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PaddyL

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I wonder if they will take up the option on a second.

Steven

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I wonder if they will take up the option on a second.
Could do a lot worse if the finances are in place!  I'm sure there would be demand for such a vessel on the charter market for instance.


Speaking of finance, it has been reported that ICG are bidding for a 75m loan from the European Investment Bank to cover half the costs of the new build.
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Davy Jones

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The bow has gone on build 773 this morning.

I keep looking regularly but always manage to miss them hoisting the big bits into place.

Chef

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The bow has gone on build 773 this morning.

I keep looking regularly but always manage to miss them hoisting the big bits into place.
Me to .

Chef

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Plus one of those gantry crane operators  is very casual , always putting his feet up .

Davy Jones

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Aye, I've noticed that. Must be a great job! Wonder if he's got a telly in there?  ;D

Davy Jones

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Anybody know when Yard No 773 is due to be launched? Back in reply #18 it says May. Not long to go then?

Chef

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I may be wrong , but what looks like the seating platform for a launch ceremony appears to be being assembled .

Davy Jones

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I noticed that earlier, and thought the same. Surely, she will have to have her painting completed first though?

Chef

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I noticed that earlier, and thought the same. Surely, she will have to have her painting completed first though?
Well the area below the waterline would be . I have seen some being launched with the remainder of the hull done after launch . Not too sure if that temporary opening in the hull just aft of the thrusters has been sealed up yet , you can still see the scaffold /stairs still in position .

Davy Jones

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Ive just watched a few of their launches on Youtube. They seem to be quite big occasions. All were fully painted, and named up, although one (Yard 757 Oceanix) went down with half the scaffolding still attached.

Here's 768 getting her first bath:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OANHE95XLY8

Niall

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Looks like the name for 773 is Fuschia Seaways!

PaddyL

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Looks like the name for 773 is Fuschia Seaways!

I am not sure of the exact name and we will see on Friday but looks like it begins with a T rather than an F.

Niall

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It's Tuilpa Seaways

Davy Jones

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So, is this the first part of 771 we now see on the slipway?