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A Busy Weekend at Douglas

Photographs  Jenny Williamson 2008

The waters around the Isle of Man over the weekend of May 31 / June 01, 2008 were particularly busy as recorded by Jenny Williamson.

BALMORAL arriving at Douglas from Whitehaven - offshore support vessel NORMAND TONJER on Victoria Pier

STENA CALEDONIA arrivingLAGAN VIKING passing Chicken RockLaxey Towing Co's Karina

Jenny writes: "The fishing boat in front  of the Ben is DH (Dartmouth) 71, CRUSADER, registered in Kingswear - a bit out of it's normal area I suspect! A number of these photographs were taken from Balmoral, on which we enjoyed a very good cruise to Calf of Mann."

KARINA & STENA CALEDONIAFishing Vessel CrusaderBEN-MY-CHREE arriving at Douglas. 
When STENA CALEDONIA arrived on Sunday morning she required attention for a rope caught in her bow thrusters which delayed her return sailing to Heysham. She is seen here on Sunday June 01 flying both Stena Line and Isle of Man Steam Packet Co house flags in addition to the 'divers down' flag. The diving support vessel KESH VARREY was in attendance.

NORMAND TONJER, the rig support vessel, is registered in Skudeneshaven.   She left for an hour or two, then returned to Douglas! She had been in for repairs to her computer system. SNAEFELL is already showing a bit of wear and tear - note the blue paint showing through on her port bow!I think we "ticked off " everything except P&O Express - she was too early for us!


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