I seem to recall someone posting photos of new coasters passing through Budapest on their way from the shipyard at Komarno to the sea. I cannot now find these images, nor can I recall the name of the photographer. Can anyone help please?
This event has a chequered history - with very little of maritime interest. Five years ago there was a very unpleasant incident when two gentlemen staffing the Merchant Navy Association stall were treated abysmally by a council official. On their stall they had a bucket in which customers could place loose change following purchases. A council official claimed that that they needed a licence for such a "charity collection". Legally that was not a charity collection but the council official nevertheless created a very unpleasant scene - and even came the next day with a team of heavy-handed security personnel. All much to the embarrassment of the festival organiser.
I certainly expressed my thoughts to the leader of the Borough Council and requested a formal investigation.
Incidentally the 2017 festival was not staged by ABP Port of Ipswich but by Ipswich Borough Council with ABP as partners.