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Due to the local port authority ceasing photographic permits from the end of 2003,
new additions to this page will be severely limited from now. I will try to keep it
running but updates may be few and far between.


Sunday 18/03/12
River Humber.

A run out on the river, with the intention to anchor off the South bank.

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Already inward bound ahead of us, the Strahlmann coaster "Luhnau".

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Changeable lighting meant "Wilson Brest" passed by in the shade.

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"Wiebke D" passes in the sunlight.

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"Bravery" also well sunlit as she passes.

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All the repeat ships pass in the sunlight, "RMS Rahm" being no exception.

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And as the second new ship of the day approaches, the  "Waterway", the light goes intermittent again.

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Berthed at New Holland West outer, the "Astra" waits for cargo loading to commence.

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The last remains of the survey vessel "Sea Profiler" at New Holland.

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The "Ostsee" was the last vessel, inbound for New Holland dock.


Saturday 17/03/12
River Humber.

A birthday run out on the river.

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The "Birgit G." inwards for King George dock off Saltend.

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Berthed at Saltend no. 3 jetty, the LPG tanker "Polargas".

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At New Holland East outer berth, the "Victoria C" discharging animal feed.

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Moored alongside Riverside Quay, the "JB 114" undergoing maintenance before commencing
work on the Lincs Wind Farm.

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Wednesday 23/02/12
King George dock, Hull.

 

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The Hessle built "Hibernia" passing for Alexandra dock.


Wednesday 18/01/12
Albert dock, Hull.

 

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Deans' "Felix-Tow" off Hull marina and "Mary" off Corporation pier.
Both were assisting in the positioning of a tidal stream generator in the river.

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The Dutch coaster "Fast Gilles" arrives at Albert dock.

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"Lady Irina" also arriving off Albert dock.

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Saturday 07/01/12
King George dock, Hull.

Only one ship today.

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The Turkish bulk carrier "Iasos" arriving to load scrap metal for Turkey.

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Monday 02/01/12
Alexandra dock, Hull.

A brighter day and an interesting arrival.

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Having laid in dock over the festive period, "Arco Humber" sails from Alexandra dock.

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The "Pacific Dawn" arrives with project cargo from the Far East.
Within a couple of days she was in the news, as a broken sea water filter housing
caused the engine room to flood, disabling the vessel. She was towed back to her
builders for repairs to be undertaken.

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Sunday 01/01/12
Paull.

After a break in photographic opportunities, a quick trip to Paull on New Years Day.

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The unusual modern design of the "Abis Bergen", inward for New Holland jetty.

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Saturday 19/11/11
River Humber.

A last chance for a trip to Spurn.

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The Cypriot tanker "Orarikke" passing inward for King George dock.

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Regular caller "Star Bonaire" also inward for King George dock.

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"UKD Seahorse" outward bound for Ipswich.

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In the Hawke anchorage were the Hull built "Martin"..

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... and the tankers "Sarnia Liberty"...

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..."Asperity"..

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...and "Thames Fisher" all waiting to berth at Immingham.

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Approaching to berth at Saltend jetty is the "Philipp Essberger".

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The "Pride of Rotterdam" catching the sun nicely on her berth at Hull.


Thursday 03/11/11
Alexandra dock, Hull.

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The supply vessel "Far Splendour" arriving off Alexandra dock.

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Tuesday 01/11/11
Alexandra dock, Hull.

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"Furioso" passing inward for Albert dock.

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"Sand Weaver" turning off the dock to enter.

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Long distance view of "Samskip Innovator" arriving for King George dock.

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The Sietas built "Finja" arriving off Alexandra dock...

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...and entering the dock.


Monday 24/10/11
King George dock, Hull.
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The coaster "Salsa" passing King George down bound for Albert dock.

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The bulker "Fritz" arriving from the USA for the bulk terminal in Queen Elizabeth dock.

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"Yeoman" working stern tug on the "Fritz".


Sunday 23/10/11
Humber Bridge.

A few ships of interest so a trip to the bridge today.

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First inward, the Hull built "Swift".

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"Nina I" was next inward in her distinctive colour scheme.

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Never tire of seeing this old classic. The "Cementina" inward bound for Howdendyke.

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Also in for Howdendyke, the "Christine Y" has changed owners since photographed on 01/01/11.

