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APL ISLANDER - Container Ship passing thru Kanmon Straits Japan

 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
APL ISLANDER - Cargo Ship passing thru Kanmon Straits

Name: APL ISLANDER 
IMO: 9360142 
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
The vessel APL ISLANDER in the hazy Kitakyushu area of Kanmon Strait

Container Ship APL ISLANDER passing a buoy in Kanmon Stait
Container Ship APL ISLANDER passing a buoy in Kanmon Stait

APL ISLANDER passing the Kaikyo Yume Tower in Shimonoseki Japan
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.


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