MSC Splendida Southampton Debut
The six year old, 138,000grt MSC Splendida made her Southampton debut on the 28th April 2015.  Because I was on my way to work as she arrived, I went down for her sailing.  The car carrier, Höegh Osaka, was back two months after repairs in Falmouth following her January grounding in the Solent.  Both ships arrived for 8.15am and due to sail at 8pm, after the Höegh was originally arriving for 4.30am and sailing 5pm.  The tugs Svitzer Eston and Svitzer Bargate assisted as she came astern from Ocean Dock.  Meanwhile, Splendida sailed shortly after 8.45pm.

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© Patricia Dempsey 28th April 2015
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