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~SHIPS~DORSET~ Images of the Month for July 2022 ~ 1of2 ~ ~ Celtic Fortune ~ at Bulwark Quay, Port of Poole - June 2022  

Celtic Fortune has called at Port of Poole a number of times over recent years and is representative of the week to week trade through Poole that continues year-round. For July’s "Images of the Month” we have steered a zig-zag course … we haven’t selected one of the many cruise ships calling at busy Portland … we haven’t selected Amadea - fleetmate Deutschland featured last month and we reserve the right to return to June photographs in any autumn lull … and having selected Celtic Fortune we are featuring two of our local photographers Smiler Purdy (Port Bow view) and Kev Mitchell (Port Quarter view) with whose pictures we can show off the vessel.

~SHIPS~DORSET~ Images of the Month for July 2022 ~ 2of2 ~ ~ Celtic Fortune ~ at Bulwark Quay, Port of Poole - June 2022  

Celtic Fortune arrived 12th June from Belfast with a cargo of road-stone for Tarmac and following discharge & cleaning loaded Purbeck ball clay bound for Castellon - just north of Valencia. After berthing alongside the Bulwark Quay / Ballast Quay complex during her stay, she departed for Fowey on 17th June to "top-up" her cargo for Spain. 
Celtic Fortune is one of the 14 strong fleet operated by Charles M. Willie & Co. of Cardiff. The ship was build in 2006 at the Barkmeijer shipyard, Stroobos, Netherlands … the yard has been building ships for over 165 years. Key Dimensions for Celtic Fortune … Gross Tonnage = 2,999 … Length = 90m … Beam 14m … Draft = 6m … Service Speed = 10 Knots … Hold dimensions = 62.4m x 11.5m x 8.35m(height) … Grain capacity = c210,000 cu.ft. … TEU capacity = 102 hold + 48 deck.

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