Monday, January 4, 2010

Oceanlady is dockside

The Oceanlady is dockside in Valencia's commercial port. She came in around 04:00 local time this morning, escorted by a couple of tugboats and was tied up to the dock within minutes - a very smooth operation.

The crane that will be used for unloading arrived at 07:00 to be set-up, and depending upon the weather, unloading will begin later this morning.

It's been raining overnight and into this morning in Valencia, but the real issue could be the wind. The breeze is forecast to be light until about noon today, picking up in the afternoon and easing again towards midnight. This will determine the pace of the unloading operation.