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Thunder Child II fly past in appreciation of our Front-line workers


published on 25 May 2020 123 -

At Safehaven Marine it was great to be able to launch a new pilot boat for the Port of San Ciprian in Spain after nearly 2 months of Lockdown. She was nearly finished at the start of the lockdown. It sure was nice to be on the water again, even with social distancing.

We wanted to do something nice to lift everyone's spirits during these challenging times around the World, so we did a fly past our home Port of Cobh in Thunder Child II (Safehaven’s Transatlantic record attempt vessel) in support of all our front-line workers, doctors and nurses, the coastguard, fire, ambulance and rescue services, police officers, port operatives, seamen, pilot boat crews and marine pilots, as well as all those involved in keeping the global supply chain working. Here’s a little video we made, the sound track of David Bowies ‘Heroes’ says it all!
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by Safehaven Marine - published on 3 March 2020

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by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 17 April 2020

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by Safehaven Marine - published on 20 April 2020

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published on 17 June 2021

Poseidon on the model boat pond in Vallensbæk, Denmark.
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Builder and owner: Ole Bødker
Link to Vallensbæk model boat club (Danish): http://www.vallensbaekmodelskibsklub.dk

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published on 3 June 2020

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published on 2 February 2021

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by Frank Diegel - published on 13 February 2020

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