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This is our picture of the month November 2022,You can scroll down to see the older pictures.
Extra info:As our pic for this month, we have chosen for the Ro-Ro Thalatta
On 12/10/22, she was seen entering the inner port of Zeebrugge underway to her berth with assistance of the VB Flandes.

October 2022
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As picture of the month we've chosen the container carrier Ever Act entering the port of Zeebrugge on 22/09/22.
with a dimension of 399.97m x 61.53m, she can carry 23.992 TEU, which makes her (along with her sistervessels) the largest in the world in terms of TEU capacity

September 2022
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As our new picture of the month (with a small delay) we have picked the VB Seine seen at sunset on 20/08/2022 in the port of Antwerp.

August 2022
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a lot of choice for this month, but we have chosen for the Isle Of Innisfree leaving Dover on 25/07/22 as our picture of the month.
Sailing for Irish Ferries now, she is also known as the Prins Filip sailing for RMT ('91-'98) and Ostend Spirit ('10-'11) for Trans Europe Ferries.
more info on these vessels can be found in our photo gallery.

July 2022
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As our new picture of the month, we decided that we took a vessel we saw on our journey in Germany.
we have chosen for the F904 Al Aziz that was taken on 10/06/22 in Kiel.
She was on sea trials before being delivered to her new owners, the Egyptian navy

June 2022
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As new picture of the month, we have chosen for the Beluga ace, she was leaving the inner port of Zeebrugge on 26/05/22.
built in 2018, she has a capacity of 6700 cars

May 2022
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lots of choice this month, but because it was a long time ago that we had a reefer as picture of the month,
we decided to put the Dole Africa, seen here underway on 27/04/22 in Walsoorden (NL) towards Antwerpen as our new pic of the month

April 2022
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We have chosen for the Valiant Lady as our picture of the month.
She was seen entering the port of Zeebrugge on 07/03/22, but made her maiden call on 04/03/22.
She sails for the recently founded Virgin Voyages, part of the American group Virgin around businessman and billionaire Richard Branson.

March 2022
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We've chosen the Belgian fishing vessels Z39 Sophie, Z47 De Marie Louise & Z53 Van Eyck leaving the port of Zeebrugge on 22/02/2022 as our new pic of the month.

February 2022
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As pic of the month, we haven chosen for the 20, because on 06/01/22, we went "tug hunting" in the port of Antwerp (BE).
Not the tugs from Boluda, Antwerp Towage or MedTug this time, but the tugs from Antwerp port authority and she was one of the many we saw.

They can be found behind the locks and they have no names (although sometimes referred as "POA n°" or "tug n°"), only numbers and most of them can be found on our site

January 2022
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As picture of this month and new year, we have chosen for the Belgica that arrived at her home port Zeebrugge (BE) on 13/12/2021.
She is the replacement for the "A962 Belgica" that was decommissioned and donated to Ukraine earlier this year.

December 2021
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This time not a particular vessel, but a sight as our new picture of the month.
On 01/11/21, we took this picture in Antwerpen (BE).
It shows us a beautiful rainbow over the "Noordzee Container Terminal"

November 2021
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the Iona is our new picture of the month
she made her maiden call and was also the first P&O cruise this year in the port of Zeebrugge on 24/10/21.
built in 2020, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic she was only able to make her maiden voyage on 07/08/2021.
capacity: 5206 passengers, 1762 crew on 19 decks (15 guest)

October 2021
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As picture of the month, we've chosen for the A960 Godetia that made her final voyage to the breakers in Gent.
She was serving the Belgian Navy since 1966.
Under her own power she left her home port Zeebrugge in the morning of 15/09/21, and in the afternoon she arrived at Ghent (BE), where she will be broken up.

