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TORONTO ( Wallenius Wilhelmsen ) Roro Auto Carrier Vessel

Meet TORONTO. Toronto is not that place in Canada but a RORO auto carrier in the Wallenius Wilhelmsen fleet. This amazing vessel is 200 meters long and 32 meters wide. It is a very impressive ship! 
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Toronto - a Wallenius Wilhlmsen Roro Auto Carrier Vessel 001

It was photographed as it passed thru the Kanmon Straits on March 7, 2022 (JST). Toronto was on its way from Kanda Japan to Incheon Korea. 
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Toronto - a Wallenius Wilhlmsen Roro Auto Carrier Vessel 002

As it passed between the cities of Kitakyushu and Shimonoseki it looked like it was bigger than the buildings it passed by. Even the large buildings in the Moji Ward of Garden Paradise Kitakyushu look small next to this ship.

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Toronto - a Wallenius Wilhelmsen Roro Auto Carrier Vessel 003

It looks almost as tall as the Kaikyo Yume Tower (海峡ゆめタワー) which is the phallic shaped tower in the left of the photograph above. The tower is no shorty, either. It stands erect at 143 meters and makes any man jealous.

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Toronto - a Wallenius Wilhelmsen Roro Auto Carrier Vessel 004

Would you feel intimidated if Toronto passed by your ship in the Kanmon Strait? I'll bet you would. Look how big it is in comparison to the other boat in the foreground.

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Toronto - a Wallenius Wilhelmsen Roro Auto Carrier Vessel 005

Ship Freakazoid photographed Toronto from the Kitakyushu Moji side of Kanmon Strait with his trusty Olympus E 520 DSL camera and Zuiko 150mm lens. 

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Toronto - a Wallenius Wilhelmsen Roro Auto Carrier Vessel 006

It was fun photographing this huge ship and a wee bit sad to see it sail off into the big Pacific Ocean. Wonder what kind of cars, trucks or other automobiles it was carrying... Perhaps some vehicles made at the Nissan Motor Company's Kyushu Plant?
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Toronto - a Wallenius Wilhelmsen Roro Auto Carrier Vessel 007

IMO number 9302205 
Vessel Name TORONTO 
Ship type         Vehicles Carrier (Roro)
Flag                 Malta
Gross Tonnage 61482 
Length Overall 200m
Beam                  32m
Built                 2005

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