Cruise Ships Temporarily in Norfolk

n4jri

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For any ship watchers down in Tidewater, here's what I found on vacation for the Carnival Legend (arr/dep on Sundays) and Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas (arr/dep on Thursdays)

CARNIVAL LEGEND
457.5375 DMR c10s1g481 - primary & bridge ops. (inp 467.5375)
457.6000 DMR c13s1g487 - appears to be engineering (inp 467.825)
457.575 [103.5] - not sure if this is the LEGEND, but the freq appeared to travel with the ship. Usage hard to determine due to heavy accents. Input should be 467.775 or 467.575, but I never heard either with this PL. If anybody hears this one on a day other than Sunday, we'll know it's not the Legend.

VISION OF THE SEAS
467.550 [d306] - Primary & bridge ops (inp 457.55 with DIFFERENT DCS...took a while to confirm that!)
467.750 [d165] - sounded like Engineering. Was never able to identify an input.

Nothing heard on licensed or established stevedore freqs. Last time I saw something big depart Half-Moon, they were using CP&O.

Carnival ships generally don't use tugs, and this time was no exception. The left after dark, though and had USCG escort out to the CBBT. The Royal Caribbean ship used a single Moran tug for its spinaround. Didn't appear to have an escort, but probably had daylight all the way to sea.

73/Allen (N4JRI)
 
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