Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Split 3

Split 3Here Split 3 makes her way up the River Itchen, past Lady Jane, on a Friday evening.

Split 3 is a regular visitor to these parts.

This emphasises a big difference I've learned between coastal shipping in the US and shipping here - known as short sea I believe.

In the US, because of the way the rules and regulations work, Split 3 would probably be a barge, with a separate tug to push it.

Here, in the UK, it's more normal to see small coasters or vessels like this, with no tug in attendance.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:41 PM

    I just viewed you photos/videos of your time on Wanderbird...they are great...especially the voices/sounds in the videos.Tony in St.Anthony,HAPPY CHRISTMAS.

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  2. The Skipper of split 3 is extremely good at manouvering her under her own power into the tiniest of places, such as between the pontoons at Brighton marina where the tug assisted dredger (a digger mounted on a platform)loads her ( split 3) up with the silt from the marina bottom, to dump it off the shore, towards newhaven Its quite reassuring to watch him motor in and out quite frequently each day, without incident.

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  3. Hi Tony

    Thanks for that.

    Regards

    Tim

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  4. Hi Rob

    That kind of control only comes from years of experience, but is a pleasure to watch.

    Regards

    Tim

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  5. Thats for sure!

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