02 November 2011

Baltic Princess in Helsinki, 3 August 2011

Baltic Princess

IMO 9354284
Built 2008, Aker Yards France / Aker Yards Helsinki, Finland
Tonnage 48 915 GT
Length 212,10 m
Width 29,00 m
Draugth 6,42 m
Ice class 1A Super
2 800 passengers
2 484 berths
600 cars
1 130 lanemetres
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 32 000 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
Speed 24,5 knots

One more ship from my extensive photo trip on 3 August, this time featuring the Baltic Princess. For more details about the ship, see this entry. The photographs below were taken from Vattuniemi in Lauttasaari, albeit from a different point than usually. Click on the individual images to see them in larger size using Google's new and annoying photo viewer that neglects captions.

The fact that it's dark outside at 5 PM while I'm writing this lends a particular poignancy to this photo. The southernmost tip of Lauttasaari (well, one of them) in the foreground, in the background next to the bow of the Baltic Princess is the Suomenlinna church.
Due south and Tallinn, with Sisä-Hattu in the foreground
As a final note to those readers who can understand Finnish (and to those who can't but enjoy looking at photos of ships for that matter), the latest issue of Ulkomatala web magazine is out and can be read at www.ulkomatala.net. The current issue features two texts by yours truly, namely the first part of an article series on the history of Effjohn, and a book review of DFDS Sailing in Style. There is also a reader's survey from which you can win a free Helsinki-Tallinn cruise on the Viking XPRS (and of course provide us with valuable information for delevoping the magazine in the process).

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