Sunday, June 18, 2017

NEW TITLE PICTURE.......Multratug 3 seen here at the Rio Tinto jetty 29th April 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.

Mega yacht Variety Voyager all fast at the refit berth.

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.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Some pictures below of other recent visitors to the port of Holyhead.

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.

RNLB Edward And Barbara Prigmore entering Holyhead marina yesterday.

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.

NEW TITLE PICTURE....Fred Olsen cruises Balmoral performing a swing off Holyhead breakwaters spit bouy on the morning of the 24th June 2016.

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.