Great news reporting on a happy outcome from …

Comment posted Yeoman Bontrup: Dawn date with the Lazarus ship by Murdoch MacKenzie.

Great news reporting on a happy outcome from what must have been a traumatic time for the ship and crew. Fire is an ever present danger in our lives and in the right conditions can be set off with the most minor “spark”.
The pictures of the slip at Oban bring back memories of the wonderful times when we would berth at Kerrera and shuttle back and forth on the marina ferry.
You should upload one of your pictures, ideally including some local scenery, to the Marine Traffic site to, hopefully, displace the sad picture that they tag to the ship at present.

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8 Responses to Great news reporting on a happy outcome from …

  1. Good on you Lynda – its great to see the fleet back to full strength at Glensanda.

    Well done to you both in making the early morning rendezvous in the amazing Coastal Connection machine..they are just as impressive as the Yeoman fleet but in a smaller scale!

    And well done Yeoman and Aggregate Industries for having the faith to put the Bontrup back to sea at a time when many ships will be being mothballed due to lack of business.

    Good Luck for the future to you all!

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    • Many thanks.
      Just had a look on AIS and she didn’t berth, but turned round to face south inside Lismore.
      Struan noticed that as she came past us she wasn’t carrying the warps looped down her port side that she used to have for berthing.
      These were caught by small boats going out to her and brought ashore by them to be put on the winches to assist in berthing.
      She must be anchored off.
      When you think about it, of course she wouldn’t be going back into service at once. She’s obviously going to lie off while the preparatory work is done, leaving the berth at the quarry free for normal operations to continue.

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  2. Very good to see her back again – with what appears to me a more conventional paint scheme, she looked a touch sinister before in the overall red oxide colour. Nice to see the Yeoman crest on the funnel, considering the Glensanda ownership name changes through Aggregate Industries to Holcim.

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  3. Great piece of detective work. Well done. Great to see her back in service after the trauma of the fire we witnessed as we sailed past two Julys ago. Visited her a couple of times while she was docked at Ijmuiden awaiting rebuild in Poland. There was a lot of damage. Looking forward to dodging her in the Sound of Mull this season.

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  4. Great news reporting on a happy outcome from what must have been a traumatic time for the ship and crew. Fire is an ever present danger in our lives and in the right conditions can be set off with the most minor “spark”.
    The pictures of the slip at Oban bring back memories of the wonderful times when we would berth at Kerrera and shuttle back and forth on the marina ferry.
    You should upload one of your pictures, ideally including some local scenery, to the Marine Traffic site to, hopefully, displace the sad picture that they tag to the ship at present.

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  5. Wonderful mornings work Lynda, reminds me when 4am. start was the norm! Why doesn’t good news (like this) get reported on the networks more often? and do upload the nice pics!

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