20 January 2013

MV Arion

On the past Friday, a manoeuvre in the port of Caniçal took me very fast to my past career, when, in a vessel much like this one, I was tramping all over the North Atlantic. Sometimes, I really miss the sea.
The M/V Arion alongside the North terminal, in the Caniçal port, on the same day's morning.
Picture made with Panasonic DMC-FT3 and post-processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, ver. 4.1.

Pilot Card:
Ship's name: M/V Arion
IMO number: 9177868
Type: General cargo ship - coaster
LOA: 89.71 mts
Beam: 11.65 mts
Summer displacement: 3643 MT
Max draft on manoeuvre: 4.50 mts
Propulsion: Diesel engine, one fixed-pitch propeller, gear-box, total propulsion power: 1500 KW
Rudder: 1 - Balanced
Bow thruster: 1 (total power: 194 KW)
Stern thruster: N

The elevating bridge of the M/V Arion photographed at sunrise, on the past Friday morning.
Picture made with Panasonic DMC-FT3 and post-processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, ver. 4.1.

On my way back home, after the past Friday morning manoeuvres, I photographed the tuna fleet of Caniçal in dry hibernation, in the port's shipyard, waiting for the next fishing season.
Picture made with Panasonic DMC-FT3 and post-processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, ver. 4.1.