Search found 100 matches

by willmurray
Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Lewis Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: Lewis Holiday

Thanks Angus, that's twice in Lewis this year and loved both times. We are thinking of doing the Uists next, although this might be in a few years.
by willmurray
Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Lewis Holiday
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Lewis Holiday

Hi All, A few images which have been processed so far, from a week long break in Port of Ness, Lewis. 1. Callanish standing stones. [image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-uploaded/New-Photos/i-LzxNCwg/0/M/_MG_9808-M.jpg[/image] 2. Callinish Standing Stones [image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Ne...
by willmurray
Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Without Prefix
Topic: SCOTTISH VIKING
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Re: SCOTTISH VIKING

Hi Henk,

The Scottish Viking is still going strong under her original name, and is currently trading for Stena/Scandlines on the Ventspils - Nyanshamn run.

The Stena Scotia is the old Maersk Exporter.
http://www.faktaomfartyg.nu/maersk_exporter_1996.htm

Cheers,
Will
by willmurray
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Svitzer Fleet
Topic: SVITZER NJAL
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: SVITZER NJAL

Here you go Henk, another view of the Njal!!

[image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-upl ... 9726-S.jpg[/image]

Brgds, Will
by willmurray
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: RAF LEUCHARS AIR SHOW 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: RAF LEUCHARS AIR SHOW 2012

Hi Alasdair, That enclosure for the veterans & enthusiasts is quite good. My only problem was that Leuchars was nearly always the same aircraft year after year, with maybe a few differences in the Static displays, and in truth the quality went down steadilly year after year. They probably have their...
by willmurray
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Maho Beach - St Maarten
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Maho Beach - St Maarten

Hi All, Here are a few taken at Maho beach last Friday. 1. Delta Airlines 757-200 (N618DL), about to touch down at Princess Juliana airport. [image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-uploaded/Maho-Beach/i-Qd4gD6m/0/S/MG9571-S.jpg[/image] 2. This one is a dead cert every day. The daily Air France A3...
by willmurray
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Britten Norman Islander (OO-MMM)
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Unknown type (OO-MMM)

Hi Henk,
This one is a Britten Norman Islander.
Cheers, Will
by willmurray
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: STENA FERONIA
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Re: STENA FERONIA

Hi dan,
Not in Gib, but the same ship nonetheless.

[image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-upl ... 6962-S.jpg[/image]
by willmurray
Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: HELENSBURGH LIFEBOAT
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: HELENSBURGH LIFEBOAT

And one taken a wee while back off the Esplanade in Greenock.
[image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Other/eme ... 214b-S.jpg[/image]
Please note, this was not during an emergency, but after one when a crewmember had to get back to the lifeboat.
by willmurray
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: RIAT 2012 - A few fast jets & Tigers
Replies: 2
Views: 792

RIAT 2012 - A few fast jets & Tigers

Hi, A couple of shots taken during RIAT at RAF Fairford. 1. Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16. J-516 [image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Events/Airshows/RIAT-2012-RAF-Fairford/i-9hdnVpd/0/M/MG0067-M.jpg[/image] 2. My favourite paint scheme. Luftwaffe Panavia Tornado "Arctic Tiger" 45+85 [image]http:...
by willmurray
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: Gothenburg
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: Gothenburg

Have to hold my hands up Angus, PM shall wing its way later today or tomorrow.
Cheers, Will
by willmurray
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: Gothenburg
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Gothenburg

Hi All, It has been a while since I posted anything here, sorry for the delay. I owe a few people return emails as well, you shall have one on the way ASAP. Anyway, I am currently in Gothenburg in the Damen Dry-dock visiting a tanker. Bulbous bow. [image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-uploaded/...
by willmurray
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: Stena Forerunner & Forecaster
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Stena Forerunner & Forecaster

Hi All, A few wee pics from my visit to the Baltic last week. 1. Stena Forecaster in Hanko, FInland. [image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-uploaded/New-Photos/i-bC6wqhD/0/S/MG7647-S.jpg[/image] 2. Stena Forerunner in Hanko, on a rather cold evening. [image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-up...
by willmurray
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: PRINCIMAR HOPE
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: PRINCIMAR HOPE

Hi Dan,

Thanks for posting that mate.

Here is a picture of her at her next port call at Fos, France.

[image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Other/Shi ... 7335-S.jpg[/image]
by willmurray
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Encounter aground
Replies: 6
Views: 1851

Re: Encounter aground

A few taken in the dark and wind and rain this evening. [image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-uploaded/Aground/i-5SjhGS6/0/S/IMG7364-S.jpg[/image] [image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-uploaded/Aground/i-4sC2Q7g/0/S/IMG7359-S.jpg[/image] [image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-uploaded/...
by willmurray
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow
Replies: 8
Views: 1894

Re: Glasgow

Thanks guys for all your nice comments.

