Sealand Roy's Domain
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Part of our ongoing Sealand series this feature's produced in tandem with our Tribute to Roy Bates
1. Leaving Harwich Harbour
2. Inbound Stena Line the Britannica & Hollandica superferries sail from Harwich to the Hook of Holland
3. Hitching a ride
4. The strange shape of Sealand comes into view
5. A prime spot for catching Bass angling boats congregate around the legs of the Forts
6. This one acts as the tender note supplies being taken up by crane
7. The Fort flying the Sealand colours as HH154 leaves the Tower
8. Underside of the 4,500 ton monster
9. Preparations to go aloft
10. Under the crane jib
11. Bosuns Chair
12. ... over the side, he's there somewhere?
13. In the early days personnel were hauled up manually ...
14. ... now the motorised winch does the work
15. Leg from deck level
16. Harwich based Trinity House vessel
17. The Salmaid A187 ...
18. ... is a Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service (RMAS) heavy lifting vessel
19. West Cardinal Buoy on deck
20. Being returned to the water ...
21. ... after service checks
22. Buoy maintenance is conducted periodically by Trinity House
23. Attention turned to East Cardinal Buoy
24. For more information download pdf
25. More pictures of the Salamaid off Sealand
26. Overview from the top deck to the Suffolk coastline
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