MS Spirit of Britain at Sunset, Eastern Docks, Dover Seafront, Kent, England, UK

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A break in a cloudbank to the west of the distant Shakespeare Cliff has enabled the sun to highlight the super-ferry, berthed at Ferry Terminal 9 in Dover Harbour, just a few minutes before she begins crossing the English Channel to Calais in France. P&O Ferries vessel: Call Sign 2DXD4, IMO 9524231, MMSI 235082716. Port of Dover Ferry, Ship, Travel, Tourism and Vacation.

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John Latter on February 15, 2013

The caption to the following photo contains links to a number of other views of the ship:

MS Spirit of Britain berthed in the Eastern Docks at Night

The elevated viewpoint relative to the foreground A20 dual carraigeway is because I'm standing on the crash barrier in the central reservation being buffeted by the slipstreams of passing lorries. Behind me are the seafront houses of East Cliff (Marine Parade) where Charles Lightoller of RMS Titanic fame once lived:

Former home of Charles Lightoller of the Royal Navy in World War I.

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John Latter on February 15, 2013

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

MS Spirit of Britain Ferry

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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  • Uploaded on February 15, 2013
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
    • Taken on 2013/02/14 16:50:49
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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