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As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« on: December 01, 2014, 06:00:33 pm »

As I was taking a Jolly Jaunt this morning I came across this:

I also found that 'me weelies were less than water proof!

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 11:39:52 pm »

Excellent photos and very interesting. Thanks for posting them. I see the crew don't need to get their wellies wet!
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 08:16:51 am »

Does it spin on the trailer %%
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014, 10:05:01 am »

Superb pictures but  it's a wet suit that you may need    O0
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2014, 10:30:18 am »

Does it spin on the trailer %%

Yes it does - the cradle turns through 180 degrees to make it ready for the next launch. The whole unit travels at 25 mph and is hydraulically driven and costs 1.5m; the boat is a further 2m.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2014, 12:15:42 pm »

http://www.supacat.com/products/marine/l-rs/

Not sure when we get our fcb boat
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2014, 05:22:29 pm »

Does it spin on the trailer %%

Watch this video from about 9:40minutes in to see it rotate   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aiqyxa7NYpE
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2014, 04:19:51 pm »

It was a sail actually to-day.

RFA Fort Victoria coming to the end of her major, twelve month, re-fit; the biggest ever under taken by Cammell Lairds for the RFA.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2014, 07:24:56 pm »

...at lunch time I came across this: the end of the rainbow. O0 and the other end over the pirate ship at New Brighton.

Other sightings include:
1st: Flintersun, out bound for Aalesund from Garston, probably one of the largest vessels to berth at Garston for many years.
2nd:Julia, a chemical/oil products tanker, inbound for Liverpool.
3rd:Stena Feronia covering for the norma Belfast l ferry which is undergoing a re-fit at Falmouth.
4th:Ham 316, this a Dutch dredger engaged on dredging the channel into Liverpool in preparation for the larger container vessel that will be using the new container terminal, Liverpool2, which is now under construction and running the thick end of twelve months late. As I understand it the channel is also being dredged so that the QE11 and POW can safety enter the Mersey should out Scottish brethren decide to commit Hara-kri.
5th Oyster catchers, having a barnie.



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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 07:38:03 pm »

..cont.





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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2014, 07:43:29 pm »

..cont.

Having problems with a couple of picture didn't resize properly - sorted now.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2014, 03:36:26 pm »

Not really a jolly day for a jaunt with stiff SE'ly but needs must; however, to be seen where the Hong Kong registered bulker Golden Bull arriving at Liverpool to discharge coal. She is was assisted by the Anglegarth, Millgarth and Svitzer Stanlow.

For the third day running the dredger HAM 316 came into the river to change pilots and to take on spares, she will probably do the same for most of the coming week judging by the weather forecast.

The Svitzer Stanlow them came past to return to her normal position at the Tranmere oil jetty.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2014, 09:32:22 pm »

LB....you mention the Golden Bull to discharge coal in Liverpool......& we see what appears to be the coal stack on land in the background

Is it for home heating use?....or power generation?......

We export [to world markets] a considerable tonnage of coal from the Illawarra coast of NSW where I live....but it is mainly metallurgical [coking] coal for blast furnace iron production......Derek
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2014, 11:12:15 pm »

Derek,
The coal is for power generation at Fiddlers Ferry power station about 15 miles from here. Coal is not used for domestic purposes except in special circumstances; wood chips are also imported via Liverpool for use in other power stations.

Most of the stuff that is exported from your area goes to China though, at one point, it was cheaper for us to import from OZ rather than mine the stuff ourselves. This might still be the case as this ship did cross the Atlantic however, I suspect that she loaded on the US east coast. 

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2014, 08:31:44 pm »

Not such a good day for a JJ today - cold with blustery showers of rain and hail nevertheless movements still took place: The first one was the Stena Precision outward from Birkenhead for Belfast with cargo only. The ferries are a bit disorganised at present due to the weather and engine problems.

Second is the  Elisabeth Knutsen outward from the Tranmere oil stages for the Macduff anchorage, she has a length of 265 x 43 meters (875.5' x 141.9' in the Queens measurement) and a deadweight tonnage of 124,768 tons/tonnes whatever.



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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2014, 08:27:34 pm »

golden bull dept Murmansk 29 November....she seems to be on a regular run from mumansk to uk ports....tony
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2014, 12:22:39 pm »

Ah, I see now that's why there are so many bulkers going there; must be a rum place at this time of the year. The only reason that I thought she had come from the US was that positions on Marine Traffic where given as being in the North Atlantic, which is a big place as we all know.

As an aside, I have entered this image in a Nikon competition: http://www.nikoncompetition.co.uk/12daysofNikon/  It is in challenge 10 I need some votes to win so if you have a mind to, please vote for it, thanks.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2014, 03:21:39 pm »

please keep these coming...all very interesting...regards tony...
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2014, 11:35:48 am »

A dawn jaunt to-day to catch RFA Fort Victoria moving from dry dock into the wet basin at Cammell Lairds. She has almost completed her re-fit at a cost of 50m give or take and will be undertaking trials soon.

At the same time the sun rose from behind the Cheshire hills as the tanker Frank passed on her way to Stanlow, to give a nice mid-winter dawn over the Mersey.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2014, 12:31:32 pm »

Keep 'em coming LB.........great images...............

regards for the festive season.... Derek  :-))
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2014, 08:07:41 pm »

Derek,

I will do my best of course but, right now opportunities are quite limited I'm afraid, but - after Sunday the days will become a bit longer,  :-) and colder  :(( normally, next year though it looks like it will be bumper year  :-) :-) :-) :-) for the port.

In the meantime my complements of the season to you and I hope that you enjoy your barbied prawns etc,.

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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2015, 04:04:35 pm »

To those who maybe missing the results of my recent JJ's. I have been undertaking them of course but, there is little to be had of maritime interest in Stroud, rural Herefordshire and Annan I'm afraid. Normality, hopefully, will return on Monday when the tides become favourable followed by a visit during the following week. 
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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2015, 03:30:55 pm »

Time to resume I suppose,

It has been pretty quite of late but Monday saw the arrival and departure of two bulkers: Miraero Ace, 32787dwt, outward for the US Gulf and inward the  Marichristina 74,410dwt.

I also notice lots of activity in the sky. lots of vapour trails for more than normal, close together heading in an easterly direction for the most part, at the same point  they turned NNE as they approached the Pennines,  they looked like twin engined aircraft but on closer inspection they were defiantly four engine. Nothing appeared on Flight24 so was a exercise taking place?

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2015, 03:50:45 pm »

For today we had several movements but, instead of a JJ, it was a  Jolly fast drive, all of 30mph.

1st was the Tanker Spike (249m x 44m x 13m) for Tranmere

2nd was the bulker Golden Glory (199m x 32m x 11.4m) with scrap for Turkey.
3rd was the tug Svitzer Caldey (34m x 15m x 6.8m) She is here to assist a BP tanker at the OSI in Liverpool Bay however, owing to the forecast of severe  weather over the next few days this has been postponed. She normally operate in the Milford Haven area.

And introducing my fluffy assistant, she appeared last summer having decided that her former home was not for her!
Temptation almost got the better of her but in the end perseverance succeeded.

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Re: As i was taking a Jolly Jaunt.....
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2015, 05:17:46 pm »

My cats turn their noses up at Tomato  :((
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