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Old 13th May 2009, 16:53
KEITH SEVILLE KEITH SEVILLE is online now  
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Able Uk - Hartlepool

Does anybody have any news yet when Able UK are starting on the shipbreaking of the ships they have alongside please?
The last I heard, that breaking was supposed to commence just after Easter.

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Old 13th May 2009, 20:22
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I thought it was supposed to have started too, Keith.

Regular news and goings on on the Tees is available at Ron Mapplebeck's site at http://www.teesships.freeuk.com/ . He also runs an egroup on Yahoo with regular discussions about happenings between the Tyne and the Tees.

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Old 14th May 2009, 06:34
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Thanks for that John, will haved a look at Rons site.
Maybe somebody else perhaps Geordie Chief will know something more.

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Old 16th May 2009, 14:54
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Keith, at the moment Able are still packing them in the Dock, the latest arrivals are the "jackets" from the West Hutton Oil platform along with a Standby Vessel (former Trawler) called the "Viking Vulcan". There may be some more as the Cofferdam has still not been closed off. Able are also scrapping the former H.M.S. Kellington at Stockton-on Tees, Able's owner has donated her Bofor's (built 1943 but did not arrive with the vessel,fitted afterwards) to the Battery at Heugh (Hartlepool), famous for having a "go" at the WW1 German Battlefleet which knocked Hell out of Hartlepool along with other N.E. Coastal Towns. Still no sign of the other "small Navy Vessel" which has been mentioned.
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Old 16th May 2009, 18:28
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Geordie Chief.

Thanks very much for the information, I knew you would have some idea what
was happening as you go down there quite a lot.
Would be grateful when you hear something more as to when they hope to get started.
Seems as though by what you're saying could be another month or two at least.

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Old 16th May 2009, 20:01
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Heard a bit on the local news a couple of days ago saying they expect to drain the dock very soon and make a start dismantling. No dates given as yet but will post as soon as I hear anything !

Gino.

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Old 16th May 2009, 22:22
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Gino

Thanks a lot for that, look forward to hearing from you.

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Old 14th November 2009, 20:46
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Cutting is well and truely underway now. The whole back end of the Caloosahatchee has gone. I think it may only take 2 weeks to completely dismantle her. I hope to get some shots tomorrow and will have them online as soon as I can.

Ships in the dock for scrapping are:

MARAD ships Caloosahatchee, Canisteo, Canopus & Compass Island
FRENCH ship ex Clemenceau
UK ships Viking Vulcan, WD Tyne, WD Clyde? & up on high ground in the yard is a RNLI Lifeboat, which was damaged after being blown off its moorings and smashed against rocks. I think this lifeboat is for scrapping, or it could be waiting to be repaired depending on the Insurance outcome.

I hope to get some pics within the next week and hope to have them online soon as possible.
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Old 16th November 2009, 13:39
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I drove past last week and it looks like they are doing the rigs 1st I flew to Puerto Rico a few years ago to o/haul a cruise liner "Festivale" and we took her to Norfolk, Virginia. I remember seeing the fleet mothballed then. The "Festivale" was an ex Union Castle ship, dont know if she is still going as Continental have been getting new ships (Caribbean Cruises).
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Old 16th November 2009, 19:39
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Most of the North West Hutton has been taken apart already. They are ripping apart the ships now.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31848041@N08/4106561081/

There is going to be a write up in the Hartlepool Mail shortly with some interesting and noteworthy images. As soon as it appears in print and on their website I will let you all know. http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/
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Old 30th November 2009, 19:31
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I drove past last week and it looks like they are doing the rigs 1st I flew to Puerto Rico a few years ago to o/haul a cruise liner "Festivale" and we took her to Norfolk, Virginia. I remember seeing the fleet mothballed then. The "Festivale" was an ex Union Castle ship, dont know if she is still going as Continental have been getting new ships (Caribbean Cruises).
Festivale ex Transvaal Castle went to the knackers yard at Alang 2003/2004 (?) after being instrumental in building Carnival. She was the largest liner yet scrapped there. That dubious honour then went to her fleet mate, the Windsor Castle, a few years later. Last operator was Premier Cruises, who also ran the Rotterdam, now sitting safe and sound in her home port as her owners sit with a massive hole in their accounts. Preserving a liner ain't cheap.

