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Mersey Traffic - Afternoon Tide - July 09, 2011

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2011

The following photographs of traffic on the afternoon tide of Saturday July 10, 2011 were photographed from the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's MANANNAN inbound on her 15:00 sailing from Douglas to Liverpool.
SARPEN of Lundqvist Shipping outbound from Tranmere - 16:26BST SVITZER STANLOW outbound near Q1 to BODIL KNUTSEN bound for Tranmere 16:29 BSTChemical / Oil Products Tanker  MAR ELENA in Queen's Channel 16:29 BST
MAR ELENA (Marot Naviera of Spain)) was heading for Huskisson #3 branch dock.The collier CSL CLYDE (ex CLYDENES) inbound on one her her regular runs. 16:31The German owned general cargo ship BUTES - built 2010 - inbound in Queens' Channel for Bromborough River Wall. 16:32 BST
CLIPPER PACE inbound for Brocklebank Dock, Liverpool rounds Crosby Bend at 16:35 BST
The 1996 built bulk carrier ANARCHOS of the Entrust Maritime Company of Greece seen outbound from Seaforth Dock rounds Crosby bend passing CLIPPER PACE inbound - 16:38 BST
With the outbound traffic cleared MANANNAN was able to pass CLIPPER PACE at 16:42.

OAKGARTH outbound to the Liverpool Bay OSI to assist SVITZER CALDAY handling MOSKOVSKY PROSPECT. 16:51 BST.

The Turkish general cargo ship MUSTAFA YAGCI outbound from Birkenhead Docks. It is unusual to see a vessel carrying containers out of Birkenhead. Just as rare is the once prolific Sea Containers logo. Since bankruptcy and reorganisation into SeaCo Limited the solitary box serves as a reminder of when the original company had a significant presence on the Irish Sea  a decade ago not just in boxes but as proprietors of the Isle of Man Steam Packet and Seacat Scotland. 16:59 BST.
Floating work platform L&M CONSTRUCTOR seen returning to Birkenhead Docks. Meanwhile ROYAL DAFFODIL passes. 17:20 BST

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