15 April 2013

Star in Helsinki, 2 April 2013


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

It seems that whenever I went to the West Harbour to get photos of ferries in ice, the Tallink Shuttle present was always the Star. Not that I'm complaining about having so many good photos of the ship, mind you. The ones below show the Star arriving at and departing from Helsinki West Harbour in the evening of 2 April 2013. Photographed from Sisä-Hattu. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

Not the usual point of view: the shallow channel between Lauttasaari and Sisä-Hattu was still frozen over, so it was possible to actually take photographs standing on the channel. This photo and the one below are taken from such a vantage point.
I thought the person standing next to rock might have been a fellow ship-buff, but he turned out to be a fisherman.
Star backing into quay, framed by the photogenic tree(tm).
An hour later, the departing Star is beautifully illuminated by the setting sun.
Next time: the spring snow series continues with the Silja Europa.

1 comment:

  1. Saludos desde el Puerto de Las Palmas Gran Canaria