After leaving Civitavecchia we were at sea for two full consecutive days which was great, although I'm always up and on deck before dawn to see us entering port it's always a rush to get breakfast, get off the boat, find a taxi and go
exploring. When we have gone on trips far away from the port such as when we went from Civitavecchia to Rome by train there is always the worry that you might miss the ship sailing as we don't normally do any of the organised trips. Days at sea mean that you can get up when you want and relax.
MSC Perle was built in 1983 by Thyssen Nordseewerke, Emden, Germany as Yard Number 479. She is 166.10m long with a 28.6m beam and 11.6m maximum draught.
Powered by a B&W 5L80GFC (11,328kW) engine she has a maximum
speed of 18.8 Knots.
TEU capacity is 1429.
GT = 17,414 and DWT 25,329
Since she was built she has had many names including:-
Scandutch Corona (1984), Atlantic Corona (1985), Corona (1987),
Korean Senator (1988), Scandutch Arcadia (1990), Incotrans Pacific (1990),
Pacific Span (1993), City Of London (1997), City Of Antwerp (1998), City Of
Dublin (2000), Nautic I (2000), Corona (2002), MSC Perle (2003).
She is operated by MSC (Mediterannean Shipping Company) which is
based in Geneva, Switzerland and is one of approximately 445 vessels in their
current fleet. The Company was formed in 1970 and is now one of the largest
container carriers in the World and carried 13,722,000 TEU in 2013.
MMSI - 353915000
REG - PA, Panama
IMO - 8209729
Call Sign - HPQV
Built - Thyssen Nordseewerke, Emden, DE
Yard No. - 479
L 166.1m W 28.6m
Year - 1983
Straits Of Messina, 2 June 2012