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Post 7136
  Sea News, Dover
FORTUNA 1 Chemical Tanker

Pictures today show chemical tanker Fortuna 1...the pictures were taken at 06.30 on Feb 28. They show the vessel moving away very early morn with the tug's help, she had been servicing cargo ship Aspri overnight. Aspri is at the second cargo terminal WD4 currently. Fortuna 1 was alongside Aspri overnight and you can still see the fenders attached at the side of ship there. We will have a pic of Aspri coming soon.

Thursday, 3 March 2022 - 06:34
 
Post 7135
  Sea News, Dover

The magnificent Evergreen monster called Ever Alp, one of the world's biggest container ships, passing down the Channel a few days ago ( Feb 26 4.30pm), on her way to Port Said in Egypt having departed Rotterdam a short time earlier...something close to 240,000 tons of commercial muscle on view there. Great to see it. And looking down the shot...close in we have High Hopes ( dont we all in the current climate ) arriving in Port here, an attractive vessel currently used for diving we understand.

Tuesday, 1 March 2022 - 15:27
 
Post 7134
  Sea News, Dover
As promised a couple of extra more distant shots here of dredger DC Brugge as she sets out. Top shot there shows her moving away in the channel and about to meet the infamous channel traffic ahead... all's well..

While below a short time later, we zoom in, maybe 'tis a wee bit over-zoomed.... but you can see the accompanying pilot boat and in the distance the Varne Lightship and the French hills ... and then... she's gone..

DC BRUGGE...see also below

Monday, 28 February 2022 - 06:24
 
Post 7133
  Sea News, Dover

The pictures above show the dredger DC Brugge moving away from the Port on Friday evening round about 5pm. The top shot shows the vessel as she pulls away from 'extra' cargo pier WD5 in the weakening sun, and in the next we see her exiting the Port for pastures new. We may have an extra pic of this one further out...just checking through the pix as we speak.....
...ps: in the background there in shot 2 we have the jollily named Morning Calypso ... a vehicle carrier...

Sunday, 27 February 2022 - 09:43
 
Post 7132
  Sea News, Dover
DOVER PILOT
The pilot powers across the harbour at some speed in the recent rough weather, 'twas a pretty hectic time all round as we know.... you can see that above there...
While below we see the reefer Albemarle Island manoeuvring into position at the new and super efficient Cargo Terminal (WD5) here at the Port of Dover.
Albemarle Island

Saturday, 26 February 2022 - 16:10
 
Post 7131
  Sea News, Dover
The Trawlers Once Again.... Extra Shot ...
Just following on from the post below, and although this latest pic above needed a bit of work, we just want to add it to show the trawlers in relation to the Port...you can see how close-in they were...as in the foreground you can just see the dark sombre facade of the old Port railway station, Dover Marine, plus to the right we have Lord Warden House creeping into shot.

Thursday, 24 February 2022 - 20:19
 
Post 7130
  Sea News, Dover

Great to see more fishing trawlers again...these two photographed just off the Port of Dover yesterday Wed 23 Feb, just off Shakespeare Cliff area. You might remember we had a visit from a similar set of near-identical trawlers about two/three weeks ago ( see post 7107 now over on page 2 , when another two of these fishing vessels also came close to Port, although we just got a shot of one of them, the second had just slipped out of view.. but yes see 7107). Not entirely sure why this is happening...have we suddenly become a desirable fishing ground, or ermmm possibly not....
Wiron 6 H2200 and further away Wiron 5 ph1100

Thursday, 24 February 2022 - 06:26
 
Post 7129
  Sea News, Dover

Just to add that extra pic above there (following along from the post below).... all DFDS this time.
Left to Right. Cote des Dunes, Dover Seaways, Cote d'Opale ....

Tuesday, 22 February 2022 - 20:13
 
Post 7128
  Sea News, Dover
The Charge to France:
After nightmare weather conditions, with three very nasty storms to deal with recently, the ferries were delighted to get back into full swing as convoy-like they head for France above. The ferries mostly kept running despite the abysmal conditions but had, we understand, just one pause during Eunice....

Picture taken yesterday monday;
Left to Right: Pride of Kent (P&O) Cote des Dunes (DFDS) Dover Seaways (DFDS)

Tuesday, 22 February 2022 - 19:46
 
Post 7127
  Sea News, Dover
HM Coastguard Helicopter
The pictures show the HM Coastguard Helicopter approaching slowly through the deep gloom on a wild blustery Sunday. The guys appeared to be searching...as they do. They reached the Sea News 'observation tower' at mid harbour Dover having slowly come up along the coast from the cliffs, and then pulled over towards the Castle...wavering in the wild wind...

