ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………

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ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………

Post by Allan » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:42 pm

Anyone know why she left JWD around lunch-time and headed towards Glasgow?

Annoyingly, her AIS was switched off around 1500hrs when she was approaching the Cart estuary, so don’t know where she ended up……….

Given her previous record on the Kilgreggan/Gourock route, would have thought they would want her back in service asap.

Any info would be much appreciated........
Allan Macmillan

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Re: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………

Post by riverman » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:32 am

Not sure if it is mechanical issues Allan, she has been a bit of a nightmare for the people on the peninsula especially the Coulport and Faslane workers what with breakdowns and other issues. Clyde Marine are taking over the contract in July probably with Chieftain (ex Seabus) and they are trying to get her in before then.
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Re: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………

Post by Allan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:03 pm

Finally worked out where she went – would seem she spent the last few days at Rothesay Dock from where she departed this morning at 0800hrs BST and headed back to JWD, arriving around 1045hrs BST.

Just leaves the question – why?
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Re: ISLAND PRINCESS heading up-river………

Post by Allan » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:42 am

Looks like CHIEFTAIN was in Rothesay Dock at the same time as ISLAND PRINCESS…….she’s currently heading downriver, having departed 1100hrs BST.

As Paul rightly points out above, CHIEFTAIN will take over the Kilgreggan/Gourock run – maybe they were having a wee hand-over party…………
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