A walrus visits

The Dutch submarine HNLMS Walrus is visiting the river for a few days. Because of the swell, the pilot had to return to shore to transfer to a RIB before boarding between the piers. Similarly the tugs seemed flummoxed as to how to attach the lines without damaging something critical. The lead tug managed, but I’m not sure the other ever did.

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Just another Sunday

Oil Products Tanker: Paxoi and Netherlands warship: HNMLS Rotterdam leave the river.

HNMLS Rotterdam LPD (Landing Platform Dock), carrying helicopters and assault craft was involved in the destruction of a Somali pirate ship in the Indian Ocean in 2012 as part of Operation Ocean Shield.

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Rem Forza

DEEPOCEAN’s Rem Forza – multipurpose undersea construction vessel today

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Rem Forza

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Seven Osprey

Subsea 7′s, ‘Seven Osprey’ dive support vessel leaving after extensive stay at A&P Tyne. Still looks as if it needs a coat of paint.


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Is this art?

A container has been decorated in the car-park of North Shields fish quay, by an ‘artist’ in preparation for an event in South Shields sponsored by the BBC. It will shortly be moved across the river to join others in preparation for a 1 hour live broadcast on Good Friday. Details of the event may be found here.

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Opening of Littlehaven promenade in South Shields

Two Breitling biplanes performed in cold and wet conditions. Hats-off to the two girls who performed their routines despite the conditions.

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Barge Osprey Valiant with tug En Avant 10 and departing riggers

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