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by Malim Sahib
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV ISLE OF ARRAN, SAILING FROM TROON.
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: MV ISLE OF ARRAN, SAILING FROM TROON.

Gav,
She re-entered the Troon drydock last night and all her Arran sailings today are cancelled, so would appear she's not out of the woods yet.
by Malim Sahib
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: mv Saturn
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Re: mv Saturn

Cheers Gav. It'll be interesting to see what flag and passenger certificate she comes out with. This announcement was treated with some disbelief in certain quarters, especially considering how long she's been laid up. It's been suggested that in the past some thought was given to reactivating her, ...
by Malim Sahib
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: mv Saturn
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Re: mv Saturn

A cynic might wonder at the likelihood of this sale if Calmac still had the Northlink contract.
by Malim Sahib
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 60504 MONS MEG
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: 60504 MONS MEG

As she was before the Thompson rebuild.
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by Malim Sahib
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: RFA FORT VICTORIA
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: RFA FORT VICTORIA

Her Captain is the the chap on the bridge wing with the camera,
by Malim Sahib
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: ANVIL POINT
Replies: 20
Views: 2705

Re: ANVIL POINT

Last week the Anvil rescued 150 Syrian refugees adrift in the Med and landed them in Italy. She's been attached to the COUGAR 14 deployment with the Royal Navy which is now coming to an end, so she's enjoying a couple of days in Gib prior to heading back to Marchwood.
by Malim Sahib
Fri May 02, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Aberdeen Today
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: Aberdeen Today

GRENA also at anchor off Nigg Bay.
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BALDER VIKING proceeding to sea.
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SKANDI TEXEL inbound.
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by Malim Sahib
Fri May 02, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Aberdeen Today
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: Aberdeen Today

STRILL CHALLENGER running stern first into Victoria Dock, BALDER VIKING alongside Duthies Quay. DSC_0533.JPG A busy scene in Aberdeen, with VOS RANGER nearest lying adjacent to Atlantic Wharf. The cranes on the left belong to SAFMARINE LUALABA. DSC_0534.JPG ELISABETH KNUTSEN at anchor off Nigg Bay. ...
by Malim Sahib
Fri May 02, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Aberdeen Today
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Aberdeen Today

A few shots from Aberdeen harbour this afternoon. STRILL CHALLENGER, OLYMPIC ORION lying alongside Halls Quay and Russels Quay respectively and TOISA ENVOY alongside the Peterson SBS base. DSC_0529.JPG HIGHLAND PRESTIGE alongside Torry Quay (Total Base). DSC_0530.JPG STRILL COMMANDER outbound, down ...
by Malim Sahib
Fri May 02, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 60009 at Stirling
Replies: 0
Views: 215

60009 at Stirling

Working the Forth Circle tour for the SRPS last Saturday, seen at Stirling for a photo stop.
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by Malim Sahib
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: RN Warships and Auxiliaries built on the Clyde
Topic: Atalanta II 1906 HMS - Auxiliary Minesweeper
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Atalanta II 1906 HMS - Auxiliary Minesweeper

I'd imagine the larger ship is Lusitania.
by Malim Sahib
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Gibraltar
Topic: ANVIL POINT
Replies: 20
Views: 2705

Re: ANVIL POINT

I wondered if you'd catch her! Most of the boot topping has gone thanks to a trip up the St Lawrence in March, the ice is never kind to the paintwork. In your shot she's outbound of the Gulf which is where I should rejoin in about 4 weeks before bringing her back the UK and then off down the Falklan...
by Malim Sahib
Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: CRUISING
Topic: P&O Cruises New Livery
Replies: 3
Views: 309

P&O Cruises New Livery

Just came across this, announced in January: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/2014/01/16/46659/p.html Apparently all P&O Cruises ships are to have the new hull and funnel colours/design applied as they go through drydock/refit, with Aurora being one of the first. Can't help but think it looks ...
by Malim Sahib
Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV HERTFORDSHIRE,SAILING INTO AYR.
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: MV HERTFORDSHIRE,SAILING INTO AYR.

This one is owned by Bibby Line, hence the name - one of their dabbles in the short sea market.
by Malim Sahib
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Question - identify the Port
Replies: 22
Views: 6472

Re: Question - identify the Port

Whilst undergoing a vicious assault courtesy of my dentist this morning, it did strike me that bearing in mind the home trade aspect, could DRST have something to do with sea trials? Something along the lines of Discharged or Dockyard 'something' sea trials?
by Malim Sahib
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Question - identify the Port
Replies: 22
Views: 6472

Re: Question - identify the Port

You changing your mind again.........You started of with DRST Still think seafarer signed on..changed his mind/sacked? ....and didnt ship out. Book sent back to "Pool" and he later shipped out. What ship DRST against and what ship next trip.....might throw some light of events. Mind I worked on the...
by Malim Sahib
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: GENEALOGY / RESEARCH
Topic: Question - identify the Port
Replies: 22
Views: 6472

