The Straits of Messina form the narrow passage between the Eastern tip of Sicily and the Western tip of Calabria in Southern Italy. It connects the Tyrrehenian Sea to the North with the Ionian sea to the South and at its narrowest point it measures 1.9 miles wide although near the town of Messina the width increases to approximately 3.2 miles, maximum depth is
Behind the ship can be seen the city of Messina and some of the ferries that regularly cross the straits to either Villa San Giovanni or Reggio Calabrie on the mainland.
I took the photograph from the Serenade of the Seas as we headed to Kusadasi.
Powered by a MAK 8M332C (1600kW) Diesel Engine she can make 11
GT = 2889 and NT 1471.
She was built by Cassens , Emden, Germany in 1994 and is 96m long with a 13.4m beam and 5.13m draught.
Her single hold has a capacity of 3886m3.
She is owned by Baltasar Shipping who are based in Pertozavodsk in Russia.
REG - RU, St.Petersburg
IMO - 9105841
Call Sign - UIWD
General Cargo Ship
Built - Cassens, Emden, DE
Yard No - 200
L 96m W 13.4m
GT - 2899
Year - 1994
Straits Of Messina, 2 June 2012