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by tonycannon
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 287
Views: 113460

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

These big vessels are never at their max draft as the max is 8.7 metres for river transit and maybe up to just over 9 metres dependant on tides and with harbourmaster's approval.
by tonycannon
Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 287
Views: 113460

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

These big vessels are never at their max draft as the max is 8.7 metres for river transit and maybe up to just over 9 metres dependant on tides and with harbourmaster's approval.
by tonycannon
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Foreign Naval Shipping
Topic: NETHERLANDS
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: NETHERLANDS

Hi Daniel, thanks for posting...with all the white coloured vehicles on deck, she must be carrying these on a UN mission to or somewhere...
by tonycannon
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ASHNA AT FINNART
Replies: 6
Views: 4737

Re: ASHNA AT FINNART

Thanks for the photos Paul...she will be part of the landscape before long!
by tonycannon
Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: RFA WAVE KNIGHT
Replies: 6
Views: 2279

Re: RFA WAVE KNIGHT

Nicely caught...Wave Knight's AIS has been offline the last few days...however, there are other means of tracking her!!!
by tonycannon
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ASHNA AT FINNART
Replies: 6
Views: 4737

ASHNA AT FINNART

The VLCC tanker ASHNA arrived at Finnart today to act as additional storage capacity, for the next 12 months, I am led to believe. Unusually, she arrived light from Khor Fakkan, UAE, via Gibraltar. I am sure this will enable operator Ineos to purchase additional quantities/types of crude oil for ble...
by tonycannon
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: LOCH SEAFORTH
Replies: 24
Views: 11154

Re: LOCH SEAFORTH

The paint job may not be to everyone's taste, but I like it, and think that the ships lines aft can take it, giving her a "longer" profile...the funnels look good too!
by tonycannon
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Visit to Glasgow
Replies: 9
Views: 2200

Re: Visit to Glasgow

Angus, As for your apparel for inclement weather, some of us, but not all, are brought into life with the similarities to ducks' backs in the West of Scotland, and (whilst residing in a relatively "sunny" Skelmorlie), our nearest metropolis of "living" life is in Largs, the quality of the "thrift" s...
by tonycannon
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Re-France/Norway
Replies: 14
Views: 5185

Re: Re-France/Norway

I was one of the ship's Port Agents for the call at Greenock on her "last Transatlantic crossing" West to East, and there were various presentations on board that day at Greenock with accompanying lunches an drinks, etc., (those were the days!). Anyhow, prior to the official proceedings, a few of us...
by tonycannon
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Heads Up - 12th July 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 14358

Re: Heads Up - 12th July 2015

Hi David, this is a practice which has been carried out by most cruise vessel operators for many years where vessels are arriving at an "AUTHORISED" UK port from the most previous port which was not a country member of the EU. In the last few years the Border Agency/HMRC have tightened up their inte...
by tonycannon
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Heads Up - 12th July 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 14358

Re: Heads Up - 12th July 2015

OMG...hope we don't go there...UK Immigration for visiting cruise vessels is already difficult enough without having another element to it!!!
by tonycannon
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: TUGS AND TOWING
Topic: MV Cape Elise - Clyde
Replies: 6
Views: 3923

Re: MV Cape Elise - Clyde

My interpretation from Lloyds Maritime Intelligence Casualty Information is that the CAPE ELISE lost steerage power on 1st Feb whilst in the North Atlantic enroute to Hunterston, but proceeded towards NW Ireland at slow speed to rendezvous with the AHTS UOS LIBERTY (from Aberdeen) and the smaller tu...
by tonycannon
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: FLYING PHANTHOM
Replies: 12
Views: 3757

Re: FLYING PHANTHOM

Flying Phantom (or what remains of her) is still afloat at KGV Dock, Glasgow, still under the control of the Procurator Fiscal, I understand.
by tonycannon
Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Happy New Year.
Replies: 6
Views: 1587

Re: Happy New Year.

Well, how we miss the stooshies, more than often with the wise words of our departed elders and friends ringing true to form, but ignored by the "youth" of more modern days...bring back Rose Neath, Ailsa Craig and their unconventional pals for a bit of light relief!
by tonycannon
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: KRISTINA KATERINA
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: KRISTINA KATERINA

Vessel Name From Until Kristina Katarina Before 20 June 2010 The Iris 07 September 2000 Before 19 June 2010 Francesca 14 November 1996 06 September 2000 Konstantin Simonov 29 April 1982 13 November 1996 Above are the vessel's former names, hope this helps.
by tonycannon
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior 122
Replies: 24
Views: 6935

Re: Joint Warrior 122

The AIS shot shows that the Bute must have had a bit of a challenge when crossing through the JW participants - she appeares to be a lot further north than the usual track which sees both Bute and Argyle usually heading towards Skelmorlie Bank Buoy, passing to the south then altering towards Wemyss ...
by tonycannon
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: VOS Iona
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Re: VOE Iona

