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Milford Haven 5 - Svitzer Waterston

Posted by
Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 27 June 2012 in Business & Industry.

This is a tug based in the area. It was built in 2008 but has a checkered history as you will see from the report below:


The day after her delivery voyage to Milford Haven, the tug Svitzer Waterston was conducting propulsion trials with her new master onboard. Two other local tug masters were also onboard taking the opportunity to start familiarising themselves with the tug.

During the full speed straight runs required for the trials, numerous alarms sounded on the bridge. These were cancelled with some difficulty as a result of the lack of familiarity of those onboard with the bridge equipment.

After the trials, as the tug headed back towards the harbour, one of the familiarisation skippers took the con to get a feel of the controls. During this time the tug left the main channel to the west and grounded briefly in the area of Chapel Rocks.

Subsequent investigations established that the port drive unit was seriously damaged and required dry docking for repairs to be conducted.

NIKON D90 1/400 second F/11.0 ISO 200 105 mm

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice frame - well composed

27 Jun 2012 6:21am

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

A lovely capture of this interesting looking place. :-)

27 Jun 2012 12:45pm

cassiel from Mexico, Mexico

Good shot, great history about

27 Jun 2012 8:25pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Very attractive seascape.

28 Jun 2012 1:23am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,Old West Wales boy, Germany

My cousin who´s Captain aboard a "Range Safety Boat" has had to pull the odd one of rocks.These Tugs seem to think they can go anywhere.

28 Jun 2012 6:07pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

nice dof and interest at each level.

29 Jun 2012 9:26pm

NIKON D90
1/400 second
F/11.0
ISO 200
105 mm