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Nordsee on the Manchester ship canal. 03/05/07

John Eyres - http://shipcanal.fotopic.net/

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Well ya live and learn. What a nice leafy place, I always thought The Manchester Ship Canal tracked through an industrial wasteland!
 

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Is she taking empty containers somewhere????
Bringing empty containers from somewhere????
or just carrying deck containers...seems well out of the water for a full load???
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Frank
 

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They may well be empty containers. I think they are brought in to Irlam loaded.
 

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She's on a regular feeder run from Southampton to Irlam, I'm not sure but I think on NYK charter.
 

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The MSC does pass through industrial areas but also the leafy Cheshire countryside. It has been cleaned up a lot in the last few years and is now quite a pleasant waterway. Sightseeing trips are offered by Mersey Ferries. At one time a trip up the MSC cleaned the ships bottom better than a drydocking. The colours of the water changed in accordance with whatever waste was being discharged into the canal from the various factories, green, pink, bright red, but it all appeared to be lethal to marine growth on ships bottoms - and probably to most other forms of life. Not a place for bathing.
I was once prevented from joining a ship in Manchester as it had been delayed because the THE CANAL WAS ON FIRE!!
What had happened, at a place known as Bob's Ferry, where a rowing boat took passengers across, one of Bob's early morning customers threw his ciggie over the side - and Poof!! Tragically there was loss of life.

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I remember going under the far bridge and coming up to a row of terraced houses if I not mistaken and that being the beginning of the the buildings - it was 3amish so do't remember much except the pilot would not let me blow the whistle fro testing!!
Dick
 

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