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This is our picture of the month July 2021,You can scroll down to see the older pictures.
Extra info: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

April 2020
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You have voted (84%) for the split hopper barge Pagadder as our new picture of the month.
This vessel, owned by Deme, was seen discharging in Terneuzen (NL) on 07/03/20

March 2020
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With your vote (65%), this time you have chosen for the VB Sandon
She was taken in Liverpool 13/02/20 and one of the first vessels we've got on picture after being renamed from KST to Boluda.
She was the former Schelde 20 ('96-'09) and Smit Sandon ('09-'20) and can be found on our site

February 2020
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It was a very close call, but the Sea Cruiser 1 has been voted (51%) as our picture of the month.
She entered the port of Zeebrugge on 10/01/20, the picture was taken moments before the rain was pouring out of the sky.

January 2020
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With a small delay (but 72% of the votes) we are happy to present our first picture of the month for 2020.
This is the Belgian Z510 Dennis, seen here entering the port of Thyboron (DK) the last time of the year on 12/12/19.

December 2019
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You voted (65%) the N42 Jotvingis entering the naval port of Zeebrugge on 22/11/19 as our picture of the month

She's the ex N52 Vidar ('77-'06) from the Norwegian navy and now in service for Lithuania
she's used as command and support ship

November 2019
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With 61% of the votes, you haven chosen the Glovis Symphony as our picture of the month!
She was taken on 15/10/19 entering the inner port of Zeebrugge

October 2019
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This month, on 09/09/2019, our friend and fellow hunter "Freddy" past away at the age of 54.
therefore, in loving memory, we have decided that there will be no picture to vote for on our FB page, but a collage of some of his pictures.
many more can be found on our site and are recognisable with a blue Ship Hunters on the photo

September 2019
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With 65% of the votes, you haven chosen for the Amera as our picture of the month.
Just being renamed (her former name was Prinsendam for HAL), she began her inauguration cruise for Phoenix Reisen on 16/08/19, she was on her maiden voyage in Antwerp 19/08/2019.

August 2019
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With 73% of the votes, you haven chosen for the Union Pearl using her Fi-Fi (Fire Fighting) for cooling down the mechanism of the PvD lock in Zeebrugge on 25/07/2019 as temperature was raising above the 40°

July 2019
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This month you could choose for our picture of the month from 2 pictures of the U480 Foxtrot (sentimental?).
You have chosen for the picture when she was leaving her berth in Zeebrugge (73%) 12/06/2019

The sub was in Soviet Navy between '60 - '94 and was to be visited at the port of Zeebrugge (BE) between '96-'19.
She was towed to Gent for scrap (14/06/19)

June 2019
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With 64% of the votes, you have chosen the picture with the tug Smit Kiwi & the Ro-Ro Autosky as our pic of the month!
this was taken on 28/05/2019 in Zeebrugge (BE), the Autosky was leaving the lock, while the Smit Kiwi was waiting for entering, because another Ro-Ro had yet to come out of the lock.

May 2019
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You have chosen (80%) for the Viking Sea as our picture of the month, she was taken on 21/04/19 as she left port.
She was one of the first cruises of the start of the new cruise season in Zeebrugge (BE)

April 2019
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Thanks to your votes (68%), you haven chosen the container carrier ONE Grus as our picture of the month.
She was taken on 21/03/2019 in the port of Antwerp (BE) and this was her maiden call

March 2019
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You have chosen (73%) for the bulk carrier Isabela Island as our picture of the month.
She was taken 04/02/19 when she was lining up for entering the Zandvliet lock in Antwerp (BE)

February 2019
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With 53% of the votes, you have chosen the Belgian fishing vessel Z47 De Marie Louise as our picture of the month.
She was entering the port of Milford (UK) on 26/01/19 in the early morning, taken shelter from the storm later that day.

January 2019
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With 84% you have chosen the dredger Swalinge as our picture of the month.
She was taken on 10/12/18, underway to the lock in Zeebrugge, on one of the few sunny days that time.