Happy New Year!!! Ship Freakazoid was able to take advantage of a fairly sunny, but somewhat hazy day to photograph his first ships of 2024. Here is one for starters --- APL ISLANDER, a container ship as it passes thru Kanmon Straits of Japan.
|APL ISLANDER - Cargo Ship passing thru Kanmon Straits
Name: APL ISLANDER
General vessel type: Cargo
Detailed vessel type: Container Ship
Flag: USA [US]
Gross Tonnage: 17594
Summer DWT: 18860 t
Length: 170 meters
Width: 27.2 meters
Year built: 2007
Port of registry: VALLETTA
If you look at the rear of the vessel, it says "APL ISLANDER , Wilmington, DE." As I recall, Wilmington Delaware USA is the main port, as well as its commercial, industrial and financial center.
|The vessel APL ISLANDER in the hazy Kitakyushu area of Kanmon Strait
|Container Ship APL ISLANDER passing a buoy in Kanmon Stait
|APL ISLANDER passing the Kaikyo Yume Tower in Shimonoseki Japan
The above photo is of the cargo ship passing by the Kaikyo Yume Tower (海峡ゆめタワー) in Shimonoseki Japan. The photo was taken from Moji Kitakyushu near the Red Brick Hall and JR Moji Station on January 5th 2024.
Ship Freakazoid wishes this vessel and all other ships safe travels this Year of the Dragon.