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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by mcmahos » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:27 pm

A few of my own shots taken on Saturday afternoon.
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Post by mcmahos » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:31 pm

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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:39 pm

mcmahos wrote:Hey Angus - SNAP!

How did we miss each other this afternoon? I was standing beside the Carola at the gate as the loaded lorry was coming out and the empty one came in. I'm just in shot on the right of your first pic of the lorry leaving the gates. Cara was with me, and we walked right along past the cafe to get more shots - never saw you. Mind you, it saved me a small fortune in buying you a beer!

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Aye - some folk will do ANYTHING to avoid buying a pint or a coffee for a poor old bodach from Troon ...... :roll:

That's amazing to be so near yet so far, I only noticed the lorry at last second and was furtively trying to line up the wee camera for a shot before it would disappear, so my attention was diverted ..... but rest assured I will catch you another time. (George did say it would be a formidable task and something about peeling an orange and unwrapping sweeties in your pocket without breaking conversation .... :lol: )
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Allan » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:39 pm

Indications on AIS suggest that in the last couple of hours DUTCH PIONEER has moved up, taken the barge in tow and is now heading back down river. Current position is about 150 metres east of bridge, doing 0.4 knots - waiting for bridge to open? Anyone confirm?
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Post by mcmahos » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:44 pm

Bridge is always open these days. But tug and barge have passed through it - according to a text msg I've received. Glad I went yesterday!
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Allan » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:13 pm

Confusing - appears now to have reversed course, now back up river, moored 50 metres east of where she was last night.
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Departure of Tug & Barge from Irvine Harbour

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:27 pm

Sadly, the operation had to be cancelled. They were actually entered into the Big Idea Bridge opening at one stage but had to back out again as she would not stay aligned properly and was yawing to one side or another, therefore passing any further through was considered risky. Shame - until then everything had gone very well, she came out of the berth without a problem and fairly scooted downriver, and it was only when she was making her approach into the bridge 'gap' that it started to go wrong.

The following views are purely personal : The small motorboat that was taking the lead was grossly underweight and under-powered for the job she was trying to do. Don't know why such a small craft used for the task, the exchanges between the Dutch boatman in charge of her and the crewmen on Tug and Barge were not understood, otherwise more might have been known. However, I do know an overloaded engine when I see and hear it, and that wee boat was most definitely labouring beyond her capability trying to square the tow up and align it with the bridge 'gap'. Indeed, the smoke emanating from the engine suggested same and I was waiting for the inevitable to happen. As they manoeuvred the tow alongside the old existing quay next to the old Keys Public House, the engine gave a splutter and cough just before dying altogether - did not sound natural and would not be surprised if seizure or like damage has not occurred.

Another attempt is on the cards for tomorrow's high tide, around 16:00 hours, but I suppose it depends on what lessons came out of today - surely they will enlist the help of one of the Troon or Greenock tugs with sufficient power to tackle a job of that size? The tow is top-heavy and windage is a relevant factor, given the height of City of Adelaide, so in these circumstances you have to have the necessary power and weight.

Shame about today, so near yet so far, but at least Glenmorangie will now have the opportunity to witness departure of Irvine's iconic sailing ship for places afar.

Photographs to follow later !
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by SHIPSFAN » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:43 pm

THE OLD GIRL PUT UP A FIGHT TODAY ON THE BARGE AND WOULD NOT LET THEM TAKE HER THROUGH THE BRIDGE TO GO ON THE WALL ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE HARBOUR FOR FINAL WORK TO BE DONE BEFORE SHE SAILED FOR SEA, SO IT LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER TUG WILL BE BROUGHT IN TO HELP GET HER OUT, BRIAN

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Post by mcmahos » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:06 pm

A few photos of today's movements sent to me by the in-laws. Certainly seems that the wee vessel at the front was grossly underpowered for the task.
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:37 pm

Here is first of two 'batches' of images covering today's events at Irvine. Great crowd turned out to witness occasion and bid farewell to their landmark of long standing.

Next attempt will be on tomorrow's high tide around 16:00 hours but, before that, and after she has been successfully manoeuvred through the bridge gap, she will lie on the seaward side until final preparations completed for the sea voyage to London Thames.

