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Photographer:Tim Vogel [View profile]Title:COLOR FESTIVALAdded:Jan 22, 2008
Captured:January 06, 2008IMO:8306486Hits:1,531
Location:Frederikshavn, Denmark
Photo Category: Ferries
Picture taken at 8.00 h in Frederikshavn/Denmark on 06/01/2008.

On 07/01/2008 she made her last official tour for Color Line on the route Frederikshavn - Oslo. Unfortunately she has been sold to the Mediterranean ("Thank you", Color Line! :-x ). My planned farewell cruise which should start on 04. January was cancelled because she couldn't land in Frederikshavn due to heavy easterly storms. The storm rised on the next day so she went to Hirtshals on the westcoast of Denmark instead (which was her Danish harbour from 1994-2006!). So my cruise started here but ended on the 6th in Frederikshavn.

Then on 11/01 she came back from Oslo to Frederikshavn and has been boarded by her new owners from Corsica Ferries and got her new name "Mega Smeralda" painted on the hull. Today, 22-01-2008, at 13:30 h she has left our northern waters forever....
For some last pictures look to - thanks a lot to Peter Jensen for them!

[b">Good bye, Color Festival! Thank you for our good times![/b">

Vessel Identification
Name:Mega Smeralda
Former name(s):
- Color Festival (Until 2008 Jan)
- Silja Karneval (Until 1994 Apr)
- Svea (Until 1992)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:34,694 tons
Summer DWT:3,019 tons
Length:171 m
Beam:34 m
Draught:6.3 m

Additional Information
Home port:Genova
Class society:Registro Italiano Navale
Build year:1985
AIS Information
Last known position:
44°24’7.75” N, 8°55’36.13” E
Speed, course (heading):
000.1kts, 29° (142°)
Arrival:23rd Jan 2018
09:00:51 UTC
Last update:
26 minutes 34 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 January 23rd, 09:00:36 UTCGenova
2018 January 22nd, 11:30:07 UTCLivorno
2018 January 22nd, 06:00:53 UTCFr Bastia
2018 January 21st, 06:00:05 UTCFr Toulon
2018 January 20th, 06:00:37 UTCFr Bastia
2018 January 19th, 09:00:59 UTCFr Toulon
2018 January 18th, 06:00:44 UTCFr Bastia
2018 January 17th, 01:00:29 UTCFr Toulon
2018 January 16th, 06:00:07 UTCFr Bastia
2018 January 15th, 06:00:38 UTCFr Toulon
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Photo Comments (2)

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Cedric Hacke on Jan 09, 2008 17:08 (10 years ago)

a superb goodbye shot! :-D
I never saw her on my trip to Oslo a few years ago. Sad to loose a great and good looking ferry like her

Sascha Heuer on Jan 09, 2008 14:52 (10 years ago)
Great Goodbye Shot!

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