Thursday, 7 November 2013

Melbourne Cup - November 2013

Each year P&O Australia sends one or two of its ships from Sydney to Melbourne for the Melbourne Cup horse race. Usually the ships sail from Sydney on the preceding Saturday afternoon, arrive in Melbourne on Monday morning, sail Wednesday afternoon and arrive back in Sydney on Friday morning. This year the visiting ships were Pacific Pearl and Pacific Jewel. I took these photos when they both sailed on Wednesday 6th November.

(L-R) Pacific Jewel at Outer East Station Pier and Pacific Pearl at Outer West.

Pacific Pearl underway.

Having attended Pacific Pearl, tug Keera next attended Pacific Jewel.

Pacific Jewel letting go.

Pacific Jewel's Captain and Port Phillip Sea Pilot on the bridge.

Unfortunately a passenger was taken seriously ill during the sailing so the ship had to reberth, at Outer West, to land that passenger.