Sunday, June 18, 2017
Alongside at the refit berth by 08:00 this morning on her first visit this season, Variety Voyager. The 67 mtr mega yacht caters for 72 persons will visit the port of Holyhead another seven times this year.
13th June saw former Lizard lifeboat RNLB David Robinson return to the water after a visit to Holyhead boatyard. The pictures below capture her return alongside the marina ready for departure to a new life since leaving the service.
The Tyne class not long before entering the water.
Heading towards a berth at the marina.
Ex RNLB David Robinson approaches the berth.
Two pictures from the 2nd June 2017, Corinthian a regular visitor to the refit berth during cruise season. Then during the same day at the Rio Tinto jetty, Wind Server took up the North end of the jetty only to be joined later in the day by Willem De Vlamingh. all three visitors being seen at Holyhead during the past year.
Corinthian seen here at the refit berth 2nd June 2017.
Wind Server and Willem De Vlamingh at the jetty 2nd June 2017.
Two vessels pictured from the 1st June 2017. First up an arrival in to the public quay, Jif Challenger. This 34m multi purpose vessel belongs to Jifmar services of France. Next up a visit to the marina by Smit Romney, Dover was home to Smit Romney which was built in Norway 2003 and is waterjet propelled and can reach a top speed of 35 knots.
Jif Challenger entering the port past the Admiralty pier lighthouse on the 1st June 2017.
Jif Challenger passing port control.
Final approach to come alongside the public quay.
Smit Romney all fast alongside at the marina.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Arrived at the pilot station 11:15 this morning with her berth being the Rio Tinto jetty, Willem De Vlamingh. The 115 mtr cable laying ship was alongside for about two hours and is currently North of the breakwater light at anchor. Part of the Jan De Nul group of Belgium, this ship is equipped for subsea cable and umbilical installations and in a fleet of four with two more being built they can undertake work worldwide.
Visiting terminal 4 on the 21st August 2016, Shannon Fisher. The 85 mtr oil products tanker belonging to James Fisher & sons departed Antwerp on the 18th August and spent nearly three days at sea before requesting a pilot for her final leg into Holyhead ports outer harbour.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Afon Las, currently at Holyhead is seen here just before going to the aid of the Caribbean Princess cruise ship on the 3rd of August 2016.
Cruise ship Clio entering the inner harbour on the 8th August 2016
North Sea logistics Enterprise at the marina fuelling berth on the 10th August 2016.
12th August 2016 Boskalis workboat F48 seen here at a mooring in the outer harbour after returning from Dublin.
Two MTS vessels, The MTS Vulcan 2 and MTS Vector alongside Holyhead Towings Afon Las at the public quay on the 13th August 2016.
Clio returning to the inner harbour on the 14th August 2016. She will return to the refit berth four more times by the end of the cruise ship season.
Arrived in to a berth at the marina yesterday, RNLB Edward And Barbara Prigmore. The 16 mtr Tamar class lifeboat, a relief fleet member entered the port at 12:45 and is quite possible to have a scheduled visit to the yard.
Arrived in to a berth at the marina on the 14th August, Seacat Endevour. The 21 mtr windfam support vessel belonging to Seacat Services had an overnight stay before a scheduled visit to the boatyard the next day.
Seacat Endeavour enjoying the morning sunshine on the 15th August 2016.
Seacat Endeavour high and dry on the yard 16th August 2016.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Two arrivals at the port of Holyhead yesterday. First and berthing at the refit berth Clio, The 100 mtr cruise ship arrived in after an overnight crossing from Dublin. Second, Seajacks Hydra a 76 mtr jack up rig which has made her way here to the Rio Tinto jetty from Great Yarmouth.
Clio alongside the refit berth yesterday evening.
Seajacks Hydra all fast at the Rio Tinto jetty yesterday evening.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Arrived to a berth at the marina at 11:20 today, Njord Petrel. The 19 mtr windfarm support vessel is owned by Njord Offshore, she is a first time visitor to the port and also another part of Njord Offshore windfarm support fleet to have now used Holyhead over the last few weeks.
Njord Petrel rounding the breakwater light this morning.
Approaching a berth at the marina.
Njord Petrel manouevres to come alongside.
Monday, July 04, 2016
Arrived in to the marina yesterday evening, Janneke. The 15 mtr bed levelling tug belonging to Baggerbedrijf De Boer/Dutch Dredging arrived in for an overnight stopover whilst on route to Liverpool from Milford Haven. Janneke is following in the footsteps of her running mate Kees JR in also having visited the port of Holyhead.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Arrived in to the refit berth this morning from being anchored West of the Lleyn Peninsula and in turn a two days steam from Rotterdam, Deep Helder. The 64 mtr multi purpose survey vessel belonging to DeepOcean was built in 2014 and has facilities to work in many subsea fields while comfortably accomodating up to 50 personnel.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Holyheads first encounter with a Shannon class lifeboat was pictured this morning. Alongside at the marina on an overnight stopover was RNLB Kenneth James Pierpoint, The 13 mtr lifeboat was on route to her new home in Fleetwood after fitting out at Poole in Dorset
Friday, June 24, 2016
Arrived in to the Rio Tinto jetty at 07:45 this morning, Balmoral. The 217 mtr cruise ship belonging to Fred Olsen cruise lines is no stranger to Holyhead having visited many years ago as the Crown Odyssey. The vessel has been named Crown Odyssey twice and also named Norwegian Crown twice, Then on handover in 2007 to her current owners she was then lengthened by 30 metres and is their largest vessel.
Fred Olsen's Balmoral rounding the breakwater light.
Balmoral performing a turn off the Rio Tinto jetty.
Final manouevring to come astern to the jetty.
Balmoral seen here as built, a 30 mtr shorter Crown Odyssey departing Holyhead in 1996. Picture by A Herbert.
A view from the bridge, Crown Odyssey anchored off the breakwater light 1996. Picture by A Herbert.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Pictured departing the refit berth at 09:00 this morning THV Patricia. The vessel having already been included on the blog this week is featured as noticed on departure passengers on a working cruise. With 6 cabins available voyages are on her duties with bouywork, lightships and lighthouses around the UK and range from 7 to 14 nights. For more information on Trinity House flagship voyages visit their website below.
THV Patricia departing with passengers overlooking the work deck.
A heroic tale from a vessel at the marina today, Pictured this morning alongside at the marina Watson class lifeboat Swn Y Mor. The 46ft former St Davids lifeboat has been in private hands since 1973 and has completed many historic journeys including a circumnavigation of the globe as well as winning numerous awards at traditional sail events. One historic rescue is commemorated onboard with two plaques on either side of the vessel, During November 1956 crewman Ieuan Bateman lost his life on the vessels return after they had rescued all onboard the French trawler Notre Dame de Fatima in distress off Skokholm. Also included below is a more detailed link about the vessel.
Watson class Swn Y Mor at the marina this morning.
Basking in glorious sunshine
Some images of four commemorative plaques onboard Swn Y Mor.