Monday, 24 April 2017

Tugs around Falmouth

Here's a selection of pictures from tugs seen around Falmouth last week. Quite surreal seeing so many ex Cardiff tugs in one place again!

A&P's port tugs (Ankorva, Percuil and St Piran) 


St Piran (ex Hallgarth) 


Tennaherdhya, formerly Bargarth. 





New Ross & Sarah Grey 



Nudgette


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Motor Yacht 'Talitha'

Reportedly owned by the Getty family seen here in Falmouth. More info can been seen here.





Penzance Harbour

Penzance Harbour looking a lot less cluttered these days with a mix of pleasure and commercial craft

MTS Terramare, a recent addition to MTS's fleet seen demobilising equipment from a Falmouth Divers project in the Isles of Scilly.


Preperations continue on 'Mali Rose' which will replace Gry Maritha on the   Isles of Scilly freight route.  



Alongside Mali Rose is the former Swedish Ice Breaker/Rescue vessel Vega. The vessel has been in Penzance for well over 10 years as the project appears to be stalled. 


 How Vega may look oneday . . .



Morning cruise on 'Soleil d'Or'

A few pictures taken on a cruise aboard the former Tresco launch 'Soleil d'Or'. The boat spent many years in Cardiff where she was completely rebuilt. Now owned by a Falmouth Pilot she is looking pristine in her well suited cruising area. 






St Ives

On  lovely Sunny day (Tuesday).







Gry Maritha, a loyal Scilly servant

Soon to be replaced by Mali Rose here's Gry Maritha alongside in Penzance. She was purchased in 1989, the original report on her suitability to the route can be read here.  



Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Celebrating 40 years of service this year 'Scillonian III' departs Penzance.







PZ 513 'Excellent'

Whilst some ships on the National Historic Ships Register receive multi million pound grants and backing from bodies such as the Heritage Lottery Fund others are not so lucky. One such example is the fishing vessel 'Excellent'. Seen here awaiting the chainsaws at Newlyn Harbour. Below are also a couple of pictures of her returning to Newlyn in happier times for her long standing owners, Stevensons. In the late 90's she attended a number of Maritime Festival's promoting her owners Heritage and Cornish Fishing, at which time she was the oldest working Cornish Fishing Vessel.