Weymouth 23/10/07

neillrush
6th January 2008, 10:26
Hi, I was sent this pic taken at Weymouth 23/10/07 any ideas on its ID please?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/neillgrush/RMAS231007.jpg
Rgds Neill

Peter4447
6th January 2008, 10:29
An ex-RMAS Fleet Tender but I have no idea which one!
Peter4447

STRAWBERRY
6th January 2008, 18:22
It's ex Rmas Lechlade.

neillrush
7th January 2008, 06:47
Thanks Strawberry, also do you know which ex-RMAS/Serco vessels now have the prefix "SD"
Rgds Neill

STRAWBERRY
7th January 2008, 18:30
Thanks Strawberry, also do you know which ex-RMAS/Serco vessels now have the prefix "SD"
Rgds Neill
Hi Neil, I didn't know they were changing to "SD" If that is the case, then you could guarantee that all the "Adept" class will change and the "impulse" "Oban" "Newton" "Sheepdog" and all the other current vessels still in operation. I think Newton may be due for de-commissioning soon! Rgds Andy

neillrush
11th January 2008, 05:48
Thanks Andy
I notived on a photo of Cardigan Bay in Portland that Bovisand has had its name prefixed by SD and whatever was next to it had SD on it but I couldnt see the name (same class). Colonel Templar (on AIS) became SD Colonel Templar around 15/12 and I notice today (11/01) that we now have an SD Salmoor. Newton (in Portland, out to Devonport today) and Salmaid (in Devonport) as of this morning were still showing as RMAS.
Rgds Neill

Landour
31st January 2008, 15:14
The Ministry of Defence signed a 1 billion Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract with Serco Denholm Marine Services Limited for the future provision of marine services (FPMS) over the next 15 years.
Serco will own (they were sold the whole fleet as part of the deal hence the SD being painted on the vessels), operate and maintain around 110 vessels used in both port and deep water operations. Over 30 new vessels will be introduced into service during the contract which covers the UK's major ports at Portsmouth, Devonport, and the Clyde.

The new arrangement will modernise marine services and result in a refreshed fleet of vessels capable of handling current and future warships and submarines at a greater level of efficiency.
The majority of marine services have been delivered by Serco Denholm under three Ports' Contracts since 1996, and by the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS). RMAS staff will transfer entirely to Serco in April 2008. The RMAS was formed with Royal Assent in 1970. It will be dissolved, subject to further Royal Assent, at the end of March 2008.
End of an era!!