Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

Chat and items of interest about Crete and Greece.
DobbyTheHouseElf
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:19 pm

Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

Postby DobbyTheHouseElf » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:30 am

Anybody know what the large ship is moored off the coast of Chania on the Kolymbari side. Very illuminated at night with very bright lights.Been there about four or five nights now.


bobscott
Posts: 2181
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:36 pm
Location: Kokkino Horio

Re: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

Postby bobscott » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:48 pm

That link is real-time-sensitive so unlikely to be of any use now. Certainly can't see anything there now. Bob.
Yesterday today was tomorrow. Don't dilly dally!

peebee
Posts: 708
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:07 am
Location: Kalyves

Re: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

Postby peebee » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:45 pm

bobscott wrote:That link is real-time-sensitive so unlikely to be of any use now.

Not if it is moored Bob :-)

Kamisiana
Posts: 63
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:06 pm

Re: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

Postby Kamisiana » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:51 pm

The "TELIRI " Italian cable laying ship now en route to malta just passing Antikithira at 12.6 knots.

filippos
Posts: 5533
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:38 pm
Location: Kalyves
Contact:

Re: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

Postby filippos » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:11 pm

If it's moored then it's still time sensitive insofar as the ships give out position information usually every few minutes. The only reasons I've encountered for ships being visible to the naked eye but not showing on the map are that they're military or have military connections. Some, mainly US ships, are technically merchant ships with a civilian crew, but 'seconded' to the USN.

Naval vessels from all over the place come into Souda and I'd that about 1/3 don't appear on Marine Traffic site; some that do show up are identified only with something like "NATO warship". Those that are fully identified include dimensions, call sign, international recognition numbers, links to photos etc.

If they are military but not shown on the map or with minimal information can usually be tracked down and identified by the number painted on the hull. They're known as "Hull" or "Pennant" numbers. I have about 200 photos of naval vessels (mostly in Souda Bay) and have only failed to identify a handful.

filippos
Posts: 5533
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:38 pm
Location: Kalyves
Contact:

Re: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

Postby filippos » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:19 pm

Kamisiana wrote:The "TELIRI " Italian cable laying ship now en route to malta just passing Antikithira at 12.6 knots.
Apparently, on the way to Malta it's calling at Catania, southern Italy.

bobscott
Posts: 2181
Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:36 pm
Location: Kokkino Horio

Re: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

Postby bobscott » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:27 am

filippos wrote:If it's moored then it's still time sensitive insofar as the ships give out position information usually every few minutes. The only reasons I've encountered for ships being visible to the naked eye but not showing on the map are that they're military or have military connections. Some, mainly US ships, are technically merchant ships with a civilian crew, but 'seconded' to the USN.

Naval vessels from all over the place come into Souda and I'd that about 1/3 don't appear on Marine Traffic site; some that do show up are identified only with something like "NATO warship". Those that are fully identified include dimensions, call sign, international recognition numbers, links to photos etc.

If they are military but not shown on the map or with minimal information can usually be tracked down and identified by the number painted on the hull. They're known as "Hull" or "Pennant" numbers. I have about 200 photos of naval vessels (mostly in Souda Bay) and have only failed to identify a handful.


Spot on Phil. The US merchant ships are MSC (Military Sea Lift Command) which runs ships with primarily civilian crews with a small number of USN personnel. Easily identifiable by the Grey/Blue/Yellow bands (top to bottom) on the funnel. The task they fulfill is largely replenishment at sea, working with the US 6th Fleet here in the Med. You are right about some ships just not showing up, but often if you find NATO warship or something similar and you click on vessel details, the pennant number will be shown there!
All good fun. Bob.
Yesterday today was tomorrow. Don't dilly dally!


Return to “Chatter”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest