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The Elafonisos is a container vessel built in 1999. She is sailing under the Liberian flag and her gross tonnage is 25,705 tonnes. She was spotted in Piraeus, the largest Greek port and one of the biggest in Europe. The city was largely developed in the early 5th century BC, when it was selected to serve as the port city of classical Athens and was transformed into a prototype harbour, concentrating all the import and transit trade of Athens.
This is the Champion Contest, an oil/chemical tanker built in 2005 sailing under the Norwegian flag and has a gross tonnage of 27,472 tonnes. She was spotted in the Vancouver Harbour escorted by two Seaspan tugs. Vancouver is a very busy west coast port in the Canadian British Columbia.
This passenger vessel is the Anesha. She is 135 metres long, has 90 cabins and can accommodate 180 passengers. She has four decks and luxuries such as a sauna, steam room, gym, swimming pool, a Bistro Bar with terrace and more. She cruises the Rhine and the Danube taking her passengers to Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and other European countries around these rivers.
This tug is the Toko Maru. She is almost 40 metres long, was built in 2006 and was spotted sailing in the Strait of Kurushima, Japan. This strait is one of the three fastest currents in the country with its tidal current rushing through at a speed of up to 10 knots. During a spring tide, vortices are created with a diameter of 10 metres. Although it is an international seaway, vessels over 200 metres are allowed to pass only when the waters are calm for safety reasons.
The Trave Splash is an inland passenger vessel. Surprisingly, it actually is an amphibian tour bus that will take you around all the places-to-see in Rotterdam by also diving in the Maas River. The sailing bus was spotted in the Stadtgraben canal in the city of Lubeck, one of the major ports of Germany and a World Heritage Site listed by UNESCO for its extensive Brick Gothic architecture.
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