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Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
« Reply #300 on: February 12, 2011, 01:24:34 PM »

Notorious femme fatal and super-spy "Red Olga" was spotted in a St Petersburg pet shop looking for "a mascot for a submarine crew", she said.  It is unknown if she made a purchase. She left as she " had a ferry to catch".
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« Reply #301 on: February 13, 2011, 12:30:17 PM »

Well the brave crew of Red Oktober had an idea on how to get home to get Vodka.
Take the Viking Line ferry to Helsinki the Transfer on to St Peterline and it is home.
First they need supplys for the trip so they visited the famous martime shop Nautiska Magasinet for supplys.
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« Reply #302 on: February 13, 2011, 12:33:09 PM »

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« Reply #303 on: February 13, 2011, 04:40:01 PM »

What a trip Cos918, terrific pictures O0.  Bet you got a rake of ferry pictures to show us too O0.  I`ve been looking at some of the ice-breakers in the Baltic,great shapes for models.  :-))  So no strange looking woman in a red jacket with a tiger on a leash hanging about the docks in St Petersburg then ? :}
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« Reply #304 on: February 13, 2011, 04:49:23 PM »

St Peter line ferry was 2 1/2 hours late each way. On the way in we had to a hard turn in st peterburg harbour to get to the ferry terminal. We were making our own tracks throught the ice. I took over an hour with the help of tugs to get us turned and docked. Air temp - 20 deg cel
On the way back we got stuck over 4 times and we were the lead on a convoy of ships zig zaging our way throught. At one stage we had to back up and go full ahead and ram our way out.
My friend told be to day on her return trip to st peterburg she was over 3 hours late and need help from an ice breaker. In winter time this is one extream ferry route defently recomend

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« Reply #305 on: February 13, 2011, 05:39:17 PM »

It was fascinating to watch on AIS tracker, I could see the stack of ships all coming to a halt except one which overtook them. When the Maria stopped it looked as if you had gone on stand-by near a disabled ship (Dutch freighter I think) I didn't think the overtaking one was an ice-breaker,(it was doing 7 and 9 knots at times.) to free  all of you. Exciting stuff.
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« Reply #306 on: February 14, 2011, 12:06:37 PM »

there was a line of cargo ships.
Since we were on a ferry with a class A super ice hull and good power.
me and my frineds were gussing at what was unfolding  in these extream conditions captains help out other captains were possibel. I do rember one of the Silja captainas saying lane sepration gos out the window in thick ice.
So we were steam out on all 4 engines. we passed withen 20m of this line of gargo ships to help free them and give them a clear ice lane to follow. Duncan this is when we got stuck. we had to revers and ram our way out. we zig zaged for about hour or 2. then we stop and let the crago ship take the lead as the lead ship burns so much more fuel so the extra cost was of fuel was spread evenly by all shipping companys. We passed X2 russian ice breakers but they were inbound
My friends and I have done most of the baltic ferry routs bettwen us. We all agree this is the most extream in winter. There was a ferry that would have coped with this no problem and that was Finnjet. She had a fersom reputaion in ice and freeing other Silja and Viking ferrys



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« Reply #307 on: February 14, 2011, 12:40:53 PM »

That is great to read John. Pity you didn`t have a laptop with you to follow the action and names of  the ships on AIS Shipping Tracker. Would have been even better in daylight to watch and film the action.  Must drop a hint to the Lady Muriel to see if she fancy s a sea cruise soon O0.  Hope you have thawed out OK by now, great effort. We need more models of the big ferries in these parts, very impressive.
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« Reply #308 on: February 14, 2011, 07:23:03 PM »

I wish I would have known, that would have been interesting to follow all those "dots" through a frozen sea.

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« Reply #309 on: February 14, 2011, 08:36:36 PM »

Umi , still same situation tonight (Monday 20.15 hrs UK time) with a queue of nine ships mainly freighters, one tanker and a Russian "beacon" ship which looks more like a large tug/ice-breaker "Ivan Kruzensht".   All seem to be static a few NM west of Kronshtadt. No sign of the ship Cos918 (John) was on, I wonder if the transponder gets ice covered or if they just switch it off.  It is  very useful to left click on the ship`s symbol and get photos , course and lots of other details.  www.marinetraffic.com/ais/
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« Reply #310 on: February 22, 2011, 11:35:57 AM »

Red Oktober has made it back to Helsinki where it was photographed at a harbour-side restaurant which unfortunately was closed for the winter.  The owner of the establishment is now checking the liquor storeroom.  It is rumoured that this establishment is frequented by agents of other countries, including Red Olga and James Bond.
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« Reply #311 on: March 24, 2011, 10:26:47 PM »

Report 24th March 2011,  un-confirmed,  Red Oktober has been seen on a ferry in the Port of Tallinn, Estonia on the southern side of the Baltic Sea.
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Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
« Reply #312 on: April 15, 2011, 05:47:23 PM »

Our harbourside spy has spotted Red Oktober trying to cadge a lift on a Greek lifeboat on the Island of Rhodes. Fed up with Baltic weather I suppose.
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« Reply #313 on: April 15, 2011, 06:03:11 PM »

This is, without doubt, the most insane series of posts I have ever seen, keep up the good work :-))
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« Reply #314 on: April 15, 2011, 06:04:45 PM »

Cannot think of a better use for a Springer either %%
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« Reply #315 on: April 15, 2011, 06:31:50 PM »

It was going to go to see a submariner friend of yours in Corfu but couldnt get a lift, maybe next time. ;D
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Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
« Reply #316 on: April 15, 2011, 08:28:01 PM »

that greek lifeboat looks ex RNLI
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« Reply #317 on: April 16, 2011, 11:02:00 AM »

Same colours Ghostie but probably not EX anything. It is a Lambro Halmatic 60 which I think is an Arun class in the RNLI. (I stand to be corrected)  www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellenic_Coast_Guard#Fleet  has all the details.  The suspicious looking character in picture made off with Red Oktober, Greek authorities have been informed  %)
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« Reply #318 on: May 11, 2011, 06:19:42 PM »

when will red oktober be coming back to the uk
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« Reply #319 on: May 15, 2011, 06:38:45 PM »

Probably never !  It is trying to go round the world back to Toesup in California , going easterly.  Why do you ask ?  If you are going east we could divert it from the Baltic on it`s return from hols in Greece. Do you have a plan ????? :o
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« Reply #320 on: June 10, 2011, 09:07:21 AM »

News filtering through the Baltic grapevine that Red O has been hiding in the historic submarine on an island off Helsinki !   Our agent (Codename "Pink Shirt" ) briefly had contact but Red O give him the slip and is on the run again.   msg ends.   
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« Reply #321 on: June 20, 2011, 07:44:57 AM »

Just released secret photos of agent "Pink Shirt" attempting a capture inside Finland`s historic submarine Vesikko.  Red Oktober`s current track seems to be west along Baltic coast, suspect Sweden or Norway next destination. end msg.
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« Reply #322 on: September 20, 2011, 11:39:40 AM »

Red October seen in California at the Inland Nautical Society Regatta, or perhaps a double agent in disguise :o ;)

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« Reply #323 on: September 20, 2011, 04:42:55 PM »

Maybe just in for barnacle scraping {:-{  I think it is a ruse...or is that a ruskie {-)
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« Reply #324 on: September 22, 2011, 04:18:01 PM »

Not a Farleys Ruskie   ;D  ;D  ;D

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