Tuesday was quiet with the only new ship being The World as seen in the picture above (IMO9219331, GT 43188, 2002).
Yesterday was better and although I did not see any new ships on my way into work I did see a number on the river after lunch. These comprised of the arriving Bulk Carrier Maestro Eagle (IMO 9426879, GT 21000, 2010) and Jack Up Rig JB 114 (IMO 8770728, GT 3621, 2009) which seems to be being used for erecting wind turbines off the North Wales coast. This vessel was admitted into Cammel Lairds basin under assistance from four tugs. Just as I was leaving work I was passed by the Ellesmere Port bound cement carrier Romez (IMO 8102476. GT 837, 1982).
Later this afternoon I am driving up to Scotland and staying overnight in a hotel NE of Glasgow. Thursday following a day of meetings I hope to be on the road home by 5pm. Journey time home is between 4 and 5 hours depending on traffic. On the way past Glasgow I might make a quick stop to see if there are any ships to be seen.
MMSI - 311213000
REG - BS, Nassau
IMO - 9219331
Call Sign -
Passenger Cruise Ship)
Built - Fosen MV, Rissa, NO
Yard No. -71
L 196m W 30m
Year - 2002
Liverpool, 15 July 2013
The World is a private residential community-at-sea where its Residents may travel the globe without ever leaving home. Since it first set sail in 2002, The World has visited over 800 ports in approximately 140 countries. With a continuous worldwide itinerary that enables the vessel to span the globe every two-to-three years, the ship is a complete floating hotel, equipped with high-end facilities and luxurious amenities that create an intimate, refined atmosphere for Resident owners.
Knut U. Kloster Jr., the visionary behind The World, grew up in a family that was passionate about life at sea. After many years of working and vacationing on the world’s best yachts and cruise ships, Kloster had a dream to create a way in which travelers never had to get off board. As such, in 1997 he gathered together a team of experienced professionals and began working on the first vessel where people could travel the globe without leaving home. Kloster’s dream was realized in March 2002 when he delivered The World in October 2003.
There are 165 Residences aboard ranging from studios to expansive three-bedroom units and a palatial six-bedroom penthouse suite, which boasts accommodations for up to 12 people.
Facilities on board include a spa and four major restaurants.