Olympic Triton

Olympic Triton – supply vessel.

Olympic Triton

Olympic Triton

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The Duck has migrated

For new readers and those of you from another planet: almost exactly a year ago a bulker, the ‘Donald Duckling’, arrived to pick up a cargo of scrap metal. The ship was impounded for reasons explained in a blog at that time. Since then the crew were flown home, the owners declared bankrupt and the ship stood unloved until quite recently she was bought, renamed to Tai Fu Star, her engines repaired and tonight she sailed off in the darkness to the Netherlands for further repairs. Things won’t be the same, we hope.

The best I could do

The best I could do

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Seven Pacific outbound

Seven Pacific

Seven Pacific

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Just lucky I guess

We were in the Rendezvous Cafe in Whitley Bay and it was a bit windy and a high tide. It seemed like an opportunity for a dramatic ‘snap’. A short wait, a bit of timing and about 3 or four clicks et voilĂ ! St_Mary's_waves

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Ledbury leaves and ‘The Duckling’ changes its name

Hunt Class minesweeper M30 – HMS Ledbury left the river after a courtesy visit to Newcastle. I also spotted that the impounded vessel Donald Duckling is now Tai Fu Star.

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MS Hanseatic

Visiting briefly Hapag-Lloyd’s MS Hanseatic claims to be the only 5-star cruise ship.

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North Sea Atlantic inbound

North Sea Atlantic – New multipurpose construction vessel inbound to Shepherd’s OTP. Duco at OTP has been renamed Technip Umbilicals

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