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M.S. Fortuna

  Flag: Dutch. Classification: N.S.I.  Dimensions: L.o.a  44,00 Mtrs. Width 7,00 Mtrs. Draught 2.25 Mtrs.  GRT: 340 g.t.  Speed: Approx. 10 knots Technical Equipment: Main Engine Bolnes 400 Hp. Auxiliary Engines. 02 x Perkins 1995  40 Kva Accommodation: Large Mess room / Kitchen. 08 Cabins total 09 Berths. 01 lift for disabled people. Toilets for disabled…
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M.V. Earl of Zetland

The Earl of Zetland had been used as a ferry between Lerwick and the remote northerly Islands of Shetland. Radio station: Radio Sovereign (Ristricted Service Licence) from March 24th to April 20th 1994 Location: Moored in the recently finished Sovereign Harbour, just outside of Eastbourne (England)
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Dolfijn

The MV Dolfijn was used to take a new anchor system out to the MV Mi Amigo, after the British Authorities boarded the ship when it drifted into territorial waters. Captain Koos van Laar used the vessel to tow the MI Amigo to her new position in the Thames Estuary on August 1974. The Dolfijn…
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M.V. De Hoop

The Hospital Church vessel De Hoop, 208 feet long, 1,106 tons gross, 390 tons net, was built by NV Schps. Gerb. Pot-Bolnes. From 1964 until 1st January 1989, the vessel served as a mother ship to the fishing fleets, supplying medical, technical and spiritual aid. Jan Sundermann writing in Janaury 2016: Being always interested in…
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Coastal Ranger

The 175-foot cargo ship, the "Coastal Ranger," is one of a fleet owned by a Seattle company, Coastal Transportation Inc.  The fleet is used to deliver supplies to Alaskan fishing companies, and return to Seattle with the cargo holds filled with fish.  The Coastal Ranger was one of the oldest of the fleet and with…
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M.S. Bison

An unknown former laboratory ship, now used as a fishing boat Radio station: On Wednesday August 1st 1979 Radio Veronica (then being a part-time broadcaster on Hilversum 1) broadcast from the Bison from 7.00 to 10.45 h. During his "Ook Goeiemorgen" programme Bart van Leeuwen linked up with the M.V. Mi Amigo and spoke to…
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Shivering Sands Fort

The offshore forts, or towers, were originally World War II military facilities built to protect the coastal sea lanes and were essentially of two designs. Red Sands, Shivering Sands and Great Nore were Army constructed, originally consisting of seven separate towers, each set on four concrete legs supporting a steel structure 100ft above sea level…
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Gunfleet Lighthouse

The Gunfleet Lighthouse was reported to have been abandoned since around 1921. It's looking like a water tank on stilts - not dissimilar to one of the single sections of the Army forts.  According to Printz Holman Gunfleet was occupied for a continuous period and was not left unattended. By the middle of September 1974…
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Deep Diver

In 1977, the ship was partly equipped as a floating radio station in the harbour of Belfast (Northern Ireland) under the guise of a film lighting ship, which did not arouse much interest from the authorities. The preparations included a horizontal t-antenna and two FM-transmitters each capable of 1 kW. Bob Noakes, Dick Palmer, Robbie…
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Seth Parker

The landmark that would probably be most remembered by generations of visitors to Coconut Island and Kane`ohe Bay is the moored sailing ship Seth Parker (née Georgette), which Fleischmann heir Christian Holmes purchased in 1935. The four-masted schooner was originally obtained by Holmes for use as a bait ship for his Hawaiian Tuna Packers. Built…
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