
Last update:
6 days 23 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 20th, 01:30:33 UTCId Gresik
2018 August 2nd, 11:30:00 UTCPebgc
2018 July 8th, 15:30:14 UTCSin Pebgc
2018 June 27th, 13:00:53 UTCSin Pgbg
2018 May 16th, 03:30:53 UTCSin East Opl
2018 March 29th, 07:30:46 UTCSingapore
2017 October 4th, 13:45:34 UTCCartagena
2017 April 30th, 12:00:30 UTCMumbai
2017 April 30th, 00:30:34 UTCMumbai
2017 April 15th, 00:30:31 UTCOpl Valletta
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Photo Comments (10)

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lappino on Nov 10, 2019 14:08 (1 year ago)
Yes, Roy, after I posted my comment, I saw that the "pinch" was above the loaded waterline, but anyway, it shapes the bow wave, and therefore the flow around the hull. And, as I have seen, all new large oil or bulk cargo ships built at Hyundai now have this "feature"...


MO Roy on Nov 10, 2019 13:50 (1 year ago)
Hi Vlad,
Your explanation makes sense, however should the "pinch", as you say it, not be lower then. It seems well above the the loaded draft line. Now it seems rather of no use, besides being indeed very ugly, at least under this angle.
Frank Buckley on Nov 10, 2019 11:41 (1 year ago)
Butt ugly !!! as our american friends would say.
lappino on Nov 09, 2019 08:08 (1 year ago)
Thanks all for your comments. Freaky or not, this is the shape of things to come.

Csaba, bulkers are known for having blunt bow shape; "pinching" their bow around fully loaded draft line maybe has something to do with improving the flow around the bow, imho.


Sergey Shcherbak on Nov 08, 2019 20:07 (1 year ago)
What a freak!
CORY on Nov 08, 2019 19:00 (1 year ago)
Nowadays,there are not ships! Simply,oceangoing barges!!!
volker1948 on Nov 08, 2019 15:45 (1 year ago)
Boxer nose!
csaba on Nov 08, 2019 15:44 (1 year ago)
What is the purpose of this kind of design?
lappino on Nov 08, 2019 15:15 (1 year ago)
Thanks for your comment, David. This "pinched nose" upper bow design feature can be seen on all VLCC tankers or capesize bulkers built at Hyundai these days...


davidships on Nov 08, 2019 14:06 (1 year ago)
Strange upper bow, like it has been squeezed in when soft.
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