11 November 2010

Delphin, 17 May 2009


IMO 7347536
Built 1975, Wärtsilä Turku, Finland
Tonnage 16 214 GT
Length 156,27 m
Width 21,90 m
Draugth 6,20 m
556 passengers
2 Pielstick-Wärtsilä diesels, combined 13 240 kW
2 propellers
1 bow thruster
Speed 21 knots

Delphin was originally one in the series of five state-of-the-art cruiseferries built by Wärtislä in Finland for the Soviet Union. Most of her history is covered in the previous entry about her. However, in the two months since that entry was written Delphin Kreuzfahrten, the Delphin's owner, have gone bankrupt. The Delphin ended her to-date last cruise in Venice on 4 November 2010 and is to the best of my knowledge currently laid up.

Photographs below show the Delphin in Helsinki on 17 May 2009, during somewhat better times for her owners. Click on the individual images to view full size.

Moored at Kanavaterminaali (literally "Channel Terminal") on Katajanokka. Uspenski Cathedral (Alexey Gornostaev 1868) in the background.
Heading for the Kustaanmiekka strait.
In the Kustaanmiekka strait. The colours in this photo are a bit off - it was very difficult to get away the very blue hue of the side of the ship that's in the shadows.
In the Kustaanmiekka strait, with arty retro-like colours. Somehow this ship seems to cause those in photographs she's in.

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