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Goodbye St Cecilia!

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CONFIRMED: 'Nando Murrau' will be departing Southampton Water for Sardinia this Thursday at 10:00, the ship will leave via the Western Solent.

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2 hours ago, Pigeonrat said:

Tomorrow then. Under her own power or being towed all the way to the Med I wonder?

Like 'St Catherine' and 'St Helen', she will leave under her own power. Captain Nando Murrau will be at the helm himself. The vessel will be in safe hands. I'm not keen on the forecast for Thursday though.

 

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The departure of 'Nando Murrau' from Southampton today. Arrival in Sardinia scheduled for 19/06/19

Photo: Mark Leiper

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36 minutes ago, eagleeye said:

Any idea of how many crew are needed for this journey.and where do they sleep etc 

There's only about half a dozen on board, probably using sleeping bags.

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Captain, two Mates, C/Eng, two Engineers, probably 4 AB’s as she’s hand steering. Maybe a cook but as there’s not a proper galley, just microwave meals. Z beds in the passenger lounge for most.

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'Nando Murrau' has taken shelter close to land off France in the Bay of Biscay, she is roughly 75 miles SSW of Nantes. Arrival in Carloforte has change, now scheduled for Sunday (23/06/19)

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'St Cecilia' ('Nando Murrau') is taking the same route as 'St Catherine' and 'St Helen' did when they re positioned to the Med, but has stayed closer to land due to the weather.

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Probably wise. I always found the original Saints quite stable in bad weather compared to some, but they were never designed for the open seas! I know one of them had to seek emergency shelter at Dover once when coming back from refit, possibly during the 1987 hurricane, I forget now...

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Good question. If working all day and night on P-F how often did that boat refuel. 10 return crossings a day 80 miles 7 days 560 miles. She has to refuel as they would not risk a tanker on board surely.

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1 hour ago, eagleeye said:

Anyone one know if they do this trip without refuelling 

Yes, she is going direct to Carloforte without refuelling. These ships can do a lot of miles. A lot of people ask how many trips the Gosport Ferry can do, I've never counted the trips but those ferries are refuelled every 3 weeks.

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1 hour ago, TonyMWeaver said:

Yes, she is going direct to Carloforte without refuelling. These ships can do a lot of miles. A lot of people ask how many trips the Gosport Ferry can do, I've never counted the trips but those ferries are refuelled every 3 weeks.

I suppose a heavy fuel load acts as ballast as well....reason for asking is she never stopped in gib for fuel like a lot of ships do ..thanks for reply 

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Looks like she has just made it there ..quite quickly I thought .makes you wonder why she wasn’t kept for a few years as she is clearly quite reliable and customer s quite liked the saints 

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'St Cecilia' (although we can no longer call her that), has arrived in Carloforte, a journey which took just 9 days. Very good considering some of the poor weather.

Photo: Simone Magari 

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