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Morocco bound

Moored behind HMS Albion in Canada Dock on Sauturday was the Chemical/Oil Products tanker Lady Jasmine, wearing the Tunisian flag. As I was wandering around the flight deck of Albion the Lady Jasmine was manouvered out of her berth and taken through the dock system by three tugboats. It was a pleasure to watch the skill of the tugboat captains in moving such a large vessel through a very confined space. The ship was heading for Jorf Lasfar in Morocco.

The Liverpool Pilot was high on the bridge directing the operation whilst some of the crew was in the bow with the forward tow and one member decided to record the passing of Albion on his mobile phone.

Morocco bound

Moored behind HMS Albion in Canada Dock on Sauturday was the Chemical/Oil Products tanker Lady Jasmine, wearing the Tunisian flag. As I was wandering around the flight deck of Albion the Lady Jasmine was manouvered out of her berth and taken through the dock system by three tugboats. It was a pleasure to watch the skill of the tugboat captains in moving such a large vessel through a very confined space. The ship was heading for Jorf Lasfar in Morocco.

The Liverpool Pilot was high on the bridge directing the operation whilst some of the crew was in the bow with the forward tow and one member decided to record the passing of Albion on his mobile phone.

comments (8)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 19 Jun 2007, 08:58
I LOVE how these ships have lady names, Les. Don't know why but that always tickles me. Maybe the guys can take the passage better knowing they're on/with a lady. smile

I like your collage treatment here.
Les Auld: As Alistair says, naming is a tradition, althoughthere are many ships named after places as well. Appreciate the comment though.
Terrific collage.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment.
Very cool Les.
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment, thanks.
  • Alistair
  • www.digiphotology.com
  • 19 Jun 2007, 16:37
Like the treatment Les and interesting narrative.

For Ginnie's benefit, ships are by tradition of the female gender and hence tend to have female names.

Here is a Wikipedia link-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style_archive_(ships_as_%22she%22)
Les Auld: Thanks Alistair for both the comment and the information as well.
Well you just know I`m going to like this one too! Love the presentation. (:o)
Les Auld: Glaad you like it, I've a few more that I will post over the next week or so.
Has realizado una presentación muy interesante de las labores portuarias, destacando ese color naranja llamativo ! smile

You have made a very interesting presentation of the harbor workings, emphasizing that color showy orange! smile
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Jose, the orange of the hull seemed to glow in the midday sun.
Nice montage. All the best, Dave
Les Auld: Thanks Dave, appreciate your taking time to comment.
Like very much your collage - Boats drive me into infinite dreams !
Les Auld: Keep on dreaming Zeb, thanks for the comment.

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