Showing posts with label Tyne Shipping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tyne Shipping. Show all posts

Sunday, September 24, 2017

North Shields Fisherman's Memorial Fiddlers Green


North Shields Fisherman's Memorial, Fiddlers Green.

These photos were taken when this memorial was unveiled on 24/09/2017 at North Shields, next to the Fish Quay.The Fiddlers Green monument is 10ft 6ins tall was designed by Sculptor Roy Lonsdale and is in honour of all those fishermen who lost their lives at sea when sailing from this port. Fiddlers Green represented a place in 19th century folklore of endless merriment where fishermen went to after they died.
There are 6,000 fishing boats working around the coast of the United Kingdom, and it is the most dangerous peacetime occupation.
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Border Force Cutter Seeker on the Tyne


Border Force Cutter Seeker on the Tyne.

The Seeker is part of a class of 4 vessels operated by the UK Border Force.
These ships are 42m in length with a crew of 12, they take part in boarding operations using a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) .
They also work with ships of the Royal Navy.
The official Prefix of these vessels is HMC (Her Majesty's Cutters).
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Saturday, September 09, 2017

Stad Amsterdam at Newcastle


Stad Amsterdam at Newcastle

Stad Amsterdam was built in 2000 and represents the class of fast 3 mast vessels known as Clippers which were used for trade by the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the US, Brazil and France and some other nations in 19th century.
These photos were taken on the 8th of September 2017.
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Smulders Offshore on the Tyne


Smulders Offshore on the Tyne.

Some of the largest new structures which have been built on the banks of the Tyne recently are the cranes which were erected to construct massive new 70m tall windfarm jackets. Here are pictures of the new yard built by Smulders which is a Belgian company.
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Sunday, July 09, 2017

Belgian Warships on the Tyne


Belgian Warships on the Tyne.

Photos of two Belgian Navy warships during a visit to the Tyne during July 2017.
BNS Bellis (M916) is a minehunter while BNS Godetia (A960) is a command and logistic support ship.
For pictures of British Royal Navy ships which have visited the River Tyne, click here.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dutch Ship HNLMS Snellius


HNLMS Snellius (A-802) at Newcastle Quayside.

Dutch Ship HNLMS Snellius paying a visit to Newcastle Quayside on 21/06/2017.
She is a Hydrographic Survey Vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy.
Here are photos of HNLMS Johan De Witt during her visit to the Tyne.
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Balmoral Cruise Ship


Balmoral Cruise Ship.

The Tyne has become a regular destination for a variety of cruise ships in recent years.
The Balmoral is unusual as she is based on the river for the summer months.
Please see photographs of the wide range of other merchant vessels, including other cruise ships which visit the Tyne, here.
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Monday, April 03, 2017

Fishing Boats on the Tyne


Fishing Boats on the Tyne.

Pictures of a variety of fishing vessels on the river Tyne, taken on the 3rd of April 2017.
Here are further pictures of North Shields Fish Quay & the Fish Quay at Dusk.
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