< October 2011 >

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Contents

Saturday, 1st October Ships
Thursday, 6th October Ships
Saturday, 8th October The tanker Nordstrength
Sunday, 9th October The tanker Hornisse
Tuesday, 11th October Ships
Wednesday, 12th October Ships
Mersey Ferry terminal construction
Friday, 14th October Mersey Ferry terminal construction
Saturday, 15th October Mersey Ferry terminal construction
Sunday, 16th October Mersey Ferry terminal construction
Monday, 17th October Ships
Tuesday, 18th October Light on the Mersey
Wind on the Mersey
Thursday, 20th October Mersey Ferry terminal construction
Liverpool
Saturday, 22nd October Ships
Tuesday, 25th October Ships
Liverpool
Wednesday, 26th October Ships
Thursday, 27th October Ships
Building the new Mersey Ferry terminal
Saturday, 29th October Ships
Sunday, 30th October CFL Perfect
Monday, 31st October Lydian

Saturday, 1st October

Discovery Stolt Teal UKD Orca

Thursday, 6th October

The two Coastal container ships run a frequent shuttle service between Liverpool and Northern Ireland but are rare visitors to this part of the river. Normally, they just go to the container port, which is at the far northern end of the dock system. I don't know why they came down to Birkenhead today but they went up and down a few times and spend a long time waiting in the river.

Stena Mersey, assisted by Ashgarth
Coastal Deniz Coastal Deniz Coastal Isle Coastal Isle

Saturday, 8th October

Nordstrength, assisted by Svitzer Maltby (bow) and Svitzer Stanlow (stern)

Sunday, 9th October

Hornisse

Tuesday, 11th October

Brøvig Cierzo Stena Lagan Arklow Viking
North Wales police launch North Wales police launch

Wednesday, 12th October

Ships

Irish Sea Pioneer Irish Sea Pioneer passing Stena Lagan East East towing Terra Marinique

Mersey Ferry terminal construction

The arrival of the jack-up barge carrying the piling rig that will drill the foundations for the new Mersey Ferry terminal. The smaller barge's legs are fixed in place but the larger one is floating, with the legs just serving as anchors.

Audrey and Vigour with a jack-up barge Jack-up barge Jack-up barge

Friday, 14th October

And now the crane barge. The large pipe will be sunk into the river bed, then the clay inside will be removed and the mooring pylon lowered in. The casing will then be removed and resited for the second pylon.

Construction of the new Mersey ferry terminal Venom

Saturday, 15th October

Smit Collingwood and Smit Sandon manoeuvring Skyline Barge 15 Alexandra Tower Construction of the new Mersey ferry terminal
Construction of the new Mersey ferry terminal Construction of the new Mersey ferry terminal Construction of the new Mersey ferry terminal

Sunday, 16th October

Construction of the new Mersey ferry terminal

Monday, 17th October

Sea Lady, assisted by Svitzer Maltby (bow), Oakgarth (amidships) and Svitzer Stanlow (stern) Gas Ice Aestus

Tuesday, 18th October

Light on the Mersey

Light on the Mersey

Wind on the Mersey

Svitzer Stanlow Aestus Alfa Italia assisted by Svitzer Bidston, Svitzer Stanlow and Oakgarth Arklow Future
Arklow Future Arklow Future Bente Bente
Snowdrop Abis Antwerpen Ashgarth Ashgarth

Thursday, 20th October

Mersey Ferry terminal construction

Construction of the new Mersey Ferry terminal Construction of the new Mersey Ferry terminal

Liverpool

Repatriation memorial Detail, Albion House

Saturday, 22nd October

Nico Svitzer Bidston SKS Tugela

Tueesday, 25th October

Ships

St David Stolt Tern Stolt Kittiwake

Liverpool

Britannia on Liverpool Town Hall Red Ensign, Albion House Prince's Landing Stage Prince's Landing Stage
Prince's Landing Stage Prince's Landing Stage Prince's Landing Stage Prince's Landing Stage

Wednesday, 26th October

Moezelborg assisted by Svitzer Maltby Arklow Rose Arklow Rose Arklow Rose
Mersey Mamoth HMS Charger (P292) Wappen von Berlin Prospero

Thursday, 27th October

Ships

Nordic Copenhagen Heinrich Stenstraum Stolt Pelican

Building the new Mersey Ferry terminal

Fixing a casing so they can drill foundations.

Construction of the new Mersey Ferry terminal Construction of the new Mersey Ferry terminal Construction of the new Mersey Ferry terminal
Construction of the new Mersey Ferry terminal Construction of the new Mersey Ferry terminal

Saturday, 29th October

Royal Daffodil's doing the black smoke thing again and, today, she executed a very strange manoeuvre, coming in to the wrong end of the Cruise Terminal at the wrong angle, taking ages to straighten up and then reversing to the correct end.

Stenstraum
Royal Daffodil Royal Daffodil Royal Daffodil Royal Daffodil

Sunday, 30th October

CFL Perfect

Monday, 31st October

Lydian


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