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Bob Scott
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« on: May 27, 2020, 10:16:11 am »

Does anyone know why some of the cruise ships laid-up in Weymouth Bay are, it seems, taking it in turn to sail to Dover, dock for a while and then sail back? P&Oís AURORA sailed from Dover yesterday and has now been replaced by ARCADIA. Also yesterday, Cunardís QUEEN VICTORIA sailed up into the Dover Strait and then turned around, without calling in Dover port, and sailed back to Weymouth
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 10:43:41 am »

Someone else will need to reply "why" but re cruise ships this has been a regular turnaround at Southampton and the Nab anchorage. eg 3 in , 3 out regularly/ since virus. Destinations/arrivals given ... Channel cruise, World, local coastal,unknown port/coastal ..all meaning similar.
see http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk/Live_Information/Shipping_Movements_and_Cruise_Ship_Schedule/Planned_Movements/ for next few days.

Also http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk/Live_Information/Shipping_Movements_and_Cruise_Ship_Schedule/Cruise_Ship_Schedule/  for cruise ships only in/out . Some days 1 day turnaround, other times 3 days etc.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 12:17:39 pm »

I told that the cruises to nowhere are to dump "grey" water and maybe make fresh water from sea water, they just cruise up and down the channel.
As for docking at Dover ?? maybe to dispose of "black" water, stores ..
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 11:07:04 am »

Perhaps also to replenish stores for the remaining crew.
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regards Glencairn :-) :pint:
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