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1972-08-073
"Sweet Faith"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Commissioned in 1950 as Danish passenger ship "H. P. Prior", - here photographed in Cebu, Philippines, - in 1972.
Tons: 3155, - DWT.: 903, - LOA.: 104,0 m., - Beam: 14,9 m., - Propulsion: 2 Diesels, - 20 Knots
Renamed "Sweet Faith" in 1970,, - and scrapped in Cebu in 1980.
 


1973-15-061
"Chung Shan"
Photographed in Hong Kong's West lamma Channel in 1973.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Passenger ferry on the Hong Kong - Macau run, built in Hong Kong in 1950 as "Tai Loy".
DWT.: 150 tons, - LOA.: 58,8 m., - Beam: 11 m., - Propulsion: 3 diesels, - 12,5 knots.
Renamed: "Chung Shan" 1968, - "Hong Xing 801" 1978, - and deleted in 1991.
 


1973-15-060
"Cerco"
Photographed in Hong Kong's West lamma Channel in 1973.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


1973-15-062
"Flying Dragon"
Photographed in Hong Kong's West lamma Channel in 1973.
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

"Flying Dragon", -hydrofoil for the Hong Kong - Macau run -, built 1971. Tons: 129
 


1973-17-009
"Flying Sandpiper"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Hydrofoil "Flying Sandpiper" in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, - the freighter in the background is the "Nanwu"
Commissioned 1972, DWT.: 65 tons, - LOA.: 28,7 m., - Beam: 10,7 m
 


1973-17-009 (2)
"Flying Sandpiper"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

A close up of above photo
 


1973-17-092
"Balsa"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Hydrofoil ferry "Balsa" photographed in Hong Kong.  Built by Hitachi, Japan, in 1971, - Tons: 131
 


1973-18-065
"Balsa"
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Hydrofoil ferry "Balsa" photographed in Hong Kong.  Built by Hitachi, Japan, in 1971, - Tons: 131
 

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"First Ferry"

First a series of ferry pictures of the "New World First Ferry Services Limited" in Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong you can hardly avoid the First Ferries, since they connect not only Hong Kong sland with Kowloon, but also serve numerous routes to outlying islands. At the time of writing,  the company operates 16 ferries of different types, triple deckers, double deckers and fast ferries.
 




2012-02-18.066
"Xin Zhong"
Photographed in Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Gross tonnage: 233,8, - Length: 44,2 m., - Beam: 8,24 m., - Propulsion: diesel, - 13,8 knots, - Passenger capacity: 543.
 



2012-02-19.011
"Xin Chao"
Photographed in Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Built in Taiwan in 1983 as "Man Chiu" for British flag.  She has the biggest passenger capacity of the "first Ferries".
Gross Tonnage: 1439, - DWT.: 439, - LOA.: 65 m., - Beam: 11,6 m., - Propuslion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, - 15,2 knots. Total Passengers: 1453
Remaned "Xin Chao" in 2002.





2012-03-11.030
"Xin Guo"
Photographed in Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Built in Taiwan in 1983 as "Man Kwok" for British flag.
Gross Tonnage: 1510, - DWT.: 439, - LOA.: 65 m., - Beam: 11,6 m., - Propuslion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, - 15,2 knots. Total Passengers: 1394
Remaned "Xin Guo" in 2002.
 
 


2012-03-14.048
"Xin Fei"
Photographed in Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Built: 1986 as "Man Fee", - Gross tonnage: 1510, - Length: 65 m., - Beam: 11,6 m., - Propulsion: diesel, - 15,8 knots, - Passenger capacity: 1282.



 


2012-03-14.049
"Xin Fei"
Photographed in Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 


2012-03-14.050
"Xin Fei"
Photographed in Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2012-03-12.043
"First Ferry VI"
Photographed in Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

Gross tonnage: 451, - Length: 33,4 m., - Beam: 10 m., - Propulsion: Diesel, - 24 knots, - Passenger capacity: 403.



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2012-03-12.045
"Hoi You 36"
Photographed in Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2012-03-12.046
"Hoi You 36"
Photographed in Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 


2012-03-12.047
"Hoi You 26"
Photographed in Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2012-03-12.049
"Hoi You 26"
Photographed in Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2012-03-12.052
"Plenty River"
Photographed approaching Hung Hom, Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)

"Plenty River"  owned by Fortune Ferry Ltd., - serving the Hung Hom - North Point service.  Passenger seats: 352




2012-03-12.053
"Plenty River"
Photographed approaching Hung Hom, Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 


2012-03-12.066
"Plenty River"
Photographed moored in North Point, Hong Kong 2012
(Photography © Karsten Petersen)
 
 

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