Tuesday, 16 May 2017

THV Galatea

The Galatea is one of a fleet of three Trinity House Vessels 
that inspect and maintain the Trinity House lighthouses, light vessels and buoys.
The safety of shipping and the well being of seafarers have been the prime concerns of 
Trinity House since being incotrporated by Royal Charter in 1514.
Last Friday morning was dull and overcast when the Galatea made her way out of Plymouth Sound
to join the busy shipping lanes of the English Channel.
 This a screen capture of the live tracking system that monitors the shipping movements worldwide.

Galatea sailed for the Isles of Scilly, about 30 miles of the tip of Cornwall. (Highlighted)

The little, dotted line box shows where she is anchored, off Hugh Town

It is easy to see what she has been up to in the last few days.
Systematically checking and maintaining  all the Trinity House equipment in the area.

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