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Ex Mersey Ferry to meet the Gas Axe

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Old 20th February 2019, 09:41
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Ex Mersey Ferry to meet the Gas Axe

Recently announced that the ex Mersey ferry MV Egremont is to be deconstructed (scrapped) :- https://www.nationalhistoricships.or...essel-egremont

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Old 10th May 2020, 09:12
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Now up for sale :-

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Old 10th May 2020, 10:00
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Sad news.
Couldn't have picked a worse time to find a buyer.
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Old 24th May 2020, 03:31
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""Egremont" was my favorite Wallasey Ferries Mersey ferry boat. She and the "Leasowe" ran mostly during slack time periods as had less capacity than the older boats but used the same draw-bridge embarkation gangways, but only needed one for the main deck.
They were very maneuverable, as were all of the Merseyferries. Great to watch them seemingly effortlessly drop into their landing stage berth slots at speed.
Passengers hovering with one foot raised at the brass strip line, ready to race across the gangway as its tip touched down. The ferry still in the making fast mode ! Wouldn't allow that nowadays. Unsafe !
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