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Old 9th August 2019, 15:08
KEITH SEVILLE KEITH SEVILLE is offline  
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Rfa black rover

I noticed in the Queens Harbour Master website that Black Rover
is due to be towed from Portsmouth, by Offshore Tug 'Amber II' on Sunday 11th August 2019 about 0900.
Many of us can remember her being laid up in the West Float,
Birkenhead from 28th July 2015 to 13th March 2017 prior to being
towed to Portsmouth.
Presume she is destined for Aliaga ??

Gold Rover being moved from Trots between 0900/1100 Monday
12th August for FLJ3 berth.
Assume she is the next one to go ??

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Old 9th August 2019, 15:38
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Was her Ch Off 10/78 - 7/79.
Unfortunately wont be able to make it on Sunday.
Would be very grateful if someone could take a photo
and post it here.
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Old 9th August 2019, 19:48
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Goodbye to the Rover Class. Nice jobs to serve in. Thanks to Bob Tulip for his rendition and words to the following:-

https://youtu.be/DSowcHzDCuI
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Old 9th August 2019, 21:14
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Just as a matter of interest "Amber ll" was the vessel that towed Victoria of Wight from Turkey a year or two ago.
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Old 10th August 2019, 16:28
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As another matter of interest.
RFA Blue Rover - now Portuguese NRP Berrio - is still going
strong and was seen RASing last month.
49 years old !!
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Old 10th August 2019, 22:10
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I still think the Indonesian navy has KRI ARUN ex Green Rover in service.
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Old 11th August 2019, 14:59
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A couple of screenshots of the Portsmouth webcam this morning. She still looks pretty smart for a laid up ship.

Both Black & Gold destined for Aliaga
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Old 11th August 2019, 16:21
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Towed from Portsmouth today on schedule by tug Amber II.
Now South of Isle of Wight.
Eta Aliaga 1800 / 28th August 2019 (Weather Permitting).
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Old 13th August 2019, 17:05
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A couple more screenshots from the Portsmouth Webcam of today's departure of RFA GOLD ROVER for Aliaga in tow of tug OPAL
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