No RYA radio licence? Just off Hengistbury 1978!

may day or ‘Having a nice time, wish you were here”

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Hoegh Osaka

That was close! Another of Ian’s shots!image

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Hoegh Osaka

On Her way to 101 berth! Views from the Tower and Hamble River, (Bryan Young and Ian Davis)image image image imageI

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Hoegh Osaka

Here are some more photos of the sticken ship taken on Sunday by our Deputy Station Manager, Ian Pawson who took to the water for a closer inspection.

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Great photos Ian!

Isn’t it good news that the nature took over the salvage operation.

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Hoegh Osaka

Taken on Sunday afternoon with my phone using our Leviathan binolculars as a zoom lens.

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Hoegh Osaka on Bramble Bank

Our Operations Manager Roger Taylor opened up Calshot Tower in the middle of the night when the grounding occurred to give the Coastguard visual asistance.  Well done Roger!  The pictures were taken the next day.

Stricken ship - picture taken from Calshot Tower

Stricken ship – picture taken from Calshot Tower

The shipping lane is still open!

The shipping lane is still open!

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Shortage of Tugs in the Solent?

The Harbourmaster lending a helping hand!!!
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Channel 65

18 September 2014 – On Press Preview Day at the PSP Southampton Boat Show, Friday 12 September, Alan Richards, Chairman of NCI took delivery of a new radio from Bob Stockley, Managing Director of Icom UK Ltd.

It was the first of a consignment of radios, pre-configured to NCI’s own maritime VHF frequency, Channel 65, which will enable NCI to keep seafarers up to date with current weather conditions, provide them with local information and to provide them with radio checks when required.

ALan Richards commented: “The use of a dedicated VHF channel is is a significant and welcome step forward for NCI and we are delighted to be using ICOM’s world class products for this purpose.”

Handing over the radio, Bob Stockley said: “We are very proud that NCI has chosen ICOM equipment to provide vital communication for its lookouts on the newly allocated Channel 65. NCI joins a global community of SAR organisations which depend on ICOM for communication in often challenging and unpredictable conditions”.

Andrew Walkling and Bryan Young from NCI Calshot Tower and Mike Smith (Deputy PR Officer) are also pictured.
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BBC ‘Coast’ at the Tower

A team from BBC ‘Coast’ spent 5 hours on a very hot day shooting from the Tower and on the beach for a feature to be shown next spring. Presenter Dick Strawbridge was involved in ‘spotting and reporting’ unusual camoflage!20140731-071039-25839216.jpg 20140731-071039-25839515.jpg 20140731-071039-25839808.jpg Dazzled

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Port to port…hopefully!

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