The Arcadia and the Mol Gratitude
The cruise ship Arcadia and the container ship Mol Gratitude viewed over the Point sand bar
Photographed by David Caunter
Mounted photographic print
Dimensions including mounts: 36cm x 28cm
Photo size: 11.5ins x 8ins
MS Arcadia is a cruise ship in the P&O Cruises fleet. The ship was built by Fincantieri at their shipyard in Marghera, Italy. At over 84,000 gross tonnage, Arcadia is the fourth largest of seven ships currently in service with P&O Cruises
MOL Gratitude is a Container ship registered and sailing under the flag of Hong Kong. Her gross tonnage is 59307 and deadweight is 70590. MOL Gratitude was built in 2012. MOL Gratitude's length overall is 275.07m, beam is 40.04 m.
These ships in Lyme Bay have been with us during the pandemic in 2020 and are still with us as the pandemic continues into 2021. These outstanding photographs taken by David Caunter conjure up many emotions: the ships look majestic and are wonderful to look at, however, there is a sadness that they cannot cruise around the world at this time.