It wasn’t only the quayside works that were interesting today.

First off, we saw a very strange looking ship coming into the port. It was the Scelveringhe. This is a Dutch owned “trailer hopper suction dredger’.


It pulled up to the Sand and Gravel dock and unwound a huge conveyor belt to unload. It did, eventually, close into the dockside, but that wasn’t as interesting a shot!


A little later, I noticed that they were shifting the walkway from the lock down the Wet Dock.


They normally do this when Suntis is due. As I knew that Suntis was still in Sweden loading up for next week, there must be something else of a decent size coming in. A quick check on FleetMon showed that the Stavros S. Niarchos was on its way down the Orwell.

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There were also a few little boats about that were worth a mention.

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All in all, it was a good day to be out on the balcony.

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