Tyne and Responder

Regular visitor Offshore Patrol Vessel HMS Tyne and Cable Layer Responder.

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HMS Protector catches me off-guard

After weeks of ‘will she – won’t she’, leave the river, HMS Protector finally left when I wasn’t about.  Kevin Blair, Thomas Dyer and John Kilpatrick were on hand to save my blushes and I show edited versions of their photos here.

HMS Protector is the Royal Navy’s Ice patrol Ship and is deployed on operations for 330 days a year in The Antarctic.

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Britannia passes by

P & O Britannia, Britain’s biggest cruise liner passes offshore on the Southampton to Edinburgh leg of her round Britain cruise.  Britannia was launched in May 2015 by The Queen and carries 4300 passengers.  141000 tonnes – 329m × 45m (1079 x 147 feet)

Britannia_C

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Barge UR-6 with module

Barge UR-6 leaving from OGN with Italian tug Carlo Magno

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Sea Eagle

The bulker Sea Eagle is a Panamax bulk carrier (the largest vessel that can currently pass though the Panama Canal). Seen here bringing in a load of wood chips (biomass, fuel). The aft tug Svitzer Tyne pulls a handbrake turn to get her round the bend.

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Spearfish again

I got down to take my own shots as she left this morning, but the light wasn’t good.

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Siem Spearfish

Norwegian general purpose offshore vessel Siem Spearfish inward today. I had to leave to go bellringing for 800 years of Magna Carta so I thank John Brown for taking these.

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