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Abirra

Seen at Pounds Yard Portsmouth today 28th Oct 2010

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Pounds yard is not he easiest place to photograph from the motorway, and you will have to excuse the quality of the picture taken from a moving car.
Depicted here is the tug Abirra which was arrested by authorities on the River Itchen Southampton in April 2008 carrying £36 million of Cannabis stuffed in the specially adapted water tanks. http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/4418735.Cannabis_smugglers_sentenced_today/
Following the arrest, the Abirra spent 2 years laid up in No3 Basin of HM Base Portsmouth until 20th Oct 2010 when she was moved to Tipnor Lake by the Serco tug Gwendoline. With the current demolition of the landing ship Stalker taking place in the yard, one can speculate that the tug will also be broken up at Pounds yard
 

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