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On a Freighter Even the Routine is Extraordinary
And the Destinations are Some of the Most Exotic in the World

[Seaworthy News Nr. 671, April '15]

The East Mediterranean - Far East

The Ever Charming and
Hatsu Courage
Sailing approx. every two weeks: Piraeus, Greece (Day 1), transit the Suez Canal (2); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (4); Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia (15); Shekou (19), China (27); Kaohsiung, Taiwan (21); Qingdao (24), Shanghai (26) and Ningbo, China (27) ...

... Taipei, Taiwan (30); Yantian (32) and Shekou, China (33); Singapore (36); Tanjung Pelepas, 2nd call (37); transit the Suez Canal (48); Ashdod, Israel (52); Alexandria, Egypt (54) and Piraeus (56).

Vessel Details
Passengers: 5
Containers: 8,100 TEU
Deadweight: 100,949 tons
Length: 333 met
Speed: 25 knots (45 km)
Built: 2004-5
Officers/Crew: German & Int’l
Owners: NSB, Germany
Charterers: Evergreen, Taiwan and Lloyd Triestino, Italy

Two 40 sqm double bed suites (located on the 7th deck, front- and side-facing), each consisting of a bedroom (bed size 2.00 x 1.80 m), separate sitting room and private facilities with shower - (Euro) €95 per person per day, €110 single occupancy.

One 20 sqm single cabin (bed size 2.00 x 1.20 m), located on the 8th deck aft and side facing, includes private facilities with shower - €90 per day.

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