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TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Post by riverman » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:06 am

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Tug GOLDEN CROSS moored to a buoy at Ardentinny, Loch Long.

Is there hope for this old lady yet? :D
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Post by yorkieman » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:23 pm

Good to see her Paul, but she is looking a wee bit neglected now, is she still with the same owners (actress lady & partner)?
Is this her 'salvage station' for supertankers and nuclear subs in trouble? :)
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Post by dougie-coull » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:38 pm

Nice set Paul.

Hope she gets some TLC very soon.
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Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Post by riverman » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:02 pm

Some info if you Google 'Tug Golden Cross at Ardentinny' or 'Project Golden Cross', as far as I know Susie Wong and her husband are still involved. ;)
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Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Post by riverman » Sun May 05, 2013 5:56 pm

Tug GOLDEN CROSS beached at the mouth of Loch Goil. A boom has been placed around her in case of pollution.
Distant photo taken this afternoon from Portincaple. :cry:
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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Sun May 05, 2013 6:59 pm

You can follow the story of her going on the beach in past occasions, no doubt the website will also add another entry for her latest excursion...

http://ardentinny.org/category/golden-cross/

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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Sun May 05, 2013 11:33 pm

riverman wrote:Tug GOLDEN CROSS beached at the mouth of Loch Goil. A boom has been placed around her in case of pollution.
Distant photo taken this afternoon from Portincaple. :cry:
I hear that she was put on the beach as she started to take on water, rather than have her sink in the loch the tugs towed her onto the beach...

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Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Post by riverclyde_tug » Mon May 06, 2013 12:20 am

The Helensburgh Lifeboat attended, below is from their news centre



At 1139 hours On Friday 3rd May Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat was launched to respond to two back-to-back incidents.

The first was to a vessel aground on the Cockle Bank at Port Glasgow which had two persons on board; although no request for assistance had been received from the crew of the grounded vessel, the Coastguard wished to confirm that they were ok. As the grounded vessel, a white hulled cabin cruiser, was several hundred metres outside the navigation channel, and due to the state of the tide, two lifeboat crew members had to wade across the sandbanks towards the grounded cruiser. Once it was established that the two men on board did not require any assistance, the lifeboat crew members returned to the lifeboat.

The lifeboat then attended the second incident, a tug reported to be sinking at the mouth of Loch Goil. The tug was low in the water and clearly taking in water. It was unmanned and on a mooring. As the lifeboat crew was not able to gain access to the locked vessel they were unable to investigate the cause of the problem or take any action. It was therefore agreed that the lifeboat would return to base and that a commercial salvage operation would be undertaken later.

At 2206 hours the same day the Lifeboat was again launched after Belfast Coastguard received a report from a resident of Rhu village that there was a fire on board a yacht in Rhu Bay. Despite a thorough search of the area, during which a number of illumination flares were fired, nothing untoward was found. The conclusion was that this was a false alarm with good intent. The lifeboat returned to base and was reported ready for service again at 2300 hours.
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From Paul's pics it looks like she was beached near on low water, with a bit of water in her already and sunk to her deck was level with the water.
I am reliably informed at high water only her funnel and wheelhouse can be seen.
To me it sounds like she was holed on her last visit to Ardentinny beach and been filling up slowly ever since. Seems strange that the MOD put her on one of their moorings and she was left there. I wonder if the owners visited to inspect her or if they were doing anything to repair her own mooring at Ardentinny.

Owners website is bringing up '404 Not Found' so I wonder how all the sponsors will find out.

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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Mon May 06, 2013 7:55 pm

riverclyde_tug wrote: Owners website is bringing up '404 Not Found' so I wonder how all the sponsors will find out.
snapshot of the website can be seen here for historical reference/info:
http://web.archive.org/web/201208260202 ... jects.html

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Post by yorkieman » Tue May 07, 2013 7:44 am

Someone should be writing to all those sponsors .....!!
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Post by riverman » Sat May 25, 2013 7:43 pm

Tug GOLDEN CROSS photos taken today after being beached. :(
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Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Post by riverman » Sat May 25, 2013 7:47 pm

Beached at the mouth of Loch Goil. :(
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Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Post by riverman » Sat May 25, 2013 7:51 pm

Loch Goil today. :beer:
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Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:24 pm

Salvage underway:
20131011-Golden Cross Weekly update 11 Oct.pdf
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20131018-Golden Cross Weekly update 18 Oct.pdf
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She's off to be dismantled (very, very shortly!)....
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Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Post by riverman » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:33 pm

Still there today I'm afraid. :(
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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:47 pm

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Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Post by riverman » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:09 pm

Journey's end, the last time you will see her at sea. End of a long lasting saga. Moved from Loch Goil this morning to DRB Marine Yard, Rosneath for scrapping with the aid of Clyde Marine's BRUISER and Clydeport's TORCH. :(
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Post by riverman » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:13 pm

Last journey to her final resting place.
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Post by riverman » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:16 pm

Arrival at DRB Marine yard Rosneath. :wave:
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Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Post by Brianh » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:56 pm

Well covered Paul - she still looks not bad externally despite her bath but it will have done for her internally.

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Post by dougie-coull » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:17 pm

Few more images on my Blog -http://dougie-coull-photography.blogspo ... s-tug.html - if anyone cares to view.
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Post by yorkieman » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:20 pm

End of a long saga and a colourful and controversial life for this Tees tug, ending her days not so far from her birthplace.
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Re: TUG GOLDEN CROSS

Post by dougie-coull » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:31 am

She features in the second half of this video - http://vimeo.com/80073754 - if anyone wishes to view.
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