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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    I have a feeling that the Mersey Venture was having some repair work to one of its' propellers...I seem to recall one of them was very shiny (maybe new?). The tide was out a very long way at the time.
    It's the only time I've seen a ship at that location, right up against the river wall opposite the Kings dock car park.
    If it needed work on the propeller it would be towed into dry dock, as there is no lifting gear around there. It is a suction dredger. Was it dredging around the Canning river locks?



    They may have been inspecting the rudder/props. A cheap way to do it rather than pay for a dry dock. It takes time to pump out all that water and and then refill.

    The Venture mainly does the Liverpool Bay channels.
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    Cheers, Kev, ScouserDave, A D Williams, brilliant photo's.

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    Ha! that's my avatar having a rest.

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    This vessel was moving out to sea yesterday, but I just managed to capture the name 'Irish Sea Pioneer'. It look similar to the vessels mentioned in another thread. It moves under its' own power, so I'm guessing that the red 'hull' adjusts to become the 'platform' when it reaches its' destination. Looks wierd to see it move along the river like an upturned rig.
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    Tall ship training vessel taken from Birkenhead Priory


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    Cracking pics Kev & Razor.
    Razor, I was up on St Mary's Tower last week and the buggers locked me in! It was only 15:30. I almost broke the doors down before an assistant unlocked them. He told me that I should inform them before I go up there. I told him to put up a big bluddy sign saying so!

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    The big blobby cloud was there all day. From Fiddlers Ferry, so I was told.


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    Razor's post just reminded me that the main reason I was on St Mary's Tower was to take a pic of the stricken Sea Express.


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    That's the reason I went up the tower,but my camera was'nt good enough to take a picture shooting straight into the sunlight,even standing on the rickety old chair I found at the top of the stairs to hold the door open and shield the lens did'nt help,so thanks for the picture.
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    Excellent pics Gerard . Is that u in the first pic? There's a Liverbird on that jacket!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Excellent pics Gerard . Is that u in the first pic? There's a Liverbird on that jacket!

    Thanks Kev,No not me mate,I only went fishing once in Stanley Park years ago..Too many Snakes and worms involved !!

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    Brilliant pics Gerard. Here's a few I've taken over the past week or two. First one's from St George's Tower and the other two are by Canada Dock.






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