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Photographer:John McMeechan [View profile]Title:COSTA EUROPAAdded:Sep 22, 2008
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 1981-1990
Costa Europa visiting Lerwick 7 August 2005. Ex Westerdam, ex Homeric. LR/IMO No: 8407735
Vessel Identification
Name:Thomson Dream
Former name(s):
- Costa Europa (Until 2010 Apr)
- Westerdam (Until 2002 Apr)
- Homeric (Until 1988 Dec)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:54,763 tons
Summer DWT:5,340 tons
Length:242 m
Beam:31 m
Draught:7.4 m

Additional Information
Home port:Valletta
Class society:Germanischer Lloyd
Build year:1986
AIS Information
Last known position:
29°41’41.32” N, 17°29’39.81” W
Speed, course (heading):
15.6kts, 11° (14°)
Location:La Palma
Arrival:21st Jan 2018
09:00:51 UTC
Last update:
7 hours 33 minutes ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 January 21st, 09:00:51 UTCLa Palma
2018 January 20th, 06:45:50 UTCLas Palmas
2018 January 19th, 06:00:06 UTCTenerife
2018 January 17th, 07:00:14 UTCArrecife
2018 January 13th, 06:45:54 UTCLas Palmas
2018 January 12th, 06:00:19 UTCSt.cruz Tenerife
2018 January 8th, 08:00:32 UTCFunchal
2018 January 6th, 08:00:05 UTCLas Palmas
2018 January 5th, 06:00:33 UTCTenerife
2018 January 4th, 07:00:48 UTCPorto Del Rosario
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Photo Comments (4)

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John McMeechan on Aug 13, 2007 11:09 (10 years ago)
Hey, thanks for the nice comment. I'd forgotten about this shot but really liked it at the time.

Justin Champion on Aug 13, 2007 02:30 (10 years ago)
Extremely interesting pic!
John McMeechan on Aug 11, 2005 22:26 (12 years ago)
Hey Roland, thanks your comments. As far as known, no probs with draft or size, with the largest cruise ship anchored inside this summer being Sea Princess at 262m and 77499gt. Most likely reason for Costa Europa staying outside the inner harbour was the weather conditions with N'ly winds gusting around 40kts for most of her port stay. The 'cables' hanging down her side are the lifeboat falls for the three tenders used to transport passengers to and from the shore.
Roland Hampe on Aug 10, 2005 19:57 (12 years ago)
Hi John! Nice pic you made there from the Costa Europa. But tell me please: why didn't she enter the harbour of Lerwick? Is it too small or is her her draft too high for Lerwick harbour?
And what kind of "cables" are there hanging off her side?
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