Friday, 26 March 2010

Ostend Spirit

Good to see pilot captain T doing a grand job in bringing the Ostend Spirit in. The OS dwarfs the other vessels, lets hope Trans europa and LD can fill her up. The P&O resumption of the Dover Zebruggee line can't be welcome in the trans europa camp.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Ostend Spirit

I hear the dredging has not gone as planned and the Ostend Spirit will only be able to come in at high water, which cannot be much good for a regular service. Does anyone have any information on this ??
Rumour is a berthing trial in imminent, possibly tomorrow on the evening high water.

London Array

Excellent news about London array, but i think the jobs are over egged, certainly for the locals, but it will be good if they get a local builder to build the office block and warehouse.There have been over a hundred at the thanet offshore site, but not many locals.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Councillor Watkins

What an excellent letter in the IOTG, my spies tell me that every capital bid put in by the harbour for the last 7 years has been rejected, the bean counters want to squeeze the jolly tars until they squeal and not spend any dosh. A fine supporter of the harbour had a very good tale about a donkey, which is very much what tdc have done to the harbour.


It was sad to see the Crestway go on Friday, I had got used to her potterings between Ramsgate and Dover, I trust that she was successful in her endeavours and we will not see the new supership hard and fast aground.
It will be a prestigous job for the pilot bringing such a vessel back to the port. A shame that their does not seem to be any dredging going on in the harbour this year, they made such a good start last year, and I understood it was going to be continued this year. Lots of nashing of teeth at the temple and at vattenfall if all the yachts end up on the putty.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Marina & Gold Anchors

I picked up on one of the blogsites that the marina has only got 3 anchors now, anyone substaniate this ? A bit of a shock I always thought that they took pride in their anchors.Down to lack of investment by tdc i suppose.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Dredging......At last

Good to see the sospan dau busy + a rather small plough, i understand the crestway will be coming soon to really go to town on the turning circle, I just hope with her draft there won't be too much down time. It would be interesting to know when the harbour and marina are going to get dredged, hopefully all the budget won't go on the ferry port and the leisure and fishing boats will get some decent water as well. Vattenfall Ramsgate week will be dissappointed if the west marina is not dredged by august.

Monday, 1 March 2010


I have been scanning the horizon on this fine sunny day, but no sign of a fast craft, are we all suprised. I do understand that Euroferries have a signed agreement with TDC, but whether it is worth the paper its written on is a different matter.
We are more likely to see the ex prins filip before Easter than the Euroferries express.
I did see Cllr Kirby's comment re the car parking has he taken over the port from his emminence Cllr Latchford does anyone know?
Unfortunately speaking to thosewho know he is speaking a load of tosh, the carpark is going to have a few quid spent on it but not what it needs.