Wightlink Cats

Stevie B
6th July 2009, 15:00
New Cats are due to arrive as deck cargo on Friday 10th July

paull.happyhiker
7th July 2009, 01:52
How long will it be until they enter service then?

Stevie B
7th July 2009, 10:37
As soon as the crews have been trained i guess, mid to end of August ?

adamello
7th July 2009, 18:12
I hear they're not going to use them still after 'bestival' at beginning of september... it got a but muddy last year!

Dickyboy
7th July 2009, 19:01
I heard a buzz that the two new Cats are on the "BBC Georgia" if that's the case, they are currently in Gibraltar.

Dickyboy
7th July 2009, 22:23
The "BBC Georgia" sailed from Gibraltar 50 minutes ago, bound for Portsmouth.
So it looks as though the new Wightlink Cats could be on her.

paull.happyhiker
10th July 2009, 02:51
Wight Rider 1 and 2 are on board the BBC Georgia. Due to arrive Portsmouth July 13th/14th, to be discharged from ferry port No 2 berth. If you go to the wightlink site click on news then new ship investments there is a picture of them onboard BBC Georgia

Dickyboy
10th July 2009, 12:53
I wonder if there was some sort of delay. The BBC Georgia sailed from Gib on the eveneing of the 7th. I'd have thought she would be in the Channel by now.

paull.happyhiker
10th July 2009, 14:43
Im taking the word of another ship site it did say she was due on the 10th at first

Stevie B
11th July 2009, 10:56
BBC Goergia north of Cherborg at 0900 this morning, giving ETA Portsmouth 1500.

Pompeyfan
11th July 2009, 12:35
She is off St Catherines on AIS but visibility very bad, can't even see her. ETA Portsmouth 1300.

David

paull.happyhiker
11th July 2009, 14:20
according to the portsmouth news shipping movements she is not due in until 0800 sunday leaving at 1600

breezer10
11th July 2009, 15:37
bbc georgia at anchor off bembridge at the mo

Pompeyfan
11th July 2009, 16:09
Yes, she is at St Helen's anchorage in at 0830 tomorrow according to the Portsmouth News online shipping movements. Not too sure where she will unload?.

David

paull.happyhiker
11th July 2009, 18:57
The news on solent waters site is bbc georgia unloading at berth no 2 ferryport but they also saying not due until 13/14th. portsmouth news usually pretty accurate so id say tomorrow

Pompeyfan
12th July 2009, 10:18
BBC Georgia now alongside in Portsmouth. Timing was in Portsmouth News was correct.

David

paull.happyhiker
12th July 2009, 14:00
Where did she unload?

Stevie B
12th July 2009, 15:23
She's unloading at No2 ferry berth now. I think the 1st one's in the water now and then being towed to the south end of the hulk moorings. You should be able to get a good look at them from Gunwharf Quays.

Molls-Phot
12th July 2009, 16:42
Picture on my website. I really like the look of them, especially as they are red, white and blue. Farewell to the flying custards!

paull.happyhiker
12th July 2009, 16:46
could you send me a link to your site please

Molls-Phot
12th July 2009, 19:12
could you send me a link to your site please

www.maritimephotographic.co.uk. Or alternatively click on my profile where there is a link.

paull.happyhiker
13th July 2009, 01:28
Thanks

breezer10
29th August 2009, 11:58
VOLUNTEERS are wanted for a Maritime Coastguard Agency drill on board Wightlink’s new catamarans on Thursday, from 10am.
Volunteers, who will help recreate an emergency incident, will be provided with lunch and will receive a free day trip.
To register, contact Roger Berryman on 023 9285 5435.

breezer10
29th August 2009, 12:00
our lady pamela is getting towed today to denkmark for chopping up (apparently)

paull.happyhiker
30th August 2009, 02:04
Thats a shame she would have made a nice houseboat

Stevo
30th August 2009, 20:07
Good riddance!!! Those cats destroyed the fun of the cross Solent route, they won't be mourned by anyone and as for a house boat she would be a nightmare as she is in poor nick.

breezer10
30th August 2009, 20:43
Good riddance!!! Those cats destroyed the fun of the cross Solent route, they won't be mourned by anyone and as for a house boat she would be a nightmare as she is in poor nick.
think your right if i could of got that lottery win i was going to buy the mv southsea. but those numbers did nt come up. our lady pamela is as i type coming down soton water

Stevo
31st August 2009, 16:11
Poor old Southsea, it just never happened for her. Too many enthusiasts and nuts but little cash and know how. A friend made a valid point that with hindsight the Brading would have been the ship to go for. Although she had clutch trouble she didn't come with the baggage that Southsea had in latter years. If Southsea was to be saved it should have been done at Newhaven, as an intact ship before those Brasspatch morons got hold of her.