17 February 2011

SC Atlantic, 11 February 2011

SC Atlantic

IMO 8325432
Built 1986, Stocnia Szczecinska im A. Warskiego Szczecin, Poland
Tonnage 12 798 GT
Length 139,55 m
Width 21,00 m
Draught 5,60 m
236 passengers
236 berths
344 cars (?)
540 lanemeters (?)
4 Sulzer diesels, combined 12 800 kW
2 propellers
1 bow thruster
2 stern thrusters (?)
Speed 18 knots

My third encounter with the Dmitriy Shostakovich -classer SC Atlantic was recently in wintery St. Petersburg, where she was laid up by the channel leading to the Morskoy Vokzal passenger terminal alongside a group of freighters, looking quite forlorn. (The photographs from the second encounter you've already seem - the 1st encounter was last summer in weather conditions that were too poor to yield displayable photographs). As indicated in the previous entry, I do not know if S-Continental are planning to reactivate the ship for the 2011 summer season or not. She is still listed on the company website at least.

Photographs from 11 February 2011, taken from onboard St. Peter Line's Princess Maria. Click on the individual photos to view full size.

A bunch of laid up ships and... what's that familiar-looking thing in the distance? The ships are, left to right: Dutch Mariner, the aptly named Frost 5, Forline I and SC Atlantic.

She hasn't been moving in a while, judging by the unbroken ice around her.

It was cold and snowflakes keps getting in the photos, but it was still worth it. Except maybe for the flu I got as a result of hanging out too much in the cold outdoors.

Full frontal forsted SC Atlantic.

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