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    Quote Originally Posted by Graylion View Post
    Thanks. That is what I was thinking too. I was just a bit thrown by Dev's post. So from a mooring PoV the 200*30m ship would not be an issue and we can agree to disagree on the docking thing?
    Just one last attempt to explain Haulbowline basin and drydock. The entrance to the basin is the same width as the entrance to the Drydock at 94ft or 28.48 metres. The drydock is 600 ft long but a ship or ships longer than that were drydocked by putting the Caisson Gate in the basin entrance and pumping out the whole basin plus drydock. We had in effect an expandable drydock facility, the only constraint was the ships could not exceed say 27.5 metres to give some maneuvering room. A ship 30m beam would not fit there or in Cork Drydock up the road.

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    I heard on the grapewine that 2 vessels have been earmarked for acquisition by the NS. One possible option mentioned was the Ben My Chree https://www.steam-packet.com/ourvess...1-a2cfb48ef948

    level of confidence overall: low

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    Why in gods name would we buy the Ben My Chee?

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    You got wires crossed. Ben my Chree is what HMNZS Canterbury is based on. The NS have visited Canturbury to confirm that a ship of this type is not the answer.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    You got wires crossed. Ben my Chree is what HMNZS Canterbury is based on. The NS have visited Canturbury to confirm that a ship of this type is not the answer.
    Even the RNZN advised the NZ Govt that it was not the answer 15 years ago. Still did not stop the NZ Govt from buying a tarted up Roro Ferry though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    You got wires crossed. Ben my Chree is what HMNZS Canterbury is based on. The NS have visited Canturbury to confirm that a ship of this type is not the answer.
    That's what I said in that conversation when the info was given to me.

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