Transvaal Castle was a beautiful, well proportioned liner and interesting in that she was one class, and you could start to see the movement of the passenger accomodation for'ard. It did not diminish her stunning "wedding cake" superstructure.

Very glad to see a British industry doing well. With the hoped-for tightening up of rules around recycling vessels it would be good to see Able UK prosper.
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Old 4th December 2009, 15:23
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Any updates please on the ships being broken up at Ables yard.
Nearly three weeks since there have been any reports.

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Old 5th December 2009, 15:29
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Keith, just to let you know your request has not been ignored as I was hoping the chap who does a regular run over there may answer your request, as far as I am aware the dock is being or has now been drained and he is now cutting up the known content's of it which is going to take some time, he is it appears using his alongside berth for oil rig repair's, as to whether he is going to get any more ship's is unknown as is how the shutdown of Corus will affect him in regards to consuming his end product. Unfortunatly the delay's because of the protest's have cost him dearly as he has missed what was a very lucrative market just a few yeats ago.
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Old 6th December 2009, 09:45
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Thanks for your response Geordie Chief.
I realise will take some time for the scrapping of these ships.
Do hope some of the members can take some more photos, as I am sure many
are interested in the situation up at Ables yard.

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Old 6th December 2009, 12:27
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Sorry for not getting back sooner. I have just moved house and have no internet access at the moment.

Scrapping has commenced. The Caloosahatchee is in advanced stages of scrapping with less than half the vessel left intact, here is a picture at the beginning of scrapping a couple of weeks ago.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31848041@N08/4106561069/

The Canisteo has just started to be cut at the rear this past week. The bow of Clemenceau has been chopped off. Doesn't look as if anything has been done to Canopus, but there is too much in the way to get a clear view of her. The Compass Island has had her bow chopped off as well. As viewable in this picture.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31848041@N08/4116969655/

A shot of the Jack- Up Rigs that are stacked on the outside. Which are ENSCO 70, ENSCO 101 & now GSF Britannia which has just came in as can be seen on this shot.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31848041@N08/4157984857/

To view the pics at best it is better to click all sizes just above the image and you will see a bit more detail.

I might be able to get some more shots this week if I have time.
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Old 6th December 2009, 13:28
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Thanks Jon for the photos.
When you're up there next can you see if nthey've started on W.D.Clyde or W.D.T
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Old 6th December 2009, 13:30
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Thanks Jon for the photos.
When you're up there next can you see if they've started on W.D.Clyde or W.D.Tyne yet please.

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Old 6th December 2009, 15:30
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Well interjected Jon, I have not heard of him doing any specific "Marine Sale's" regarding any small bit's for joe public's consumption, have you? Good set of photo's.
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Old 6th December 2009, 17:01
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At the moment the Clyde & Tyne are behind the Caloosahatchee and hid from view by the Canisteo. In this shot you can just to say see the bridge of the Tyne I think by the side of the Caloosahatchee.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31848041@N08/4106561075/

I won't be able to gewt a clear view of them untill the Caloosahatchee has been dismantled, that is if they are still there.As they are cutting at all the ships now.
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Old 7th December 2009, 07:32
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Thanks your reply Jon, would appreciate when you manage to see what has happened to them.

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Old 22nd December 2009, 12:51
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Thanks your reply Jon, would appreciate when you manage to see what has happened to them.

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You might struggle to see/ get a shot , as they are behind the Callosahatchee and i understand are in the process of being dismantled

They didnt move far from here
http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=t35...08&lvl=1&sty=b

and are only just visible now they are sitting on the dry dock floor.
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Old 22nd December 2009, 13:56
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Thanks for your feedback Andeebob.
Thats a good map of the ships.
Would be grateful if any of our members can get some further photos of the
ships being dismantled.

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Old 29th December 2009, 16:02
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For those who are interested in another overhead shot of the Able Yard go to nebusiness.co.uk click on to nebusiness and then business news.
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Old 30th December 2009, 14:48
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http://www.nebusiness.co.uk/business...1140-25486988/
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Old 1st January 2010, 00:10
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good to see the canisteo & caloos finnally meeting their end, not happy ships if i remember in us navy
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