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The Dutch coaster "Bravery" was the last vessel photographed. I wonder how much visibility they have from the wheelhouse?

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Sunday 02/10/11
River Humber.

A very short trip out locally on the river.

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The anchor handling tug "Anglian Monarch" arriving for Alexandra dock to lay up. The government had just cancelled
the ETV (Emergency Towing Vessel" contract to save money. This was later given a temporary reprieve for Scotland's coast.

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The Sietas built "Maple" discharging cargo at New Holland East outer berth.


Monday 26/09/11
Alexandra dock, Hull.

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"Faustina" approaches Alexandra dock.

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Fresh from dry-dock, the "Asso Ventiquattro" sails for Gibraltar.

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Thursday 15/09/11
River Humber and Spurn.


Another opportunity for us to have a day at anchor at Spurn point.
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"Pride of Hull" catches the morning sun nicely at River terminal 1.

I decided for a change we would go via the main channel and pass closer to Immingham
as there were very few movements due in the area.

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Cobelfret's "Amandine" at the Humber Sea Terminal.

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The "Maingas" berthed at Killingholme.

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The large bulk carrier "Sandra" berthed at the HIT 2 berth.

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Inward bound to Hull off Immingham, the "TransNjord"....

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... closely followed by the "Amalie Essberger" for Saltend.

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Berthed at IOT 1 was the "Okhta Bridge"....

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... with the "Sten Fjell" at IOT 3.

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The "Shannon Fisher" was again anchored in the Hawke anchorage...

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...as was the car carrier "Weser Highway" for Grimsby.

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Also taken on our return trip.

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"Tor Fionia" passes inwards to Immingham.

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"Selfoss" passes out of the Sunk dredged channel outward from Immingham....

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... followed later by the "Eli Knutsen" from IOT 2.

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One of the oldest units in the DFDS TOR Line fleet, the "Tor Dania" passes Spurn inwards for Immingham.

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"Clipper Burgundy" passes outward from Immingham.

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As the light starts to fade, the "Vinga Safir" we had been following turns off for Alexandra dock.


Wednesday 31/08/11
River Humber and Spurn.


Another fine day out on the boat and anchoring at Spurn between the tides.
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Berthed at the Immingham Bulk Terminal, the "Navios Happiness".

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The "UKD Bluefin" passes close by as she heads to the deposit ground off Immingham.

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The car carrier "Main Highway" inward to the anchorage for Grimsby and anchored later on our return trip.

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Inward for Immingham, the "Jutlandia Seaways".

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The Danish tanker "Nordby Maersk" passes inwards via the Sunk dredged channel for Killingholme.

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Also in for Immingham, the "Hafnia Seaways".

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A regular to Immingham, the "Pride of Sneek" passes Spurn Point.

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Next inwards for Immingham dock, the Madeira registered "Nordic Glory".

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Anchored in the Hawke anchorage on our return, the "Shannon Fisher".

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Passing Paull outward bound the "Birka Express".

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Berthed at Saltend jetty, the "Nordic Inge".

 


Monday 29/08/11
Goole.


A quick sail around Goole docks on the "Wheldale".
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The Dutch coaster "TransWing" berthed in the South dock.

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"Wiebke D" laid by in Barge dock.

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The "Iceland Cement" loading ash in Stanhope dock.

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"Celine" in West dock - taken after we had finished the dock cruise.


Saturday 27/08/11
River Humber.


A gentle evening sail on the river.
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As we left the marina, the sail training vessel "Lord Nelson" had just left Albert dock. We sailed
in her company for a while and caught her in the sunlight off King George dock.

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The "Laudio" seen in the Skitter channel outward from New Holland jetty.

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Berthed at New Holland jetty, the "Anna" in the evening light.

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Outward bound upstream of the Humber bridge, the Dutch coaster "Bravery".

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Sunday 07/08/11
Kyleakin, Skye.


With the plans finally aborted, we took ourselves off to Scotland by car!
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Seen passing the Skye bridge bound for Kyle of Lochalsh, the Cook Island registered "Vermland".

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Seen from the Skye bridge, the Norwegian coaster "Fame".

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Wednesday 03/08/11
Grimsby.


