The annual Infamous Cardboard Boat Race held in Ocean Village Marina, Gibraltar, in aid of charity was held on 3rd September on a bright, warm day. An event organized by the William Tilley Lodge to raise money for Down’s Syndrome and the GBC Open Day Charity.
Operations Manager, Robert Israel, designed, developed and built with aid from employees, James Molinary’s newly launched vessel “C/V Moorish Castle”
Gibraltar was once home for the Royal Navy’s Mediterranean Fleet, offering anchorage, quays, ship repair, supply depots and dry dock facilities for the largest of warships, from destroyers to aircraft carriers. Today, a Royal Navy warship will pay a passing visit, the locals remembering when grey warships and blue suited sailors lined the harbour and the streets of Gibraltar. A time gone by when passing comments were on the grey funneled fleet.
James Molinary Ltd were contacted at 15:37 (Tuesday the 31st May 2011) by the Gibraltar Port Control / Vessel Traffic Services, and requested to make available at all haste the Fire and Rescue Tug “Anna”.
The “Anna” was engaged at this moment on a fender movement procedure in the North Anchorage assisting the tanker the MT Jack Jacob, preparing for a STS operation. Our operation team acted immediately and redeployed the “Anna” to the fire scene whist simultaneously putting the vessels “Polaco” and the oil spill response vessel “Alex” at the disposal of the Port. The Fire fighting crew of the “Anna” were contacted and made there way to the port where the “Polaco” was waiting to take them to the vessel, the onboard crew had prepared the vessel ready and were standing near the fire scene, by 15:40 the duty marine engineer was onboard running through the checklist prior to start-up of the fire fighting pumps. Continue reading “FIRE FIGHTING OPERATION AT THE WASTE OIL RECEPTION AND PROCESSING FACILITY “S.O.R.T”. NORTH MOLE, GIBRALTAR.”→