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Union Diamond

Postby Whickham » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:36 am

UNION DIAMOND inwards with barge SMITBARGE 8 for A&P's West Quay 15/08/2017.
Wonder what she is here to pick up? SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH's stern maybe?

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Re: Union Diamond

Postby Whickham » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:39 am

UNION DIAMOND outwards again 15/08/2017 having left the barge.
She is outwards to the anchorage to wait there a few days before picking the barge back up again.

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Re: Union Diamond

Postby creemaster » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:17 pm

We see Union Diamond slowly moving down the meandering river and then observe her sitting patiently out at sea while the hordes of workers swarm around the barge.
In time she will return to the river, connect herself to the barge once more and return to sea, perhaps never to return to the river for weeks, possibly months. Why that is we simply do not know.
Well that's the best Attenbourgh/Boaty McBoat Face impression you'll get here
And as it is national tell a joke day, as well as 40 years since Elvis left the planet for Mars, just how many men does it take to lift Sir David Attenbourgh's stern ?
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Re: Union Diamond

Postby Whickham » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:16 pm

Nice one Graham and I have been "reliably informed" (Mr Blair no less) that Sir David's stern will be leaving early next week.
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Re: Union Diamond

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:28 pm

Union Diamond leaving the river for Birkenhead with the after block of Sir David Attenborough this afternoon.
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Re: Union Diamond

Postby northeast » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:41 pm

I see she is now DIAMOND under Maltese flag, change in Equasis 01/07/2018.
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