06 January 2012

Star in Helsinki, 11 September 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

What would be the new year without one of the most commonly featured ship on this blog? Possibly better, but never the less, here are some more images of the Star. In my defence, these are for once taken from a slightly different time and place as the usual, as on 11 September last year I was up unusually early to photograph the arrival of Peace Boat's The Oceanic in the West Harbour from Hernesaari. And since Star happened to arrive and depart during the timegframe I was there for The Oceanic, I also photographed the Star.

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A distant Star coming into view from behind Pihlajasaari.
Star in the morning sun doesn't quite make sense in a sentence - unless you know we're talking about a ship that is.
Starting to turn in order to reverse into the quay.
Moment later we got to see the ship's rear.
Aft thrusters are useful things.
Star reversing, with the tug Atlas heading out to sea to escort The Oceanic.
An hour later from the previous image, the Atlas has safely escorted The Oceanic into quay while the Star is already departing.
Going to Tallinn, BRB.


  1. There is no excuses to share beautiful photos in any circumstances Kalle, yours as usual are amazing, so your blog without them would not be the same even if the same ship is featured dozens of times, GREAT

    All the best

  2. Thank you Vitor. I was not perhaps being exactly serious when I said the blog would be better without the photos. ;) The morning is an excellent time for photography in the West Harbour, the only problem is that I'm defiantely not a morning person and hence photos like these are a rare treat...