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Photographer:echobow [View profile]Title:PRINS JOACHIMAdded:Dec 01, 2015
Captured:November 27, 2015IMO:7803190Hits:1,588
Location:Warnemunde, Rostock, Germany
Photo Category: Ferries
Description:
After 35 years still going strong: "Prins Joachim" enters Warnemünde sea channel from Gedser, Lolland in the afternoon of 27.11.2015.
Vessel Identification
Name:Prins Joachim
IMO:7803190
Flag:Germany
MMSI:218780000
Callsign:DMEL
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:16,071 tons
Summer DWT:5,345 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Rostock
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:1980
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (11)

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echobow on Dec 04, 2015 09:26 (4 years ago)
Hey Marcus, nice to hear from you. Thank you for your great compliment!
Indeed, it was a nice day at Warnemünde, cold but busy with ships arriving and sailing. And in the afternoon even the sun stopped by for some short hours.

Best regards to you,
David
Marcus-S on Dec 03, 2015 21:12 (4 years ago)
I like these old ladies. Great shot David!
I will miss this old ferries.
David, I hope you had nice hours in Warnemünde, my favourite pearl at the Baltic sea, too. :-)
best regards,
Marcus
echobow on Dec 02, 2015 16:16 (4 years ago)
Thank you Peter for your very informative insertion and the subsequent subscription of the ferry's fate.

Regards, David
becky on Dec 02, 2015 12:55 (4 years ago)
You ask ,you get on Shipspotting. Well played PHa!
PHa on Dec 02, 2015 12:46 (4 years ago)
She was built by Nakskov Skibsvaerft for daily service as a railway ferry with 4 railway tracks with 500 m length for 60 railcars on the route Korsør - Nyborg between the danish islands Fyn (ger.: Fünen) (Nyborg) und Sjælland (ger.: Seeland) (Korsør). Plus 180 cars and 2.200 passengers. Front part of the ferry is owed to the special danish harbour conditions at Korsør - Nyborg. In 1997 the new Storebæltsbroen was opened and PRINS JOACHIM was uplaid. After rebuilding at Fredericia Værft in 2000, the railtracks where removed and vsl changed into Gedser-Rostock service. In 2004 a second rebuilt took place at Hamburg by Blohm & Voss with new diesels. Hope this may clarify some questions. Regards Peter
echobow on Dec 02, 2015 11:28 (4 years ago)
Hi Denis & Ralph, thank you too for your interesting comments, myself I have no clue about the particular purpose of this bow design.

Best regards to you,
David
echobow on Dec 02, 2015 11:22 (4 years ago)
Thank you Clyde & Brett for your nice compliments! Warnemünde is a truly interesting seaport at the Baltic Sea, always worth a visit!

Hope, you're doing fine,
Kind regards, David
rd77 on Dec 02, 2015 10:11 (4 years ago)
I never found out the reason for this odd design, although I suspect it could have had something to do with restrictions caused by the width of the linkspan or something to that effect.
Brett Bachmann on Dec 02, 2015 06:16 (4 years ago)
Ugly, strong duckling ;) nice photo @echobow !
Clyde Dickens on Dec 01, 2015 19:59 (4 years ago)
Now that's a shot with character! Excellent composition, angle that shows "interesting" design, and a ship earning her living at 35 years of age.

Well done David
Dеnis on Dec 01, 2015 18:55 (4 years ago)
Somehow I think the hull & superstructure don't belong to each other here to make this a complete ship...
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