LIBRA STAR

Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby teesships » Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:42 pm

George,

Very clever! I see what you've done there!
All so you can make people think you are 81 years younger than you are!!!!

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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby teesships » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:24 pm

River Tees - 29 September 2016:
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Dave, thanks for sorting out her correct history - built 1965 as WALBORGH.

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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby Tony » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:02 am

Hi i worked on her in the winter of 80/81 for ARC Marine at Mistley Essex she was call Pendeben (Not Arco) the name was painted on the bow. There was also her sister there (identical tugs) as well called Penalde (But not kept there all the time and used for other work) they were owned by Pen boats (Woodbridge) i think and were named after 2 local rivers (Deban and Alde)....our job was to take ex Thames lighters full of sand and gravel from the little bucket dredger (Stour Dedger) that worked on the river keeping the channel clear to Mistley Quey. we would drop off the loaded Lighters to be unloaded at mistley and return up river with empty ones taking two at a time (one on each side)....at night she had a mooring just off Wrabness that we had to row out to......Good times, dam cold and BL"""""dy dangerous (the decks were always covered in ice) nearly got squashed a couple of times between her and the Lighter. (Skipper wasn't the subtlest of helmsman) Tony
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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby TEESMAN » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:54 am

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Photo Michael Green
As ARCO DEBEN in Middlesbrough Dock 29.01.92
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Re: LIBRA STAR

Postby teesships » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:31 pm

Haverton Hill, River Tees - 15 August 1998:
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.... and now, of course, is the time to notice that the A in the STAR part of the name is formed as a star!

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