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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Colin Bishop on December 10, 2017, 12:51:05 PM

Title: It's Rough Out There!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 10, 2017, 12:51:05 PM
Just had a look at Marine Traffic. All the westbound ships are crawling down Channel at around 4-5 knots. Many seem to have taken shelter in Sandown Bay and Torbay. Even Cunard's Queen Elizabeth is only making 6.7 knots for Southampton. Probably very late as the cruise ships usually aim to berth early morning and sail again in the evening.

Shipping forecast is for up to Violent Storm 11.

Colin
Title: Re: It's Rough Out There!
Post by: McGherkin on December 10, 2017, 03:58:22 PM
It's very rough, the Pride Of Kent has gone aground in Calais. No injuries or anything, just a tad embarassing.
Title: Re: It's Rough Out There!
Post by: Neil on December 10, 2017, 04:20:14 PM
blimey.........it's flat calm up here in Fylde............cold leaden skies but no wind at all. %)
Title: Re: It's Rough Out There!
Post by: Neil on December 10, 2017, 04:28:14 PM
no, I correct that, cold clear starry skies ;)
Title: Re: It's Rough Out There!
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 10, 2017, 04:33:11 PM
Apparently QE is dawdling as her call at Zeebrugge (for Bruges) was abandoned yesterday and she is due in at Southampton tomorrow morning. Onboard festivities will have to substitute for the Christmas markets ashore but that is the chance you take at this time of year.

Colin
Title: Re: It's Rough Out There!
Post by: Brian60 on December 10, 2017, 04:59:19 PM
It was rough seas in Scotland yesterday apparently, at least according to marine traffice services %%

Check out where they have Wellservicer, must have been hell of a sea running :embarrassed: