Saturday, December 27, 2014
The vessel first arrived off Hope's Nose on July 11th and has remained there constantly apart from one or two bunkering (refuelling) transits.
There is no destination listed for the Gas Arctic and it may be a possibility that the ship is waiting for a contract to be arranged.
The Gas Arctic (length 89 metres, width 32 metres) is less than half the size of the Sanko Mineral (189 X 32) which anchored in Babbacombe Bay for nearly a year and so will afford the crew a far less comfortable platform for a lengthy stay.
Posted by MR CRUISEDOG at 14:05
Friday, December 26, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
|The Gas Arctic off Hope's Nose|
The vessel first took up station off Hope's Nose over five months ago on July 11th from Aveiro, Portugal. She is owned by Ventspils Gases Ltd of Malta, a subsidiary of Stealthgas, Greece.
The Gas Arctic was in collision with CV Spring Bok some 6 nautical miles south of Dungeness on March 24, 2012 and suffered minor damage to her stern. The fault lay with the Spring Bok.
The vessel has departed for bunkering on a couple of occasions but has always returned to virtually the same position off Hope's Nose.
Could this be the start of another Sanko type saga?
Posted by MR CRUISEDOG at 23:15
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Posted by MR CRUISEDOG at 13:47
Friday, December 19, 2014
|The likeness is unmistakable ...|
Well, he has certainly roamed afar, for he has been sighted outside the Thatched Tavern at Maidencombe - as can be verified in the photo above.
I think I have your attention now and can remind you that this evening is the Christmas Carol Singalong from the Thatched Tavern pub from 7 pm.
The Roaming Roy Dog may not be there - but everyone else will be!
Posted by MR CRUISEDOG at 01:46
Thursday, December 18, 2014
|Front cover of First Edition|
Copies of the first edition are going quickly. The 32 page full colour A5 booklet is on sale at £4 or £5 with P & P. Orders can be placed with either the Thatched Tavern or the Orestone Manor.
Posted by MR CRUISEDOG at 15:30
Thursday, December 11, 2014
|Unusual sight of three container ships off Maidencombe|
Posted by MR CRUISEDOG at 17:35
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Charles Thomas Howard's (1865-1942) interpretation is most interesting. The presence of the cliff railway (letter A) dates the postcard as post 1926 but the absence of the ill-fated Ridgemont House (built 1930's) on the headland (letter B) narrows the date of painting to around 1928. The breccia and red sandstone division (letter C) has gone as has the interesting geological breccia stack (letter D) slightly offshore of the Gentlemen's Bathing Place. The sea-stack was swept aside by a horizontal, high velocity run out lobe.
The geological fault line running down the valley (directly behind B & C) was long known and despite the open cast, inherently unstable red sandstone cliff, no measures were put into place before the slip commenced in February of 2010. By then, it was too late to halt the forces of nature.
Posted by MR CRUISEDOG at 16:47