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News Release 21-04-2008

Fuel tanks come close to breaking records

Red Funnel demonstrated its ability to handle abnormal loads by transporting two giant fuel storage tanks for a new Tesco filling station near Ryde, Isle of Wight.

The tanks (pictured opposite) travelled on Red Eagle on the 5pm sailing from Southampton. At 29m in length they were just under the record holding 30m wind turbine blade carried for Isle of Wight based Vestas Blades. The absence of a difficult to negotiate centre-casing on Red Funnel's Raptor class ferries makes the vessels ideal for shipping abnormal size loads to and from the Isle of Wight.

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