Re: Question - identify the Port

Angus, It's stumped me, is it in the port of discharge column itself or in the voyage description part? Being an abbreviation suggests it may refer to the voyage 'ending' (for the person concerned) but not in the normal manner, i.e. signed off in a UK port in the presence of a proper officer etc. Th...
by Malim Sahib
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: RAIL
Topic: On the West Riding Pullman
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: On the West Riding Pullman

LNER Class C2, a large boilered version of the original GNR C1. Very capable locomotives these, especially after Gresley added superheat in the 1920's which is when they did some of their best work. The pioneer locomotive, GNR No.251 is preserved in the national collection and is currently at Barrow...
by Malim Sahib
Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: The CMRT website
Topic: New CMRT website and database
Replies: 8
Views: 15828

Re: New CMRT website and database

Very well done chaps!
I wouldn't be able to contribute much to the database, but I'd be more than willing to take on the task of updating all the BP tanker entries within and supplying photos of the same from my own collection.
by Malim Sahib
Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 68106

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

More personnel changes afoot?
From the latest NUMAST telegraph I see WAVEXare advertising for a Master, Chief Officer, Chief Engineer and Engineer OOW.
by Malim Sahib
Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: NEW CALMAC FERRY - Loch Seaforth
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Re: NEW CALMAC FERRY - Loch Seaforth

Alasdair, I doubt if any tendered. The only commercial yard would have been Fergusons, as Govan/Scotstoun are 'warship only' yards now. If she had been built by Fergusons she'd be the largest ship ever built by them, so you have to wonder if she'd actually fit on their slip, not to forget that until...
by Malim Sahib
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 68106

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

BUT - that still does not deal with overheads in the shoulder months of April and May and September and October which is where the Thames comes in - or occasions such as 1977 and 1987 when a second ship saves the company - but those days are gone now thanks to Lancefield Quay management - and at so...
by Malim Sahib
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 68106

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

I've always thought that Waverley spending her entire season in Scotland could well be viable, with the Summer season split between Oban and Glasgow; the former is potentially an untapped gold mine. That would of course require sensible, targeted, marketing both amongst tourists and tour operators, ...
by Malim Sahib
Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Asia / Australasia / Africa / Americas
Topic: CLOVERBANK
Replies: 1
Views: 1107

Re: CLOVERBANK

As well as the usual eclectic mix of cargo normally found on a Bank boat, you can also see one of her Hugli hawse pipes in the shot, positioned slightly above and ahead of her port anchor. This being the edifice through which anchor cable would be passed from the ship to a buoy when mooring mid stre...
by Malim Sahib
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: BOARD OF TRADE
Topic: BP Tanker Co
Replies: 28
Views: 9089

Re: BP Tanker Co

British Judge on trials.
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by Malim Sahib
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: One for the Eriskean and them from across the water
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: One for the Eriskean and them from across the water

Angus/Ronnie,
Reading the article I had an inkling one of you desperadoes would know the Gentleman in question.
As for extant bottles of Polly, are HMRC perhaps due another raid on the Island?
50p buys my silence.....
by Malim Sahib
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Northern Star - 1962 - Shaw, Savill & Albion Coy
Replies: 8
Views: 2244

Re: Northern Star - 1962 - Shaw, Savill & Albion Coy

The only ocean greyhounds which ever looked graceful and elegant with an aft funnel were of course the maritime thoroughbreds which belonged to the mighty BPTC.
Zat no right Angus?

The 4:8
by Malim Sahib
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: One for the Eriskean and them from across the water
Replies: 5
Views: 471

One for the Eriskean and them from across the water

I obtained all 14 editions of the NZSCo/Federal Crossed Flags fleet news some years ago, and flicking through them the other night came across this. Anyone know him?
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by Malim Sahib
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: ABBOTSGRANGE; Ferguson's 1967
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: ABBOTSGRANGE; Ferguson's 1967

Paul,
Please feel free.
by Malim Sahib
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: ABBOTSGRANGE; Ferguson's 1967
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: ABBOTSGRANGE; Ferguson's 1967

I visited Bahrain in early August and Abbotsgrange was still hard at work under her original name, venturing to sea every day to dredge more sand; not bad for a hard worked ship now in her 46th year. Here's a distant snap I managed of her alongside in Mina Salman.
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by Malim Sahib
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 68106

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Well, she's still at the Science Centre and by my reckoning needs about 14 knots to get to Liverpool in time to take up the sailing tomorrow; it should be remembered that tomorrow is fully booked and therefore a potential major money spinner as well as being an opportunity to offset the steaming cos...
by Malim Sahib
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 68106

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Alasdair, I don't think it would be commercially or practically viable, the big issue being all the pilotage exemptions that need to be held. I see a lot of posts have been deleted on the Facebook site, basically almost everything that was in any way negative. It has been mentioned on other sites th...
by Malim Sahib
Fri May 31, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 68106

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Well there's been a flurry of communication tonight. Firstly WEL said that the tomorrow's sail had been cancelled but that the evening showboat cruise would go ahead with prices discounted. Shortly afterwards they changed their minds and said the showboat cruise was also now cancelled, yet they stil...
by Malim Sahib
Fri May 31, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 68106

