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Photographer:Benoit Donne [View profile]Title:Mega ExpressAdded:Jun 23, 2007
Photo Category: Ferries
Difficult departure from Nice on 22.06.07.
Wind was blowing West force 7.Entrance of the port is only 100m wide.
She passed only 50cm from the fender at the corner from berth.Bow was only a few meters from breakwater
Vessel Identification
Name:Mega Express
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:26,024 tons
Summer DWT:3,500 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Genova
Class society:Registro Italiano Navale
Build year:2001
AIS Information
Last known position:
43°31’32.17” N, 7°32’39.97” E
Speed, course (heading):
22.4kts, 125° (124°)
Arrival:16th Mar 2018
06:00:46 UTC
Last update:
2 hours 17 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 March 16th, 06:00:46 UTCFrbia
2018 March 15th, 06:00:46 UTCFrtln
2018 March 13th, 06:00:57 UTCFrbia
2018 March 12th, 06:00:30 UTCFrtln
2018 March 9th, 06:00:52 UTCFrbia
2018 March 8th, 06:00:26 UTCItvdl
2018 March 4th, 07:00:04 UTCItvdl
2018 March 4th, 06:00:52 UTCFrbia
2018 March 3rd, 06:00:05 UTCFrtln
2018 March 2nd, 06:00:14 UTCFrbia
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Photo Comments (4)

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Martin Palardy on Jun 23, 2007 16:12 (10 years ago)
Ouff, Il est passé tres pres. Belle serie!

T.Richard on Jun 23, 2007 11:55 (10 years ago)
They all think they "can do it"....I'm sure they got a very good scare over that one. Lucky, lucky !!!!

and where were the tugs...?
Guest on Jun 23, 2007 11:04 (10 years ago)
Hi Benoit

Excellent set of photographs charting this ferries precarious departure from Nice (by the way the sea shows lovely shades of colour that have been nicely captured).

I would have thought the vessel should perhaps have been assisted by tugs in such conditions?


Steve Ellwood
Christian on Jun 23, 2007 10:08 (10 years ago)
Nice photo and good job from pilot and captain.

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