25 July 2010

Star, 10 July 2010


IMO 9364722
Built 2007, Aker Finnyards Helsinki, Finland
Tonnage 36 250 GT
Length 186,00 m
Width 27,70 m
Draft 6,50 m
Ice class 1A
1 900 passengers
520 berths
450 cars
1 981 lanemeters
4 MaK diesels, combined 48 000 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 27,7 knots

Star was the first fast cruiseferry to enter service between Helsinki and Tallinn, replacing–together with the Superstar delivered the following year–four small high-speed crafts and one "slow" cruiseferry in the Tallink fleet. Structurally the Star is based on the SeaFrance Rodin built in 2001 by Aker Finnyards in Rauma for SeaFrance. Viking XPRS of Tallink's main competitor Viking Line is a further variant of the SeaFrance Rodin's basic construction.

Images below are of the Star departing Helsinki West Harbour on 10 July 2010, taken from Vattuniemi. Click on the images to view full size.

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