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Old 3rd November 2009, 17:21
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Sir Percivale to Depart

The tug Braveheart is departing Southampton some time tomorrow, one assumes with the Sir Percy under tow. The exact time has yet to be announced.
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Old 3rd November 2009, 21:17
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Southampton Harbourmaster (and Svitzer Tugs) say that she is sailing with Sir Percy at 0800 on Sunday Nov 8th.
Weather permitting.
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Old 6th November 2009, 11:40
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Svitzer tugs now say that she will not go until Thursday Nov 12th due to adverse weather forecasts.
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Old 9th November 2009, 19:57
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Still showing as alongside till 12 November on ABP Southampton website.
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Svitzer have just told me that neither ship will be leaving this week due to continued adverse weather forecasts.
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Now showing as alongside till 16 November on ABP Southampton website. Hopefully the weather will have improved.
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Southampton ABP Movements say Braveheart & Percy are leaving AM 16th via the Nab.
If the waether improves, they might.
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Old 15th November 2009, 23:26
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Sir Percy is still hanging on to Marchwood! Now shown on ABP as departing with a Braveheart on Tuesday 17/11/2009 pm.
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Yet another reprieve! Now shown on ABP as departing on Saturday
21/11/2009 pm.
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The Percy is now due to depart on monday subject to weather conditions improving.
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Old 22nd November 2009, 09:03
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Her nominated tug, Braveheart, is still steaming up and down off Den Helder so she will have to go some to make Monday.
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As she has to, apparently, arrive in during daylight hours, I think it is unlikely that she will arrive here this week. I would have thought from next weekend onwards will be the most promising, depending on the weather of course.

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ABP now showing Percy departing Wednesday 25 November.
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It's a shame they can't disclose the time of departure as it would make life easier if you want to see her off!!
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Her nominated tug, Braveheart, is still steaming up and down off Den Helder so she will have to go some to make Monday.
There is a possibility that BRAVEHEART has assumed to job of Netherlands Emergency Response Tug in lieu of the fire damaged WAKER which has been sent to the breakers. WAKER was operated by Svitzer who have had BRAVEHEART chartered for some time.
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Svitzer now say that she will leave at 1115 on Friday 27th under tow by Braveheart via the Nab.
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Brilliant! Thanks George, will try and catch her going out. Can anyone reccomend a good vantage point at southampton? I plan to be at Town Quay car park or Calshot Castle.
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Brilliant! Thanks George, will try and catch her going out. Can anyone reccomend a good vantage point at southampton? I plan to be at Town Quay car park or Calshot Castle.
Town Quay car park or a well positioned Hythe ferry! If it's not raining(!!) I'll be at Town Quay.
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Is the town quay where the red funnel ferrys run from?
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ah i love it there you get so close to the ships and you can see right up the harbour
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Hythe Pier itself is pretty good, particularly in the afternoon.
The pier has the advantage over Calshot that there usually are'nt many yachties getting in the way.

The pierhead is a little cluttered but good pix available if you walk a little way down the pier.

If you get bored you can always ride up & down on the pier tram which meets all the ferries . . . . .

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Old 24th November 2009, 16:27
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I also like the vantage point of Fort Gilkicker i can spend all day down there get the best of bost worlds commercial shipping from and to Southampton and naval movements from Pompey, What more do you want
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Old 24th November 2009, 16:37
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Of course the very best vantage point is Old Castle Point East Cowes. You can see them coming from as far as Calshot and hold them all the way round till they pass the Castle. And for a lot of the time they are no more than a couple of hundred yards off.
Only snag is that you have to live on the Island or it makes for a very expensive photograph.
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