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Photo Details
Photographer:Pekka Laakso [View profile]Title:ELEKTRAAdded:Oct 27, 2007
Captured:October 26, 2007IMO:9176577Hits:630
Location:Kotka, Finland
Photo Category: Vehicle Carriers
At Hietanen ro-ro terminal, Kotka, Finland on 26/10/2007. IMO: 9176577 Call sign: SIWB Operator: Wallenius Wilhelmsen
More info here and also here (pdf file).

Note: She is the all-time largest car carrier ever called Finland. Unfortunately both arrived and departed in the dark. :-(
Vessel Identification
Technical Data
Vessel type:Vehicles Carrier
Gross tonnage:67,264 tons
Summer DWT:28,126 tons
Length:228 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:7.7 m

Additional Information
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:1998
AIS Information
Last known position:
26°38’57.12” S, 153°15’10.18” E
Speed, course (heading):
15.1kts, 36° (40°)
Location:Kr Inc
Arrival:17th Dec 2018
16:00:53 UTC
Last update:
11 days 4 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 10th, 09:00:45 UTCCa Hal
2018 September 1st, 02:00:56 UTCGb Sou
2018 August 11th, 23:00:54 UTCUs Ssi
2018 August 9th, 19:00:01 UTCUs Bal
2018 August 6th, 08:30:52 UTCUs Nyc
2018 July 28th, 01:30:10 UTCGb Sou
2018 July 25th, 00:30:50 UTCBe Zee
2018 July 21st, 09:00:07 UTCDe Brv
2018 July 5th, 05:00:36 UTCUs Ssi
2018 June 30th, 19:30:46 UTCUs Nyc
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Photo Comments (8)

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Pekka Laakso on Oct 28, 2007 00:30 (11 years ago)
Can imagine that. And possible more seldom as the global climate change is slowly affecting the Europe. For example here in the north winters get shorter and a bit warmer. At least I guess so.
Jens Boldt on Oct 27, 2007 23:47 (11 years ago)
There's a little river running through Hamburg, the Alster. And right in the center of Hamburg it's held back and forms a lake. I remember years ago that lake (called Binnenalster) was totally frozen and there were people selling mulled wine in the middle of the lake and you could do ice-skating almost to the front door of the stores on Jungfernstieg. That was nice! But it only happens once in probably ten years, if it's that often...
Pekka Laakso on Oct 27, 2007 23:35 (11 years ago)
I think you had some ice and beautiful weather in January 2006 in hamburg. but itīs true itīs very rare there.
Jens Boldt on Oct 27, 2007 23:19 (11 years ago)
As yet I never thought of the in-ice-option. But there you go... this is one of the great advantages you have up north. Here we got some ice on the streets but seldom on the water. :lol:
Pekka Laakso on Oct 27, 2007 23:06 (11 years ago)
I tried my best with these pics. Well before spring comes the winter and a possibility for taking cool in ice pics. :-)
Jens Boldt on Oct 27, 2007 20:10 (11 years ago)
The weather really looks as nasty in Kotka as in Hamburg yesterday.
But nevertheless a really good shot under that circumstances.
But why worry? Only 146 days left till spring comes around :-o

Pekka Laakso on Oct 27, 2007 00:29 (11 years ago)
Thanks you like my pic of her. Yeah I know the new ones but they havenīt called Finland yet. This is the biggest in Finnish waters so far. :-)
Gerda & Frederik Plets on Oct 27, 2007 00:22 (11 years ago)
Hi Pekka,
Nice picture but she's not the biggest for the moment. Faust and Idelio of thesame company re bigger with their 8000 cars capacity.
Take a look at our News section atthe Ship Hunters site:

Frederik & Gerda :-D
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