And the second at dusk

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The first gravity base turbine tower leaves

Finally, the first of the five gravity base columns leaves the river. Tugs En Avant 20 with En Avant 1 lead, with En Avant 10 hanging backwards on the tail. Multrasalvor 3 and Marilyn M fussed about with aluminium catamaran Iceni Courage as safety boat

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3 lying-off

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Barge UR96 with tug President Hubert and others + Gravity towers.

Ugland barge UR96 inbound to Smulders Yard with Belgian tug President Hubert and three harbour tugs AND ttTwo of the five gravity base turbine columns taking on extra concrete ballast at Riverside Quay.

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Four still there and one going

The four remaining turbine columns and Normand Cutter leaving.

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BNS Bellis

Belgian minehunter BNS Bellis inward to join BNS Godetia at Newcastle

 

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Trouble at t’dock

The five turbine towers at Neptune dock were due to be moved out on the spring tides ~23rd June. Unfortunately the dock gate collapsed leaving 4 tugs with nothing to do until a) the gate is repaired and b) the next spring tides. Floating barge-crane Matador arrived to lift the lock gate, with tugs Jan Leenheer and En Avant 1. Watch this space.

 

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