June 2nd 2008
The Ice Maiden first entered the Tyne on the 24th May,
The plan had been for her to be floated off the semi-submersible Fjord either in or just off the
Because of weather / sea conditions, this wasn't possible.
Instead she was transported to Rotterdam where the operation to float her was
She was then towed back across the North Sea to the A&P Tyne Yard by the tug Banak.
These photos were taken from the old Appledore dry docks.