Sarah Grey Workboat and Haven Seafield Barge, Jetfoil Basin, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on July 11, 2010

The disused Jet Foil Basin in Dover Harbour is located in the Western Docks between the Admiralty Pier on the right and the out-of-shot South Pier, 32 yards from the end of the spur jetty running across the left-hand side of the photo (taken at 4.41 pm on Monday, 5th of July 2010).

In the far corner of the Jet Foil Basin is the white superstructure of the Sarah Grey workboat (aka tug or multicat) in front of which is the largely-obscured Haven Seafield flat top barge.

The Sarah Grey and Haven Seafield are in Dover Harbour to assist the Waasland Sea Barge and the Gaverland Sea Barge in removing the wreck of the Spanish Prince (see the detailed multi-beam sonar image), a blockship scuttled in early 1915 during the First World War.

The Haven Seafield carries containers belonging to the Nationwide Metal Recycling company. Once these containers have been filled with bits and pieces of the Spanish Prince at the wreck site by the CAT excavator on the Waasland's side pontoon, the Haven Seafield is pushed to the Jetfoil Basin by the Sarah Grey for unloading by the dockside crane shown in the above photo.

The Admiralty Pier is Dover's Cruise Terminal and the long red-bricked structure behind the dockside crane is the Cruise Terminal 1 building (ex-Marine Railway Station).

Above the spur jetty, the MS AIDAaura (AIDA Aura) is berthed against Cruise Terminal 2: click to see and the MS AIDAaura at CT2 on Tuesday, 18th of May (see all Cruise Ship photos).

Beyond the entrance to the Jetfoil Basin is the Inner Harbour, once known as the Commercial Harbour, which is bounded on the left by the out-of-shot Prince of Wales Pier.

On the horizon is the Admiralty Pier Light (click to see all lighthouses) to the left of which is the Western Entrance and the English Channel.

In the foreground are Second World War anti-tank defenses known as "Dragon's Teeth", these are found elsewherre along the seafront and also on the The Northern Spur of Dover Castle.

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John Latter on July 20, 2010

A new tag: click to see all photos featuring Tugs.

John Latter on August 17, 2010

Click to see the MTS Vengeance tug berthed in the Jetfoil Basin photo.

Also, there's a new Workboat tag.

John Latter on February 22, 2011

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 11, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/07/05 16:41:40
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash