02 December 2011

Star in Helsinki, 25 August 2011


IMO 9364722
Built 2007, Aker Finnyards Helsinki, Finland
Tonnage 36 250 GT
Length 186,00 m
Width 27,70 m
Draugth 6,50 m
Ice class 1A
1 900 passengers
520 berths
450 cars
1 981 lanemeters
4 MaK diesels, combined 48 000 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 27,7 knots

Some more photographs of the Star. She and the Superstar have so many daily departures it's near-impossible not to catch one or even both of them if you happen to be in the vicinity of the West Harbour. (Not taking photographs is of course not an option). As you can probably judge based on the previous images, this set shows the Star departing from the West Harbour, photographed from Sisä-Hattu. Taken on 25 August 2011. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

In our series of Plantlife and Other Stuff in the Foreground this week...
I might have remarked on this before, but the name of the ship and the livery don't really match, do they? Of course, the same can be said for the Galaxy too... Tallink haven't been too keen on consistency, at least not since the late 1990s when they briefly had a common livery and a consistent naming scheme. I'm not complaining mind you, just observing.
What is this upright photo devilry?

On a final note unrelated to the images here, Ulkomatala have a photo-oriented Christmas calendar that you can view by clicking here. The texts are in Finnish, but that doesn't stop you from enjoying the images.

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