We had a family holiday planned for the first two weeks of August, sailing to Lowestoft
then on to Ijmuiden. However due to illness and a suspect engine we only got as far as
Grimsby marina.
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Moving across the Fish dock from the fuel berth, the small survey vessel "EGS Pioneer".

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Arriving into the marina the new survey vessel "Humber Guardian".

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Thursday 14/07/11
Goole and Saltmarshe.


Another evening tide on the Ouse.
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"TransNjord" sailing from Goole.

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"Rebecca Hammann" passing Saltmarshe inward for Goole.

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Sunday 10/07/11
River Humber.


A quick test run on "Alaurma" after engine servicing..
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"Trans Agila" inward bound off Barton on Humber.

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Friday 01/07/11
Goole.


An evening tide on the Ouse at Goole.
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First away from Victoria lock was the "Pride of Braila".

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She was soon followed by the "Tharsis".

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"Trans Agila" was the next outward and looking like she was running along the river bed at one point.

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"Shetland Trader" was next passing, outward from Howdendyke. She had to hold off for "Trans Agila" sailing and was caught up
by the "Cementina", also out from Howdendyke.

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"Cementina" overhauling the "Shetland Trader", thus preventing decent bow views.

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Three ships outward in Goole Reach.

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First arrival on the tide, the "Pride of Veere".

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The main reason for being at Goole tonight - the Sietas built "Cembalo" sailing having loaded ash from Drax power station.

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Seen passing Swinefleet in this last photograph.


Tuesday 14/06/11
King George dock, Hull.


A very last minute dash down to the river for a special ship.
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The salvage tug "Herakles" sailing for Montreal. She was built as the "Salvageman" for Hull based United Towing.
She had arrived at hull as "Anglian Prince" with an uncertain fate - the UK government had cancelled the contract
for standby salvage tugs to save money - one of her last jobs was helping to refloat HMS "Astute" that had run
aground near Skye.

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The former Manchester Ship Canal tug "Goliath" passes inward for Albert dock with a tanker barge in tow.


Monday 13/06/11
River Forth.


We had a short cruise on the Forth today before heading back home.
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Passing between the bridges outward from Grangemouth was the "Betagas".

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Moored at Rosyth was the cruise ship "Insignia".

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Anchored in the Forth near the rail bridge, the large cruise ship "Eurodam". The river cruises normally sail
from South Queensferry but when the larger cruise ships visit the pier area is sealed off as the reception area
and so one of the river cruises runs from North Queensferry instead. This enabled us to get all round views
of the "Eurodam".

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No mistaking where she is with this view.

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The river cruise also visits Inchcolm Island and passes the nearby Braefoot bay terminal. Seen berthed there
the gas tanker "BW Helga".

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Standby tug "Fidra" on the buoy off Braefoot Bay terminal.

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Returning back towards our start point, we pass closer in to the empty Hound Point berths but within range of the tugs
used here. First up was the "Dalmeny"...

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..then the larger "Hopetoun"..

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.. and finally the "Cramond".

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Sunday 12/06/11
South Queensferry.

We were having a short break North of the border and I managed to get a few ships.

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The "Proteas" berthed at the Hound Point terminal on the Forth.

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Viewed at long distance, across the river at Rosyth was the cruise ship "Artania". I last saw and photographed
her on her maiden voyage in November 1984 as the "Royal Princess".


Friday 03/06/11
Paull.


An early start to try to get a cruise ship inward to Hull. On arrival on the riverfront however, thick fog
between Immingham and Saltend threatened to spoil the attempt.
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Fortunately the sun was soon burning through the fog and by the time the ferries started approaching
it was clear enough for photos "Pride of Hull" makes a pleasing photo as she passes inward for RT1.

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Followed a short while later by "Pride of Bruges".

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Next inward was the "Eider", bound for New Holland.

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Next was the reason for the early start. The cruise ship "Ocean Countess" inward to King George dock.
She has been running a season of sailings from Hull, mostly to Norway and these are due to end soon.

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Wednesday 01/06/11
King George dock, Hull.

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The Hull built "Swift" passes inward to pick up an upriver pilot from Riverside Quay.

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"Star Curacao" passes inward for Alexandra dock.

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"Birka Trader" seen departing King George dock for Antwerp.


Tuesday 31/05/11
River Humber.