She had water in her fuel and had to come in for investigation and repair. Source of the problem was quickly located and patched up. Nice weekend job for the Garvel boys...and me! She was on her way from Morecambe Bay Gas Field duties to one of the North Sea Fields for relief duties for another vess...
by tonycannon
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Shipping Movements
Replies: 4
Views: 1884

Re: Shipping Movements

Chris, if you have a smartphone thingy with a biggish screen, you can get the very good AIS website Marinetraffic.com on it by downloading the Android app which is free! I use it frequently when on the run (ok, out of the office) and it works a treat. ShipAIS is also available on smartphones but is ...
by tonycannon
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Coastal Isle damage
Replies: 15
Views: 8204

Re: Coastal Isle damage

I saw her in drydock in Dublin in mid-July - couldn't see what was going on though!
by tonycannon
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SD NORTHERN RIVER
Replies: 9
Views: 3665

Re: SD NORTHERN RIVER

Northern River will be utilised for the latest mobilisation of the NSRS (NATO Submarine Rescue System) at Glasgow begining 3 Sept 2012. She has also been working up at Kyle of Lochalsh with the MoD with underwater vehicles and provides a very large deck space with which to work. Whilst the vessels a...
by tonycannon
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde vista yesterday
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Clyde vista yesterday

Stunning!
by tonycannon
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Inbound: Granuaile
Replies: 12
Views: 3620

Re: Inbound: Granuaile

EagleRockboy is correct - Granuaile was doing the survey of the route of the new electricity connector from the Wirral to Ardneil - the survey operation at that point finished off Ardrossan, and she had to lie off for time for an offsigning survey specialist to be taken into Ardrossan Marina by ship...
by tonycannon
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: New Cranes
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: New Cranes

Hi Stuart, the cranes are from Kone Cranes in East Kilbride and are destined for the Middle East, port of discharge Jubail, and for a new aluminium producing facility, I understand.
by tonycannon
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: solitaire today
Replies: 20
Views: 8079

Re: solitaire today

Juat a comment on the vessel being anchored - she is actually on D.P. mode (dynamic positioning) whereby computers onboard are linked to satellites which control her position to within a few centimetres tolerance! I think she has 10 thrusters under the hull, and these often cause problems in automat...
by tonycannon
Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: solitaire today
Replies: 20
Views: 8079

Re: solitaire today

Solitaire has moved across to No.6 anchorage (although she is on continuous D.P. mode) for a bit more shelter from the higher winds forecasted, as her crew will be doing a big job on the stinger hinge. After her next job north of Shetland, which was started by her smaller running mate Audacia last y...
by tonycannon
Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Joint Warrior 2012
Replies: 80
Views: 30791

Re: Joint Warrior 2012

HMCS Charlottetown was originally down for attendng - now I am not so sure!
by tonycannon
Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: solitaire today
Replies: 20
Views: 8079

Re: solitaire today

Solitaire has come back to the Clyde, from her last project off Brazil, to mobilise for the completion of a project started in April 2011 running a new gas pipeline from north of Shetland to the Shetland mainland. She will be lying off Largs until the end of March at least, so ther will be comings a...
by tonycannon
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: AILSA PRINCESS
Replies: 6
Views: 2328

Re: AILSA PRINCESS

According to Lloyds, she was at Alang, India for breaking up, May 2010.
by tonycannon
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: MSC Splendida dwarfing ports!
Replies: 28
Views: 3144

Re: MSC Splendida dwarfing ports!

Looking at the bottom photo, the top tier of the "inset" balcony rooms will not get much sun on a good day due to the overhang of the deck above - me and the missus got an upgrade to a similar cabin on the Braemar to the Canaries a couple of years ago, but dependant on the time of day and the headin...
by tonycannon
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: EL MOUNDJID
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: EL MOUNDJID

The original reason for the move to KGV Dock is to undertake removal of her 2 x 1000 metre towing wires to be replaced by 2 new ones of 1,600 metres length. However, there is also a more recent problem in a clutch assembly unit on one of the shafts which will hopefully be remedied by staff from STX ...
by tonycannon
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MOUNTS BAY
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: MOUNTS BAY

The sun rightly shines on the righteous! Makes the El Moundjid look like a tiddler...first I have seen of the new vertical exhaust uptakes.
by tonycannon
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: EL MOUNDJID
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: EL MOUNDJID

I was onboard today upon her arrival at Garelochhead, in a work capacity, whilst she will be in the area. She is indeed brand new and just out of the box, the hull was constructed in Romania and towed to STX Brattvaag, near Aalesund, Norway, for fitting-out. She is to be used by the Algerian Governm...
by tonycannon
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: The Calm Before the Storm

From Innellan, the stuff probably ended up on the shore at Cloch Lighthouse! Even now, when out and about today we have seen the damage caused to various other houses, old and new, in Skelmorlie, BIG trees brought down and destroying substantial fences and walls, trees being lopped to ensure safety ...
by tonycannon
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: The Calm Before the Storm
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: The Calm Before the Storm

