Monthly Archives: January 2017

Listing Shipwreck in the Port of Piraeus, MV ‘Panagia Tinou’

On a recent visit to the Port of Piraeus in Greece, we have had the opportunity again to see our favorite shipwreck of the ferry boat MV ‘Panagia Tinou’. It has been almost a year and a half now that the Vessel has experienced ingress of water and developed starboard list while docked in the main ferry Port of Piraeus. The last owner has defaulted on debts to the Greek government, which has foreclosed on the Vessel. The shipwreck happened while the Vessel had been under the custody of the Greek government. A few attempts subsequently to sell the Vessel have been failed.

Considerations of safety, security and efficiency aside, the listing ship provides a weird spectacle in the port, almost an eerie feeling when experienced up-close.

During previous trips to Greece we have had the opportunity to take several pictures of the vessel from various angles and twice we have posted them on our blog Karatzas Photographie Maritime:

Images of Ferry MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ listing in Port of Piraeus, in June 2016, and

Adventures of a Sinking Ship, in October 2016

This time we have had the opportunity to take pictures of the listing ferry under a winter, chilly sunset (appr. 6˚C) from the starboard side. Typically the dock on the Vessel’s starboard side is occupied by the ferries serving the route to the island of Crete; however, this time the dock was free and we had a chance to enjoy our personalized session with the shipwreck. Dear reader, we hope you have as much fun perusing this posting as we had when we were taking the pictures.

And just in case that someone in Greece is reading this post, we would like to ask why the guard asked us not to take pictures of the shipwreck and threatened to call the Greek Coast Guard on us. The shipwreck is on public property accessible to the public as a few hundred feet away ferries are docked and loading daily. There have been no signs whatsoever that photography, whether amateur or professional, is prohibited. Why then pictures cannot be taken? Not that we sweated the details and threats, we have taken more than 400 high resolution pictures during this session.

Enjoy the viewing!

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer for the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Built in 1972 at Arsenal de la Marine National Francaise, France, as MV ‘Hengist’, now as MV ‘Panagia Tinou’ has developed a serious list int the Port of Piraeus. An inglorious end to long summer days, dreams and passions of the Aegean sun for many a vacationeer in the last couple decades. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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Manhattan Skyline and George Washington Bridge on a New Year’s Day Sunset

Wishing our readers a most Prosperous and Happy New Year!

May all your dreams and wishes come true!

Today’s posting has pictures of the Manhattan skyline, the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge (GWB). The shooting took place in the afternoon / evening of New Year’s Day 2017 when the weather was just winter perfect for the New York area; cold but not too cold (+2°C), sunny with long shadows typical of the winter in the north and clean atmosphere after several days of rain, snow and strong winds. A great deal of the pictures were shot from the Fort Lee Historic Park in NJ facing southbound; Hudson River separates the state of New Jersey from the State of New York (Borough of Manhattan, New York City), the water body seen in the pictures. Trying to visualize, Manhattan is generally seen from the northwest in the pictures. The new One World Trade Center tower can be seen at the bottom of Manhattan in the pictures (actually in Downtown Manhattan where the offices of Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co at One World Financial Place, on the 30th Floor, across the street from the World Trade Center); the tall, skinny building sticking out in Midtown Manhattan is the newly erected residential tower ‘432 Park Avenue’ with 85-floors above ground, world’s tallest residential building, in Billionaires’ Row. The Empire State Building, the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, the Chrysler Building, the Bank of America Tower are distinguishable. The tall building standing out on the New Jersey shore at the bottom of the pictures is the Goldman Sachs Building (30 Hudson Street) in Jersey City, NJ; the green-glass tower of the Goldman Sachs (200 West Street) headquarters in Downtown Manhattan can be distinguished by the World Trade Center.

The George Washington Bridge (GWB) connects the state of New Jersey with the state of New York, and it’s located just north of the Fort Lee Historic Park in New Jersey; pictures of the bridge show the south part of the bridge and were shot from the New Jersey side. GWB is a double-decked, 14-lane, suspended bridge built in 1931; with over 100 million vehicles crossing the bridge each year, GWB is the world’s busiest motorist bridge; for those good at math, the toll for a passenger vehicle crossing the bridge eastbound is US$15; do the math! Pictures from the bridge were taken from the South Sidewalk, open to pedestrian traffic. The Little Red Lighthouse, officially Jeffrey’s Hook Light, is located by the New York pillar of the bridge and can be seen on the pictures taken from New Jersey; pictures of the lighthouse were taken from the road-level of the bridge, above, by the New York pillar.

The bridge has recently been in the news under the ‘Bridgegate’ heading.


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Winters sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Winters sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Winter’s sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Winter’s sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Winter’s sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Little Red Lighthouse as seen from above, at the road level of the Washington Bridge at the New York shore. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Winter’s sunset in New York on Year’s Day: Facing south the Hudson River; Manhattan skyline on the left, New Jersey to the right. One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue towers stand out. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge, South Sidewalk, facing east (toward New York). Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge, South Sidewalk, facing west (toward New Jersey). Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge, facing east (New York). Little Red Light can be seen at the foot of the bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge as seen from Fort Lee Historic Park in NJ. Little Red Light can be seen at the foot of the New York suspense tower. Heavy lift vessel MV ‘Industrial Skipper’ northbound passing under the bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge as seen from Fort Lee Historic Park in NJ. Little Red Light can be seen at the foot of the New York suspense tower. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Panoramic view of George Washington Bridge (GWB) as seen from Fort Lee Historic Park in NJ. Little Red Light can be seen at the foot of the New York suspense tower. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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George Washington Bridge as seen from Fort Lee Historic Park in NJ. Little Red Light can be seen at the foot of the New York suspense tower. Heavy lift vessel MV ‘Industrial Skipper’ northbound passing under the bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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