September 2021
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As picture of the month we had a lot of choices, but we have chosen for this one.
Because we saw a lot of rain and not that much sunshine in this month August, we thought that this picture said it all.
The Eurocargo Bari seen leaving Antwerp underway to Zeebrugge on 28/08/21

August 2021
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We've chosen for the Belgian fishing vessel Z19 Brigitte as our picture of the month.
this new vessel was seen leaving the port of Roscoff (FR) on 29/07/21

July 2021
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As picture of the month, we have chosen for the Princess seen in Rotterdam on 14/06/2021.
she is an anchor handling tug (bollard pull: 180T) and the ex Anglian Princess ('02-'12), Union Princess ('12-'20)

June 2021
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As picture of the month, we haven chosen for the reefer Baltic Erica entering the inner port of Zeebrugge on 13/05/21 with a fresh load of kiwis
she was recently renamed and known as Atlantic Erica '99-'20

May 2021
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On 23/04/21, the Pride of Bruges left the port of Zeebrugge for the last time, after many years on the Zeebrugge - Hull route.
She was seen leaving port, stripped of all her P&O markings.
She will now be renamed to GNV Antares, becoming part of the Grandi Navi Veloci fleet.

and so Belgium lost her last passenger ferry connection with the UK after Trans Europe Ferries (Ostend) & Superfast/Blue Star/Norfolkline (Zeebrugge)...

April 2021
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On 12/03/21, we heard the sad news that our friend and fellow spotter Willem past away at the age of 69.
We have decided that there will be no picture of vessels this time as picture of the month, but a collage of some of his pictures to honour him.

March 2021
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our new picture of the month is the new Dutch naval vessel H8021 Hydrograaf seen in the port of Den Helder being fitted out on 10/02/21.
she is an Expeditionary Survey Boat (ESB) and is designed to go onboard the L800 Rotterdam, L801 Johan de Witt or the A833 Karel Doorman

February 2021
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taken on 23/01/21 in Antwerpen (BE) and just delivered a month ago (28/12/20),CMA CGM Scandola is the second "Argentina" classed container ship with a dual-fuel engine delivered to CMA CGM.

January 2021
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As picture of this month and new year, we haven chosen for the VB Rumba seen in action in the port of Zeebrugge on 14/12/20
She and her sistervessel VB Bolero are the latest addition to the port

December 2020
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As picture of the month, we have chosen for our first (nice) picture of the Sea Cruiser 2 entering the port of Zeebrugge (BE) on 06-11-2020.
She has a capacity of 802 cars. That's 200 cars more than the Sea Cruiser 1 and is 10 years younger.
Sea Cruiser 1 left shortly after awaiting an uncertain faith

November 2020
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Our choice this month is the inland tanker Breitling. Built in 2005 and 110 meters long, she belongs to the smaller vessels that can be seen at the port of Zeebrugge. However, she plays an important role for both the smaller and large merchant vessels that come to the port.

October 2020
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Our new pic of the month is the MSC Cristina seen leaving the port of Antwerpen (BE) 21/09/20.
Built in 2008, she has a capacity of 13.100 TEU

September 2020
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On 20/08/2020, the ARC Integrity was seen leaving the port of Zeebrugge, she was the former Fedora. Assisting tugs were VB Emoe and VB Tiger.
She was chosen from our poll (67%)

August 2020
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thanks to your vote (64%), you have chosen for the recently renamed Z45 Jerki entering the port of Milford on 29/07/20.
She was the former Z45 Stephanie and the new name was made by the first letters of the owner children (JERoen & KIani)

July 2020
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On 15/06/20, we saw the Maersk Connector seen leaving the port of Rotterdam
She is able to do an "engineered" grounding, meaning that she can go right up to the beach and go aground fully loaded with cable.
She was chosen from our poll (55%).

June 2020
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You have chosen (54%) for the LNG tanker Al Ruwais as our picture of the month.
She was entering the port of Zeebrugge on 03/05/20.
built in 2007 and with a tank capacity of 215.000m³, she was assisted by the tugs VB Kiwi, VB Emoe, VB Tiger, Southampton & Union Coral

May 2020
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As winner of our poll (56%), you haven chosen for the crude oil tanker Nissos Paros entering the port of Antwerp on 06/04/20.
With her 249m length and 130.117m³ tank volume, she was assisted by the Union Pearl, Union Eagle, Union Hawk & Union Jade