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  • Guy Profumo
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    Then again, it isn't a hijacking



    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-54684440

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  • Guy Profumo
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    Ongoing hijack outside entrance to Solent?

    Nave Andromeda

    https://www.iwradio.co.uk/news/isle-...isle-of-wight/

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  • ursus arctos
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    It would make sense given the Heron's usual cruising grounds.

    The fog.this morning makes a "live".photo impractical

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  • Third rate Leszno
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    I was trying to work out if that was the bridge at Newport , RI in the background. We drove across it last year and it looks similar.

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  • ursus arctos
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    Today's visitor is the Heron, a "crewed catamaran for charter" from Maine that was moored just south of us overnight

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  • caja-dglh
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    Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
    The old school (but 21st Century) Arriva just went upriver

    Reportedly once owned by Johnny Depp and JK Rowling (not at the same time)

    That's the kind of history that would attract a buyer looking for a spectacular fall from grace.

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  • ursus arctos
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    The old school (but 21st Century) Arriva just went upriver

    Reportedly once owned by Johnny Depp and JK Rowling (not at the same time)

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  • Paul S
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    This drilling rig is called Ran and arrived at Sheerness in July towed by tyre offshore vessels. Seen here looking down the Sheerness sea wall.

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  • Paul S
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    Britain doesn't have the capacity to build ships anymore and the least said about the Fergusons shipyard the better.

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  • Sits
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    Oh OK. I only know “Take your time, plenty of time. Oh, you’re out of time.”

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  • Capybara
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    Bullseye joke. 'Joke' might be pushing it a bit.

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  • Sits
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    I know who/what Bendy Buly was, but that’s gone over my head I’m afraid.

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  • Capybara
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    Originally posted by Sits View Post
    Not really a ship. Well not nearly a ship, but this is usually parked round the corner from our place and yesterday the cover was off. Looking at the engine it must go like the proverbial off a shovel:
    Have you asked to see his Bendy Bully?

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  • Sits
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    Oh dear.

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  • Greenlander
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    Originally posted by Sits View Post
    Good to see new ships still being built in Britain. Have fun.
    If only, it's fresh from a shipyard in China.

    It's the first vessel Brittany have had built there and follows the typical economics, first ships built in France, more recently Poland and now this. They still maintain all French crews which is something.

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  • caja-dglh
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    Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
    Some local yahoos have been spending the pandemic racing somewhat longer versions of those up the Hudson between our lace and FF's

    They are a hazard to navigation, but enforcement is unfortunately lax
    Looks like WOM could have a new sideline. High End Hudson sea fleas

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  • ursus arctos
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    Some local yahoos have been spending the pandemic racing somewhat longer versions of those up the Hudson between our lace and FF's

    They are a hazard to navigation, but enforcement is unfortunately lax

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  • Sits
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    Not really a ship. Well not nearly a ship, but this is usually parked round the corner from our place and yesterday the cover was off. Looking at the engine it must go like the proverbial off a shovel:


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  • Sits
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    Good to see new ships still being built in Britain. Have fun.

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  • Greenlander
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    Meet the Galicia, a new ship for us to play with, fresh from the shipyard and not even registered to France yet.

    It's due to ply between Portsmouth and Spain so we'll probably never see it again.



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  • Southport Zeb
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    I got the ferry from Birkenhead to Belfast around this time last year. It's twice daily each way. Cars go on the top deck, which means having to drive up an extremely slope ramp before taking a sharp turn at the top, within inches of having got back level.

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  • ursus arctos
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    Lovely

    Is that a regular route?

    How often are the sailings?

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  • Third rate Leszno
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    Stena Line ferry from Belfast coming into the Mersey to dock at Birkenhead this evening.

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  • Greenlander
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    Originally posted by pebblethefish View Post
    Apparently someone down there who owns a ferry (not sure how) is doing mini cruises out to the cruise ships to see them close up
    Bit late but I'm guessing it's the kind of passenger ferry that tootles around the harbour on sunny days rather than the massive 40000 tonne things I play with on a daily basis. Something like this:






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  • ursus arctos
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    Somewhat concerned to see this pollution control vessel heading upriver

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