Thursday, 24 February 2011

Survey Vessel Triad

Here we see an unusual visitor to Penarth Marina, the Swedish owned survey vessel Triad. She, along with Seabeam are engaged in hydrographic survey work for the UK Hydrographic Office in the Bristol Channel. Built in 1970 as the Jernoy it would appear she is a former ferry from Norway.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Motor Yacht Romola

Here we see the Motor Yacht Romola in Southampton water on 30 May 2005 shortly after restoration. The vessel is now in the Med and available for charter.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Maersk Bristol visits Bristol.

Maersk Bristol visited the Bristol Port Companies Avonmouth dock this week with a cargo of molasses. She is seen here alongside discharging. Her arrival was assisted by the tugs Svitzer Bevois, Svitzer Brunel and the appropriately named Svitzer Bristol!

IMO number : 9299434 Name of ship : MAERSK BRISTOL Call Sign : MJXW7 Gross tonnage : 19758 Type of ship : Chemical/Oil Products Tanker Year of build : 2005 Flag : United Kingdom

Theses pictures were taken with a Nikon Coolpix S8000, a recent purchase which I am very impressed with. Its great for putting in my pocket when out and about!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Steam Tug Challenge - another look.

Here we take a second look at the preserved steam tug Challenge featured recently in my blog.

At Bristol City Docks in 2004 prior to returning to the River Thames.