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by clydesider
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Possibly the captain was waiting for high tide, knowing there is likely to be a fork lift truck and probably a gangway beneath him when she docks. I understand there were two volunteers from Inverclyde Tourist Group on board manning a Hospitality Desk when her lines parted. No doubt, they have had a...
by clydesider
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

The gangways collapsed in the wind and a stacker truck ended up in the drink!
by clydesider
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Black Watch is now coming to GOT on Thursday instead of Friday. In at 7.00am and departing at 8.00pm.
by clydesider
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Regal Princess could now not be into GOT until 10.30am/11.00am.
by clydesider
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Regal Princess is likely to encounter rough seas during her passage towards Greenock and potentially this could delay her arrival into GOT until 9.00am or 9.30am tomorrow.
by clydesider
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Ignoring the waterslides for the moment, she is a smart looking ship for her age.
by clydesider
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Coastworks pics and video
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Coastworks pics and video

Is this why there is a barge in the middle of the river between the Kingston and King George V bridges, Gerry?
by clydesider
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Second picture down explains why I didn't see the Clyde Clipper at Victoria Harbour on Sunday!
SP II made the press last week after colliding with a few yachts in Dartmouth harbour.
by clydesider
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Latest update for MSC Meraviglia. She is now expected GOT at 9.30am.
by clydesider
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Timing change for MSC Meraviglia. Now in at 10.00am at GOT. Let’s hope it’s a decent day and that it does the turn in front of the Esplanade before arrival rather than at departure!
by clydesider
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

It looks as if someone missed the boat tonight! After Mein Schiff 3 left GOT, one of her tenders had to be lowered and possibly went back to collect the German visitor(s).
by clydesider
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Just as well. I've seen the weather for the week on Countryfile and it's largely rubbish!
by clydesider
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Ocean Majesty now expected at GOT at 12.30pm on Sunday 12 August.
by clydesider
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Artania is now due in at GOT at 8.00am. No change to 10.00pm sailing time.
by clydesider
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Timing change for Tuesday. Black Watch is now coming in at 8.00am and sails at 4.30pm.

On Sunday, Artania has again decided that GOT is a better option to the Holy Loch. She arrives at 9.00am and sails at 10.00pm.

Arthur Sales
by clydesider
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

P&O's old Arcadia, i.e. the one immediately before the current one of that name. Then Ocean Village and in Australia, P&O's Pacific Pearl.
by clydesider
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd – in Liquidation
Replies: 18
Views: 7744

Re: Ferguson Shipbuilders Ltd – in Liquidation

There is a notice in the Metro today calling a meeting of creditors of Fish and Ships Limited. Said company are the owners of the Kyle Venture, as noted in the posts above.
by clydesider
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Bulker at Greenock
Replies: 15
Views: 4458

Re: Bulker at Greenock

According to the latest issue of Ships Monthly, Rizzo-Bottiglieri-De Carlini Armatori have gone burst and this one along with others are to be sold.
by clydesider
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: BAE WINS AUSTRALIA WARSHIP CONTRACT
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: BAE WINS AUSTRALIA WARSHIP CONTRACT

Perhaps, there will be some design work for the Clyde.
by clydesider
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Looks familiar! Apart from calling at Greenock last year, she is the former Artemis of P&O Cruises and before that, Royal Princess of Princess Cruises. She has been at Greenock in their livery as well.
by clydesider
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Artania is now coming to GOT on 5 June, arriving at 09.00hrs and sailing at 22.00hrs.
by clydesider
Mon May 28, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Early because she didn't dock at Holyhead due to the severe weather down there.
by clydesider
Tue May 22, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Survival craft training
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: Survival craft training

I wondered what that was all about when I saw the lifeboat and rib from the walkway between CHQ and the cinema last week. Now I know, thanks!
by clydesider
Wed May 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Further to my post yesterday, and just for the record, Astoria is arriving from Douglas, IoM on Friday.
by clydesider
Tue May 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 128
Views: 10051

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

There is an additional cruise call on Friday 11 May.
Astoria (16,144grt/550pax) will arrive at 7.00am and depart at 5.00pm for Dublin
by clydesider
Fri May 04, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MSC MERAVIGLIA
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: MSC MERAVIGLIA

Absolute magic watching her do the hard work turning round without the aid of tugs off Greenock esplanade this morning, so she could get an easy getaway this evening.
by clydesider
Thu May 03, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Mia Sophie B
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Mia Sophie B

Excellent set of pics!
by clydesider
Tue May 01, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV CLANSMAN still in drydock………
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: MV CLANSMAN still in drydock………

She was in the JWD when I saw her about 9.00am today and between the mainland and Arran at one point this afternoon.
by clydesider
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Diving Bell No.1 1852
Replies: 1
Views: 743

Re: Diving Bell No.1 1852

There was an article in The Herald on Saturday 3 March about this and, as I stay reasonably close, I watched the programme. Hope to get down there when the weather improves to see it for myself.
by clydesider
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Govan Graving Docks
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

