Sunday, 2 October 2011

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship and Waasland Sea Barge at Sunrise, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

The MS Disney Magic berthed at CT2 (Cruise Terminal 2) on the Admiralty Pier of Dover Harbour's Western Docks, her bow pointing in the direction of the Western Entrance and English Channel beyond:

Owner: Disney Line Cruises. Call Sign: C6PT7, IMO: 9126807, MMSI: 308516000. Herbosch Kiere's Waasland in Dover to remove wreck of Spanish Prince, World War I blockship. Also DHB Dauntless tug
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The Dover Harbour Board tug DHB Dauntless is visible directly below the passenger ship's rear funnel.

To the left of the Disney Magic is the Waasland Sea Barge, in port to remove the wreck of the First World War (World War I) blockship, the 450-feet long Spanish Prince (ex-Knight Batchelor).

This Dover Harbour photo was taken at 5.47 am on Thursday, 24th of June, 2010, from a point between the Porthole Shelters (out-of-shot behind the viewer) and the Cafe and Lighthouse (in front) on the Prince of Wales Pier.

The MS Disney Magic has just finished a 12-Night Northern European Capitals Cruise which called at Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Warnemünde/Rostock (Germany), St Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), and Stockholm (Sweden).

Later in the day, the ship began a cruise with a similar itinerary, except it lasted for 11 nights and called at Tallinn (Estonia) instead of Helsinki.

Ship information:

Owner: Disney Cruise Line
Operator: Disney Cruise Line
Port of registry: Nassau, Bahamas
Builder: Fincantieri Marghera shipyard, Italy
Maiden voyage: July 30, 1998
In service: 1998
Status: In active service, as of 2010
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 83,000 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 964 ft (294 m)
Beam: 106 ft (32 m)
Draft: 25.3 ft (7.7 m)
Decks: 11
Speed: Cruising 21.5-knot (39.8 km/h), maximum 24 kn (44 km/h)
Capacity: 2,400 passengers
Crew: 945
Call Sign: C6PT7
IMO: 9126807
MMSI: 308516000

Extract from the Disney Cruise Line website (1):

The Disney Magic - along with its sister ship, the Disney Wonder - is a cruise liner that blends classic beauty and grace with all the modern luxuries, technology and comforts that make cruising a pleasure. With its distinctive design, signature yellow trim across the stately bow and room to accommodate 2,400 passengers, the Disney Magic is one of the most admired and recognizable ocean liners in the world - making hundreds of trips to dozens of exotic international ports every year

The Waasland is owned by Herbosch-Kiere Marine Contractors based in Kallo, Belgium, with a UK subsiduary of Herbosch-Kiere UK.

Waasland details:

Description: Flat Top Pontoon
Dimensions in metres: 60 x 13.85 (25.9 with side pontoons) x 3
Capacity in tonnes (tonnage?): 1800 T
Spud length: 26 m, 25 tonnes
Maximum lift: 322.04 tonnes
Number of legs: 2

The Dover Lighthouses in the photo are the Prince of Wales Pier Light and the Admiralty Pier Light.

More detailed information (including links to sources) can be found on this photo's original webpage at:

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship and Waasland Sea Barge at Sunrise, Dover Harbour

Also see:

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Western Entrance 2, Dover Harbour
MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Western Entrance 1, Dover Harbour
MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Eastern Entrance, Dover Harbour
MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Cruise Terminal 2, Admiralty Pier, Dover Harbour

Not yet uploaded:

MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship at Sunrise, Cruise Terminal 2, Dover Harbour
MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship Departure, Western Entrance, Dover Harbour
Goofy on the MS Disney Magic Cruise Ship and the White Cliffs of Dover

See all MS Disney Magic photos.

(1) The official Disney Magic webpage.

Click to see all Cruise Ship, Tug, and Workboat photos.

Clickable thumbnails of all harbour-related photos from the main Panoramio Images of Dover website are available on this blog at Port of Dover Page (also linked to at the top below the blog title).

The main site Panoramio photos are each accompanied by a Google Earth satellite map. However, the images are smaller than those on the Images of Dover Blog and the captions are less well formatted.

John Latter / Jorolat

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