Fom Portsmouth Evening News:
One of the world's largest marine cranes has appeared in the Solent.
The giant HLV Svanen, with a 200ft high crane, has anchored off Bembridge on the Isle of Wight and has been intriguing ship spotters.
Solent coastguards based at Lee-on-the-Solent said they had received numerous calls from people in Portsmouth about the mystery object looming on the horizon.
Heavy Lifting Vessel Svanen weighs 6,500 tonnes and has a crew of 40. She is self-propelled and is twin-hulled like a catamaran.
She is on her way back ot her home port of Rotterdam having been based off north Wales since April where she has been building the foundations for an offshore wind farm.
Take my advice and never drink water . . . . I've seen what it does to the bottom of boats..