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by algil
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Yeoman Bank
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Re: Yeoman Bank

Thanks for the answers, makes sense now. Sorry for the delay in replying, but we were away on a 5 day visit to London. We visited to the Maritime Museum one day and went aboard the Cutty Sark. What a wonderful job they have done with this old lass from Dumbarton. Well worth a visit if you are down t...
by algil
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Yeoman Bank
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Yeoman Bank

Does anyone know what is happening with the bulk carrier Yeoman Bank? On Sunday/Monday she was headed for Glensanda via the North Channel when she turned to port north of Rathlin, carried on for a few miles on her new course and then turned 180deg to head due east. She then slowed down and dropped t...
by algil
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: AMT Trader
Replies: 41
Views: 11531

Re: AMT Trader

My apologies, I have scanned back to last year's move of the barge on this site and found the very detailed and interesting explanation to my question by Jamie, alias "Riverclyde_tug". :oops:

Thanks and regards,
Alan
by algil
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: AMT Trader
Replies: 41
Views: 11531

Re: AMT Trader

Thanks Alasdair,

I must have missed the answer last time, apologies for that. I look forward to a reply from one who knows.
I would have thought taking a tow like that through the English Channel would be almost as hairy as the weather round the north!

Regards,
Alan
by algil
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: AMT Trader
Replies: 41
Views: 11531

Re: AMT Trader

Can anyone explain please why Svitzer Milford and Anglegarth (lead tugs) were towing astern? Whilst realising they have 360deg vision and probably azimuth thrusters or the like,I thought these vessels were designed to tow with the towed vessel astern for a tow of this distance (Govan to To'tB). Rega...
by algil
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Bulker at Greenock
Replies: 15
Views: 6600

Re: Bulker at Greenock

She must be totting up some parking fees to Clydeport on top of what she owes to others.
algil
by algil
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Bulker at Greenock
Replies: 15
Views: 6600

Re: Bulker at Greenock

The bulker Mariolina de Carlini is still in great harbour, that's about a month now, quite a long time for repair could she be laid up rather than in for repair? If so, would it not be cheaper to anchor somewhere?
by algil
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The 'Westgarth' name
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

Re: The 'Westgarth' name

Would agree Angus, that the entrance can be a bit hairy in poor viz, but well worth it for the shelter inside. Your story of how it used to be was fascinating, when men were men etc..... On our first visit there, many moons ago, there was no jetty and we came back to the boat in the dark, having sat...
by algil
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The 'Westgarth' name
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

Re: The 'Westgarth' name

Thanks for that very informative reply, Angus. I thought it was too much of a coincidence for them not to be linked.
Regards,
Alan

PS Have sailed into Acersaid Mhor on Eriskay a few times, and we loved it. Easily the loveliest inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides.
by algil
Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The 'Westgarth' name
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

Re: The 'Westgarth' name

Is there any connection with this Westgarth and the Westgarth in Weir Westgarth?
Alan

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