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by Chris Jones
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: GRAHAM ROBERTSON
Replies: 1
Views: 664

Re: GRAHAM ROBERTSON

Sheltering in Southampton on passage to Avonmouth.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: OWL TUG / MAINSCREW
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: OWL TUG / MAINSCREW

She was scrapped a few years ago.
by Chris Jones
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Svitzer Fleet
Topic: FARIS
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: FARIS

One of my pictures!
by Chris Jones
Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Balmoral
Replies: 28
Views: 7727

Re: Balmoral

Number6 wrote:Now upriver in Bristol and "Finished with Engines"
She was captured by Avonmouth Pirates before she made it into the river! ;-)
by Chris Jones
Thu May 17, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: STEEL
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: STEEL

Only just noticed these - what happened to her bow area?
by Chris Jones
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY
Replies: 91
Views: 29235

Re: PS WAVERLEY

Seems very good value - we have just paid £200 for two of to go on a steam hauled railtour - 14 hour day trip.
by Chris Jones
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: A Visit to Irvine today
Replies: 25
Views: 5753

Re: A Visit to Irvine today

Sad to see the Carola like that, its not soo long ago she was beign admired by those at the Festival of the Sea in Bristol.
by Chris Jones
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Recent Coasters
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: Recent Coasters

Good shots, there's been a good selection of coasters around lately. I must make more of my time at Bristol and remember to take my camera more often!

Cheers
Chris

ps - keep a look out for Isambard Brunel off Penarth Tuesday afternoon carrying out survey!
by Chris Jones
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: UKD Sealion
Replies: 0
Views: 321

UKD Sealion

Working around the Bristol Channel at present.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Stoomsleepboot 'Roek'
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Stoomsleepboot 'Roek'

Noted for sale on here - http://www.prestonservices.co.uk/marine.htm

I'm just a lottery win short of buying her! :lol:
by Chris Jones
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: STEEL
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: STEEL

davidships wrote:and another clue in the green/white/orange colours from the Indian flag!
Indeed, when I heard the colours they were going to complete her in I wasn't sure but it really works.
by Chris Jones
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: STEEL
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: STEEL

I thought she looked like a tug conversion but see she was built by Pendennis in 2009 ... with ice-strengthened bow. http://www.pendennis.com/custom-yachts/custom-portfolio/steel.php I thought the same when I first saw her too! Its a shame her topsides weren't ice strenthened, it may have limited t...
by Chris Jones
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Oscar Wilde
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Oscar Wilde

Nice shots Ian, Julia will be off for 3 weeks soon for annual maintenance I understand.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: MTS TAKTOW
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: MTS TAKTOW

Nice to see her looking well, one of the nicest coastal boats I have done a trip on.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Turkish 8F's
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Turkish 8F's

Few pictures of the Turkish 8F's that have just returned to the UK on my website.

Cheers
Chris
by Chris Jones
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: INDUS
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: INDUS

Here is the now MTS Indus arriving at Avonmouth recently with a jack up in tow. Stern tug was New Ross 1 which tended to the barge when on the Bristol Deep Sea Container Terminal site for test/survey drilling. http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa13/channelimages/MTSIndusarrive.jpg http://i202.photo...
by Chris Jones
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 37 day at Boness
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: 37 day at Boness

I see DBS have a number of 37's for sale just now - perhaps the last batch they have. They include 37411 and 37425, both of which I got to know well from their time on the Valley lines. Hope they go to good homes!
by Chris Jones
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: YACHTING
Topic: NAHLIN
Replies: 19
Views: 2152

Re: NAHLIN

A great looking yacht, I saw her in Dartmouth where she really fitted the surroundings. Its good to see mney being spent on these classics and not just put into newbuild yachts. 8-)
by Chris Jones
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: ANGLIAN PRINCE now HERAKLES
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Re: ANGLIAN PRINCE

yorkieman wrote:Room for an "Anglian Prince Preservation Society" then? Buy her for £1 :)
If we get our act together George we can have her ready for the re-introduction of ETV's when the shower that run this country realise the mistake they are making . . . :lol:
by Chris Jones
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: ANGLIAN PRINCE now HERAKLES
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Re: ANGLIAN PRINCE

Willie Grant wrote:
Chris Jones wrote:Has she been sold by JP Knights?

Thanks
Chris
Not sold yet, Chris, laid up with reduced crew.
Have heard that if she's not sold by the end of February, she will be scrapped.

Cheers,
Willie
Thanks Willie, be a shame if her career ends, a fine looking tug even now!
by Chris Jones
Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: ANGLIAN PRINCE now HERAKLES
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Re: ANGLIAN PRINCE

Has she been sold by JP Knights?

