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Default ARCHIVE - Salford Quays, Calemax Cargo Vessel - June 08 - 30-06-2008, 19:33

Gina D (my intended target) was there but decided to take a look at the Calemax as it was the larger of the three (140ft long, 22ft wide) and access looked easier. This ship was not there last time I week (last Sunday) so this is definitely a working vessel.
Access wasn't as easy on this one (the picture of the hatch below is not the access point, it was locked) and upon trying to leave I had a worrying moment where I thought I couldn't get out!

Impressive from the front..




Could not get in through here



Some shots from the galley







Dated 29th April 08



JACKPOT! This set of stairs led up to the bridge















I decided to have a look around the Engine room, it was huge! 2 mahoosive diesel engines attached to crankshaft formed the main features in the room (I'm sure someone can correct with technical terms), along with a large control panel and countless other bits of machinery and mechanical watsits.
I went out on Thurs and bought an Aldi tripod, absolutely brilliant value, so this is my first ever go at light painting; go easy on me chaps :thumb:





Couldn't go without a posing shot lol.







I has to be really careful as the floor was incredibly slippy, and the smell was overpowering (still permeates my body today!).

Left after a few hours as I needed some fresh air, only to get off the ship and find the police chopper buzzing overhead!

Good day out :thumb:
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