Saturday, September 29, 2012

Shipping on the river Tyne, 29th. September 2012

Vehicle carrier Hoegh Seoul
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Towed by tug Svitzer Redbridge
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... and shoved by the tug Svitzer Lyndhurst
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Tug Svitzer Sun at Union Quay, North Shields
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Pilot cutter Collingwood
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North Shields fishing boat Enterprise

Dredger UKD Marlin
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunderland shipping 30th. August 2012

The Kurobe unloading cargo.

Dredger Marlin leaving R. Wear to dump dredgings, then returning.

Dredging support vessel (bed leveller) Seahorse

Heavy lift ship leaving the R.Tyne

Sunderland 25th. August 2012

The Norrvik, anchored off the mouth of the River Wear

Baltic Ace entering the River Tyne, 15th. August 2012

Ro-ro passenger ship Baltic Ace

On 5th. December 2012 Baltic Ace sank after a collision in the North Sea with the container ship Corvus J, with the loss of 11 lives.
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River Humber shipping 8th.-9th. September 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

HMS York, Type 42 destroyer, visiting the River Tyne on 21st. July 2007

HMS York, a Type 42 destroyer built in the river Tyne by Swan Hunter at Wallsend and launched in 1982, paying a  visit to her home river on 21st. July 2007. She's tied up at Spillers Quay. Details of her eventful career are here.

HM submarine Walrus in the scrapyard

HMS Walrus, a Porpoise class submarine launched in 1959, being broken up in a scrapyard in Grimsby. Photos taken late summer 1991.