MS Vistamar at Sunrise, Western Entrance, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on August 23, 2010

An early morning view of the MS Vistamar prior to the ship reversing towards its berth at CT1 (Cruise Terminal 1) on the Admiralty Pier of the Western Docks.

The bow of the Vistamar 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 to the right of the ship and the out-of-shot Southern Breakwater further to the left).

The lighthouse, currently undergoing maintainance, is the Admiralty Pier Light.

This Dover Harbour photo was taken at 6.22 am on Saturday, 14th of August 2010, from the lighthouse end of the Prince of Wales Pier.

The Vistamar passenger ship left Cuxhaven in Germany on Wednesday, 11th of August, at the start of a 7-night "Western European Cities" cruise with the following itinerary: Cuxhaven, Ijmuiden (Netherlands), Zeebrugge (Belgium), Dover (England, UK), St. Peter Port (Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK), Honfleur (France), and Cuxhaven.

Other photos of the Vistamar taken on this day:

MS Maasdam Cruise Ship nearing Cruise Terminal 1

MS Maasdam Cruise Ship beneath a Rainbow

Ship's details (1) (2):

Owner: Plantour and Partner

Built: 1989 (Union Naval de Levante)

Length: 121 m

Width: 17 m

Draft: 4.50 m

Tonnage: 7500 GRT

Speed: 16.5 knots

Security system: Solas 2000

Crew: 110 people

Passengers: 290 people

Decks: Decks: 6

Voltage: 220 Volt

Air Conditioning: Completely

Currency on board: Euro

Stabilizers: Yes

Flag: Italy (IT)

Call Sign: ICCO

IMO: 8701193

MMSI: 247191700

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

(1) Official MS Vistamar webpage (German) (2) Marinetraffic entry for MS Vistamar

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 20, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/08/14 06:22:39
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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