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Passing Lymington whilst on a scenic detour up into the Western Solent during a cruise sector from Portsmouth to Penzance.
On a scenic detour into the Western Solent whilst on a cruise sector from Portsmouth to Penzance.
Just passed Southsea War Memorial, about to enter Portsmouth Harbour.
The island of Alderney is in the background.
Passing Bembridge Lifeboat Station at the entrance to the Solent, inbound for Southampton.
A typically busy scene in the Eastern Solent, as Brasilia Highway heads inwards towards Southampton, car ferry St Clare and hovercraft Island Express head for the Isle of Wight, and St Cecilia is inbound for Portsmouth.
Just sailed from the Western Docks for Rouen. The container port is in the background.
Passing Ryde, Isle of Wight, at dusk, outbound from Southampton for Cobh.
In the Eastern Docks, preparing to sail for Leixoes.
Passing along the north coast of the Isle of Wight, outbound from Southampton for Copenhagen.
Passing Hythe, outbound from Southampton for Rouen.
Passing along the north coast of the Isle of Wight, inbound for Fawley. The Yarborough Monument is on top of the hill on the island.
Bournemouth Pier during the annual Air Festival weekend, with passenger boat Liberty Lass alongside.
Passing along the north coast of the Isle of Wight bound for Dover, after a rare morning departure from Southampton. In the foreground, hovercraft Island Express is on her regular run from Southsea to Ryde.
Passing the Semaphore Tower port control building, outbound for Lisbon.
At the cruise terminal, along with river cruise ship Viking Kvasir. Bunker barge Eloise is alongside, providing fuel.
Just rounded North Corner in Portsmouth Harbour, outbound for Lisbon. Portsdown Hill is in the background.
Coaster Sea Riss has just entered The Haven, inbound for Boston Dock, led by pilot boat Ralph Jenkin.
Fishing vessels at South Quay, with the tower of St Botolphs Church known as The Boston Stump beyond on the left.
The final approach to Boston Dock, with the dock entrance lock gate on the right, and the river berths on the left with pilot boat Ralph Jenkin alongside.
Bostons fishing fleet, powering purposefully up The Haven to offload their catches.
Passing Spurn Point lighthouse, inbound for Immingham at sunset.
Arriving in the Waalhaven, whilst sailing under her previous name of Borussia Dortmund.
At the Cruise Terminal, preparing to move to the docks. This vessel splits in two longitudinally to facilitate transport by road if required.
Heading up the IJ past the Ruijterkade river cruise ship quays.
Passing along the north coast of the Isle of Wight, inbound for Southampton.
Approaching the Forth Bridges, inbound for Grangemouth.
Passing under the Forth Road Bridge, inbound for Grangemouth.
Passing Redcar Bulk Terminal, outbound for Rotterdam, whilst sailing under her previous name of Bomar Pluto.
Approaching the mouth of the Tees, outbound for Rotterdam, whilst sailing under her previous name of Bomar Pluto.
Passing along the north coast of the Isle of Wight, inbound for ESSO Fawley. Apley Tower is on the shoreline on the left.
Waiting to go up to ESSO Fawley later that morning.
Heading down river during the parade of warships commemorating the Battle of the Atlantic. Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is on the hill top beyond.
Alongside in the First Military Tidal Dock. Beyond, large cruise ship Mein Schiff 6 is berthed in the commercial part of the port.
Heading south up river past the Birkenhead Docks area to get into position for a warships parade in commemoration of the Battle of the Atlantic.
In the Portsmouth Channel, outbound from a visit to Portsmouth Naval Base. The Isle of Wight is in the background.
Passing No Mans Land Fort and the Outer Spit Buoy, to head west through the Solent, having just departed from a visit to Portsmouth Naval Base. Admiralty pilot boat SD Solent Racer is in attendance at the stern, preparing to disembark the Portsmouth pilot.
Passing along Southsea Seafront, having just left Portsmouth Harbour, in parallel with German yacht Pegasus. Beyond is the submarine escape training tower at Gosport and, on the horizon, the chimneys of Fawley Oil Refinery.
Outbound from Portsmouth Harbour. On the left, workboat Voe III and Admiralty pilot boat SD Solent Racer are inbound for Portsmouth, and Godetias Belgian Navy fleet-mate M921 Lobelia is heading west through the Solent, having left Portsmouth Harbour just ahead of Godetia. The Isle of Wight is in the background.