25 January 2011

Nordlandia, 30 March 2008


IMO 7928811
Built 1981, AG Weser Seebeckswerft, Bremerhaven, West Germany
Tonnage 21 473 GT
Length 153,40 m
Width 24,70 m
Draugth 8,80 m
Ice class 1A
2 048 passengers
938 berths
450 cars or 42 trucks
4 Pielstick diesels, combined 15 300 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
Speed 20 knots

Continuing our "one photo per entry" -weeks, this time with Eckerö Line's Nordlandia. For notes on her history see the previous entries about her.

During a docking in January 2010 the ship has been repainted, losing both the stripes from her hull. According to Eckerö Line's website she will be given a new livery, with blue and yellow stripes applied to her superstructure (in a rather neat retro style, see image) but this does not seem to have been carried out (yet anyway).

The photograph below however show her comfortably in the old livery on 30 March 2008, before Eckerö decided to apply the embarrassingly nationalistic "Only Finnish Ship to Tallinn" caption and Finnish flags to her superstructure. Photographed in Tallinn harbour from onboard Viking Line's Rosella.

Less than perfect lighting from the spring sun, but for whatever reason I think this is a very attractive photo, even if most of the ship is in the shade. Click on the image to view full size.

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