Thanks
Chris
by Chris Jones
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Newport Docks
Replies: 21
Views: 6955

Re: Newport Docks

Fugro Mercator in the Bristol Channel, currently around Breaksea.
by Chris Jones
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: SD ATLAS
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: SD ATLAS

Itchen Marine, now called Wyestorm.
by Chris Jones
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Au Revoir 'Jimmy Tickets'
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Au Revoir 'Jimmy Tickets'

Here's a brief article on Jim my Mum produced for Paddle Wheels in the early 90's.

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by Chris Jones
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS DRAGON
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Re: HMS DRAGON

Hi Stuart, Good to see you again. I am hoping to be back next summer for a reasonable length of time rather than just a long weekend. HMS Dragon is affiliated to Cardiff. Understand she will make her first visit here next year. I would assume the dragon will be removed before she enters service! The...
by Chris Jones
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Loch Shira
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Loch Shira

Off Largs last Sunday.

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by Chris Jones
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS DRAGON
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Re: HMS DRAGON

Pride of the Welsh Navy.

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by Chris Jones
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Ayton Cross
Replies: 0
Views: 453

Ayton Cross

On the CLyde last Saturday evening with a Bro boat.

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by Chris Jones
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY TODAY
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

Re: WAVERLEY TODAY

Waverley arriving at Greenock last Saturday.

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by Chris Jones
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SD MELTON
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: SD MELTON

Here's one I got of her at JWD.

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I think there are 2 operating out of Falmouth of this class also.

I was on Amazon Hope 2 for a leg of her UK tour. They do like a roll - especially those that had the fordeck coverd.
by Chris Jones
Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: Shelagh update
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Shelagh update

Cracking boat you've got there Jamie, were moving onto re-fitting our Fisher 25 having had various weather delays! Outside is pretty much up together excluding the new wheelhouse door and remaining treadmaster. Recently found out my berthing at Penarth includes 30 days at another Quay Marina so perh...
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Soleil d'Or
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: Soleil d'Or

Entering the Floating Harbour.
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Soleil d'Or
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Soleil d'Or

Inbound for Bristol Harbour Festival last night. The old girl left Cardiff Barrage lock at 1800 and passed Portishead Point at 1930!!!
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Ben Varrey
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Ben Varrey

One of the ManxNavy inbound to Avonmouth last night.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Maersk Recorder
Replies: 0
Views: 523

Maersk Recorder

In Avonmouth loading cable.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Maria A
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Maria A

Approaching Avonmouth to load scrap.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Jonsen
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Jonsen

Inbound to Avonmouth on Thursday evening.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Amethyst Ace
Replies: 0
Views: 378

Amethyst Ace

Outbound passing Portishead on Thursday evening.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Welsh Piper
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Welsh Piper

In King Road Thursday evening.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: THE WORLD due Cardiff
Replies: 1
Views: 621

Re: THE WORLD due Cardiff

Anchoring off Cardiff.

Waterbus Cygnet one of those tending her . . . . as she did for her former ship, Kungsholm for many years!
by Chris Jones
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Swansea Dry Docks.
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Swansea Dry Docks.

grimston wrote:The only pics I got of Nordic Marianne before she went. HP even fixing the shed roof, they must be serious.
Nice shot Stuart, I will see if I can find out anymore tomorrow on the ship I heard may visit you for dry docking in the not too distant.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Siam Project
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Siam Project

That must be where all the Bristol tugs went - only 3 in with us just now with the baby B boat away for dry docking.
by Chris Jones
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: UKD ORCA
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: UKD ORCA

Nice shots Both,

Hoping to get a look on her when she does her maiden campaign at Bristol.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Picaro
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Re: Picaro

Dougster wrote:Superb looking vessel Chris. Image
She spent her first 20 years cruising the Clyde, based at Largs. Maybe she will return oneday . . . Scilly Isles first though! 8-)
by Chris Jones
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Picaro
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Re: Picaro

A before and after from the saloon area. 8-)
by Chris Jones
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Picaro
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Picaro

My little ship coming together at long last.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Vigilance
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Vigilance

EA survey vessel. Previously operated by Vosper Thornycroft MArine Services I notice she is flying a Briggs MArine flag today when seen at Penarth Marina.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: Swansea Dry Docks.
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Swansea Dry Docks.

Strong rumours around of a few more ships being lined up for refit work there.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: WYRE LADY (ex ASHTON)
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: WYRE LADY (ex ASHTON)

Sister based in Weston Super Mare although I am told withdrawn from use having been replaced by Westward Ho - es Cromarty Rose.

Chris
by Chris Jones
Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Bristol Channel
Topic: UKD Orca
Replies: 1
Views: 724

UKD Orca

UKD Orca will arrive at Swansea early next week. She is the replacement vessel for UKD Dolphin so you'll get to know her well in the years ahead! She has a bit of an offshore vessel look to her. I'll hopefully get aboard one of her Bristol campaigns sometime and get soem pictures onboard before her ...

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