And Yes Angus, my good lady has thawed out suitably, in fact enough to make tea again tonight. :clap:
by willmurray
Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Princess Elizabeth
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Princess Elizabeth

Hi Dougie,

Seen her coming into Glasgow Central last night (unlessd there are 2 steam engines int he area right now).

Cheers, Will
by willmurray
Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Glasgow
Replies: 8
Views: 1894

Glasgow

Slightly off topic (no ships), but here is a few from my wander around last night. My good lady is still defrosting herself as we speak!! Clickable for larger versions. 1. George the 5th bridge and the Glasgow Central railway bridge (Caledonian Railway Bridge), crossing the Clyde. [image]http://will...
by willmurray
Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Greenock Titan Crane
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Greenock Titan Crane

Thanks Angus.
Unfortunately I no longer fit through man made apertures in fences, I require the assistance of a bulldozer for that!! :)
More to follow of Glasgow in a few moments.
by willmurray
Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: Steam Train in Glasgow this evening
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Steam Train in Glasgow this evening

Well, over a 30 second exposure you can only see the smoke/steam.

[image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/InTheDark ... 7195-S.jpg[/image]
by willmurray
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Greenock Titan Crane
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Greenock Titan Crane

Taken with last nights clear sky and full moon.

[image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-upl ... 7179-S.jpg[/image]
by willmurray
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Fergusons to build battery ships for Cal Mac
Replies: 36
Views: 5996

Re: Fergusons to build battery ships for Cal Mac

As a qualified marine engine par excellence Will Murray is herewith charged with the responsibility of developing an ergonomic propulsion design for these new ferries out of Port Glasgow in order to return the names of Ferguson and Port Glasgow back to the forefront of engineering excellence. Solar...
by willmurray
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Fergusons to build battery ships for Cal Mac
Replies: 36
Views: 5996

Re: Fergusons to build battery ships for Cal Mac

Now then Angus, no engines? Do you put the positive or negative end of the batteries on the end of the prop shaft? Unfortunately Angus is correct!! There will be a Chief Electricial stood on a podium, barking commands to the masses of now surplus engineers who are sat on exercise bikes which have d...
by willmurray
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Fergusons to build battery ships for Cal Mac
Replies: 36
Views: 5996

Re: Fergusons to build battery ships for Cal Mac

alasdairmac wrote:PS why battery ships - are free range ones too expensive ?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by willmurray
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Newark Pier
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Newark Pier

by willmurray
Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: UK Government to legalise armed guards
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: UK Government to legalise armed guards

George - I believe that Egypt has officially banned armed guards on vessels passing through the Suez Canal. No idea how that is interpreted: is it that guards are not allowed to carry arms during the Suez passage, or that the weapons are not allowed on the ship at all. I'd guess the former. The for...
by willmurray
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: Klaipeda, Lithuania
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Klaipeda, Lithuania

Have you not got any work to do over there, other than taking some fancy pics of your transport . . . If only!!!! These days I manage to get about an hour to myself per day when visiting ships (normally after tea), so have to plan it very carefuly. It has been a bot of a novelty taking my camera ge...
by willmurray
Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: Klaipeda, Lithuania
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Klaipeda, Lithuania

The Stena Feronia last night in Klaipeda. Cheers for the info on embedding pics Stuart!! :D
Click for a larger version.
[image]http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-upl ... 6962-S.jpg[/image]
Thanks for looking.
Rgds, Will
by willmurray
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: Klaipeda, Lithuania
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Klaipeda, Lithuania

Unfortunately I cannot embed photos in postings here, so you will have to settle for the link instead. (sorry).

Here are a few photos taken on my current work trip out in Lithuania.

http://willmurray.smugmug.com/Newly-upl ... 185_z5dgzj

Thanks for looking.

Best Regards, Will
by willmurray
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Mary 2
Replies: 16
Views: 3065

Re: Queen Mary 2

Hi Brenda, Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for your comments on the pictures. For the night time shots I have to set up the camera on a tripod, and use a remote release cable to take the pictures, keeping the camera completely still. A wee bit of gear to lug around, but worth it in the long run. I ...
by willmurray
Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Mary 2
Replies: 16
Views: 3065

Re: Queen Mary 2

Thanks Alasdair.
by willmurray
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Mary 2
Replies: 16
Views: 3065

Re: Queen Mary 2

Here are a few of the fireworks show when the QM2 departed.