For those not familiar with Irvine, the bridge feature was installed to provide public pedestrian access across to the other side, near the former site of the Nobel/ICI Explosives facility and ship loading Jetty. Over there was a modern state-of-the-art engineering exhibition centre where many innovative Scottish inventions and machinery were on display. I believe it was fundamentally aimed for the benefit at schools and colleges and was closed down only a few years after being opened. As part of the closure programme, the central section of the bridge was removed and remains out of commission indefinitely.

I was never over there so cannot elucidate further. (Very hard to get personal insurance for journeys into North Ayrshire!)

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Loaded Barge awaiting tug arrival
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by rapiers4 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:52 pm

Some pictures of the offending blue utility boat that was supposed to keep the barge heading in the right direction. It will be interesting to see if they use the same boat or get a more powerful helper :D
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:21 pm

That's my FOURTH attempt to post the balance of today's images at Irvine, but yet again I have managed to lose it so giving up for tonight - think I'm keyboard and screen weary ..... as opposed to glaikit and past it ..... :cry:
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Post by riverman » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:40 pm

Your right Angus, that wee boatie doesn't seem up to the job considering the size of the barge. It certainly disnae look to healthy going by the fumes emitting from the engine. :cry:
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Post by rapiers4 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:29 am

We went to Irvine yesterday after all the excitement of the failed bridge journey and all was very sunny and peaceful :)
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:36 am

They should harness these four swans to the wee blue workboat - that might be a wee help !
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:54 am

Following last night's dismal failure attempts to post a batch of yesterday's images of the attempt to get City of Adelaide through the 'Big Idea' bridge opening and onward to sea, here is another attempt, but now reducing the quantities a bit as everyone must be getting fed-up by now and the City of Adelaide is becoming a threat to the PS Waverley, in terms of postings!

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Clear of the land - first time in 22 year
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In the river and on her way
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In the river and on her way
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In the river and on her way
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In the river and on her way
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In the river and on her way
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Approaching 'Big Idea' access bridge
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by rapiers4 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:58 am

Irvine High Tide

According to the BBC tide tables the high tide at Irvine today ( Monday ) is at 1519 this afternoon . I assume they will start preparing for the move a couple of hours or so before this to allow a decent operating window .

If I am wrong please correct me :D

Hope this helps.

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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:04 am

Belatedly, some more images, last lot in a short while.
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Still yawing despite the 'stern tether'
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No - not working, ease for'd again
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Getting into position for the push towards the sea
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:07 am

rapiers4 wrote:Irvine High Tide

According to the BBC tide tables the high tide at Irvine today ( Monday ) is at 1519 this afternoon . I assume they will start preparing for the move a couple of hours or so before this to allow a decent operating window .

If I am wrong please correct me :D

Hope this helps.

Ian

Morning, Ian :

Correct in all respects. They have a bit of work to do on the rig after she passes through the bridge gap and before setting out to sea, so your time projections would appear spot on. And welcome to ClydeMaritime!
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Post by rapiers4 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:14 pm

Camera Kite

Yes , it was a camera kite. The nice man attached at the ground end showed me his setup. Only took " 15 years and £(lots) to develop " he said .

If he is there today ( Monday) I will ask where we can see his pictures.

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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Allan » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:30 pm

At this time, AIS has DUTCH PIONEER about 200 metres on the seaward side of the bridge - do we assume she had the barge in tow, or was this a dummy run without it?

Tug is presently moored/anchored mid-river.
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Post by dougie-coull » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:30 pm

I gather she's already through bridge Allan.

Couldn't manage down myself - was hoping it would have moved a bit later.
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City of Adelaide - preparing for sea journey

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:46 pm

Yes - they passed through at Noon today - very smooth first time operation, bordering on perfection - the wee blue workboat was relegated and replaced by a fine specimen of a real tug - from Troon!

She was moored alongside just to the seaward side of the bridge where she will remain whilst they install the additional structural and stability steelwork previously referred to - probably about 2-3 days work, after which she will at last be on her way South.

More images from today to be posted later, just as soon as I complete the ones I never managed to post last night.