Re: Govan Graving Docks

I attended the consultation event in Govan this afternoon. I ignored the Ferguson Marine corporate video playing in the background as I had already seen it last month in Greenock. The proposals are to reinstate the three graving docks for ship repair and construction with plans also for housing, liv...
by clydesider
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 249
Views: 42729

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Saw her this morning from the top of the grassy hill directly behind Sainsbury's! It's about time the Intu people cut back the trees/bushes there.
Quite a smart looking ship for her age.
by clydesider
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
Topic: LAID UP AT LEITH DOCKS / NAME SOUGHT
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: LAID UP AT LEITH DOCKS / NAME SOUGHT

The three vessels appear to be in cold lay up and are not mentioned in any of the Leith websites or AIS. Two of the names are easy to spot from Ocean Drive, but it's the hidden one I'm seeking the name of.
by clydesider
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER
Replies: 7
Views: 2499

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

If Peel Ports won't sell the land at Inchgreen to Ferguson Marine Engineering, largely because it might put Cammell Laird at a competitive disadvantage, a bridge over the Clyde between Renfrew and Yoker might then pose a problem for Ferguson Marine if they were contemplating seeking planning permiss...
by clydesider
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: OFFSHORE SUPPORT VESSELS
Topic: LAID UP AT LEITH DOCKS / NAME SOUGHT
Replies: 2
Views: 732

LAID UP AT LEITH DOCKS / NAME SOUGHT

I have been unable to ascertain the name of the vessel berthed to the inside of the Rockwater1 and behind the Seven Navica.

I assume she also belongs to Subsea 7, but can anybody help with her name?
by clydesider
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Clyde Shipbuilders
Topic: Govan Graving Docks
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

Re: Govan Graving Docks

It's no secret that Ferguson Marine Engineering, Port Glasgow are looking at the possibility of using the old Govan drydocks and that would certainly be a better and more appropriate use than the original proposal. Ferguson Marine Engineering's preferred option would be to acquire the drydock and qu...
by clydesider
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glen Sannox today
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Glen Sannox today

I'm hoping you'll have some photos of the launch for us tomorrow!
by clydesider
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HMS Forth
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

Re: HMS Forth

Thanks for another set of excellent photos.
by clydesider
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 249
Views: 42729

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Following a very interesting Doors Open Day presentation at Ferguson Marine yesterday, I was lucky to see Jaguar Max outbound at Langbank, accompanied by Ayton Cross and Anglegarth, from the McGills' bus on the way home.
by clydesider
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 249
Views: 42729

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Yes, I saw them passing Greenock esplanade at 7.45am today and then went for a closer look at Custom House Quay. She looked to be just about empty. Anglegarth had a line attached from her stern.
by clydesider
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Millport Pier
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: Millport Pier

North Ayrshire Council don't seem to give a damn about tourism in their area.
They closed the public toilets on Arran this year, but fortunately the local community have got together and have reopened a number of them.
by clydesider
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Arrow at Inchgreen
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: Arrow at Inchgreen

Good set of photos, but she's actually in the Garvel!
by clydesider
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow ...The Port at Work
Replies: 276
Views: 102464

Re: Glasgow ...The Port at Work

The aerial view only serves to remind me of the absolute delight as ship enthusiast of travelling to and from work in town on the number 4 Corporation bus from Drumoyne passing the Govan Drydock, Princes Dock and Kingston Dock. These were the days!
by clydesider
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2017
Replies: 101
Views: 16812

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2017

Yes, great to see her back in business. I saw her departing Custom House Quay at about 2.15pm today.
I hope to sail on her on Wednesday.
by clydesider
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Inchgreen Cranes
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: Inchgreen Cranes

Excellent photos as usual, thanks.
by clydesider
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV Glen Sanox
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: MV Glen Sanox

Good set of photos once again.

Are you capturing the demise of the three cranes at Inchgreen tomorrow morning?
by clydesider
Sun May 28, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SERENISSIMA
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: SERENISSIMA

She is due at Fairlie on 30/05/17 and departs for Oban later the same day on her Highland Secrets cruise calling in reverse order at - Iona / Lunga Canna / Loch Scavaig Lochmaddy / Dunvegan Stornoway / Shiant Islands St Kilda Barra / Mingulay Colonsay / Jura.
by clydesider
Sun May 21, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SERENISSIMA
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: SERENISSIMA

She is on her way to Oban where there is a changeover tomorrow, as she starts her eight night Hebridean Secrets cruise.
by clydesider
Tue May 16, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Vic 32
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Re: Vic 32

Excellent set of photos once again.

I have to say I was passing Fergusons on Saturday morning and thought the Kyle Venture was on fire as I saw a lot of black smoke which appeared to be coming from her starboard side. However, it transpired it was only that VIC 32 had just passed her inbound!
by clydesider
Mon May 15, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Intrepid 1967 - LPD
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Intrepid 1967 - LPD

Went on board on 17 June 1990 during a visit to the good old Rosyth Navy Days.
by clydesider
Fri May 12, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Flag Evi
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Re: Flag Evi

Thanks for these.
I saw her from the 'plane coming into land on Wednesday evening and from that distance she looked quite smart. However your pics clearly demonstrate a fresh lick of paint is overdue!

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