The 2006 Íresund tour
The Klubb Maritim, Helsingborg department has been arranging boat spotting tours of the Íresund since the 1960's. I have not mannaged to go on one of these trips until this year, and really regret it. It was one of the most memorable days of this summer, and lots of nice boat pictures taken, and a lot of "shop" talk among boat spotters. A great day.

There is always something worth looking at!


The final vessel in the series from this warm and sunny June afternoon in the Íresund, the Batiyskiy 202
She is flagged in Malta, but was built in Volgograd in1994.
Yet another Swedish flagged vessel passed the Íresund this day.
The Wisby Verity, of Wisby Tankers, is yet another coastal tanker, and pretty new as well.
She was built in Germany in 2004, LOA 116,5 meters, beam 15,11, and for some reason she has the home port of Kalmar on her stern. Wisby Tankers has their offices in another Baltic port city, Visby on the island of Gotland.
The Stena Forerunner, on charter for Transfennica, northbound in the Íresund.
She was built in Dalian, China in 2003. At 195 meters long, 25.6 meters wide she is one of several modern roro-vessels in the Stena fleet.

The Tinto, by far the most good looking vessel of the day. Fresh from the painter, by the looks of her too.

Owned by Swedish J÷nssons Nova, the Tinto was built in Trondheim, Norway in 1977, a general cargo vessel 74 meters long and ten meters wide.


The Claudia, a Dutch general cargo vessel arrived soutbound.
Built in Delfzilj, the Netherlands, LOA 108.50 and width 15.93 meters.
The Clipper Leander was built in Tuzla in 2006. The most modern vessel we saw during the day.
This tanker is 118 meters long and 19 meters wide, and flagged in the Bahamas.
In the background, the coastline of Helsingborg can be seen.
Anders Rousing, flying the Danish flag (Danish International Skibsregiste) heading north in the Íresund was the second vessel we saw.
She was built in Emden in 1979.

The first vessel we saw after leaving the port of Helsingborg, was the bulker Silver Lakes, of Belize, southbound in the Íresund straits.

She was built in Wismar, 1986, and measures 176.55 meters LOA, 22.86 breadth, with a deadweight of 23929.
This was one of all these early summer days with a lot of sun, and almost no wind at all.


Roving Eye