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sogne

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    cunard
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  1. just hope she has no problems getting through the locks at Ijmuiden
  2. delayed arrival of fuel barge which according to AIS only arrived at approx. 1800 having left Zeebrugge at 0330 today
  3. Isabella was the French wife of Edward 11 who met a rather grisly end possibly at her connivance she became regent to her son Edward 111 this is hardly an appropriate choice surely possibly just a cover as many believe it will be Anne perhaps a surprise is in store to heighten the wow factor
  4. sogne

    Barcelona

    Cunard QV cancelled yesterday call went to Valencia instead
  5. As related to the topic generally AIS has QV just now leaving Cadiz bound Valencia on Saturday instead of Barcelona where demos etc are expected
  6. Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory
  7. Cunard will follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office
  8. given the tight squeeze for QE &QV through the canal I would imaginer her beam will be too great plus the air draft
  9. it should always be ultimately the captain's decision after consultation with senior officers and local pilots etc
  10. there are always more than one captain on a cruise ship most of whom are unqualified. In 2017 on Ventura we missed Kakatolon because of strong to gale NNE winds, as these winds were blowing offshore the sea was calm, they were however blowing almost right on the berth. Getting alongside and more importantly getting off an exposed berth in a small port which has no powerful tugs would have been difficult. However the numerous captains on board were loud in their comments ranging from saving port fees to not capable. Winds in the Med can be very unpredictable off the mountains with small but strong LP systems forming almost without warning.
  11. 2 TA emails 2day confirm registration opens 14 Oct 4sale 21 october
  12. According 2 a FB post 14 Oct 4 registering interest 21 Oct on sale
  13. if you do an AIS search on Marine Traffic for Lifeboat 17 18 based at Stornoway you will see she went to QE's position shortly before QE's departure at about 2015, I assume to do the medevac. QE would have advised Stornoway Coastguard of the medical problem and they would have requested a lifeboat launch as per normal UK procedure ( or helo if more appropriate), something I have been involved in more than once. I suspect HH can confirm.
  14. cmv vessel smaller so presumably could go nearer shore: back to original question re Amsterdam paying £8 would not bother us but unless the weather is extreme and Ijmuiden is closed you will dock there more times than not and will get to Amsterdam
  15. as I write she is 6.7 miles from the bridge at 17.7 knots eta times are almost always to the pilot station eg eta Southampton @ 0345 is for the Nab
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