Photo of the month – January 2004 [German version]

Figure 1    [Hapag Lloyd]


A 4800 TEU container ship in rough weather. Winds of gale force 10 to 11 (approximately 89 to 117 km/h). There is a heavy swell from 4 points starboard bow (45°).

Figure 2    [Hapag Lloyd]

Even a 4800 TEU ship needs to have due respect for water. This respect should result in a defensive reaction by the captain (e.g. a reduction in speed).

Figure 3    [Hapag Lloyd]

As far as the cargo is concerned, the crew and the transport insurers can only hope that it has been properly secured using the methods described under

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