Jump to content

LT Cortesia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NameConti Cortesia
OwnerConti Reederei
OperatorEvergreen Marine
Port of registry
BuilderSamsung Heavy Industries
Launched5 February 2005
General characteristics
Class and typeLT Cortesia-class container ship
Tonnage90,465 GT 100,863 DWT
Capacity8100 TEU

LT Cortesia is a 90,465gt 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 8,100 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]


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]


  1. ^ Lloyd Tristino LT Cortesia from freightervoyages.eu
  2. ^ a b "Boxship refloats". Maritime Global Net. 3 January 2008. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Sailing schedules". Evergreen International. Retrieved 2 January 2007.
  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 2 January 2007.
  5. ^ "Largest Ever Vessel at Thamesport". press release. London Thamesport. 14 June 2005. Retrieved 27 September 2009. 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 2 January 2007.
  8. ^ "Container Vessel Refloated in Dover Strait". Maritime and Coastguard Agency. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2007.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Stranded ship declared seaworthy". BBC. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2008.

External links[edit]