Hemgracht was built in 2009, is 452 feet long and flies the flag of The Netherlands

Hermann Schoening
Previous names:
Beluga Fairy: 2009-2011
HHL Amazon: 2011-2016

Hemgracht: 2016-

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20100909_4107The HHL Amazon was built as the Beluga Fairy in 2009. She is seen at right while at anchor off the Duluth piers in September, 2010. Click for larger version. She arrived in Duluth on June 21st, 2012 on her first trip here as the HHL Amazon and is seen in the pictures below arriving and then discharging wind turbine nacelles at the Port Terminal. Above, she arrived Duluth on June 7, 2017 as the Hemgracht.


  1. The red/white paint is the distinguishing feature of all the Hansa Heavy Lift vessels. 😉
    So nothing to do with the name.

  2. Just watched her leaving Duluth (via webcams)… pretty ship, nice bright red paint to go with her new name, I suppose.
    Grammie Pat
    West St. Paul, MN

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