Friday, January 16, 2009

Weird stuff

Weird stuffAll kinds of weird things seem to get hauled up and down the River Itchen.

This a far cry from the mighty tugs to be seen say for example over at Tugster.

Though the function of this particular pontoon is obvious, I sometimes wonder about the intended purpose of some of the things I see being pushed or pulled past me, often by very slow, puttering, boats that have obviously seen better days.

8 comments:

  1. thjanks for a view of another harbor. i was curious about torrent, near the end of the flickr show. was she once a tanker converted to bulk carrier?

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  2. We seem to be getting a rash of Hovercraft in the Pool of London right now. I'm wondering if it's somehow related to the Boat Show.

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  3. Anonymous10:26 AM

    This ship is one of a class of bulkers built on the east coast and although they are slow,6-7 knots!! They have proved their worth plodding around the british and continental coast sometimes in pretty grim weather.One of similiar class was built as a bulker and converted to a tanker which is still operated by whittakers tankers she was used in Portsmouth as a bunker barge but have not seen her for a while.Hi Tim! Regards John

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  4. I know what you mean, I hear they had an Airbus in the float down the Hudson the other day. ;0)

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  5. Hi Will

    It looks lie John has all the info!

    Cheers

    Tim

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  6. Hi James

    We see a few hovercraft around here, but not that many.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  7. Hi John

    Thanks for that.

    Cheers

    Tim

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  8. Hi Marc.

    What a remarkable story that Airbus in the river was.

    Respect to the all of crew of the plane.

    Cheers

    Tim

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