Saturday March 18, 2000
|Outward Sailing: |
91 passengers 13 vehicles.
|08:10||Passed Brazil - increased speed|
|08:14||HMS GUERNSEY [P297] passed inbound for Canada #1. |
|08:16||Container Ship ZIM BRITAIN passed in bound for Seaforth.|
|08:25||Q9 - Coaster RIVER DART passed in bound.|
|08:28||Q1 left channel. |
Return ETA to Mersey Radio 16:00
|08:32||Outbound coaster |
|08:40||In bound cargo vessel|
|08:48||Passed to the north of Douglas Rig. An Eastbound Kosan LPG Tanker noted along with what looked to be a west bound survey vessel.|
|09:05||Great Orme's Head passed approximately 8 miles to port.|
|09:25||Point Lynas, Anglesey|
|09:45||Skerries Light off Anglesey. First officer informed passengers that SSCIII was running at 38 knots.|
|10:40||Call to Dublin Port Radio - 30 minutes to reporting point Charlie.|
|10:47||Overtook P&O's CELTIC STAR on her Liverpool to Dublin sailing.|
|11:10||Passed reporting point Charlie in bound and entered Dublin Bay. HSS STENA EXPLORER observed departing from Dún Laoghaire plus an outbound Dublin registered trawler.|
|11:12||Engine speed reduced. Radio messages suggested that there was a need to slow as the SuperSeaCat Berth 44 as it was currently occupied and the vessel would have to clear before SSCIII could berth. |
As SSCIII ran past berth 49, the main ferry terminal berth, JONATHAN SWIFT was boarding for her mid day sailing to Holyhead.
|11:41||Ropes On |
Crossing Time 3 hours: 46minutes
|Vessels Noted in Dublin: |
CANADIAN AGE II - Car Carrier, UNITED TRANSPORT - Tanker at oil terminal berth. VILLE - stone barge and MARI general purpose vessel which operates in conjunction with the VILLE. These to vessels being engaged on rebuilding work on the Great South Wall between Poolbeg Power Station and Poolbeg lighthouse.
Visible in the Alexandra Basin was a large UGLAND vessel presumed to be PARITA, no name was visible along with ARKLOW SPRAY and another cargo vessel.
On the south wall container berths up stream from the Sea Containers terminal were container ships MARGARITHA B, RHINE MASTER and MONIKA EHLER all chartered to BG Freight Line.
At 12:15 shortly before passenger boarding for the return journey commenced the CELTIC STAR passed in bound for the P&O Terminal on North Wall.