A couple of unlikely visitors.

By Andy Gilbert

Early July 1980. Senlac was off the run with engine trouble and Sealink were scratching around to find replacement tonnage in a hurry. Townsend's Free Enterprise II was swiftly drafted in from her usual base at Dover, but she had almost no freight capacity, so B+I's Dundalk soon joined her to handle the freight traffic until Senlac returned.

I think that the little tug usurping Meeching's usual spot at No.5 stage is the Metrec, operated by Mike Newton-Smith's Metrec company.

Photo:Dundalk, Free Enterprise II and Metrec.

Dundalk, Free Enterprise II and Metrec.

Kind permission of Les Harris.

This page was added by Andy Gilbert on 31/07/2009.

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