FLOATING DRY DOCK IS TOWED PAST PENARTH PIER

An unusual sight for strollers on Penarth Pier today

An unusual sight for strollers on Penarth Pier today (Photo Peter Stealey)

There are frequently interesting-looking vessels plying the Bristol Channel past Penarth Pier – but this morning local residents were mystified by a strange-looking barge which was towed past the pier by a tug.

The tug is the Kingston and in tow is the Brixham-based submersible barge Sealift 2 which is designed as floating drydock for large luxury yachts up to 65 feet in length.

Sealift2 will working as a floating drydock for large motor yachts.

Sealift2 will working as a floating drydock for large motor yachts.

The Sealift2 aims to  repaint hulls in a fraction of the time that it would take for conventional dry docking or lift-out .

After a detour to Barry the tug Kingstone finally brings Sealift2 into Cardiff

After a detour to Barry the tug Kingston finally brings Sealift2 into Cardiff with the tug Irishman bringing up the rear

After a diversion to Barry tonight the tug “Irishman”brought up the rear as Kingston towed  Sealift2 into Cardiff

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5 Responses to FLOATING DRY DOCK IS TOWED PAST PENARTH PIER

  1. whatsoccurin says:

    Tried to contact you about this but do not think my message got through. I saw the towage and thought it was to do with the lighthouse refurb.- Items like this and the recent “Cranogwen” fisheries protection vessel are very interesting and informative.

  2. Ivor Bagman says:

    Is that for all
    Penarth’s alcoholics ?

  3. Brian Hope says:

    We saw it going past Lavernock point to Penarth docks and then only an hour later coming back. What is it up to ?

  4. Martin Coffee says:

    I understand that it’s destined to be a new facility at Cardiff Marina.

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