Ian - thanks for the info re camera-kite, clever idea, must have remote controls for lens and focus adjustments.

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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:16 pm

The last batch from yesterday's images - will post more for today's operations later.

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Remnants of old dock in distance
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You did well, wee yin, but you were just too wee ... !
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:20 pm

Penultimate batch of images - just a few more after this lot, then that's it.

Going out to the Western Isles on Wednesday morning, so will miss final departure of the City of Adelaide from Scotland.

However, am sure I will see, retrospectively, images of this nostalgic occasion from others' photography on my return.

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Troon stern-tug replacing the wee workboat
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Passing through with plenty of 'way'
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Wee blue workboat
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Final nudging into position
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Making moorings fast - 2
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Safely in her lay-over berth
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TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:41 pm

Lying in wait, the prefabricated additional steelwork supporting structures that will be installed over the next few days. This additional bracing could have been fitted earlier before leaving the inside berth, but would have made the passage through the bridge gap more difficult, hence left until clear of that obstacle.

The underside and sides of the hull, below the loaded waterline, was clad in Yellow Metal to protect he external timbers from worm penetration that was a problem in tropical waters where wooden hulls were concerned. Yellow Metal, or Muntz Metal, was the invention of an engineer (Muntz) whose grandson was a colleague of mine many years ago. Yellow Metal often had to be replaced every few years, as may be seen in Lloyds Registers of Shipping where the annotations such as 25-06-1872 YM may be seen, denoting that the vessel cladding was renewed on the respective date.

Other cladding materials were tried too, e.g. copper, but care had to be taken that whatever was selected did not give rise to corrosion acceleration by galvanic/electrolytic attack from contact between different metals, specially where salt water was present to serve as an excellent current conductor. So, material of fastenings was an important factor.

So, that's it from me, folks, hope you manage to capture the old lady as she leave our coast and heads out past the Ailsa Craig. Sorry if I have overdone it with the postings - but you will now get some peace :lol:

Bye-bye City of Adelaide - we will miss you - good luck down in warmer waters.

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Keeping strain on until moorings secure
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Troon tug heading back home - job done
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Some yellow-metal still showing
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Additional bracing support structures - 1
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Post by time out images » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:47 pm

some of the many pictures i took from this morning, I was speaking to peter christopher director of the city of adelaide ltd he was excited and looking forward to the move.
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Re: City of Adelaide - preparing for sea journey

Post by rapiers4 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:12 pm

Angus Mac Kinnon wrote: Ian - thanks for the info re camera-kite, clever idea, must have remote controls for lens and focus adjustments.

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Hi Angus,

The camera kite is operated by Alan Mackie of 197 Aerial Photography. Web site www.197aerial.co.uk
I am not sure if he has any Carrick images up yet.

We missed the move by not more than 15 minutes. According to the Dutch project engineer the wind was minimal ( but wind was forecast), the depth was adequate and the Troon tug was in attendance so they decided to go for it at relatively short notice.

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Post by rapiers4 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:01 pm

rapiers4 wrote:
Hi Angus,

The camera kite is operated by Alan Mackie of 197 Aerial Photography. Web site http://www.197aerial.co.uk
I am not sure if he has any Carrick images up yet.
Just checked the site. Excellent pictures and highly recommended.

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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:31 pm

Yes - I checked it too and, as you say, excellent photography. They already have the City of Adelaide views from when she left her berth until the failed attempt yesterday to get through the bridge. No doubt that will be topped up later with today's success. However, none of my wee Hebridean homeland, so I'm not speaking to them .... in the huff ...... !!
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Post by mcmahos » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:42 pm

197 Aerial has some excellent photography indeed, but be warned - don't copy any of his images and post them elsewhere. He has a colourful history and will take legal action on unauthorised use - just google the name and you'll soon find the info.
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by rapiers4 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:16 pm

Angus Mac Kinnon wrote: .......... No doubt that will be topped up later with today's success. However, none of my wee Hebridean homeland, so I'm not speaking to them .... in the huff ...... !!
Unfortunately he was also caught out by the early than expected move and only turned up after the barge was well and truly berthed. However he was taking aerial shots throughout the afternoon.

