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~SHIPS~DORSET~ Images of the Month for September 2022 ~ 1of2 ~ ~ Atlas Wind  ~ Ballast Quay, Poole - August 2022  

Atlas Wind  arrived at Port of Poole late evening on 23rd August from Bromborough on the River Mersey and berthed on Ballast Quay to load Purbeck Clay for Castellon in Valencia which is an important quality tile producing location in Spain. The ship was built in 1997 by the Jiangzhou Union yard in Rui Chang, China undergoing five name changes in its' first ten years, but has maintained the Atlas Wind name and ownership for the past twelve. Our photographer Ray Sexton was out on the water to capture these two super images. 

~SHIPS~DORSET~ Images of the Month for September 2022 ~ 2of2 ~ ~ Atlas Wind  ~ Ballast Quay, Poole - August 2022  

Atlas Wind spends the majority of its working life moving dry bulk cargos around Europe. Cargo capacities are expressed in a number of ways including ... "TEU Capacity" for containers (which can include in the hold and on deck) ... "Bale Capacity" ... and "Grain Capacity" (probably the most relevant for a cargo of clay). Atlas Wind has a Grain Capacity of 7,260 cubic metres. Cargo handling is supported by two 40 tonne shipboard cranes. 

Key Dimensions for Atlas Wind  … Gross Tonnage = 4,150 … Length = 100m … Beam = 16m … Draft = 7m … Service Speed = 15 Knots … Power of 5,380 HP delivered by a single MAK-9M32 diesel engine with a variable pitch propeller

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