Light vessel LV21 and tug Christine in for the big weekend.

Last UK built lightship now a floating art installation, with tug Christine inbound for Newcastle Quay to become part of the Great North Run Million celebrations.

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Artania leaves

Artania formerly Artemis was originally named Royal Princess by Princess Diana in 1985

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Aircraft Carrier modules

The barge AMT Challenger with tug Norne outward bound from A&P Tyne for Rosyth with module parts for the latest Aircraft Carrier.

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History of The Tyne

I stumbled upon this while surfing for my site.

History of The Tyne

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Old maps of The Tyne above and below

Old maps of the river above and below the water

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MV Azores has a history

Now sailing as Azores the cruise ship has an interesting history.

MV Azores is a Portuguese cruise ship operated by Portuscale Cruises.
Until 2012, the ship was operated by Classic International Cruises, as the Athena. In 2013, it was transferred to Portuscale Cruises and renamed Azores. She was ordered in 1944, and launched 9 September 1946, as the Stockholm by Götaverken in Gothenburg for the Swedish America Line (SAL). Since her career with SAL she has sailed under the names Völkerfreundschaft, Volker, Fridtjof Nansen, Italia I, Italia Prima, Valtur Prima and Caribe, before beginning service as the Athena.
As Stockholm she was best known for colliding with the Andrea Doria in 1956, resulting in the sinking of the latter ship and the loss of 46 lives. (Wikipedia)


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Barge AMT Challenger against the wind

AMT Challenger heading inward to A&P Tyne needed Heavy Italian Tug Eraclea and three river tugs in high winds.

AMT Challenger with Tug Eraclea

Into the wind

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