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  1. captjack

    (Yet) Another Red funnel crash

    Pictures and videos online at the Isle of Wight county press
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    Oscar Wilde

    There isn’t a Portland SAR base anymore, it was shut down last year. Base privately owned now for helicopter training, the Coastguard have an arrangement with the company for refuelling if required
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Well that’s a good start. Perhaps it was rushed into service to quickly, more time spent on crew training?
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    St Cecilia today

    Not found him and called off the search according to the RNLI
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Don’t know who the moderate your post is aimed out but I certainly won’t, it’s my view of your comments. Perhaps you should take your own advice.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    I have to say I agree with you, over the years and as far as I can remember he’s never said anything positive about WL. What was it the day?, VoW has caused a delay and it’s not even in service, it was being towed in. How was it suppose to get in?, wait till dark, I expect that would of been wrong.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    It’ll be a price for the tow not for the time, delays, weather, waiting around the island will of all been built into the price, Wightlink would of told the towing company when they want the boat there.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Looking at MT it’s not at anchor it’s running up and down south of the island.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    The tow will be dropped at St Helens and harbour tugs will take her straight to the hulk moorings.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Nothing going on, just waiting for better weather, if she’d gone round the corner she’d be hitting 17-20knts on the head, this time tomorrow she’ll be heading north again.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Possibly but I can’t see from the few pictures I can find that there are any recesses for fwd anchors, in any case why have anchors fore and aft ? Ah, just seen that she has an anchor fwd starboard side and on port side aft.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Strangely she doesn’t appear to have any anchors at the bow but there fitted at the stern
  13. captjack

    Plymouth Traffic

    What do mean, once through the lengthy passport control ?, surely your in the port unless you have to so your passport just to get into Plymouth!!!
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Yes they did. Built single cabins inside the portacabins.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    Nor did the W class have cabins, they built temporary ones on the car deck, and they came to the UK under their own power. Wouldn’t of thought towing would do the Voith’s much good either, they would have to be locked, would put a lot of stress on the blades I would of thought.
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