14 November 2012

Silja Symphony in Helsinki, 17 September 2012

Silja Symphony

IMO 8803769
Built 1991, Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Tonnage 58 377 GT
Length 203,03 m
Width 31,93 m
Draught 7,12 m
Ice class 1A Super
2 852 passengers
3 001 berths
410 cars
1 600 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä-Vasa diesels, combined 32 580 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 21 knots

Nothing much new to say about the Silja Symphony. Still a fine ship. The photographs below show her after passing through the Kustaanmiekka strait on the afternoon of 17 September 2012, sailing outbound from Helsinki. Click on the images to see in larger size.

I presume the smoke is from firing up an additional engine after passing through the Kustaanmiekka strait out to the open sea.
The autumn wind created some very dramatic waves...
...and the ship's passing created some additional dramatic waves ashore.
Next time: probably some more Silja Symphony from later in the autumn.

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