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Marella Explorer returns to her Covid 19 Anchorage

By James_C
There are many cruise ships in Covid 19 lock down anchorages off the Isle of Wight, Weymouth and further afield that make regular visits to Southampton to take on bunkers (stores).
Its strange to see these ships with no lights and to think of all the crew that must remain on board to keep everything aired and in good order ready for active service. Everything would deteriorate very rapidly in the marine environment if they didn't do so.
Thank you for your time and interest.

Tags: Weather Photo journalism Seascape Ship Cruise ship Evening light Solent Hand held Landscape and travel Cowes Covid 19

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taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
10 Jun 2020 7:55PM
A fleet of cruise ships in anyone's harbor would be unusual???
James_C 12 38 57 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2020 8:42PM
Hi Jennnn,

This evening there are 15 cruise ships in the area.

Carnival Valor and Norwegian Star are along side in Southampton.

Ocean Diamond, Siver Spirit, Marella Explora II, Marella Discovery, Empress of the Seas and Carnival Breeze are at anchor to the east of the Isle of Wight. There are also 7 cargo ships and 3 tankers anchored here.

Marella Explorer is at anchor to the west of the Isle of Wight.

Aurora is at anchor off Bournemouth.

Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, Britannia and Azura are at anchor off Weymouth.

Ventura is en route to Southampton from the Weymouth anchorage and is due in tonight.

There have been others but those are the ones around at the moment. If you are interested in this sort of thing then there are several commercial ship tracking sites that also offer a free version. The one I mainly use is

All the best,

10 Jun 2020 9:43PM
Lovely light great shot..Lin

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