TRYTHALL SHIPPING

SHIPPING CONSULTANT

PROPRIETOR: J E C CARTWRIGHT B A, F C A.

 

6 Trewartha Terrace     Penzance Cornwall TR18 2HE Tel      

e mail: Charlie.cartwright@gmx.co.uk                                Date  10 June 2013

website www.trythallshipping.co.uk

 

WELCOME TO MY CLOUD TEN FAST FERRY PAGE

 

First of all here are some links, (please use your browser back button to get back here);

 

Watch a video of CLOUD TEN at sea

 

Watch a video of CLOUD TEN flood down and evacuation procedure. 

 

Look at my pictures of the SWATH fast ferry 

 

Look at my full album of Cloudx pictures   taken during my visits to the ship in Florida

 

 

Read my account of how the CLOUD TEN, design was developed

 

In July 2009 Cornwall Council engaged consultants to “rubbish” my proposals. The consultants' report was poorly researched and consequently their conclusions are not valid. 

Over the past 18 months, In conjunction with UK coastguard surveyors I have gone through all the relevent paper work and it is clear that this ship provides a level of passenger safety and comfort beyond that required by UK and European “Safety of Life at Sea” ( SOLAS) regulations. and already has a permit to operate on international voyages up to 150 miles from shore in sea conditions up to a significant wave height of 4 metres. In other words the ship is more than capable of providing a regular "clock face" service on the Isles of Scilly Route throughout the summer season and on 90% of days in the winter. This is due to the excellent sea keeping characteristics of the SWATH design and the “flood down” evacuation procedure, unique to the SWATH OCEAN design, see video as above, which in an emergency enables passengers to be evacuated directly into the life rafts. (See extract from the Stability Book which fully explains the procedure).

 

Regarding sea conditions and wave heights we are very fortunate on this route to have the benefit of detailed research carried out by The Institute of Oceanographic Sciences which provides a detailed analysis of sea conditons between Lands End  and the Islands. See the full report published by Southampton University Library .

 

Before entering servcie this ship was subjected too extensive sea trials and surpassed all expectaions of sea keeping and passenger comfort.   See IEEE article about how the sea trials data was collected and recorded

 

My reports are based on my many years of practical experience of managing and operating the Isles of Scily sea route and my extensive research into methods and systems used by operators on similar routes in other parts of the world, backed up by personal visits and discussions with them on site.

 

Note, I visited the ship again in January 2010 and the information I brought back, discussions with the chief engineer and examination of the stability book and voyage log books further endorse her suitability for the Penzance / Isles of Scilly route. 

 

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