A quick foray onto the river as we needed to adjust the electronic compass on "Alaurma".
This was quickly done and we had a quick run down river.
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We caught up with the Dutch coaster "Tina" making her way back to anchorage. She had been due to berth in New Holland dock
but this was aborted as the vessel in there was having difficulty starting her engines to sail.

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Heading back we passed the "Passaat" outward from Alexandra dock.

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Also finally outward from New Holland dock, the "Union Diamond" in the Skitter channel.


Saturday 28/05/11
Alexandra dock, Hull.

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A very quick outing to capture the renaming of "Anglian Prince", now bearing the name "Herakles" on the stern.


Saturday 21/05/11
River Humber.


Our first opportunity to sail with just Bev and myself, so we made another quick run upriver to
Blacktoft and back via New Holland.
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Inward bound for Goole, just above Brough, the Dutch coaster "Flinterbright" was the only movement this morning.

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Berthed at New Holland jetty, the Dutch coaster "Daan".

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The survey vessel "Sea Profiler" at the New Holland breakers yard.

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Back in Hull marina, arriving for the visitors berth was the former Goole tug "Little Shifta"


Friday 20/05/11
Paull.

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Passing inward to return to King George dock, the "Svitzer Ellerby" at speed.

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An early visit to Paull to catch the "Onego Sementina" inward to King George dock.

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Tuesday 17/05/11
King George dock and Paull.

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The "Dutch Pearl" in the lock at King George and sailing out for Vlissingen.

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Passing Paull on the afternoon tide, the Sietas built, self discharging "Stones" is bound for
Queen Elizabeth dock with a cargo of aggregates.

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Saturday 14/05/11
River Ouse.

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The Goole regular "Tharsis" outward bound passing Goole fields. This was the first time I'd
tried this spot further downstream.

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The only inward vessel, "RMS Libava" passes Old Goole bound for Howdendyke.

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Friday 13/05/11
Humber Bridge.
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"Scot Carrier" passes inward for the Trent from Albert dock.

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The Hull built "River Spriit" passing inward for Goole.

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A Goole regular, "Paper Star" passing inwards.


Sunday 01/05/11
River Mersey.

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The "Lagan Seaways" outward bound from Birkenhead.

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The "Maimiti" passing Liverpool inward for Bromborough.

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"Stolt Fulmar" inward for Birkenhead docks.

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Having been laid up for many years at Liverpool, the "Loach" is now trading taking grain from Liverpool
to Frodsham on the River Weaver.


Easter Weekend  22/04/11
Scarborough.

This was to be a weekend sailing to Hartlepool marina, our first long distance trip. A fine trip down the Humber and into the
North Sea eventually gave way to sea fog off Bridlington bay. Having to reduce speed and keep an eye open for
fishing pots we eventually decided that Scarborough was a better option.
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The "Hatherleigh" seen on the Friday evening from our berth in the marina and on the Satrurday morning.

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The "Smit Spey" berthed in the harbour at Scarborough 23/04/11.


Friday 16/04/11
River Humber.


Another trip out on the "Alaurma".
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The sailing barge "Spider T." passing the Humber Bridge inward.

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Bev took the helm while I took these shots of "RMS Rahm" inward off Barton.

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The "Vanguard" still awaiting demolition at New Holland.

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"Crownbreeze" inward in the Skitter channel bound for New Holland dock.


Saturday 19/03/11
River Humber.


A full day out on our boat "Alaurma". We left the marina to head to Spurn and the North Sea.
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Berthed at RT1, the "Pride of Hull".

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Approaching King George dock, the Dutch coaster "Zeeland".

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Passing King George dock, inward for Riverside quay from the Trent, the British coaster "Saline".

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We were using the Foul Holme channel outward, so long distance views of the "Coraggio" were taken.

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Berthed at HIT 2, the large bulk carrier "Fortune Rainbow".

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Berthed at IOT 1, the Hong Kong registered tanker "Searanger".

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"Vedrey Hallarna" anchored in the Hawke anchorage.

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The large tanker "Katja" discharging at the Tetney mono buoy at the mouth of the Humber.

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Having been out into the North Sea, we returned to anchor inside Spurn bight.
The tanker "Chantaco" was using the Sunk dredged channel outward from Immingham
and her wake really caused us to roll at anchor.

