Monday 5th March 2012

Seafoxtrot,Barge, Matthew, Forseti.

The Damen Shoalbuster tug Sea Foxtrot  towing a large barge is steaming towards Appledore from PORTSMOUTH ready to collect the Bulbous bow section and deck section for the second aircraft carrier for the British Royal Navy. Weather permitting she will enter the estuary and berth outside of the covered yard on Tuesday for high water 1640hrs assisted by the Williams shipping small tug WILLCHALLENGE from Milford Haven. On wednesday am she will be winched into the drydock covered yard ready to be loaded. She will then be towed out possibly on the Friday am tide to New Quay middle yard berth ready to sail on a subsequent tide depending on the weather.

The replica vessel Matthew will arrive on the same tide from PORTISHEAD and berth at BIDEFORD QUAY where she will load stores before departing on the same tide to anchor off CLOVELLY on her way to Fowey slip. then on to LONDON for the Jubilee celebrations. She plans to fire her cannons prior to berthing at Bideford.

Also the FORSETI will arrive on Thursday am tide - depending on how fast she discharges her cargo at SHARPNESS - and load logs the same day for Wismar in Germany.