23 June 2012

M/V Ruby in Caniçal

Friday afternoon in Caniçal and another calm day in our second port, only punctuated by the departure manoeuvre of the Motor/Vessel Ruby. Property of my former employer, the German shipowner Briese Schiffahrt, from Leer, the M/V Ruby is a Chinese-built construction and presently chartered by the Portuguese shipowner Empresa de Navegação Madeirense. With Gibraltar flag, the vessel is presently commanded by the Portuguese Merchant Marine Captain António Curto.
Pilot Card:
Ship's name: M/V Ruby
IMO number: 9251509
Type: Container carrier
LOA: 100.60 mts
Beam: 18.80 mts
Summer displacement: 8561 t
Max draft on manoeuvre: 6.70 mts
Propulsion: MAK main engine, one propeller, variable-pitch propeller
Pitch: Right-handed
Rudder: 1 Becker rudder
Bow thruster: 1 (total power: 350 KW)
Stern thruster: N