NT2889 : Hovercraft

taken 11 years ago, near to Linktown, Fife, Great Britain

The transport group Stagecoach and various partners, including the Scottish Executive, are testing a hi-tech130-passenger hovercraft on a route across the Forth between Kirkcaldy and Portobello. The test is for a two week period. A 28-metre BHT130 hovercraft, manufactured by Isle of Wight-based Hoverwork Limited and incorporating the latest diesel engine technology, is being used for the trial. The crossing time is around 20 minutes and the craft, with normal operating speeds of approximately 35 knots, is able to run in waves of up to two metres. This picture shows the 15:30 service from Portobello on its approach to Kirkcaldy. The Bass Rock and Berwick Law are visible in the distance.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 25 July, 2007
Hovercraft   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 289 899 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:5.7943N 3:8.6665W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 279 899
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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