had just left Zeebrugge and I took the photograph from the deck of the P&O
ferry following our overnight sailing from Hull.
She is powered by a Sulzer 6RTA6A (15,146kW) engine.
Built by the Nordic Yards, Wismar, Germany in 1997 she has an overall length of 168m with a 26.7m beam and 10.8m maximum draught.
GT = 15,929 and Summer Deadweight 22,520
TEU capacity is 1,014 on deck and 594 in the hold giving a total capacity of 1608.
Since I saw her she has been renamed Xiumei Tianjin having been sold by Thomas Schulte with sister ship Fabian Schulte for a reported $2m each.
On the morning of 6 December 2013 Xiumei Tianjin en-route from Zhoushan to Shanghai was involved in a collision approximately 3.5nm South of Zhoushan with the bulk carrier Jia Li Hai which was carrying 60,000 tons of coal. Xiumei struck the bulk carrier on her port side in a hold area near the superstructure resulting in water ingress. The vessels were towed to shallow water where Jia Li Hai was stabilised.
MMSI - 304349000
REG - AG, St.Johns
IMO - 9138252
Call Sign - V2DU
Built - MTW, Wismar, DE
Yard No. - 301
L 168m W 27m
Year - 1997
Zeebrugge, 22 August 2012