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Old 10 February 2006, 18:56   #11
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Rambiz is just a massive heavy lift barge - 4000ton lifting capacity at best, although I think the crew work a fair bit less than that most of the time from what I gather.
She was involved with the raising of the sections from the Tricolor that sank in the english channel a while back - http://www.tricolorsalvage.com
In this case, she's lifting the tops of the old dolphins off the terminal and then placing them on a large concrete crushing barge which breaks them down. Once all this is complete, they're going to be re-piling and putting in a fair amount of new stuff to South Hook all ready for the first LNG ships in 2007. We'll then be providing the UK with approx 20% of its gas demand from down here.

I want a better way of fixing the cam to the a-frame really - the current setup is a bit flimsy - also getting more than 7mins would be good too. Have found bullet cameras which are suitable with a sony dv camcorder which has composite video in.... when I get paid next, I may purchase and see what the results are

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Old 11 February 2006, 03:38   #12
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that was great looking thru the pics of the salvage cheers
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Old 11 February 2006, 04:39   #13
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Nice Picks Alex, I joined the crew of a tug that was weathered in a couple of weeks ago in Pembroke Dock. and saw that site when we left. It an impressive project.

would this sort of ship be coming into the noo terminal!


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any idea what sort of heavy things they lift with those cranes?
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haha, I wonder if there'd be any comments if that ship did come into the new terminal.
I think they're building a load of new LNG ships at the mo, so we're likely to be seeing new stuff only I think.

You weren't on the Kingston by any chance were you Stuart?

Srellom: drop it please - re each of your 3 replies.

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Yep Kingston, I joined it a day before it sailed, I asked a couple of the pilots how to get hold of you and they said oh Andrew Browns son, doesn't he do the IT, nah dunno were not really in his area!

It was a good little trip actually Pembroke, Plymouth back to Penzance on to Gravesend down to Bridlington, Chichester and then back to Portland. The best thing of all was the Autopilot failed on one shift so I actually got to drive the boat as opposed to watch it's progress
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I soo nearly popped down to say hello on the Kingston the day before she sailed, but when I went down to the quay, although the door was open, I couldn't see anyone around on deck. Was going to ask John how the Seamaid (2nd pic) was getting on down in Portland which he bought from us on his last trip to Milford when he stayed over in the docks.

Just before that though, I had been working out on the ferry terminal dolphins, and got a snap of the tug and tow.... saw her being assisted off the berth by the Seahorse too when you left the following day.
Had a look down her engine room when she was in Milford and was staggered on the size of the main engine - it's larger than some of the far larger Svitzer tugs that we have come into the dock

Shame, the guys on the quay could have phoned across - I'd been working on/around the Pembroke Port area for the previous few days

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It's a small world isn't it!

Sea maid is doing fine! should be in code in about three weeks!

Re Kingston
Engine is a Merles beautiful sounding engine, it revs out at about 400 and that produces 23 tonnes of Bollard Pull!
She's a very sweet and organised tug the only bummer is the accomodation (which is skank) fortunately John is talking about putting a new wheelhouse on.

John and Tugs is a bit like me and Seariders he wants to buy every good one he sees!
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