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HIBERNIA

Post by Henk » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:35 pm

These pictures show this tug just a few hours before she got an engine room fire! Probibly the last pictures in good health!
see also "Mayday"

Photo's: Ruud Zegwaard
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Re: HIBERNIA returns

Post by davidships » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:58 am

HIBERNIA back in service. Looks as if she had a quick shakedown on 2/3 out in the Estuary. Then sailed Chatham 5/3, towing GPS ATLAS, for Brunsbüttel.

http://www.tugspotters.com/dev/index.php?itemid=35313
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Re: HIBERNIA

Post by Flyers » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:17 pm

Good to see the old girl underway again.

Cheers David,

George. :D
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Re: HIBERNIA

Post by Tug Chief » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:37 am

Seems that GPS have also cut away a section of the stern looking at the photos of her leaving the Medway?

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Re: HIBERNIA

Post by davidships » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:22 pm

Indeed they have, Darren.

You can see it clearer at http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/ful ... id=1267792
Looks quite a neat job. Is this to increase towing gear life when towing low objects like pontoons?
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Re: HIBERNIA

Post by Tug Chief » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:03 pm

I am glad that the old girl is looking well again, she was simply too good of a tug to let die.

Give me her anyday with her 55 TBP than some fart arse Damen workboat with 55 TBP.

Brgds.

Darren.

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Re: HIBERNIA

Post by Henk » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:18 pm

davidships wrote:Indeed they have, Darren.

You can see it clearer at http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/ful ... id=1267792
Looks quite a neat job. Is this to increase towing gear life when towing low objects like pontoons?
That's right David, but I wonder why she don't have some gear protection at that picture if GPS concerning the life-time of that gear?
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Re: HIBERNIA

Post by Henk » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:21 pm

Tug Chief wrote:I am glad that the old girl is looking well again, she was simply too good of a tug to let die.

Give me her anyday with her 55 TBP than some fart arse Damen workboat with 55 TBP.

Brgds.

Darren.
I am fully agree with you Darren! Those where tugs and not Dinky Toys.
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Re: HIBERNIA

Post by davy k » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:45 pm

Tug Chief wrote:I am glad that the old girl is looking well again, she was simply too good of a tug to let die.

Give me her anyday with her 55 TBP than some fart arse Damen workboat with 55 TBP.

Brgds.

Darren.
Couln,nt have put it better myself Darren
cheers
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Re: HIBERNIA

Post by E28 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:10 pm

Hibernia, IMO7719686, is not well.
She is in the clag very, very deep in fact.

Today, Mon 14th October 2013 she has been detained by the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) and deemed 'dangerously unsafe'.
This occured at Portsmouth where she arrived on Sun 29th Sept 2013, intended to tow the type 22 frigate ex Cornwall from FLJ2 to Swansea for recycling on that Tuesday, 1st October.
This did not occur and since she has been across from Fountain Lake Jetty at the ferry terminal, with 1 small excursion 1 week ago round the harbour.
Her senior crew, all Russians, have been dismissed the ship, with her owners claiming there were some known minor issues which were due to be rectified upon arrival, with the ex Cornwall, at Swansea.
Her immediate future remains uncertain, but a replacement tug will be needed to take ex Cornwall on to her destination, which is ironic as instead of being the 1st of the 4 type 22' to depart Pompey, ex Cornwall be be the last.

I have put up loads of info on the movements of these 4 Type 22 frigates under..
Royal Naval Shipping, Type 22 Frigates thread.

****Update Sun 20th Oct 2013****
Hibernia, having departed Pompey yesterday, Sat 19th Oct,
has now 2030 hrs just arrived in the Medway for destination Chatham.

The job of towing the ex Cornwall from Pompey to Swansea will now be done by..
the 2010 built tug Neptun 10 IMO9568615 which having left Rotterdam,
will arrive at Pompey Mon 21st Oct 2013 0730 to Fountain Lake Jetty 2.
Depart 0815 Thurs 24th, arrival Swansea Sat 26th, rounding Lands End Fri evening.

In fact the pair did not arrive at Swansea until midday on Wed 30th due to much bad weather,
and spent a couple of days off Gorey, Eire to sit it out before heading South then East for Swansea.
On completion with the ex Cornwall delivered, Neptun 10 legged it round the top of Ireland to Killybegs, Co Donegal.
Raid - Trade - Aid
Thats all folks. Sean. E28

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