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QUEEN BEETLE High Speed Passenger Jet Ferry in the Kanmon Straits

 

QUEEN BEETLE High Speed Passenger Jet Ferry in the Kanmon Straits
QUEEN BEETLE High Speed Passenger Jet Ferry in the Kanmon Straits

Ship's Name: QUEEN BEETLE
Vessel Type - Generic: High Speed Craft
Vessel Type - Detailed: High Speed Passenger Jet Ferry
MMSI: 431736000
Call Sign: 7KLX
Flag: Japan [JP]
Gross Tonnage: 2582
Summer DWT: 115 t
Length Overall: 83.42 meters 
Breadth Extreme: 20.46 m
Built: 2020
IMO: 9874777

QUEEN BEETLE a JR Kyushu ship - high speed passenger jet ferry vessel in Moji
QUEEN BEETLE a JR Kyushu ship - high speed passenger jet ferry vessel in Moji

The Queen Beetle unexpectedly passed thru the Kanmon Straits on April 10, 2022. It was photographed by Ship Freakazoid with an Olympus E-520 DSLR camera equipped with a Zuiko 150mm lens. The idiots that they are, JR Kyushu has the name Queen Beetle plastered all over the ship. The name they choose sounds more like rock bands than a ship's name, too. Oh well, ho hum, it was still fun to see it as it chugged slowly thru the Kanmon Strait between Moji in Garden Paradise Kitakyushu and Shimonoseki City. 

Queen Beetle passing by the factories of Kokura in Garden Paradise Kitakyushu


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