Picture of the month

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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.

December 2018
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You have chosen the Canadian frigate FFH330 Halifax (78%) arriving in the port of Zeebrugge on 10/11/2018 as our picture of the month.
She was here to remember the end of the First World War ('14-'18).

November 2018
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you have chosen (62%) for the Maersk Herrera as our picture of the month.
She was taken on 14/10/18 in Antwerp (BE) and although built in 2018 and entering empty, it wasn't her maiden call.

October 2018
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From your votes (58%), this has been chosen as our picture of the month.
The Ro-Ro carrier Salome, in her new colours, seen entering the port of Zeebrugge (BE) on 27/09/2018

September 2018
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As your choice of pic of the month, this time the Z576 Mare Nostrum won the poll (72%)
On 15/08/2018, the fishing vessel entered the port of Thyboron in Denmark.

August 2018
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On the 14th last month, the general cargo carrier Zealand Beatrix was seen arriving at the port of Antwerp (BE). This photo was made from one of the 2 tugs that assisted her to the lock.
She was chosen from our poll (57%).

July 2018
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The Belgian frigate F930 Leopold I has been voted as our picture of the month (69%).
She came in 29/06/18 for the Navy Days Zeebrugge (BE)

June 2018
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This month pics was a close call, but the Celestyal Crystal was the winner of our poll (51%).
She was taken on 18/05 on the Greek island of Santorini.

May 2018
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Our picture of the month is the CSCL Uranus seen arriving at the port of Antwerp (BE)
She was voted by our members on our Facebook page (80%), you can always vote at the end of the month for our next picture.


April 2018
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This month's picture is one of the former Belgian mine-hunter M915 Aster, who has been sold to Pakistan on the heavy load carrier Calypso

March 2018
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On 08/02/18, we've spotted the bulk carrier Ocean Rainbow that left the locks in Terneuzen (NL) and was underway to Gent (BE)
It was one of many pics taken that day

February 2018
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This time, we've chosen the tug Smit Kiwi as our picture, she was underway to assist the Ro-Ro carrier Lake Kivu, entering the port of Zeebrugge (BE)

January 2018
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For the start of the New Year, we have chosen the French ferry Normandie Express.
It was one of the few days that we had a blue sky and sun in December 2017

December 2017
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This month we've chosen the Ro-Ro carrier Aquarius Ace.
She was leaving inner port, on a beautiful sunny day

November 2017
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For this month, we have chosen a picture of the new cobelfret RoRo Celine.
it was her maiden trip for this latest addition to the Cobelfret fleet.
With her 8000 lane-meters she is the world's largest RoRo freight ferry at this time!!

October 2017
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Near the end of September we got to see this brand new subsea-support vessel on the Canal Ijmuiden (NL) - Amsterdam (NL). It is the VOS Stone.

September 2017
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In the morning of 14/08/17,the CSCL Jupiter ran aground near Bath (NL) when leaving Antwerp towards Hamburg
Around 21.00h, she was refloated again
picture by Willem Kruit

August 2017
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Among the many pictures made in July was this one of the container carrier MSC Hamburg. She was seen arriving at Antwerp (BE) on the 12th of July 2017.

July 2017
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In June we were to be found at Den Helder (NL) for Sail Den Helder and the 2017 navy days. This photo of the Dutch flagged A852 Argus was just one of many taken that week!

June 2017
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Last month we made this photo of the Belgian fishing vessel Z19 Sonja leaving the port of Zeebrugge (BE). She was just one of many that were seen that day.

May 2017
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Our picture of the month is the harbor tug Union 8 seen waiting to enter the Western locks at Terneuzen (NL).

April 2017
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On March 29 the sailing vessel Mercator returned to her berth after a 2 year overhaul. She was towed from the shipyard to her berth at Ostend (BE) by 2 naval tugs ...

March 2017
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This time our picture of the month is somewhat out of the box. It is a close-up of the tanker Torm Ismini. The helicopter above was a Dutch (we think) navy helicopter performing a routine winch operation.

February 2017
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This month we haven chosen the LNG tanker Christophe De Margerie.
She entered the port of Zeebrugge on 20/01/17 and is the first of a new series of LNG tanker/icebreaker.
She and her sistervessels will operate as shuttles between Zeebrugge to the Siberian harbour of Sabetta

January 2017
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Our first POTM for this year is the heavy load carrier Bigroll Barentsz. She was just one of many HL carriers that called port at Zeebrugge (BE) last year. Most of them in service for the Yamal LNG project. Yamal is a liquefied natural gas project located deep in the Russian Arctic.

December 2016
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World’s first dual fuel LNG PCTC. The vessel had her formal Naming Ceremony at the Port of Zeebrugge, Belgium on 21 November 2016.

November 2016
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Our picture of the month is this lovely photo of the bulk carrier AM Annaba seen underway to the port of Ghent (BE). On her starboard side the container carrier MSC Branka was overtaking her on route to her next port ...

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