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  1. Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    https://www.facebook.com/wightlink/photos/pcb.10155550277031832/10155550276166832/?type=3&theater Wightlink have posted a few pics on facebook of the Victoria of Wight (I assume this link will work...)
  2. Queen Mary

    She is a very impressove ship, reallyt enjoyed stayng on her. She is currently in the process of being repainted, with a lovely patch of fresh paint in the middle portside. Not entirely sure what they are doing to the funnel, possibly repainting. Had a look - they are indeed replica funnels: http://www.sterling.rmplc.co.uk/history/ripout.html
  3. Queen Mary

  4. 30 minutes Safety Procedure

    As in the passenger lift?
  5. HOVERTRAVEL: New Hovercraft

    It does seem to be a fairly consistent run of old craft on the route - I wonder how much is done to the fact that its the busy summer period, so the older craft can cope better with the higher pax count...
  6. Oh Boy... Irish Ferries are asking the public to name the ship... but it must be a Irish Literary inspired name.... Book McBookface? http://www.bigshipbigname.com/?utm_source=copernica&utm_medium=email&utm_content=bigship&utm_campaign=ZG170901&_ja=tsid%3A95774|cgn%3Abigship
  7. Waverley damged in Rothesay

    To be honest she works a lot easier with piers then quaysides - I was actually on her a few months back in Scotland (went to Rothesay and back), where she berthed at several piers along the way (Kilcreggan and Dunoon), and its a very smooth when she comes alongside, no tugs needed - piers are what she was designed to use. just comes along the pier, lines are thrown onto the pier, and the capstans are used to pull the ropes in and pull her alongside. The piers are far enough out that she can just sail straight off
  8. Waverley damged in Rothesay

    Tug has to be used at Portsmouth as well though...
  9. Quality questions in the Herald Today

    Either the Black Watch or the Boudicca
  10. BBC are reporting that Red Funnel are ordering a sister for the Red Jet 6, to be named Red Jet 7 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-41009409 I guess this will mean the end of RJ3, and does bring up the issue with naming vessel sequentially, as the feet will now be Red Jet 4, Ret Jet 6 and Red Jet 7. Good to see that the Wight Shipyard is doing well!
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    Early Doors - Normandie's early arrival ahead of HMS Queen Elizabeth
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    The Cap Finistere seen arriving at Portsmouth
  13. St Nazaire to Gijon

    Hmm, I saw the Fortuny once, leaving Portsmouth, and that was at around half 12 on a Sunday (12:23 03/09/2017 according to the picture data), not sure when the timetable may have changed (It was on a trip to the Hovercraft Museum Open weekend, and remember choosing that day so I could see the Fortuny as well)
  14. Is it still easy to get to without a car (Should have mentioned this when I originally asked)?
  15. HMS Queen Elizabeth

    Just needed something like the Oasis of the Seas to come along and eclipse her!