Tuesday 8th March 2016

Irish Naval ship launch, mv Aberdeen.

New build naval ship AS 196 will be floated out of the drydock soon, however Wednesday's forecast may preclude this.

A decision will be made after 0800 hrs tomorrow morning after discussion with the Tug Skippers, Pilot and shipyard management, as to whether the gates of the drydock will be lowered for the evening tide or not.

In the event that the naval ship does not sail the Aberdeen loading clay at Bideford, subject to her finishing cargo, will sail on the evening tide instead.Aberdeen Bideford March 16
The ship at Bideford Quay awaiting cargo. Norman Hardaker