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PostPosted: 26 Jun 2016, 15:31 
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Seen at the V&A (today) having been there some time now....The 71.4m Conversion expedition 'ENIGMA XK' was built in 1987 by Richards Shipbuilders & refitted in 2013 & accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 rooms incl a master suite, 4 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. Capable of carrying 19 crew & cruising at 11 Knots (max 18 knts) with range of 12,000nm from her 220,000 litre fuel tank.


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PostPosted: 26 Jun 2016, 16:23 
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Doug, you been visiting the book ship?

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PostPosted: 26 Jun 2016, 16:53 
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Dean wrote:
Doug, you been visiting the book ship?

Yep I was working on her yesterday and was invited to lunch onboard today (complete with tour, engine room etc ) :smt023 :D


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PostPosted: 26 Jun 2016, 17:16 
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The "Tatoosh" in the V&A Waterfront this evening :D

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WOW! :shock:

That must be the fanciest super yacht i've seen here!

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Finally, a decent pic of one of the ex SA Navy minesweepers!
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One of the (if not) biggest container ships' to call in Cape Town, the 300 meter Maersk Skarstind

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Rosh wrote:
Finally, a decent pic of one of the ex SA Navy minesweepers!
One of the (if not) biggest container ships' to call in Cape Town, the 300 meter Maersk Skarstind


Nice capture there Rosh. That container ship must've had fun departing in these gale force winds :lol:


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PostPosted: 04 Sep 2017, 10:42 
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Not in the Bay, but:

1. A twin sister of former SAS Outeniqua
2. An old visitor and former 'part of the fleet', Algoa.



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Not quite seen, but ...

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DRAMA AT CAPE TOWN AS MARINE PILOT FALLS INTO SEA FROM BOARDING LADDER

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The bitumen tanker Acacia Noir. Picture: courtesy Shipspotting, appearing in Africa PORTS & SHIPS maritime news

There was drama in Table Bay on Monday night (4 September) when a Port of Cape Town marine pilot slipped and fell from the boarding ladder as she was boarding a merchant ship.

The incident occurred as the pilot was on the ladder while attempting to board the asphalt/bitumen tanker, ACACIA NOIR (5895-dwt, built 2004).

The tanker, operated by Swedish company Wisby Tankers AB, was inbound and approaching the port where it was met by the pilot boat Petrel at approximately 21h40 with the pilot onboard, who then proceeded onto the ship’s ladder.

Details of how she fell are not available but the pilot presumably lost her grip and fell into the waters of Table Bay. She was wearing a regulation life jacket and was able to remain afloat, having not been hurt in the fall.

The crew of the Petrel immediately raised the alarm which was responded to by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI, Table Bay Station which launched its rescue boat Spirit of Vodacom. NSRI Bakoven was also activated, as were Western Cape Health EMS and the AMS/EMS Skymed rescue helicopter which was placed on standby.

Shortly afterwards it was reported that the crew of the Petrel had rescued the pilot who was back on board, wet and cold but otherwise uninjured.

The pilot boat transferred the pilot to the pier next to the port control tower where she was met by an ER24 ambulance and taken to hospital as a precaution.

The NSRI commended the crew of the harbour pilot boat Petrel for the swift and successful rescue of their marine pilot.


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Its time Cape Town harbor gets a 109 for pilot transfers.

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Its time Cape Town harbor gets a 109 for pilot transfers.


Hahaa...from the mouth of SA N01 Helicopter fan :lol: You tell them Adrian! Mind you I'm not sure how they would handle in a howling North Wester or South Easter.

Dean: That's quite a remarkable incident. So glad it all ended well and pilot is safely recovered.


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The port used to take pilots out by helicopter...

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And just this past weekend a Belgian pilot fell out of his helicopter!
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41147046

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