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Still in Glasgow and apparently has a "technical problem". Tomorrow's sailing is either definitely off or severely curtailed, yet still no information from WAVEX.
by Malim Sahib
Fri May 31, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY 2013
Replies: 225
Views: 68106

Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Still in Glasgow now (1710 BST), and with approx 230 ish nautical miles to run, to be in Liverpool for 0900 in readiness for a 1000 departure she'll have to make at least 15.5 knots all the way. Can't see that happening myself, and it'll cost a fortune in fuel so I can only conclude tomorrow's cruis...
by Malim Sahib
Wed May 08, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: RAIL
Topic: 61002 IMPALA
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: 61002 IMPALA

61264 in disguise, she's not long returned to service after overhaul.
by Malim Sahib
Fri May 03, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley Western Isles 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1677

Re: Waverley Western Isles 2013

Was sorry to hear about Ian Clark - nice guy and as you said Jim good with the passengers. That leaves WEL with only one full time master and so now completely reliant on part-timers for relief. I suppose though that that's as far as the wages budget stretches with only one ship in operation Hope t...
by Malim Sahib
Fri May 03, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley Western Isles 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1677

Re: Waverley Western Isles 2013

The forecast for tomorrow doesn't look too good either. The Met Office suggest SW'ly Force 5/6 to the west of Ardnamurchan. If that does in fact occur I can't see her going beyond Tobermory tomorrow. On another note, I found out the other day that they made Ian Clark redundant in March, presumably o...
by Malim Sahib
Wed May 01, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Waverley West Highland Weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Waverley West Highland Weekend

I still haven't made up my mind. I'm not quite Lloyds 100 A1 at the moment, but that's tempered by the possibility this may very well be the last year we'll have the opportunity to do it. The weather forecast isn't too promising either!
by Malim Sahib
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Royal Navy Tankers to be Built in South Korea
Replies: 35
Views: 12197

Re: Royal Navy Tankers to be Built in South Korea

Nice to see they've reused some of the old names.
However one thing does concern me. If the RN/RFA were incapable of telling Fort Grange and Fort George apart due to the similarity in their names, which resulted in a name change for Fort Grange, what chance for 4 ships with the Tide prefix?
by Malim Sahib
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Club Syllabuses
Replies: 40
Views: 15130

Re: Club Syllabuses

Should see you there Alasdair.
Are you talking advantage of the direct train to Charing Cross from Livingston?
by Malim Sahib
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Club Syllabuses
Replies: 40
Views: 15130

Re: Club Syllabuses

Just a wee reminder of this Fridays PSPS meeting which features a talk on the SS Shieldhall.
Are any members of this site attending?
by Malim Sahib
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: Three of Grandfather's Ships
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Three of Grandfather's Ships

Gents,
The booms/outriders are for hanging cargo clusters (lights). Quite common on those ships without fixed lighting and which did overside work, e.g. barges etc.
In the photo of Lobos, you can see the booms on the mainmast actually have their cargo clusters hanging from them.
by Malim Sahib
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ANVIL POINT
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: ANVIL POINT

Angus, Not too many hoops fan on that one, now if you were talking about Liverpool, Newcastle or Sunderland then there'd be a few hands go up! It seems I'll be rejoining her in December for another 3 months, which will be my 4th trip on this one. I ended up doing just over 4 months onboard over the ...
by Malim Sahib
Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ANVIL POINT
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: ANVIL POINT

She's spending a bit more time up there than was intended! For those that aren't aware, the MOD 'lost' some anti tank mines from a train a couple of weeks ago. This made the national news, however the fallout from the incident has been severe interruption to movements of ammunition around the UK whi...
by Malim Sahib
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: HMS BULWARK L 15 - COUGAR 12
Replies: 26
Views: 347

Re: HMS BULWARK L 15 - COUGAR 12

Excellent photos. The task group is now in Corsica for an Anglo-French exercise.

The MOD have a couple of aerial shots on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceima ... otostream/
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by Malim Sahib
Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley - Saturday daytime sailing cancellation
Replies: 18
Views: 2842

Re: Waverley - Saturday daytime sailing cancellation

Although not a member of that site, I did look in on occasion and was following the QM thread with some interest. Bearing in mind some of the more recent postings by a certain individual, I can't help but wonder if some toys were thrown out of the pram. Some on that site are very critical indeed of ...
by Malim Sahib
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Serco announes Northlink redundancies
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Serco announes Northlink redundancies

Not unexpected, even though Serco gave "categorical assurances" there'd be no job losses.

http://www.shetnews.co.uk/news/5710-ser ... -sea-staff
by Malim Sahib
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: AMBUSH
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: AMBUSH

Now there's an odd thing - she's flying a red ensign.
Just about every warship built in the last decade has flown the Blue "Government Service" ensign when on trials/delivery.
Seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_Service_Ensign
by Malim Sahib
Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Another vessel tied up
Replies: 1
Views: 474

Re: Another vessel tied up

Gav,
In for layup apparently, to be shortly joined by a sistership.

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