The third pic, showing the helicopter overhead, went a wee bit too dark in the gloom as the camera pointed directly upwards, so needed brightening up a tad...hence the slight difference in tone...

Date of Pictures: Sunday 20 February
Time of Pictures : 16.10 (or ten minutes past four)

Tuesday, 22 February 2022 - 06:04
 
Post 7126
  Sea News, Dover

Storm Eunice: Another picture to add there...this time showing a closer shot of the tug Doughty working it in the fierce wind...you can see the struggle there. The harbour wall askew as yours truly couldn't hold the camera steady. We understand, all too grimly, that there is another storm on the way....well.... batten down the hatches yet again...
See also below....

Monday, 21 February 2022 - 07:40
 
Post 7125
  Sea News, Dover

Storm Eunice is already upon us in the shots above and you can see the ferry Spirit of Britain still intending to carry on...it really is the spirit of Britain! Both tugs lending much needed assistance as she fights to break free from pier Dover 9 in the teeth of the powerful howling gale.

Pictures taken at 12.30 on Friday the 18th.
Tugs: Doughty and Dauntless
...and they needed to be doughty and dauntless...

Sunday, 20 February 2022 - 15:40
 
Post 7124
  Sea News, Dover

Dover Lifeboat:

Just adding a final shot from the Lifeboat sequence above there...we just took a short burst of pix before she disappeared temporarily out of our immediate vision .... finally re-entering Port a short time later. Other pictures below...

Saturday, 19 February 2022 - 07:05
 
Post 7123
  Sea News, Dover

DOVER LIFEBOAT in Wild Weather action....
Dover Lifeboat: These pictures were taken earlier this week as the Dover Lifeboat battled to return to Port here in Dover in some fierce weather. The wild weather goes on of course...with storm force winds approaching as we write, courtesy of Eunice, these pictures are very appropriate at this time. The Lifeboat guys do a great job, let's hope they all stay safe in the appalling conditions.

Friday, 18 February 2022 - 06:07
 
Post 7122
  Sea News, Dover

HMS KENT departs DOVER - The Cormorants lingering on the Port's breakwater had the best view ....

Wednesday, 16 February 2022 - 08:02
 
Post 7121
  Sea News, Dover

HMS KENT MOVES AWAY.......

We see the Royal Navy's HMS Kent moving away in the pix today...she left mid-morning monday (14 Feb) following a three day stay. Alas she left during a dazzling spell of light on the water so pix were difficult but we captured her hazily in the two shown here, and we may have a close up later if its workable.


Also just to add this extra one below showing a longer range shot of Lila Houston ( see also the post below ) making her distant way to Vlissingen ....


Tuesday, 15 February 2022 - 07:24
 
Post 7120
  Sea News, Dover
LILA HOUSTON ONCE AGAIN...
Bulk carrier Lila Houston sets off for Vlissingen on misty Friday 11th after a long stint in Port here. You can see her above there causing some mild havoc and disturbance to the sleepy cormorants on the breakwater (hundreds of them nowadays). Bottom right you can just see the pilot boat readying to depart..... another job well done...

Sunday, 13 February 2022 - 17:44
 
Post 7119
  Sea News, Dover
HMS KENT ARRIVING PORT of DOVER

Royal Navy Arrival : HMS Kent pictured above entering the Port on Friday Feb 11.

Port of Dover Chief Executive, Doug Bannister, said: The Port is delighted to welcome HMS Kent back to Dover and her home county this weekend for the first time since 2020. We are pleased to be hosting the ship and her company as they conduct engagements with community groups, including the Sea Cadets, and visit local sites such as Dover Castle.

HMS KENT is the 12th Ship to bear the name. She was built in Clyde, Scotland, and was launched on the 27th May 1998 by Princess Alexandra of Kent.


Saturday, 12 February 2022 - 07:34
 
Post 7118
  Sea News, Dover
WORKBOATS DOVER HARBOUR

As promised the close up shot above of the hard working Liftmoor...see below....

Friday, 11 February 2022 - 17:56
 
Post 7117
  Sea News, Dover
WORKBOATS DOVER HARBOUR

The Whitstable Marine Services Ltd workboat Liftmoor as seen above, was busy working in the harbour in recent days...
good to get a pic of that one, we aim to have a closer shot shortly too....
also busy in recent days the familiar survey boat Diana shown below...



Friday, 11 February 2022 - 08:01
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