Deep Helder seen here at the refit berth just after arrival this morning.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Arrived in to the refit berth this morning from being anchored West of the Lleyn Peninsula and in turn a two days steam from Rotterdam, Deep Helder. The 64 mtr multi purpose survey vessel belonging to DeepOcean was built in 2014 and has facilities to work in many subsea fields while comfortably accomodating up to 50 personnel.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Holyheads first encounter with a Shannon class lifeboat was pictured this morning. Alongside at the marina on an overnight stopover was RNLB Kenneth James Pierpoint, The 13 mtr lifeboat was on route to her new home in Fleetwood after fitting out at Poole in Dorset
Friday, June 24, 2016
Arrived in to the Rio Tinto jetty at 07:45 this morning, Balmoral. The 217 mtr cruise ship belonging to Fred Olsen cruise lines is no stranger to Holyhead having visited many years ago as the Crown Odyssey. The vessel has been named Crown Odyssey twice and also named Norwegian Crown twice, Then on handover in 2007 to her current owners she was then lengthened by 30 metres and is their largest vessel.
Fred Olsen's Balmoral rounding the breakwater light.
Balmoral performing a turn off the Rio Tinto jetty.
Final manouevring to come astern to the jetty.
Balmoral seen here as built, a 30 mtr shorter Crown Odyssey departing Holyhead in 1996. Picture by A Herbert.
A view from the bridge, Crown Odyssey anchored off the breakwater light 1996. Picture by A Herbert.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Pictured departing the refit berth at 09:00 this morning THV Patricia. The vessel having already been included on the blog this week is featured as noticed on departure passengers on a working cruise. With 6 cabins available voyages are on her duties with bouywork, lightships and lighthouses around the UK and range from 7 to 14 nights. For more information on Trinity House flagship voyages visit their website below.
THV Patricia departing with passengers overlooking the work deck.
A heroic tale from a vessel at the marina today, Pictured this morning alongside at the marina Watson class lifeboat Swn Y Mor. The 46ft former St Davids lifeboat has been in private hands since 1973 and has completed many historic journeys including a circumnavigation of the globe as well as winning numerous awards at traditional sail events. One historic rescue is commemorated onboard with two plaques on either side of the vessel, During November 1956 crewman Ieuan Bateman lost his life on the vessels return after they had rescued all onboard the French trawler Notre Dame de Fatima in distress off Skokholm. Also included below is a more detailed link about the vessel.
Watson class Swn Y Mor at the marina this morning.
Basking in glorious sunshine
Some images of four commemorative plaques onboard Swn Y Mor.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Trinity House vessel Patricia pictured this afternoon entering the harbour is a welcome sight not seen for many years. Trinity House had for many years a depot at the marina area and has had many ships in their fleet using the harbour over the years even as far as using the drydock on numerous occasions.
THV Patricia rounding the Salt island dolphin.
Passing between the Admiralty and South quay piers.
Heading towards the refit berth.
Final manouevres to come alongside the refit berth.
Arrived in to the Rio Tinto jetty at lunchtime today, Hapag Lloyds expedition cruise ship Hanseatic. The 123 mtr vessel, no stranger to Holyhead, headed up the Welsh coast from Avonmouth and after a few passenger excursions is now on route to Greenock after a 18:00 Holyhead departure.
Hanseatic manouevring to come alongside the Rio Tinto jetty.
Hanseatic all fast at the jetty.
Hanseatic alongside at Salt Island whilst under Hanseatic tours colours in 1997. Picture by A Herbert.
Pictured at the marina in the early morning of the 13th June, F48. The 14 mtr Boskalis Westminster workboat arrived in from Liverpool on a brief stopover on route to Dublin.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Two cruise ships in two days at the port of Holyhead. Firstly on the 10th June alongside at the Rio Tinto jetty, Nautica. One of eight R class cruise ships built, of which four have visited Holyhead. Next arrival, this time at the refit berth National Geographic Orion, This 103 mtr cruise ship is one of a fleet of six expedition cruise ships operated by National Geographic and Lindblad, for most of the time are normaly in far flung corners of the globe.
Nautica alongside the Rio Tinto jetty 10th June.
At the refit berth yesterday, National Geographic Orion.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Another of James Fisher & sons fleet arrived at Holyhead on the 7th June, this time Solway Fisher. The 85 mtr oil products tanker arrived from Antwerp and proceeded to terminal 4 just after 21:00. As the last picture shows she was ready for departure a lot lighter than her arrival after depositing her cargo.
Solway Fisher rounding the breakwater light.
Approaching a swing off terminal 4.
The final manoeuvres to come alongside.
A lighter Solway Fisher on the 8th June before departure.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Some pictures of arrivals at the port today. Firstly 90 mtr cruise ship Hebridean Sky, this vessels arrival completes the set of three sisters all now to have visited Holyhead. Next up NSL Enterprise, This 19 mtr windfarm support vessel owned by North Sea logistics is another of their fleet to visit Holyhead and also another Alnmaritec built craft to visit the port.
Hebridean Sky alongside the refit berth this evening.
NSL Enterprise all fast at the marina this evening.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Pictured arriving in to the refit berth in the inner harbour this morning, Coronthian. The 90 mtr cruise ship arrived in after an overnight crossing of the Irish sea from Dublin her last port of call. After all passenger excursions are completed the vessel is expected to depart Holyhead later this evening at 22:00.
Corinthian rounding the Salt island dolphin.
passing between the Admiralty and South quay piers.
Corinthian entering the inner harbour.
Corinthian's final aproach at the refit berth.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Arrived in to the port of Holyhead at 07:40 on Saturday morning, Le Boreal. The 140 mtr super yacht made it on time with her commitments as back in November 2015 the vessel suffered a engine room fire during a cruise in the South Atlantic with all onboard rescued safe and well. The ship was brought back to Europe and has had some upgrades to bring her in line with the sisters built after her. Below are some links about her recent past.
Le Boreal pictured alongside the Rio Tinto jetty 5th May 2012.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Arrived at the pilot station in the small hours of Friday morning 263 mtr cruise ship Mein Schiff 1, The vessel received a pilot a proceeded to berth alongside at the Rio Tinto jetty. After a short crossing across the Irish sea to Holyhead, then after the round of excursions during the passengers time ashore Mein Schiff 1 headed back across the Irish Sea with Cobh the next destination.
Mein Schiff 1 at first light yesterday morning.
Mein Schiff 1 all fast alongside at the Rio Tinto jetty.