Sunday, August 16, 2015

Mega Andrea

Here is the second part of our series on the morning traffic in our port. You can find the first post here.
Ferry Mega Andrea, IMO 8306498, port of Livorno
At 6:08 AM another ferry comes from Sardinia: the “Mega Andrea”. Still outside the breakwater we can already see the cruise ship “Norwegian Epic”, our next entry.
Ferry Mega Andrea, IMO 8306498, port of Livorno
Ferry Mega Andrea, IMO 8306498, port of Livorno
This ferry was built in 1986 by Wärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard, Finland as “Wellamo” for the Silja Line. In 1992 she became “Silja Festival” and since last April entered service for Corsica Ferries as “Mega Andrea”. Her sister ship, the “Mega Smeralda”, has been in service since June 2008.

Before Dawn - Atlantide II - Norwegian Epic - Oceana - Tugs - Island Princess - The Rower
- The Red Fishing Boat - MSC Diego

See also: MS Norwegian Epic - Mega Smeralda
External links: MS Silja Festival - Corsica Ferries Sardinia Ferries (Wikipedia)
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18 comments:

Revrunner said...

Glad I'm not responsible for navigating these mammoth ships into and out of port. :-)

Taken For Granted said...

That is a very large ferry boat. Movement in and out of port must take considerable concentration on the part of a large crew. That also seems to be a very large cruise ship. All these people arriving at one time must overwhelm your town.

Karl Demetz said...

"Mega" is the right word !
Beautiful ferry !

Marleen said...

Lots of tourists arriving!

EG CameraGirl said...

This is a ferry company I would trust as the boat seems to be in excellent condition. Ut sure is HUGE!

Birdman said...

Ha! Only 'woman' I know that you can probably get away with calling her 'mega'. Poor Andrea.

Arianna said...

I famosi traghetti gialli! Ciao, Arianna

VP said...

Birdman - In Italian Andrea is only a male name...

Sharon Anck said...

I bet it is fascinating to watch these huge boats come and go.

cieldequimper said...

Love the Mega Andrea shot with the white capped person looking out. Crew?

Lois Evensen said...

A giant! And, so very yellow! :)

RedPat said...

A fine-looking ship!

VP said...

ciel - He has epaulets and white shoes, so I think he is an officer...

orvokki said...

Nice to see yellow big ship. Most of ships here are red or white or blue.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think I would like to sit and watch the comings and goings in your harbour VP.. Is that another big cruiser I see coming a bit behind there?

William Kendall said...

Quite a bright yellow!

Gunn said...

I like these images, each one of them.
Interesting posting.
Great bright colour on MEGA ANDREA.

Jack said...

I like the looks of this ferry. It might be the paint job that draws my eye.