Norwegian Sun Cruise Ship, Admiralty Pier Light, Dover Harbour, Kent, England, UK

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John Latter on July 16, 2010

The Norwegian Sun leaving Dover Harbour and entering the Straits of Dover and English Channel through the Western Entrance at 4.22 pm on Tuesday, 11th of May, 2010. The Western Entrance lies between the Admiralty Pier on the right, and the out-of-shot Southern Breakwater to the left.

Earlier, the Norwegian Sun had been berthed at CT2 (Cruise Terminal 2) alongside the Admiralty Pier.

The photo was taken from the lighthouse end of the Prince of Wales Pier. The lighthouse in the photo itself is the Admiralty Pier Light (built 1908; cast iron tower 72 feet high; white flash every 7.5 seconds).

The Norwegian Sun is beginning a 12-day Baltic Sea Cruise which will call at: Copenhagen (Denmark), Warnemünde (Germany), Tallinn (Estonia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), and Nynashamn (anchored; close to Stockholm, Sweden). The cruise will end back in Dover on Sunday, May 23rd.

The ship's previous ports of call were: Zeebrugge, Belgium (10th May); Le Havre, France (9th May); Vigo, Spain (6th May); Miami, Florida, USA (26th April).

The Norwegian Sun is a Sky class cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (more NCL info). She entered service in 2001 in a dual christening ceremony at the Port of Miami with the Norwegian Star. She was constructed at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany. Beginning in October 2010, she will be homeported at Port Canaveral, Florida (USA). (1)

Click to see the NCL Norwegian Sun webpage and the Norwegian Sun webcam.

Ship's details (1) (2):

Class and type: Sky class cruise ship

Tonnage: 78,309 gross tons

Length: 848 ft (258.47 m)

Beam: 108 ft (32.92 m)

Draft: 26 ft (7.92 m)

Decks: 13

Speed: 23 knots

Capacity: 2,002 passengers (2,400 max)

Crew: 968 crew

IMO: 9218131

Callsign: C6RN3

Flag: Bahamas [BS]

(1) Wikipedia entry for Norwegian Sun (2) Marinetraffic entry for Norwegian Sun

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John Latter on July 16, 2010

Cick to see some sunnier photos of the Norwegian Sun, taken on on Friday, 4th of June, 2010:

Norwegian Sun at Sunrise, Western Entrance

Norwegian Sun Cruise Ship at Cruise Terminal 2, Admiralty Pier

John Latter on December 7, 2012

When in range of AIS, the vessel's current position is shown at:

MS Norwegian Sun Cruise Ship (MMSI 311109000)

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships and AIS Base stations. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 21, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/05/11 16:22:15
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash