The beautiful, classic Hythe ferry, Hotspur IV, has been laid up rotting getting on for 18 months. Despite Malcolm Wade, Liberal councillor, making a few gestures, STILL nothing has changed except he got himself something new for the scrapbook. It’s absolutely heartbreaking knowing she could be alongside Hythe pier now if she’d been looked after properly.
Meanwhile the tug Asterix was nearby. Based at Fawley since 2014, she capsized in a storm on the 31st March 2015 while undocking a chemical tanker and both crew were rescued. She was successfully salvaged after 6 days on the 12th April. The investigation is currently ongoing.
To read more about the Hythe ferry, go here to an earlier post. https://linerlovers.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/save-hythe-ferry/