Thursday 22nd March 2012

Abis Belfast berths at Appledore

mv ABIS BELFAST berthed at Appledore New Quay yard at 0500hrs this morning to load more steel sections for the Aircraft carrier project at ROSYTH. She is due to sail on Saturday late afternoons tide. Pilot Paul Gyurgyak reported no problems with the transit in fresh easterly winds. She had a draught of 3.6m aft. These ships are quite sensitive to wind, being high sided and especially at this reduced draught. Pilot boat crew John Pavitt (cox) and Thom Flaxman.