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March 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Shipspotting in the fog!

Woke up early to a beautiful sunny day here on the South Coast of England.

A quick look at Ship Finder showed me that there were lots of interesting vessels heading by in the next hour or so including some that we didn't have pictures of.

After a brisk walk I got nice and close...

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Added by Mark Daniels on March 11, 2012 at 17:49 — 1 Comment

MV Solitaire

MV Solitaire

This ship is due to anchor tomorrow at 0700hrs at No.3 anchorage Firth of Clyde [off the town of Largs]

She will be at anchor for about 5 days taking on pipes supplied by tenders.

I am hoping to get down tomorrow to get some photographs that may be of interest to members.

The Solitaire is the largest pipe-laying ship in the world at 300 metres (984 ft.) long (excluding pipe-laying apparatus) and 96,000 tonnes (94,000 long tons; 106,000 short tons).…

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Added by John McLeish on March 10, 2012 at 22:14 — 8 Comments

Portsmouth Harbour Drilling Rig

If you've been to Portsmouth or Southsea recently you will probably have seen something that bears a passing resemblance to an oil rig appearing in and around the harbour!

This photo was uploaded by John Scriven

The "rig" is Deep Diver 1 - a jackup barge owned by Furgo Seacore.…

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Added by pinkfroot news on March 10, 2012 at 8:24 — No Comments

Firth of Clyde shipping movements

Members may be interested in the following address.

 

http://www.clydemaritime.co.uk/

Added by John McLeish on March 2, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

HMS Tireless Nuclear Submarine in Southampton

HMS Tireless travelled through Southampton Water today for a 5 day official visit to Southampton.

The submarine is one  of six serving Trafalgar-class vessels.

HMS Tireless will be alongside Eastern Docks until Tuesday and will be hosting visitors from across the region.

Here she is below on a wonderful, but misty, day.

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Added by pinkfroot news on March 1, 2012 at 19:19 — 8 Comments

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