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Friday, May 29, 2015

Eukor Car Carrier [Maritime Vessel]

We recently spotted the Eukor Morning Ninni entering Elliott Bay and snapped this photo ...


Although it appears the two vessels are about to run into each other, perspective at this distance belies that the Foss tug is meeting the Eukor for careful assistance to its berth in the Port. We love ships of all kinds but this one is a fairly new type of vessel to us and we had to do some online research. 

First of all, Eukor is one of the world's largest shipping companies specializing in transporting cars and other rolling vehicles. On Eukor's website you will see a list of over 65 maritime vessels. Most vessels can carry hundreds of cars. The Morning Ninni is the one in our photo and here is a better close up from the web ...


At a distance this vessel looks like a box floating on the sea. We found a fascinating video on their site showing how cars are loaded onto the ship ... take a look here.  It is the video on the left side of the page, called "Loading and Lashing operation of Cars"

An overview of Eukor is here.

Eukor's fleet list is here.

If you enjoy ships and shipping, what do you think about car carriers?  Thanks for stopping by John's Island.

15 comments:

  1. Everything is specailized and globalized. You can see cars parked on the dock and then you know how large the ship is.

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  2. That's quite the ship. When I first moved to Vancouver and saw little tugboats assisting the big ships I was in awe. Reminds me of the childhood story, "The Little Engine that Could" :-) Nice photos.

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  3. This video is quite fascinating, even for a girl! It's amazing how they fit them all in. I enjoyed your photo at the top of the ship and tug, it really gives a great perspective. My brother works on a pilot boat but I've never seen it beside a ship and imagine it would be much the same.

    Diana

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  4. So glad to see you back posting. It is a huge ship, I have seen some similar here dropping off cars. Great shots, happy weekend!

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  5. I am so happy your are writing again. I thought you was ill :-( This is a large ship. It has my interest. In my ancestry many men were often seamen, you know. Thanks for the links

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  6. Very interesting. I have never seen one of these before, so I'll hop over and read about it. Thanks, John. :-)

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  7. Great picture and story of an unusual ship, John. Thanks for the tour.

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  8. That is sure different looking. Looks huge. I'm off now to see the video.

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  9. That is quite the ship.It's hard to see how something that large and heavy could stay afloat.

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  10. Interesting and unusual ship, beautiful images!

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  11. I don't think the design will catch on with the cruise lines *wink*

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  12. Ah ha! I finally found post without a comment from yours truly! I better right that!

    Neat looking vessel! Obviously we don't see ships anything like that out here in Iowa.

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