Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Anne-Sofie & Sakala

Cargo ship Sakala, IMO 9065687, Livorno roadsteadWe usually see ships in port, but this time I am showing you a couple of them on the roadstead, in the waters in front of Antignano. The 159-meter “Anne-Sofie” is classifieed as a heavy lift ship. She was built in 2008 and sails under the flag of Antigua.Cargo ship Anne-Sofie, IMO 9376490, Livorno roadsteadThe 137-meter “Sakala” is a heavy load carrier. She was built in 1995 and sails under the British flag.

See also: Crane Carrier

16 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Wonderful proof of the achievement of the ability to think and create. Impressive engineering. Please have a good Wednesday.

tapirgal said...

I like the colors on the Sakala and the simple expanse of the castle with its regular windows.

Taken For Granted said...

Interesting ships designed to carry huge loads. Thanks for the post.

Stefan Jansson said...

Sure sounds very Swedish.

Lois Evensen said...

Just love the ship images. It's amazing, isn't it, to see what humans have built.

Birdman said...

Never seen ships configured like this.

Michelle said...

That last picture is rather architectural. I don't get to see ships as such here in my small town.

Randy said...

Can't miss that red one if it were coming at you.

Jack said...

I learned something new today. I had to look up the word "roadstead."

Cezar and Léia said...

Huge ships and you got great pictures, the color of the water is also beautiful!I also like the ship names!
Hugs
Léia

Dina said...

I've never seen such ships. Awesome!
And your photos with them all alone in that lively water are very special.

I had to look up roadstead, too.
You are so lucky to live near water.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great!

Virginia said...

I"m afraid the Sakala wins my heart with the ROUGE! :)
V

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A pair of hard workers here VP, so very different in colouring but I'm guessing not so different in work!

Karl Demetz said...

When I see those ships I always ask myself, how they can swim.... haha... man of mountains...

Great shots, VP!

Traveling Hawk said...

They look so fragile to me, ready to turn upside-down!