Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Shipping on the River Tyne, Saturday 16th. March 2013

The bulk carrier Pedhoulas Leader (on the left)

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The City of St. Petersburgh entering the Tyne, being restrained by the tug Phoenix Cross during the approach to the tricky bend in the river at North Shields.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shipping at Sunderland, 26th. February 2013

Molat reloading her deck cargo
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This ship was involved in a grounding incident off County Antrim in June 2008 when the officer of the watch fell asleep. Details here.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Shipping at Sunderland, Saturday 2nd. February 2013

French research vessel Oceanic Challenger

Croatian bulk carrier Molat which made an unscheduled call after her cargo of timber became ice-bound and she developed a 10 degree list, whilst sailing from Sweden to Egypt.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Northumbrian Cobles

Could have been taken 100 years ago ..... but actually taken in 2009 as she entered the Tyne. You don't see cobles under sail very often these days.

Peggy, moored in the Tyne off South Shields, shows her steeply raked mast.

Elizabeth B on the Wear, passing Corporation Quay on her way to sea, 2010.

The Joan Dixon, looking very neglected, at the mouth of the Ouseburn, 2010.

Supreme II, drawn up on the beach in Craster Harbour,some time in the 1990s.

The coble Boy's Own in Seaham North Dock, New Year's Day 2012.

Lilly of the Valley in Sunderland marina, February 2013

Shipping on the river Tyne, 5th. January 2013

Bulk carrier Trident Navigator waiting to enter the river.
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Grab hopper dredger Cherry Sand sailing to the spoil ground to dump her load.
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