Marine Gallery May 2018

Welcome to the Marine Gallery of May 2018, a monthly segment on our blog featuring the five best pictures of every month, selected by members of the MarineTraffic Photo Moderators. These could include images of vessels, ports or lighthouses from around the world.

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This container vessel is the CMA CGM Niagara. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries and delivered in 2015, she falls under the New Panamax container vessels category with a 10,034 TEU capacity. She is part of the giant CMA CGM fleet, that includes more than 500 vessels. This photo was taken at London Gateway; which is located in Thurrock, Essex thirty miles east of central London.


The Navigator Yauza is an LPG tanker, sailing under the Liberian flag. Owned by Navigator Gas, she was built in 2017, and is a semi-refrigerated Product Tanker of 22,000 cbm in size. The vessel was spotted in port of Porvoo, which is a city in the southern coast of Finland, about 30 miles east of Helsinki.


This 32-gun Concorde-class frigate is the L’Hermione. She is a replica of the 1779 12-pounder frigate of the French Navy, Hermione; which fought several battles and finally ran aground and was wrecked by heavy seas in 1793 after serving against the British. L’Hermione, first left the docks in September 2014, after 17 years of building. She was spotted in Bastia, a city on the French island of Corsica.


The Herman Rudolf Meyer is one of the four 23.1 metre class sea rescue cruisers operating in Germany. She is stationed in Bremerhaven, where this photo was taken. Bremerhaven is a port city located on the coast of North Sea in Germany. The vessel is named after a publisher from Bremen who also promoted the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service, and made the vessel’s construction possible.


This cruise ship is the Viking Sky. She was built in 2017, sails under the Norwegian flag, has another two sister vessels and is operated by Viking Ocean Cruises. She is 745 feet long and accepts only 930 guests. Within the vessel one can enjoy luxury services like two private dining areas, a spa and a fitness centre. The guests can also choose to stay in penthouse and suite cabins, or enjoy their cruise on one of the deluxe verandas. She was spotted in Port of Gdansk, one of the largest seaports of the Baltic Sea in Poland.



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