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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Ship sighting in St. Andrew's Bay Saturday, August 2nd, 2013

Today we went to the Farmer's Market in St. Andrew's Bay like we usually do on Saturday mornings and we saw this huge freighter docked over in the deep water side of the bay so we took some pictures and then went on-line to see what info we could get about the ship. The vessel was named the Bravante V. It apparently was launched (and built) here in Panama City, the following is copied from the on-line posting we found:

"Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. christened and launched the M/V Bravante V for Boldini S.A. of Brazil. The event was held on March 21, 2013 at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility with hundreds of Eastern employees and guests.

Attending were Renato and Regina Nascimento, William Wueman and William Grutter along with several members that traveled from Brazil witnessing the launch of the first of five Platform Supply Vessels under contract with Eastern.

Mr. Nacimento’s wife Regina had the honor of christening the vessel. Eastern’s President, Brian D’Isernia said a few words about the bright future of Shipbuilding hear in the United States, providing more local jobs and the Offshore Marine Industry prior to the launch. Father Roy Marien of Saint John’s Catholic Church located in Panama City, Florida performed the blessing of the vessel."

 This is the video we found on YouTube showing the launch of the freighter:

And here are some pictures we took today of the vessel up close at the dock:

Close up view of cabin
Full length view from the front

Side view of the freighter after walking out of the Chez Amivida Coffee shop

Full length view of the vessel

Another beautiful day at the Bay!


  1. Oh my goodness, Kris, I didn't see these pictures the first time I came over. They weren't showing up. This is such a grand vessel, and your pictures are great. So glad you see the beauty at the Bay.


  2. Wow, that is quite a ship! It looks huge! How nice that you go to Farmer's Market every Saturday. We have one at a park by us but it's not within walking distance unfortunately.

  3. Amazing emerald colour and the ship looks so majestic docked there. Happy week to you Kris, the bay looks lovely and I'm glad you are enjoying Summer,
    Much love


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