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Ed Connell, Dover
A few photos from the last few days.
Cargoship Swedish Reefer
Cruise ship Sea Dream
Toplift working out at the breakwater by the Knuckle.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 01:53
The AIDALuna arriving in calm and tranquil style at 07.50 this morning. Also in harbour today is our familiar friend the Ocean Princess.
Below we have the Crystal Symphony departing in the blustery choppy conditions a couple of evenings ago. Choppy seas there for the departing pilot. All adds to the drama of course.. picturewise.
Vic we will look further at the situation you mention and see if anything can be done.
Colette speaking of birthdays - this specialist SEA NEWS page isn't one year old yet, but its coming up very soon, end of august, and yes a good luck for the future to MyFerryLink.Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 07:57
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Monday, 18 August 2014 - 15:11
vic matcham, dover
Thanks Paul sorry to say that does not work .
And the guns going off might have been army training.
Monday, 18 August 2014 - 10:43
PaulB, Sea News, Dover.
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Monday, 18 August 2014 - 10:07
Hello Vic, I don't know as yet if the Lifeboat was called out, but I don't think they fire the gun off any more. They used to do it from the clock tower with earth shattering effect to the ear drums. Nowadays I think technology has taken over and they call the guys with pagers or mobile phones...bit less exciting but there we are...
Try pressing Ctrl and F5 at the same time on your keyboard and that will reload the page, hopefully to good effect, and all the pictures should come up. If that doesn't work let me know and we can ask technical guru Chris Tutthill himself what he recommends.
Monday, 18 August 2014 - 08:06
vic matcham, Dover
Please can you tell me if the lifeboat was called out last night as we heard the guns going off 3 times, Thank you,
Also I am not getting a full photo up and can you tell me why?and what I can do about it,? Thank you for any help,
Monday, 18 August 2014 - 07:50
The weather got very rough again yesterday and we had the tugs in operation once again helping the ferries dock. Got these pictures around about 4pm when it was particularly rough just outside the harbour as the ferries began their journey towards France. It was a good bracing day for the passengers with lots of blustery fresh air to chase away life's cobwebs.
The pictures were taken over the long range in a sort of weak and watery sunlight, but they show the conditions. The ferries featured are the DFDS Dieppe Seaways and the Spirit of Britain. Incidently the Spirit was docking here bow first yesterday for some reason. Wonder if it is still suffering some fallout from the recent minor mishap.
It was a busy cargo day yesterday Sunday. This first picture below shows a cargo ship called the Swedish Reefer, don't think I remember this one before so it was very interesting to see. A tad earlier the Costa Rican Star made her way off and the Swedish Reefer took the slot. The cargo bay was in full blazing floodlit operation way past 10pm last night. It never sleeps by the looks of it.
Yes Ray the Sea Dream did seem to put up a bit of a smoke trail...we will be able to have a further look when she returns on the 30th of August. We have some pictures too of the Crystal Symphony leaving last evening which will follow in due course.
Today the AIDA Cara is back in harbour..and the Saga Pearl is due..
Twas a hectic time for activity and pictures over the weekend and so it continues, lots happening in and around the Port of Dover...
Monday, 18 August 2014 - 06:27
Nice photos of the recent visitors to the Harbour tis a shame though that the Sea Dream seems to be trying its best to lay a smoke trail wherever it sails.
Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 12:48
Worthwhile adding another couple of pictures of the luxury super yacht Sea Dream I. Picture above shows her departing on a busy sun-kissed Saturday evening..heading for Ostend. She cuts a mean dash as she powers through the briny blue. She was a very welcome visitor here in Dover for sure, quite exciting for the cameras. Have many more pictures available but we will settle on these two. The one below is an extra one of her early arrival. Now that she has departed for foreign shores we will have to put any thoughts of caviar and gin slings on hold ...
Today and already ensconced as we write, we have the Crystal Symphony in harbour.
Also due in is the Braemar, so today we have another double header.Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 06:09
Great photos guys of the last couple of day's cruises
Good to see the ever so glamourous SeaDream 1, cavier & gin slings MrB, now you're talking Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 20:01
The exciting and very glamourous Sea Dream I arriving here with us in Dover Harbour just a few minutes ago as I write ( 08.10). One wouldn't say no to a gin sling on the foredeck of that one...perhaps with just an ever-so-small dollop of caviar...
A couple of pictures of the colourful departures late last evening...
The Saga Pearl II turns in the inner harbour and is illuminated by a shaft of golden light from on high. Right next to it is the AIDA Luna which didn't go out until it was quite darkish. Earlier, in the pic below at around 19.00 or 7.00pm, the MV Azores made its way out into the open sea with France all aglow in the background enjoying the evening sun.
Well done with those ones below Mike. Great stuff!
A good reminder that one Colette...had forgotten for the moment.Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 08:11
Mike J., Dover
Another view of the AZORES, the first of today's visitors.
Whilst the AIDALUNA was swinging before berthing on Cruise-2 Trinity House's ALERT sneaked out under her stern after spending the night alongside the DAVID CHURCH.
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 21:30
Don't miss the inaugural visit of the luxurious SeaDream1 tomorrow at CT1 Friday, 15 August 2014 - 17:11
Beautiful photo there of DFDS Seaways with the lovely sandy beach of Calais
I will have to bag myself one of those terrific DFDS deals in September & with free wine too, Luvit!!! Rather fancy the France Gourmet week Friday, 15 August 2014 - 15:45
Well done Kevin, you got them covered there. Frantically busy this morning. Great to see three ships at once and all looking splendid. It greyed over very quickly but before it did I snapped the pictures above as two of the three ships approached. The other one escaped !!
Here we have the larger AIDA Luna and the Saga Pearl II approaching at long distance out of the early blazing sun. The sun vanished soon after.Friday, 15 August 2014 - 11:06
Kevin Charles, Dover
It's a three ship Friday at Dover Cruise Port, providing an interesting contrast in cruise ship design! We have the 60 year old Azores, with the Saga Pearl II, and the modern look of AIDAluna. Great sight in the harbour.
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 07:43
PaulB, Sea News, Dover.
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Thanks guys re the Lifeboat pictures, yes certainly is a tough game especially when the sea is rough like that.
RE UPDATE BELOW:Thanks for that update Colette...so we have a triple header today ..three cruise liners in all at once. Great stuff. AIDA Luna, MV Azores, Saga Pearl II. Plenty there for the cameras.
We have added the picture above to the DFDS press release, it shows the Dieppe Seaways in full flow with Calais Beach in the foreground. Many thanks to DFDS Seaways for the information as ever. A great deal for sure. Oh we love FREE WINE !
Friday, 15 August 2014 - 06:24
Cruise update for tomorrow Friday 15th August.
In addition to the AIDALuna & the Saga Pearl 11, the MV Azores will be at AP3, TR. She was last here in Dover in April this year Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 22:32
Howard McSweeney, Dover
Great shots of our lifeboat in action, to think people volunteer to go out in seas like that.
Steve Ladner of the BBC is one of them.
Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 18:54