It was one of the best displays I have seen in a good while.

http://willmurray.smugmug.com/InTheDark ... 279_S7tRSp

Brgds, Will
by willmurray
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Battle of Britain Flypasts - Gibraltar 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 889

Re: Battle of Britain Flypasts - Gibraltar 2011

Well,
There was about a one hour display at RAF Leuchars airshow, made up of remote control aircraft!!
Maybe you could see them in a few years too!! :lol:
by willmurray
Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: LORD OF THE ISLES
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: LORD OF THE ISLES

An ode for the deckies, although I cannot remember where I got it from though: The siren shrieks its farewell note, and proudly on her way The brand new giant liner moves in grandeur down the bay A marvelous creation, her builder’s joy and pride The great hope of her owners as she floats upon the ti...
by willmurray
Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: BANANA'S GONE AGAIN
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: BANANA'S GONE AGAIN

Are they not being used by that late night beach bar, for the revellers to cool down by drinking a banana daiquiri while looking over the the millionaires paradise of Greenock whilst sitting at the waters edge?? :?
by willmurray
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: AIRCRAFT
Topic: Red Arrows, Greenock
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: Red Arrows, Greenock

One of the hundred or so I tok of the Reds at Greenock on Tuesday.
by willmurray
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Special Clyde Day
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Special Clyde Day

mcmahos wrote: It would be good to hear what her final total passengers numbers are for today.
Apparently she had 409 (?) passengers onboard today leaving Helensburgh.
by willmurray
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: **** Photo needed ****
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: **** Photo needed ****

Probably not what you are after, but here are a few which are difficult to ID and you cannot see their names so could be used if you don't get anything else!! ;)
All have been reduced for web purposes.
by willmurray
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: Stena Premium
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Stena Premium

Hi WIll, nice to hear from you again. Another job for the deckies then - painting the mooring lines, or is it of such detailed technicality that it needs an engineer (we're trying to find Angus a job) ? Hi Alasdair, Unfortunately Angus would be no good due to an inability to keep a steady hand whil...
by willmurray
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: Stena Premium
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Stena Premium

What cargoes is she designed to carry, Will ? Hi Angus, Basically, anything. The P-Max vessels can carry Crude, Refined or contaminated oils. Each Cargo tank, and pumping system is completely independent, so she can also carry a mixture of different grades without any worry of cross-contamination. ...
by willmurray
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: Argus & Rigel
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Argus & Rigel

2 tugs in Split, assisting the Stena Premium out of Brodosplit Shipyard.
by willmurray
Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: Stena Premium
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Stena Premium

My latest ship which I am currently onboard, is the Stena Premium. She is a newly built Tanker, delivered from Brodosplit last week, and is the last of 10 of this class ordered by Concordia Maritime. We are currently sailing for Ravenna in the North East of Italy, then onwards to Rijeka (Where I get...
by willmurray
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Belfast 04/06/2011
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: Belfast 04/06/2011

This is one of the 2 massive cranes in Belfast, and is named Samson.
I had the pleasure of going up to the top of this crane a few years ago, and the view fro the top is simple breathtaking.
by willmurray
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Belfast 04/06/2011
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Belfast 04/06/2011

A few snaps from a work trip over to Belfast at the weekend.
by willmurray
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Gourock - Dunoon Car Ferry Service - The Final Sailing
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Gourock - Dunoon Car Ferry Service - The Final Sailing

If I am at home, I will do my best to get on this sailing.
by willmurray
Mon May 30, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: END OF AN ERA
Replies: 27
Views: 3306

Re: END OF AN ERA

Unfortunately I could not get as good access as the pictures at the top of this page (myself and my Dad were told we could not go anywhere near). Anyway, from the hill behind you can see what is happening and hear the odd bang and clang of things being thrown. (just be careful of the "travelling peo...
by willmurray
Fri May 27, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: Genmar Victory
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Genmar Victory

Back again on Terra Firma once more after yet another ship visit (they seem to be steamrollering them towards me just now!!) I flew out to Colombo last week, and after a 6 hour drive from Colombo to Galle (it was Sri Lankan new year), I picked up the Genmar Victory and sailed up to Fujairah, then an...
by willmurray
Mon May 16, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: First A380
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: First A380

Has one been to Glasgow on a test flight but on the regular run if you know what I mean......... Hi Paul, Like others have confirmed, the Airbus Industries airframe carried out a flypast of Glasgow airport en route to Prestwick. I think it also carried out a flypast at Edinburgh as well. Regarding ...

Go to advanced search