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Thursday 18th June 2015

James Joyce photos. Stone ship expected.

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Le JAMES JOYCE outbound from Middle Dock Appledore. Photo N Hardaker
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James Joyce Naval Officer I/C and Pilot Roger Hoad (Right)
  Pictures taken by Norman Hardaker as the James Joyce proceeds to seaward early in the morning of Tuesday the 16th June 2015.

The TDC Pilot directs the rudder movements and engine movements to keep the vessel within the narrow channels on behalf of the Merchant trials Captain Jerry Waller.

The Naval crew work the ship otherwise until she is accepted with all defects remedied when their Captain will take command. The Chief engineer for the trials was Steve Roberts.

James Joyce is scheduled to sail on July 2nd am tide, after some final adjustments to her port engine. The Pilot will be Paul Gyurgyak.

A Stone carrying ship is due at YELLAND at the end of this month/ early next month. A ship is yet to be nominated.

Pilot boat crew were Thom Flaxman and Keith Stevens.