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Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« on: September 23, 2011, 10:04:09 »
So I fancied a little fishing boat to take with me down to Cornwall, something like a Dory or simiular 10-12ft ....decided to trawl through good ol' Ebay to see what I could find ....oooooh I thought there's some bargain boats on here !! ......so some how the little fishing boat for down in Cornwall ended up being a Yacht moored in Southampton !!

My good lady and I used to do alot of sailing BC (Before Child) and thought it was an idea opportunity to rekindle our previous adventures !....with boat bought and equiped out we now sail up and down the Southampton Waters (about a 9 mile stretch top to bottom) practicing for future trips !

As many of you are aware Southampton is one of the busiest shipping ports in the world and so there are many great sites to see .....and dodge !

Here are some pictures of the sites we see ....

First off.....EVA MAY
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Waters, UK
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 10:09:57 »
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Waters, UK
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 10:46:09 »
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Waters, UK
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 10:51:45 »
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Waters, UK
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011, 10:53:16 »
Not a bad day for you Tugmaster sailing up and down Southampton water.
I went down to Southampton for the International tug convention back in 1995 and Solent Towage had just taken delivery of there Thrax tug which they had going through its paces around Southampton docks.

Thrax then had just replaced the Tito Neri at Solent Towage which they had chartered whilst the waiting for the two big escort tugs to be built (Thrax / Silex), and they were the superb looking tugs and seeing them on a few trips to the Isle of Wight which passes by Fawley oil terminal in the last few years they really do look after them and there paintwork is immaculate.
Any members who are registered on the Tugtalk web-site there's some nice photo's of the Solent Towage tugs and pictures of the Tito Neri tug in the Solent Towage livery.

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Waters, UK
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 05:37:26 »
Tenax at the Fawley oil terminal August 2006

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Waters, UK
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 06:23:45 »
I am jealous!! >:D
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 02:57:06 »
Nice sequence of shots ....tugs at work !
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 03:01:38 »
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 03:10:34 »
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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2011, 03:23:27 »
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2011, 03:30:49 »
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 16:08:19 »
OK, if you've got the camera in one hand, a beer in the other, who's steering the boat?

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2011, 00:09:50 »
Tiller between my legs  ;) ...an ol' sea dog trick !
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2015, 10:42:55 »
Svitzer Sarah moored up in Southampton earlier this month the other picture is of a workboat working beside whilst I was looking over the Svitzer tugs.

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