My own house suffered a few ridge tiles being offhired and smashing the roof tiles on the way to embedding themselves in the front garden...my neighbour's roof suffered worse with several of his ridge tiles ending up in my back garden, and one actually flew approx 60 feet to embed itself in the bott...
by tonycannon
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: OSTBENSE
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: OSTBENSE

These particular units are manufactured by Alstom.
by tonycannon
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: OSTBENSE
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: OSTBENSE

The Briese vessels are bringing WTG (Wind Turbine Generator) components to Glasgow for the Whitelee extension of 75 units, this vessel is number 12 I think of approx 18-20 vessels, most carrying 4 complete sets, although the BBC Langeland last week carried only a deck cargo on 9 blades (for 3 WG uni...
by tonycannon
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: USS SCRANTON
Replies: 6
Views: 1544

Re: USS SCRANTON

Yes, I know about what is on the Net, but that doesn't answer my original question...I think we will just leave it there!
by tonycannon
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: ZENITH
Replies: 11
Views: 1609

Re: ZENITH

Maybe it is a stylised towel floating down on to a stylised deckchair !
by tonycannon
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: WARSHIPS / WARTIME
Topic: USS SCRANTON
Replies: 6
Views: 1544

Re: USS SCRANTON

How do you guys know this is the USS Scranton? I am often at Faslane on board the US Submarines/surface vessels in my day-to-day employment, but am obviously restricted in posting any advance information regarding port calls etc., due to operational/military sensitivity, but on the other hand, other...
by tonycannon
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Forth Hunter/Ronja Skye
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Forth Hunter/Ronja Skye

Oban is a brilliant place to be...especially if the weather is reasonable...always a buzz about the place, I feel, and always something moving on the water too!

No doubt the folks that live there will say otherwise when the wind and rain are lashing down for the umpteenth day in a row in mid-winter
by tonycannon
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Seapowet Glasgow
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: Seapowet Glasgow

She is an OBO carrier (ore,bulk,oil) hence the crane and manifolds midships, maybe this has a bearing on the number of hatches?
by tonycannon
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Carrier Section Move
Replies: 51
Views: 17418

Re: Carrier Section Move

D5MCM, have you clocked now! Comments re Megalodon noted, but not my problem, thanks! Many surveyors and technicians on board re-programming systems and electronic gizmos and bits'n'bobs to reflect the name change, Class surveyors from NK and RINA, even the North Ayrshire Council for the de-ratting ...
by tonycannon
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: AIDAblu
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: AIDAblu

AIDA Cruises are part of the Carnival Group and are marketed mainly for the German-speaking part of Europe...not many Brits on board I guess, in comparison to the "Balmoral" on Saturday which had a near-full complement of Brits on board.
by tonycannon
Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Carrier Section Move
Replies: 51
Views: 17418

Re: Carrier Section Move

Willowarth to assist the MEGALODON into Hunterston...interestingly the vessel will have a name and owner change at Hunterston and will depart as STAR MEGA. Don't know what Willowgarth's plans are but one of the Clyde tugs is stationed as fire/escort at Finnart during the stay of the TORM VALBORG for...
by tonycannon
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Queen Victoria
Replies: 10
Views: 2415

Re: Queen Victoria

Cunard Countess is still sailing as Ocean Countess and operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages and is still a fairly frequent visitor around the West Coast of Scotland locations.
by tonycannon
Fri May 20, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: holland & sir john murray, troon
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: holland & sir john murray, troon

Holland will be going only as far as Troon. She is operating a series of short cruises with passenger changeovers at Troon and Oban. 12 pax are carried. Bert, her skipper, has been involved with her for the last 40+ years and loves Scotland, coming here in his motor home 3-4 each year and he loves E...
by tonycannon
Sun May 01, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Costa Hebrides (or Tir nan og, maybe) UPDATED
Replies: 16
Views: 2384

Re: Costa Hebrides (or Tir nan og, maybe) UPDATED

Tír na nÓg - the Irish Gaelic version
by tonycannon
Sun May 01, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Historic First Visit to Gairloch, Wester Ross
Replies: 11
Views: 2346

Re: Historic First Visit to Gairloch, Wester Ross

I spent 4 days in Gairloch last October, great weather, and stunning scenery...would go back there no problem at all, and all the small harbours are very picturesque
by tonycannon
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Another name for the MSC run this weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: Another name for the MSC run this weekend

Thanks for the info - I had wondered qwhich one it would be when I saw the MSC Ukraine heading for New York on AIS this evening.
by tonycannon
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MSC UKRAINE pics
Replies: 19
Views: 3111

Re: MSC UKRAINE pics

It all started to go downhill when I left Johnson ScanStar to go and work for Seatrain at GOT, was made redundant after 18 months when they shut up shop on shipping to concentrate on oil refining if I remember correctly...there were a lot of Italian sounding names behind it!

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