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Aussie Tugs
« on: February 16, 2014, 11:43:13 PM »

We are currently travelling in our caravan, and last week we spent several days in the Stockton Beach Caravan Park, at the mouth of the Hunter River, Newcastle, NSW. The coal loading facility in the Port of Newcastle is the largest in the world with a loading capacity of 133 million tonnes per year. Needless to say this amount of coal generates a lot of maritime traffic with bulk carriers of up to 200,000 tonnes deadweight, and a length of 300 metres able to be accommodated. In the time we were there quite a few entered and left the port, escorted by up to four tugs each. All the tugs I saw were Svitzer, and some photos are below, including a shot of one of the larger bulkers at over 175,000 tonnes dwt. Note that the tug Ginga is returning to port stern first.


The infrastructure of this facility has to be seen to be believed, especially at night when it is lit up like a gigantic Christmas tree. The vast majority of the coal arrives by trains carrying 7 to 8 thousand tonnes of coal each, with an average of 26 trains per day continuously dumping coal.



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Re: Aussie Tugs
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 04:05:44 AM »

 :-))

Hello from the other side of the earth ....................

your subject is inréressant and photos are beautiful!
You have more photos? boats, tugs, Christmas tree?
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Re: Aussie Tugs
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 04:22:09 AM »

Merci Gazou. I don't have any of the "Christmas Tree" :-)  but I do have a couple of others I took on an earlier visit. Two are of the little passenger ferry Shortland, which crosses the river between Stockton and Newcastle city centre every 30 minutes. It's only a 5 minute trip, but to go by car is more than 30 kilometres. The other is of the bulk carrier China Steel Excellence being escorted up river to the coal loaders by four tugs.


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Re: Aussie Tugs
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 05:28:08 AM »

From the other side of the continent.
Svitzer Falcon in Perth, WA

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Re: Aussie Tugs
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 08:18:01 AM »

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Australian raged!
small ferrie could make a nice springer

thank you
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 08:38:07 AM »

Shortland would make a nice Springer type rescue craft albeit a catamaran.


Too many windows though  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


Making them is my pet hate  <:( <:(


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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 09:53:02 AM »

You're right, Gazou, Shortland would make a nice Springer O0  The windows could be simply painted, or maybe rectangles of black adhesive vinyl or similar.


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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 11:01:54 AM »


Ned you need to speak to this guy!
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 12:00:50 PM »

Great photos, thanks.
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014, 04:51:14 PM »

Have you ever noticed all these 'colonies'  {-)  have similar town names stockton and newcastle next to each other, very nice photos, good quality and superb subject.
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Re: Aussie Tugs
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 11:05:30 PM »

Have you ever noticed all these 'colonies'  {-)  have similar town names stockton and newcastle next to each other, very nice photos, good quality and superb subject.


Very true. Some of the other names in the Newcastle NSW area are Gateshead, Wallsend, Lambton and Hexham. Obviously some of the early settlers came from the Tyne area of the UK.


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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2014, 11:35:47 PM »

Well done Pete.

You just keep taking photo's of tugs etc whilst on hols'
Tugs are becoming my new best friend %) :-))

Thanks for the pictures Pete.

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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2014, 08:00:03 AM »

it's the same in Canada, we find the names of all villages by
the original founders of Canada have left here, next to me. Samuel de CHAMPLAIN From BROUAGE
Many Canadians come to the land of their ancestors.
Wanted to buy a Canadian church.
Impossible of course! ! !
Then he wanted to buy the entire interior, furniture, statues. ! ! !
And then it was appercu someone was trying to remove the statues. ! ! ! ! !
They closed the church .............





In those days the walled city was surrounded by water
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2014, 08:06:03 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2014, 08:41:02 AM »

Have you ever noticed all these 'colonies'  {-)  have similar town names stockton and newcastle next to each other, very nice photos, good quality and superb subject.
Well we stick to the ones one can pronounce in English.
Try Goolgowi, Ilbilbie, Coolawanyah.   Almost as bad as some of those Welsh names.
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2014, 09:54:02 AM »


Sorry, link fell off in the post!  -
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,46379.msg469462.html#msg469462


I reckon about 37 windows in that superstructure  <:( <:( <:(


Stuff of nightmares unless you have a cnc router  :-))


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Re: Aussie Tugs
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2014, 09:13:53 PM »

Patience, Ned, all it takes is patience :-)


MDU, good to hear from you O0 


Brian, what about Collarenebri, Cootamundra, Yackandandah, Murrurundi or Adaminaby? The list is endless.


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