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Title: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on June 10, 2018, 03:40:48 pm
Are there any photos yet of the two new ferries being built by Remontowa in Gdansk? apart from on the attached site.

https://853london.com/2018/05/17/new-woolwich-ferry-vessels-take-to-the-water-for-the-first-time/

They are replacing the trio of old ferries at Woolwich, London and are due before the end of the year.

Regards

Bob


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on August 18, 2018, 01:05:58 pm
https://www.passengership.info/news/view,london-battery-ferries-on-target-for-2018-delivery-date_51700.htm


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: davidships on August 20, 2018, 07:47:04 am
Photo here just after launch on 17 May.  Both BEN WOOLLACOTT (IMO 9822011) and DAME VERA LYNN (IMO 9822023) launched same day.
https://853london.com/2018/05/17/new-woolwich-ferry-vessels-take-to-the-water-for-the-first-time/ (https://853london.com/2018/05/17/new-woolwich-ferry-vessels-take-to-the-water-for-the-first-time/)


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on September 25, 2018, 02:59:05 pm
I've heard that the first of the old ferries is to be towed away for scrap during the next couple of weeks, destination France.


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: john white on September 28, 2018, 04:21:53 pm
french tug arriving 29/9/18 at Woolwich


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on September 29, 2018, 07:13:34 am
Yes John, TSM KERMOR due 16.00 today but in the estuary now!


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on September 29, 2018, 03:52:34 pm
Tug passed Tilbury at 10.30, now alongside the John Burns at Woolwich.


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: davidships on October 03, 2018, 11:49:40 am
TSM KERMOR due to sail with JOHN BURNS tomorrow 0845, per PLA


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 03, 2018, 01:25:48 pm
Thanks David, there's been three departure times so far but hopefully this one is correct :-)


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: davidships on October 04, 2018, 09:36:12 am
Wishful thinking.
Now showing tomorrow (5th) at same time!


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 04, 2018, 10:09:07 am
Probably correct being as I can't get to see the departure tomorrow :-(


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 05, 2018, 04:10:53 pm
ETD now 09.00 on the 7th (PLA) - waiting for a weather window.

The service with the old ferries finished on Friday 5th, new service with new ferries due to start towards the end of the year.


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 07, 2018, 02:34:06 pm
And there she goes.

JOHN BURNS passing Tilbury under tow of TSM KERMOR and assisted at the rear by CHRISTINE


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 17, 2018, 02:00:48 pm
TSM KERMOR due back at Woolwich again on the 21st to collect the next ferry for scrap.


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 20, 2018, 08:40:55 am
First of the new ferries, BEN WOOLLACOTT, now stationary outside Gdansk with AIS showing destination Tilbury.
Is she able to make the voyage on her own?

Second ferry, DAME VERA LYNN,showing sea trails.


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 20, 2018, 11:30:01 am
BEN WOOLLACOTT
ETA Tilbury 27/10/18 @ 13:00

via Kiel on 23/10


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: john white on October 24, 2018, 12:12:31 pm
not showing on pla arrivals list at the moment


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 24, 2018, 12:44:43 pm
She had "ETA Tilbury 27/10/18 @ 13:00" showing on her AIS on Marinetraffic when she left Gdansk before it changed to Kiel.


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Phil English on October 24, 2018, 01:02:44 pm
Ben Woollacott has been berthed at Kiel since Monday afternoon, with no further destination showing. I am sceptical that the new ferries have the necessary certificates and crew accommodation to cross the North Sea under their own power. However - I could still be proved wrong.

Brgds
Phil


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 24, 2018, 01:35:11 pm
Someone has just suggested to me that she might have stopped at Kiel for a check up at the nearby Voith Schneider facility!

I assume from that she has a Voith Schneider propulsion system?


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Timsen on October 24, 2018, 06:48:00 pm
According to the media, the stop is caused by the bad weather. Here is a German report on the ferry: http://www.kn-online.de/Lokales/Nord-Ostsee-Kanal/Die-ersten-drei-neuen-Faehren-fuer-den-Nord-Ostsee-Kanal-vor-Auftragsvergabe
http://www.kn-online.de/Mehr/Bilder/Bilder-Nord-Ostsee-Kanal/Fotostrecke-Neue-Hybrid-Faehre-fuer-die-Themse#chart=2


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: davidships on October 24, 2018, 08:10:46 pm
DAME VERA LYNN has been on sea trials, so presumably not far behind.

Interesting that they have been registered Funafuti under Tuvalu flag by delivery contractors International Maritime Services Pty Ltd, Fremantle WA:
BEN WOOLLACOTT (ON 35781818, c/s T2HR5) / DAME VERA LYNN (ON 35791818, c/s T2HT5)

After delivery to TFL/Briggs Marine they will be:
BEN WOOLLACOTT (c/s MDTW8, MMSI 232017796) / DAME VERA LYNN (c/s MDTW9, MMSI 232017797)


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 25, 2018, 03:39:04 pm
Two down, one to go.

The second Woolwich ferry, JAMES NEWMAN, under tow for Le Havre for scrapping


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 31, 2018, 10:12:18 am
The last one, ERNEST BEVIN, left this morning at 05.30. Too early for me :-)


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: davidships on October 31, 2018, 10:30:03 am
DAME VERA LYNN just leaving Gdynia - ETA Kiel 2/11.
Suspect delivery contractors using one crew for both ships, and using Rendsburg as a safe staging point.


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: miraflores on October 31, 2018, 10:49:11 am
Wind and weather situation German North Sea coast this morning:
https://ibb.co/ipTTyL


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: rainville on November 02, 2018, 07:04:21 pm
If the weather is ok, ( waves less than 2 m ) both Ferries will start her voyage to Tilbury dock on Sunday 07.00 hrs.


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Ben on November 03, 2018, 03:56:19 pm
Has anybody managed to get photos of the three ferries at the breakers ??


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: davidships on November 03, 2018, 08:03:24 pm
Anyone know for sure where the scrapyard is at le Havre?
I have an idea that it might be in the Tancarville Canal here (there's a public road opposite):
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ych85qsr

But I think that the ferries may have been parked in the "Garage de Graville":
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycfhzyee


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on November 04, 2018, 11:50:35 am
Both are just approaching the southern locks before entering the Elbe. ETA Tilbury on the 6th


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Ben on November 04, 2018, 12:54:47 pm
Anyone know for sure where the scrapyard is at le Havre?
I have an idea that it might be in the Tancarville Canal here (there's a public road opposite):
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ych85qsr

But I think that the ferries may have been parked in the "Garage de Graville":
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ycfhzyee

Will the latest ais track not help? I believe they are being broken up by Gardet & de Bezenac Recycling

Photo of John burns at the location here
https://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/un-bac-londonien-est-arrive-au-havre-pour-y-etre-deconstruit


Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: davidships on November 04, 2018, 09:04:21 pm
Yes, Ben, that's the location I suggested, viewed from the road opposite (with a better camera than Google street view!)

http://www.baudelet-environnement.fr/nos-installations-2/pole-ferrailles-et-metaux/le-chantier-de-demantelement-maritime/



Title: Re: Woolwich Ferry
Post by: Robert J Smith on November 06, 2018, 12:42:58 pm
Both new ferries arrived today and are now in Tilbury Docks.