SPIRIT OF THE TYNE

SPIRIT OF THE TYNE

Postby teesships » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:14 pm

SPIRIT OF THE TYNE, built 2007 (no other details)

In normal service on 18 August 2013, crossing the river from South to North Shields:
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Re: SPIRIT OF THE TYNE

Postby tynebuoy » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:22 pm

Built by VT Halmatic, Portchester.
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Re: SPIRIT OF THE TYNE

Postby magoonigal » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:37 pm

Under new plans for the Local Councils to take over Bus Services, both the Tyne Ferry's could be withdrawn.
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Re: SPIRIT OF THE TYNE

Postby tynebuoy » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:40 am

It says built 2007 but she arrived in December 2006.
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Re: SPIRIT OF THE TYNE

Postby teesships » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:00 pm

Thanks, Kevin. I have amended my database entry to read:
SPIRIT OF THE TYNE, completed by VT Halmatic, Portchester, 12-2006

Will be a great shame if these ferries are withdrawn ... presumably the replacement bus trip would be via the Tyne Tunnel?

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE TYNE

Postby northeast » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:50 pm

No Ron, same route as the ferries take .... :lol:
Cheers, George
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Re: SPIRIT OF THE TYNE

Postby teesships » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:58 pm

George,

I'll believe you! Thousands wouldn't!!

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Re: SPIRIT OF THE TYNE

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:38 pm

Spirit of The Tyne, 5 December 2015 (2)_1.JPG
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Spirit of the Tyne in somewhat blustery conditions this morning.
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Re: SPIRIT OF THE TYNE

Postby teesships » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:14 am

And then in a spot of bother later that day .... or was it late on Sunday (6th)?
News item: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-35019883

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Re: Man Overboard

Postby Whickham » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:35 pm

Forgot that I had taken this one, last week. The crew of the SPIRIT OF THE TYNE practicing their man overboard procedures.
The way that they handled the boathook he/she would have been bludgeoned to death before they were brought aboard.
I was just too late to capture the body being hauled up.

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