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Photographer:Tim Vogel [View profile]Title:COLOR FESTIVALAdded:Jan 22, 2008
Captured:January 06, 2008IMO:8306486Hits:1,554
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:6.4 m

Additional Information
Home port:Genova
Class society:Registro Italiano Navale
Build year:1985
AIS Information
Last known position:
42°54’22.2” N, 9°33’42.6” E
Speed, course (heading):
19.5kts, 172° (171°)
Location:Fr Toulon
Arrival:22nd May 2018
06:00:59 UTC
Last update:
28 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 May 15th, 05:00:13 UTCFr Ajaccio
2018 May 13th, 06:00:17 UTCFr Toulon
2018 May 12th, 16:05:23 UTCFr Bastia
2018 May 12th, 10:35:48 UTCLivorno
2018 May 11th, 05:00:43 UTCFr Toulon
2018 May 10th, 14:05:10 UTCFr Bastia
2018 May 10th, 09:05:54 UTCLivorno
2018 May 10th, 04:00:10 UTCFr Bastia
2018 May 7th, 05:00:32 UTCFr Toulon
2018 May 3rd, 05:00:09 UTCFr Bastia
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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!

We will miss...

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