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Photo Details
Photographer:Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen [View profile]Title:SAGA RUBYAdded:Jun 18, 2012
Captured:June 17, 2012IMO:7214715Hits:2,296
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 1971-1980
I would like 20 malboro to go, please.
Good old Saga Ruby, outbound for sea, 17/6 2012l.

"Saga Ruby"
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Saga Ruby (Until 2014 Feb)
- Caronia (Until 2004 Nov)
- Vistafjord (Until 1999 Dec)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:24,492 tons
Summer DWT:5,954 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Nassau
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:1973
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (9)

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Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jun 24, 2012 11:33 (6 years ago)
Hi Bob, thanks for clearing that up.
Guest on Jun 24, 2012 11:22 (6 years ago)
Tomas: with two main engines direct coupled (no gearbox) to two prop-shafts and fixed-pitch propellers, running the engines before departure to warm them up is not an option. The smoke before departure would have been from auxiliary engines and/or boilers.
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jun 19, 2012 18:28 (6 years ago)
Knut Helge, i did not know that! Wonderful vessel, such a looker...
Brian: Correct. Think she warmed up main engine an hour, an hour and a half before she left. Fantastic enginesound as well!

Guest on Jun 19, 2012 16:39 (6 years ago)
Not too surprising that, after nearly 40 years in service, the old Sulzers might smoke a little after cold starting. No doubt a few minutes after this photo was taken, things had warmed up a bit and the exhaust was all but invisible.
Knut Helge Schistad on Jun 19, 2012 16:34 (6 years ago)
Great picture.Tomas.
Bringing back lots of memories.Working onboard 1979-1980 when she was owned by NAL and the name was "Vistafjord" a great ship and i did have a fantastic time onboard.
Knut Helge
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jun 19, 2012 09:44 (6 years ago)
Hehe, you should have seen the "Ocean Countess" depart, oh lord
Fernley James Harris. on Jun 19, 2012 09:25 (6 years ago)
Hi Tomas,the usual happening when starting and getting underway with compression ignition engine. The engineers will now be seeking the optimum by anjusting all the elements effecting the aim.A lovely ship captured in the machinery light load mode,thank you Tomas you always supply the goods,very best regards Fernley.
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Jun 18, 2012 20:23 (6 years ago)
Agree on that!
Really like this one, and Albatros, earlier.
Mr. DOT on Jun 18, 2012 19:24 (6 years ago)
despite being diesel propeled, this is a 'rite looking steamship' indeed! mrdot.
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