Messina, Sicily - 5 August 2010

Ferries at Messina 5 August 2010 - Caronte & Tourist, Bluvia & many others Including SCILLA, ROSALIA, FATA MORGANA, MONGIBELLO, REGGIO, IGINIA, RIACE, CARTOUR BETA, TREMESTIERI.....

 
Sunrise/Early Morning Shipping at Messina Part 1 - 5 August 2010
Aug 5, 2010

Shipping at Messina & across the straits in the Sunrise 06:15 - 06:45, 5 August 2010
Madonna della Lettera (Our Lady of the Letter)
"Vos et ipsam civitatem benedicimus" (We bless you and your city)

Caronte & Tourist
TREMESTIERI 5042gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1993 Italy

Bluvia
FATA MORGANA 2469gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1988 Italy
SELINUNTE JET 492gt Passenger Ship 1999 Italy
TINDARI JET 492gt Passenger Ship 1999 Italy
IGINIA 5767gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1969 Italy
MONGIBELLO ex SUPERFLEX HOTEL 4517gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1989 Italy
REGGIO ex SUPERFLEX GOLF 1715gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1989 Italy
ROSALIA 5725gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1972 Italy
SCILLA 5619gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1985 Italy

Laid up?
AMEDEO MATACENA 8166gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1986 Portugal

Palumbo Shipyard - distant/part view photos
MSC AMY 11872gt Container Ship 1992 Panama
Siremar's ATANIS 194gt Passenger Ship 2006 Italy

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Early Morning Shipping at Messina Part 2 - 5 August 2010
Aug 5, 2010

Ferries at Messina 06:45 - 07:40, 5 August 2010

Bluvia
SCILLA 5619gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1985 Italy
MONGIBELLO ex SUPERFLEX HOTEL 4517gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1989 Italy
REGGIO ex SUPERFLEX GOLF 1715gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1989 Italy
ROSALIA 5725gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1972 Italy
VILLA 5619gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1985 Italy
RIACE 2377gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1983 Italy
TINDARI JET 492gt Passenger Ship 1999 Italy
SELINUNTE JET 492gt Passenger Ship 1999 Italy
IGINIA 5767gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1969 Italy

SNAV AQUARIUS 424gt Passenger Ship 1991 Italy
USTICA Lines' FERDINANDO M 523gt Passenger Ship 1992 Italy
CRIS M 172gt Passenger Ship 1990 Italy
ALIJUMBO ?

Tugs:-
CITTA DI MESSINA 450gt Tug 2009 Italy
MACISTONE 244gt Tug 1982 Italy
MULETTO 149gt Tug 1980 Italy
GRIFONE 197gt Tug 1989 Italy

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Mid Afternoon Shipping at Messina - 5 August 2010
Aug 5, 2010

Ferries at Messina 14:00 - 16:00 [our departure] 5 August 2010.
There are nearly 300 images in this album covering 3 pages - many of the same vessels, but to categorise them into operators, routes or types of ferries would have resulted in just too many 'overlaps' with multiple ferries in some photos.

Caronte & Tourist
CARTOUR BETA 27522gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 2006 Italy
TREMESTIERI 5042gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1993 Italy
ACCIARELLO 7865gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1997 Italy
OSTFOLD 2471gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1979 Italy
ARCHIMEDE 1459gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1988 Italy
STRETTO MESSINA 1459gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1988 Italy
VESTFOLD 8383gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1991 Italy
CARONTE 986gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1974 Italy
GIUSEPPE FRANZA 1426gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1992 Italy
ZANCLE 1426gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1993 Italy

Bluvia
SCILLA 5619gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1985 Italy
MONGIBELLO ex SUPERFLEX HOTEL 4517gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1989 Italy
REGGIO ex SUPERFLEX GOLF 1715gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1989 Italy
ROSALIA 5725gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1972 Italy
VILLA 5619gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1985 Italy
RIACE 2377gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1983 Italy
TINDARI JET 492gt Passenger Ship 1999 Italy
SELINUNTE JET 492gt Passenger Ship 1999 Italy
IGINIA 5767gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1969 Italy

SNAV AQUARIUS 424gt Passenger Ship 1991 Italy
USTICA Lines' FERDINANDO M 523gt Passenger Ship 1992 Italy
CRIS M 172gt Passenger Ship 1990 Italy
NATALIE M 194gt Passenger Ship 2002 Italy
MIRELLA MORACE [on stocks] 194gt Passenger Ship 2006 Italy

Laid up?
AMEDEO MATACENA 8166gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1986 Portugal

Numerous Coastguard vessels
Palumbo Shipyard has a number of vessels within but only distant/part view photos
MSC AMY, ATANIS, BOURBON ALADIN and more

Tugs:-
CITTA DI MESSINA 450gt Tug 2009 Italy
MACISTONE 244gt Tug 1982 Italy
MULETTO 149gt Tug 1980 Italy
GRIFONE 197gt Tug 1989 Italy

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Messina Shipping on Departure - 5 August 2010
Aug 5, 2010

Messina's Marina, ferries spotted, Villa San Giovanni and views of the Messina Straits & Scilla passing between Sicily & mainland Italy after departure from Messina 16:00 - 16:40 5 August 2010
[The straits are only 3km wide at the narrowest point, marked by red pylons].

Caronte & Tourist
TREMESTIERI 5042gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1993 Italy
OSTFOLD 2471gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1979 Italy
VESTFOLD 8383gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1991 Italy
STRETTO MESSINA 1459gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1988 Italy
GIUSEPPE FRANZA 1426gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1992 Italy
ZANCLE 1426gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1993 Italy

Bluvia
RIACE 2377gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1983 Italy
SCILLA 5619gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1985 Italy
ENOTRIA 2184gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 2002 Italy
Pilot Launch ME 2877

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