2011 SIGHTING - A SHIP AT WHITBY!

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2011 SIGHTING - A SHIP AT WHITBY!

Postby teesships » Sat May 19, 2012 4:47 pm

29 July 2011. Had been travelling around the country photographing ships in various ports. For some strange reason I decided to wend my way homewards from Paull on the Humber by using the coastal roads, instead of heading back for the M62/A1/A19 route which would have been much, much quicker! Having reached the West Cliff at Whitby I noticed an unusual sight off the piers - something that looked like a real ship. Or was it just a luxury yacht, was really my first thought. Unable to identify her even with a zoom image from my digital camera, the matter was resolved by reference to AIS.
Yes, this really was a cruise ship! LE DIAMANT (7325629), France, 8282gt, completed Kristiansand S 2-1974 L as FERNHILL - 1974 BEGONIA - 86 EXPLORER STARSHIP - 89 SONG OF FLOWER - 04 LE DIAMANT. Presumably, some of her passengers were ashore enjoying the true delights of Whitby, but I do wonder what was going on off her stern - some people on the platform at the waterline, others actually in the sea astern!?
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Re: 2011 SIGHTING - A SHIP AT WHITBY!

Postby teesships » Sun May 22, 2016 1:39 pm

Renamed: 2012 OCEAN DIAMOND
As such, see also: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=19333

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Re: 2011 SIGHTING - A SHIP AT WHITBY!

Postby teesships » Sat Jun 22, 2024 7:35 pm

Renamed again: DIAMOND XI since 01/04/2024 - Portugal (MAR) flag

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Re: 2011 SIGHTING - A SHIP AT WHITBY!

Postby northeast » Sun Jun 23, 2024 6:16 am

She was in Alexandra Dock, Hull in August 1996 as SONG OF FLOWER. Sadly no photo.
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