Saturday, 15 March 2014

Sleipner and Rhine Express 1 in stormy weather

Last night and early this morning the sea was quite rough in Øresund, as you can see from these pictures:

Container ship Sleipner (141 m x 22 m) and general cargo ship
Rhine Express 1 (88 m x 12) in stormy weather.

Sleipner and Rhine Express 1

Container ship Sleipner on its way to Teesport.

Rhine Express 1 on its way to Bergen.

Rhine Express 1 in rough sea.

Friday, 14 March 2014

The first tulips at the Sofiero Palace garden:

The first tulips are in full bloom at the Sofiero Palace garden:

There were some other nice flowers, too:

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

The view over to Denmark

The beautiful light made the view over to Denmark particularly nice today, both early in the morning and after the sun had set:

The view early in the morning.

The view in the evening.

Riding at the Hittarp stables

Today the weather was perfect for riding:

A rider at the Hittarp stables.


Cargo ship Neva-Leader 4 on its way to Muuga

Early this morning the cargo ship Neva-Leader 4 (140 m x 17 m) was going southwards in Øresund on its way to Muuga:

Monday, 10 March 2014

Reefer Almeida Star on its way to San Antonia Este

Reefer Almeida Star (158 m x 24 m) in Øresund on its way to San Antonio Este:

Sunday, 9 March 2014

The Swedish Coast Guard's new patrol vessel KBV 034 going northwards in the Sound

The Swedish Coast Guard's Helsingborg based vessel KBV 034 was last night patrolling in Øresund:

The KBV 034 can also be used for cleaning up oil spills.

Last April, when the KBV 034 was delivered to the Swedish Coast Guard, the builders, German Peene Shipyard, described the ship:

The coast guard vessel KBV 034 is the fourth in a series that the Swedish Coast Guard commissioned from P+S WERFTEN. The approximately 52-metre-long and 10-metre-wide specialist vessels will be deployed by the Swedish Coast Guard to cover their whole range of tasks, such as monitoring shipping traffic in coastal areas, providing border security, carrying out customs service and protecting fishing. Furthermore, thanks to specialist equipment, the “Swedish Coast Guard Multi-Purpose Ship KBV” is capable of fighting fires at sea and in port, carrying out search and rescue (SAR) and conducting disaster operations for cleaning up oil spills. The coast guard vessels are designed and built for a service life of 30 years. The new vessels will be able to operate in the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, in the Skagerrak and Kattegat, on the large Swedish lakes Vänern and Mälare, and in European coastal areas even during winter conditions with outside temperatures down to minus 25°C.