22 November 2010

Birka Paradise, 13 December 2008

Birka Paradise

IMO 9273727
Built 2004, Aker Finnyards Rauma, Finland
Tonnage 34 728 GT
Length 177,00 m
Width 28,00 m
Draugth 6,50 m
1 800 passengers
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 23 400 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 21 knots

I think I said just about everything there is to say about the Birka Paradise in the previous entry about her. So, moving on to the picture:

Birka Paradise in Stockholm on 13 December 2008. Click on the image to view full size.

An exceedingly successfull "night-time" photograph is you ask me. Though in actual fact the time was 15:40... which gives you an impression of how early it gets dark here in the North.


  1. MV Ocean Life. hi Kalle. I live in Goa. if you are interested, the local press is quite amusing about this decrepit ferry boat. google Navhind Times, oheraldo and Times of India/city/goa. My personal take on the matter will appear soon in our blog

  2. Thank you for the info Martin, I found the Navhind Times articles on the ship especially interesting. The ship is of special interest to me as she's the sister ship of the Finnish cruise ship Kristina Katarina.

    I'm looking forward to reading your views on the incident. :)