Saturday Open Event on the Pharos.
The ship looked great in the sunlight, silhouetted by a Blue Orkney Skyline
The Orkney News boarded and were welcomed by the crew, they were polite, courteous and informative. We were directed to the upper decks to see a very impressive ship.
One of the favourites was the Helipad, for the children(grown up also included) which was brilliant.
Kids loved this(old & new) in fact here’s more pics
Moving on upwards, we reached several decks with various views
This one of the onboard cranes is capable of lifting 30 tonnes from not just the Stern, also Port & Starboard as the ship adjusts the ballast.
Also onboard was the bell from the:
S. M. S. VON DER TANK. a Battle Cruiser.
Here is the Director of Operations, Phil Day explaining what the Pharos operations are.
Here is a few pics on the tour of the ship
Thank you to all on board, it was a pleasant and enjoyable day for all.
The crew were a credit to the overall experience, thank you one & all.