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Inward passing Spurn for Immingham, the "Tor Fionia".

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The Dutch built dredger "UKD Orca" outward from Immingham to Grimsby.


Friday 18/03/11
River Humber.


Arriving back on the Humber.
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Outward from IOT 1, the Greek tanker "Aegean Legend". The light was very poor, these images have had
quite a bit of tweaking to get them this good.

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The Italian tanker "Mare di Ravenna" berthed at IOT 3. Unfortunately we had started to use the Foul Holme channel,
which takes us away from the berths at Immingham.

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Just arrived at IOT 2, the tanker "Chantaco".

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Berthed at the HIT 2, the large bulk carrier "Ocean Lady".

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Berthed at South Killingholme jetty the tanker "Maersk Borneo".

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Turning for the HST at Killingholme, the brand new ferry "Stena Transporter".

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A regular caller to Saltend, the large tanker "Nariva".

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Berthed at Saltend jetty, the "Mary Wonsild".

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Outward bound from Goole, the cement carrier "Ronez" is seen in the Skitter channel.



Rotterdam 2011


Sunday 06/03/11
Alexandra dock.


A walk along the riverfront to Alexandra dock lock.
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Laid up and reportedly for sale, the "Anglian Prince" is the former Hull tug "Salvageman".


Saturday 26/02/11 and Sunday 27/02/11
Glasgow, River Clyde and Irvine.

A weekend trip up to Scotland, with some ships thrown in.

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The world famous paddle steamer "Waverley" berthed on the River Clyde opposite the Exhibition centre
on Saturday 26/03/11. Work is in progress on the wooden upper deck flooring.

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A very early morning at James Watt dock, Geenock finds the "Hebridean Princess" awaiting her first cruise of the year.

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Also in JWD, the Calmac ferry "Loch Portain" undergoing repairs.

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Sat in the sun at Gourock, the Calmac ferry "Loch Tarbert" on the lay-by berth.

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Arriving at Gourock and catching the sun nicely is the veteran ferry "Saturn". The future for this
ferry is in doubt, the service to Dunoon is up for tender and already her two sisters have been
removed from service.

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After a very quick turnaround, "Saturn" head back out across the Clyde to Dunoon.

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The "Sound of Shuna" sailing from Gourock to Hunters Quay.

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Moving down the coast now to Irvine and catching the preserved puffer "Spartan" in glorious light.

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Also getting the preserved coaster "Kyles".

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Friday 25/02/11
King George dock and Paull.

Mid morning tide and a few vessels of interest.

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The small tug "Napia" inward to Albert dock, towing a crane barge for works on the River Trent.

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Passing Paull inward for Queen Elizabeth dock, the Sietas built "Sandnes.

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Also Sietas built, the regular "Trans Odin" passing Paull inward for Goole.

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Tuesday 18/01/11
King George dock.

A late afternoon tide.

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Arriving with a cargo of cement from Greece, the bulk carrier "Belatrix ID" catches the last of the days sunlight.

Friday 14/01/11
King George dock.

Another grey day on the Humber, two vessels inwards for Alexandra dock and one outward.

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The standby safety vessel "VOS Emperor" inward to be laid up.

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The Dutch coaster "Mare" outward from Alexandra dock.

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Inward for drydocking, the platform supply/standby vessel "Putford Enterprise".

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Wednesday 12/01/11
King George dock.

A grey day on the Humber

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Only one vessel, arriving as a stand-in for ferry dry-dockings, the Riga registered "Tor Baltica".


Saturday 01/01/11
Humber Bridge.

Instead of our usual walk at Spurn Point, we decided on a walk across the Humber Bridge today,
managing to catch the first of the flood tide..

These photos are dedicated to memory of my good friend Michael Drewery, who sadly passed away
before Christmas. We spent many hours in the quest of photographing ships, in fair weather and foul.
locally and further afield, with a friendly rivallry thrown in for good measure. I will never forget our trips.

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First inward bound was the Nassau registered "Christine Y", inward bound for Goole.

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Inward bound for Howdendyke, next in was the "Snowlark".

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Next inward, bound for Grove wharf on the Trent, was the "Ems Majestic", only sighted last year
on our Rotterdam trip.

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