LT Cortesia

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History
Name: LT Cortesia
Owner: Conti Reederei
Operator: Evergreen Marine
Port of registry:
Builder: Samsung Heavy Industries
Completed: Between May 2005 and May 2006
Identification:
General characteristics
Class and type: Post-Panamax-class container ship
Tonnage: 90,465
Capacity: 8100 TEU

LT Cortesia is a 90,465-tonne container ship owned by German-based Conti Reederei, managed by NSB Niederelbe, and operated as part of the Evergreen Line fleet.[2][3]

She is the lead ship of a class of eight Post-Panamax ships with a capacity of 8100 TEU, built between May 2005 and May 2006 by Samsung Heavy Industries,[4] the vessel was built to replace the 5,600-TEU U-type vessels then deployed.[5]

LT Cortesia, like all ships in the class, are on a long-term charter to the Evergreen Line fleet from Conti-NSB/Germany.[3]

History[edit]

On 2 January 2008 at 0500 GMT the container ship LT Cortesia ran aground in the Dover Strait. The ship was en route to the Suez Canal when it ran aground on Varne Bank, nine miles south west of Dover.[6][7] Later in the day, when the tide rose, she was refloated and towed to The Downs for inspection.[2][8] After an inspection on 3 January she was declared seaworthy and resumed her journey.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lloyd Tristino LT Cortesia from freightervoyages.eu
  2. ^ a b "Boxship refloats". Maritime Global Net. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Sailing schedules". Evergreen International. Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Ever Champion/Ever Charming/Ever Chivalry/Ever Conquest/Hatsu Courage/Hatsu Crystal/ Ital Contessa/LT Cortesia" (PDF) (in German). Frachtschiff Reisen (Globotrek and Background Tours AG). Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Largest Ever Vessel at Thamesport". press release. London Thamesport. 14 June 2005. Retrieved 2009-09-27. The 334-metre-long 'LT Cortesia' is one of eight ‘C’ type vessels being introduced on this service in the coming months to replace the 5,600-TEU ‘U’ type vessels currently deployed. 
  6. ^ "Ship runs aground in Dover Strait". BBC News. 2 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "Container Vessel Aground in Dover Strait". Maritime and Coastguard Agency (UK). 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  8. ^ "Container Vessel Refloated in Dover Strait". Maritime and Coastguard Agency. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  9. ^ "Stranded ship declared seaworthy". BBC. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 

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