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Old 21st January 2008, 02:37
NORDICA NORDICA is offline  
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countess wear

does any one in here know of pictures and the fate of the small effluent tanker countess wear? she used to run out of exeter docks and run out to lyme bay to dump (forgive the pun).
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Old 21st January 2008, 19:24
richardc richardc is offline  
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Hi Nordica,

She stopped her trade in 1997, but I'm not sure what happened to her. She was also known as SW2.

I'll make some enquiries, I live in Exeter, and see if I can dig up a photo.

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Old 23rd January 2008, 16:15
Sailtie Sailtie is offline  
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Anyone driving along the M5 probably knew this pretty little ship. A guy I met at Baltic Wharf at Totnes told me she was last heard of running fresh water into (British) Guyana. This was about seven or eight years ago.
Apparently she had stainless steel tanks which made her ideal for this trade - as long as they cleaned them well following her previous occupation.
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Old 23rd January 2008, 16:40
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As stated, she could always be seen tied-up/loading at the effluent outlet on the Exeter canal as you drove along the M5.
Sad to see that berth now overgrown and no longer in use.
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