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The actual reason for the tow is because the MCA would not allow the vessel to sail from Turkey under her own power as there was no accommodation for the crew. This is obviously something which has ch

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Wightlink have just told me Friday morning at around 11am/midday, but I have a feeling it may be before that,  as she is making good progress.  Unless she is going to anchor overnight until a welcoming party can get out to her on the Friday - I imagine WL will want to make quite a big thing of this

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4 hours ago, martijon said:

Wightlink have just told me Friday morning at around 11am/midday, but I have a feeling it may be before that,  as she is making good progress.  Unless she is going to anchor overnight until a welcoming party can get out to her on the Friday - I imagine WL will want to make quite a big thing of this

Considering how close she is - I am surprised how quiet Wightink are

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12 hours ago, cvabishop said:

Being towed through the harbour mouth is not exactly a triumphant entrance. I should think they may wait until she is ready to enter service before making a fuss.

 

11 hours ago, Paully said:

Marine Traffic showing the Amber II as being due to arrive in Portsmouth 9am tomorrow...Make of that what you will

Is there any possibility that, when they reach shelter to the east of the IoW, they might pull up somewhere (in the vicinity of St Helens) and decouple the tow?  So that VoW enters Portsmouth for the first time under her own steam?

If so then they would probably need VoW to drop anchor to carry out everything necessary to fire her up, and today would be spent doing that.  Meanwhile Amber II would put into Portsmouth by herself.

Just a theory.

The tow certainly made good time up the Western Channel yesterday.  The tide was favourable through most of the day, but nevertheless the tow must have been making over 10 knots on average.

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