Blyth today

Extremely high spring tide making visiting¬†utility boat ‘Voe Earl’ easy to photograph.

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Missed a couple

The tug Fiery Cross on temporary loan to the river and BBC Coral inbound to Shepherd’s. Thanks to Kevin Blair again for the shots.

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Black Watch – An unexpected visitor

Fred Olsen’s cruise ship, Black Watch, was meant to be on a clockwise trip around Britain ending on Edinburgh for Hogmanay, until strong winds meant a change of direction and brought her instead to The Tyne. However on arrival, those same winds kept her offshore for most of Boxing Day, to finally arrive in the dark.



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A long way to go


Multipurpose vessel MTS Vector towing the fishing boat Northern Quest to MacDuff in North East Scotland to have its engine replaced,

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Sea Challenger return

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Stema Barge II with tug Onyx

Damaged Stema Barge II inward to A&P for repairs with Maltese tug Onyx and Svitzer Sun manfully dragging her round the corner.

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Four more in the rain

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Four more base units for offshore wind turbines inward to Shepherd’s Neptune Yard

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