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Old 13-03-2015, 05:29   #16
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Hi.. Welcome to CF..
This is a little known way of travel.. these guys have been doing it for years.. very popular for those wanting to avoid the cruise ship experience or could not afford the old passenger liners...
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Old 13-03-2015, 06:26   #17
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If you dont mind the thread drift, what does it cost to travel this way?

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cost is about $100 euros/day. So if the journey from Point A to B is 20 days, the cost is about $2k Euros (Yet to include port or registration fee. it's not much) food/lodging provided. You get to stay in a nice cabin by your own. No sharing. each commercial vessel carries about 4-6 passengers max.

that's what i was informed by the agent.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, checkcheck.

The Hanjin-Baltimore is a newish container ship:
Length: 300.07 m
Breadth: 42.80 m
Draft: 14.50 m
Speed: 25.0 kn

HANJIN BALTIMORE - Container Ship: current position and details | IMO 9290488, MMSI 218062000, Callsign DDZB2 | Registered in Germany - AIS Marine Traffic
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I'm sorry but I'm a vessel idiot. what's this suppose to mean ? Like, is it relatively big or fast ? Or is it going to be a big, slow target in the ocean ?

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... is it relatively big or fast ? Or is it going to be a big, slow target in the ocean ?
I'd consider her relatively big & fast.
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Re: Sailing into the red sea/gulf of aden.

We have just arrived in Egypt, having routed this way ourselves. Not all commercial ships have armed guards on them......... whilst in Aden we spoke to several crewmen and they said the costs of having guards on board is prohibitive. We have sailed this route several times over the years and have avoided any issues - we never transmit long enough for anyone to get an RDF fix on us and also take down our radar reflector. We also keep towards the Yemeni coast line until passing thru' the Straits when we move move further off the coast (which is visible wherever you are in daylight). I believe the risks are low nowadays.
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There was a fella that would 'book" folks onto the banana boats coming out of central America for a small fee back in the 90s..He would also arrange for the person to work off the fare on board if money was a problem..It got so popular that he started bumping folks for those that would pay more to experience the "work n cruise" environment..Was told they put a stop to it because some of the passengers were doing it to avoid going thru regular channels and were supposed to stay on board to return to country of origin only to jump ship..Met a fella from Montenegro that did just that,volunteered to be a pastry chef and when they arrived in Guam he jumped ship found a Chammoro lady and conned her into marrying him,they still kicked his butt off island..
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Hanjin Baltimore is a big and fast ship. It would be less likely (not impossible) that pirates could board her in case they decide to charge for the ship.
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HI: Enjoy your trip as a passenger or as the shipping companies call you "Super Cargo". I have travelled this way on the Great Lakes years ago, and was treated as well as the officers. You will dine with them and eat like you have never eaten before. Go and enjoy the trip.


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Re: Sailing into the red sea/gulf of aden.

Aaaaahhhhh

I can't imagine pirates attack on a HANJIN ship :-) :-)
It is like fighting the Triad + Yazuka .... (wadr)
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Brother as a commercial retired master have you ever seen this company's vessels ,its better than any cruise ship, its true sailing the seven seas on an
amazing vessel that you will enjoy with all the security you will require,







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Brother as a commercial retired master have you ever seen this company's vessels ,its better than any cruise ship, its true sailing the seven seas on an
amazing vessel that you will enjoy with all the security you will require,







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its really my first time. hence the apprehension when i researched about going through the gulf and the red sea. really hope nothing will happen.

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My husband currently works on Hanjin Baltimore, they have sumptuous foods with great people.
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