Monthly Archives: May 2017

Hythe Ferry Progress Report 3

The original intention for Blue Funnel Ferries Limited was to have Great Expectations back in service on the 11th May, making the refit last just 9 days. Due to finding more issues after years of neglect (which would take a … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Funnel Ferries Limited, General, Southampton | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Parade of Sail 2017

The inaugural event took place on the 27th May, during Southampton Sailing Week. Unfortunately, after a glorious week, the weather changed but at least it had stopped raining. The schedule of events went like this: 12:15pm – An announcement over … Continue reading

Posted in General, Southampton | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome Back Norwegian Cruise Line!

Until 2008, Southampton only saw the odd ship. Norway was a semi-regular caller since 1980 and we also saw Norwegian Crown (now Balmoral), which I missed. Dover was their UK home port so it was a surprise to get Norwegian … Continue reading

Posted in Norwegian Cruise Line, Southampton | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hythe Ferry Progress Report 2

Well slightly sooner than intended for an update but that’s because I went to see some progress and also catch up with an old, much-missed friend. Hotspur IV has been at Saxon Wharf for three years thanks to White Horse … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Funnel Ferries Limited, General, Hythe, Southampton | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hythe Ferry Progress Report 1

I’ve been posting about the Hythe ferry since 2015 so am glad the business has proper owners who care about the service. Β These brief, occasional blogs will be updates with what Blue Funnel are doing. With the imminent refit of … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Funnel Ferries Limited, General, Hythe, Southampton | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Southampton Welcomes Svitzer Adira

Today, Svitzer’s brand new 80 bolland pull tug, Svitzer Adira, arrived in her new home. Built in Turkey at Sanmar, she is an RAstar 2800 design and the largest of the Svitzer fleet in Southampton. The last two tugs ordered … Continue reading

Posted in General, Southampton | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment