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Photographer:John Latter [View profile]Title:ASTORAdded:Aug 18, 2010
Captured:August 11, 2010IMO:8506373Hits:1,021
Location:Dover, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 1981-1990
Description:
MS Astor Cruise Ship crossing Dover Harbour to berth at Cruise Terminal 3 on the Admiralty Pier, Western Docks (Kent, UK).

The photo was taken at 7.07 am on Wednesday, 11th of August 2010, from near the lighthouse end of the Prince of Wales Pier.

The Astor arrived from Scarborough (UK) and left later in the day at about 11.00 pm for Den Helder (Netherlands, Holland).

The Eastern Arm pier is behind the ship and the White Cliffs of Dover are on the left.

Ships details (1) (2):

Name: 1987 - 1988: Astor, 1988 - 1995: Feodor Dostoevskiy, 1995 onwards: Astor
Namesake: Fyodor Dostoevsky (2nd name)
Owner: 1987 - 1988: Marlan Corporation, 1988 - 1991: Black Sea Shipping Company, 1991 - 1996: Fedor Dostoevskiy Shipping Co., 1996 - ????: Astor Shipping Co., ???? onwards: Premicon
Operator: 1987-1988: Marlan Corporation
1988 - 1990: Transocean Tours
1990 - 1995: Neckermann Seereisen
1995 - 1996: Aquamarin
1996 onwards: Transocean Tours
Port of registry: 1987-1988: Port Louis, Mauritius; 1988 - 1991: Odessa, Soviet Union; 1991 onwards: Nassau Bahamas
Ordered: 1985
Builder: HDW Kiel, West Germany
Cost: 65 million dollars
Yard number: 218
Launched: 30 May 1986
Acquired: 14 January 1987
Maiden voyage: 14 January 1987
In service: 14 January 1987
Status: In service
Type: cruise ship
Tonnage: 20,606 GRT
Length: 176.26 m (578 ft 3 in)
Beam: 22.21 m (72 ft 10 in)
Draught: 5.80 m (19 ft 0 in)
Decks: 7 (passenger accessible)
Installed power: 4 × Sulzer-Wärtsilä diesels combined 15,400 kW
Propulsion: Two propellers
Speed: 18 knots (33.34 km/h; 20.71 mph)
Capacity: 650 passengers, 3,780 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
Crew: 300
Call Sign: C6JR3
IMO: 8506373
MMSI: 308214000

More info on the original MS Astor before the White Cliffs of Dover, Port of Dover, Kent, UK webpage.

John Latter / Jorolat

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Vessel Identification
Name:Astor
IMO:8506373
Flag:Bahamas
MMSI:308214000
Callsign:C6JR3
Former name(s):
- Fedor Dostoevskiy (Until 1995 Nov 27)
- Astor (Until 1988 Oct)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:20,704 tons
Summer DWT:3,498 tons
Length:176 m
Beam:22 m
Draught:6.2 m

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:Germanischer Lloyd
Build year:1987
AIS Information
Last known position:
56°28’12.78” N, 18°0’11.88” E
Status:Underway
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 94° (350°)
Destination:
Location:Visby/sweden
Arrival:14th Aug 2018
04:30:01 UTC
Last update:
8 hours 6 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 14th, 04:30:01 UTCGdynia/poland
2018 August 13th, 03:00:59 UTCRonne/denmark
2018 August 12th, 03:00:50 UTCCopenhagen/denmark
2018 August 11th, 07:00:41 UTCKiel/germany
2018 August 10th, 13:12:34 UTCRonne/denmark
2018 August 9th, 01:45:45 UTCStockholm/sweden
2018 August 8th, 03:30:34 UTCHelsinki/finland
2018 August 6th, 04:35:18 UTCSt.petersburg/rus
2018 August 6th, 04:30:52 UTCTallinn/estonia
2018 August 2nd, 05:00:02 UTCBaltiysk/russia
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