MS Norwegian Sun Cruise Ship and DHB Dauntless Tug, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on July 22, 2010

A view of the MS Norwegian Sun at sunrise as it manouevres into position prior to berthing alongside CT2 (Cruise Terminal 2) of the Admiralty Pier in the Western Docks of Dover Harbour.

The bow of the Norwegian Sun is pointing towards the open waters of the Straits of Dover and the English Channel through Dover Harbour's Western Entrance (bounded by the Admiralty Pier behind the ship and the out-of-shot Southern Breakwater further to the left).

The DHB Dauntless tug belongs to Dover Harboard Board.

The above photo, best viewed in a larger size, was taken at 4.42 am on Monday, 28th of June, 2010, from the lighthouse end of the Prince of Wales Pier.

The Norwegian Sun arrived in Dover Harbour on Tuesday, 11th of May from Miami (Florida, USA) to begin a series of 12-day Baltic Sea Cruises with the following itinerary: Copenhagen (Denmark), Warnemünde (Germany), Tallinn (Estonia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), and Nynashamn (anchored; close to Stockholm, Sweden). The photo on this page was taken at the end of the fourth cruise

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

Norwegian Sun photos taken on the 4th of June:

Norwegian Sun at Sunrise, Western Entrance

Norwegian Sun Cruise Ship at Cruise Terminal 2, Admiralty Pier

Norwegian Sun photos taken on the 11th of May:

The Norwegian Sun berthed at Cruise Terminal 2

The Norwegian Sun departing through the Western Entrance.

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)

Norwegian Sun 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]

DHB Dauntless details (3):

Ship Type: Tug

Year Built: 2000

Length x Breadth: 30 m X 10 m

DeadWeight: 234 t

Speed recorded (Max / Average): 12.9 / 8.3 knots

Flag: United Kingdom (UK)

Call Sign: MZGC8

IMO: 9190456

MMSI: 232004784

Click to see all Cruise Ship and Tug photos (related tags: Boats, Ferries, Ships).

(1) Wikipedia entry for Norwegian Sun (2) Marinetraffic entry for Norwegian Sun (3) Marinetraffic entry for DHB Dauntless

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 19, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/06/28 04:42:23
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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