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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by rapiers4 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:23 pm

Looking at the excellent pictures posted this afternoon ( wish I had been there ) IMHO I reckon the Troon tug did most of the pushing while the Dutch Pioneer used its bow thrusters to keep the combination in the correct line. Little if any white water from the Pioneer's stern but some turbulence from its bow. Very neat.
Probably a power surplus in the low wind conditions but better too much power than not enough.

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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by riverman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:36 pm

Took a run down this afternoon for a quick gander, excellent coverage by everyone concerned, cheers for that, and yes Alan Mackie's images were brilliant he was showing me one or two from his camera, I had not seen a set up like that before using a kite.
One or two images of mine but most have already been seen. :)
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by riverman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:41 pm

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Steelwork being loaded.
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Additional steelwork.
Additional steelwork.
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by riverman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:47 pm

Some of the tug crew at at Irvine.
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Post by riverman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:50 pm

At Irvine.
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by riverman » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:53 pm

At Irvine.
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by gerrydee » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:47 am

A big Thanks to ANGUS and everyone else who posted , for the great picture coverage of City of Adelide, Dutch Pioneer, and Barge move, someone wrote before the tug and barge arrived saying they hoped to see some picture of the move ,they should be well pleased with all the pictures posted up to now.
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Andy » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:24 am

I would agree with gerrydee. Fantastic coverage and congratulations to all concerned.

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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by rapiers4 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:37 pm

Went down to Irvine Harbour this morning while shopping. The Dutch Pioneer has moved back into the harbour to its old berth. There are more steelworks being unloaded and there is the smell and sound of welding.
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:55 pm

Met up yesterday morning at Irvine with an old work colleague who has travelled down from the Glasgow area every day in the last week or so to witness the events appertaining to the release of the City Of Adelaide from Scottish custody after all these years.

I recall back over two decades ago when he took a day off work, with my blessing, to follow the progress and build a photographic record the removal of the CARRICK from the Clyde and down to her new home in Irvine.

Yesterday we went over all the old papers, photographs, etc., which he has preserved like the perfectionist he always was and still is, and it was nostalgic to recall her as she was in these days, aging and deteriorating but still afloat and, until just a few years previously, still holding dinner/dance functions regularly for Members and Guests.

I think that was when she 'lost' her bowsprit spar, not sure what happened to it - probably just deposited on the quay wall and forgotten about.

He will now compile the next photographic phase of the CITY OF ADELAIDE story, using the hundreds of images obtained over the last week and I look forward to seeing that one of these fine days.

His knowledge and photographic records of 21 years ago were of great interest to the current crop of interested parties, especially the internal photographs showing her condition in 1992, and his anecdotal info on the haul to Irvine and berthing at the old Ayrshire Dockyard slipway.

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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by time out images » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:23 pm

some more pictures from this morning and afternoon, after have lunch in the puffers it was nice to see her basking in the later summer sunshine
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by thomasmann » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:43 am

latest info from the C of A website suggests 8-8:30a.m.on Sunday 15th as the departure date, DV & WP
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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by rapiers4 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:33 pm

Talking ( eavesdropping ) to the project video cameraman he is working on a possible departure Friday evening at 6 or maybe the Saturday morning. The Australian project leader told us Friday at the earliest when I went down on Wednesday.

There appears to be a lot of welding to be done as at Thursday morning.

Hope this helps you and keeps you as uncertain as I am .

I suppose it depends on who you talk to :D

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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by Allan » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:48 pm

Just had a look at the weather forecast for Irvine on Sunday - not good - showers or longer spells of rain, heavy at times. Gale or severe gale southwest then westerly winds. Might explain why they're trying for a Friday/Saturday departure.

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Re: TUG & BARGE FOR IRVINE HARBOUR.

Post by thomasmann » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:55 pm

The City of Adelaide website now has an update which reads:
"The 'City of Adelaide' (a.k.a. 'Carrick') is likely to depart Irvine Harbour near High Tide at 10:00am-10:30am on Monday 16 September 2013. However, forecast bad weather could further delay departure until near High Tide at 11:00am-11:30am on Tuesday 17 September."
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