Monday, 21 November 2016

A busy day at Belfast 21st November 2016

Today at Belfast we had Granuaile,  Americaborg in Pollock Dock. Tango Sol and Cemsol on Gotto Wharf. Petra, Nikar G and Arklow Rival on Stormont Wharf. Bro Deliverer and Bro Distributor on OBs1 and 2 with Luke on OB3.
Nordstern on Musgrave Scrap Wharf. Arrivals included Papua, Lafjell and Francop. Other sightings were Sea Installer, Svenja, Kumano Lily and Akela.
Photos HERE and Video HERE

Friday, 4 November 2016

Naval visit to Belfast

The ships – from the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) arrived in Belfast this morning. The Group consists of Spanish, Portuguese, German and Royal Naval vessels.  The Group had been due to visit Belfast in mid-October but were diverted to shadow the Russian Naval Group that moved through the North Sea to the Mediterranean.
 The ships in the group are; ESPS Almirante Juan de Borbon, a Spanish frigate NRP Alvares Cabral, a Portuguese frigate; FGS Ludwigshafen and FGS Rhon, German naval corvette and support ship; and finally HMS Duncan a Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer and Belfast’s own affiliated ship. They will be in Belfast until next Monday.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

River Thames Visit

Just home from a trip to London.
Photos of River Thames available HERE

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Belfast Sightings 11th October 2016

Just 7 for today at Belfast.
On Stormont the general cargo ships Kristella and Johanna Desiree along with the bulk carriers Belasitza.
 On Ship Repair Quay the Svanen and on Comissionimg Quay the tug Little Mo and the dredger Lough Foyle. Container ship Anne Sibum
 Photos in October album HERE

Friday, 7 October 2016

Belfast Sightings 7th October 2016

Todays sightings the bulk carrier Wen Zhu Hai, the hopper dredger HAM 602 and the general cargo ship Felicia K were on Stormont Wharf. The general cargo ship Arklow Rebel was on West Twin Wharf. The oil tanker Bro Developer was on OB1 with Theodora on OB3.
 The anchor handling tug Smit Sentosa was visible between the two rigs on Ship Repair Quay.
 Round in Pollock Dock the general cargo ships Volex and Kruckau with the Tasmin and Nordic Diana on Gotto Wharf.
A run out to Whitehead and the general cargo ship Vitality was on Kilroot.
Out in Belfast Anchorage the general cargo ships Elbetor, Beaumont and Thorco Liva with the tankers Gas Legacy and Bro Nordby were all present.
Photos HERE

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Belfast sightings 25th September 2016

 Todays sightings at Belfast where in York dock the tug Samson and the general cargo ship Flinterbay.
 In Pollock Dock the supply vessel Fairmount Glacier and the bulk carrier Acacia Bulker. On Gotto Wharf the bulk carrier As Varesia.
 On Albert Quay the fisheries research ship Corystes. On Stormont Wharf the bulk carrier Q Sue and the general cargo ship Strategic Explorer. On West Twin Wharf the general cargo ship Arklow Beach.
 On VT3 the container ships X-Press Shannon and RMS Veritas and in Belfast Dry Dock the US Navy Ship Bruce C Heezen.
Photos in the September album HERE

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Belfast sightings 17th September 2016

Just a couple today at Belfast.
The general cargo/container ship Coe Leni on Stormont Wharf, the tanker Patrona I on Oil Berth 1.
Svanen is still on Comissioning Quay and Stena Performer was on Albert Quay.
Photos in the September album HERE