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Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:15 pm
by Allan
Here we go again ........

Tug BATTLER left Greenock around noon today (BST) on her own, heading up-river - currently passing Clydebank. What is she going to do? Don't know, gonna just wait and see.........

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:25 pm
by Allan
BATTLER now returning down-river, having spent about 90 minutes in KGV Dock.

I suspect she was assisting with sinking the barge and floating off HMS MEDWAY, ready for towing down to Scotstoun tomorrow - see post by bgoutcher in seperate thread HMS MEDWAY.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:14 pm
by Allan
For the record - as of now (2300hrs BST) tugs BRUISER and BATTLER heading up-river again..........

(I'm off to bed!)

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:49 pm
by Allan
Missed this one – YEOMAN BANK, bulk carrier, 204.95m x 27.26m with a 6.2m draught - arrived at Shieldhall this morning around 0800hrs. Previous port unknown, not on the Arrivals Section.

Surprisingly, currently (1930hrs BST) now departing Shieldhall, tugs ANGLEGARTH, SVITZER MILFORD and AYTON CROSS assisting – have just done the 180 degree turn, now heading downriver.

Destination Glensanda, in the Western Highlands.

This must be one of the quickest turn-around for a while – at Shieldhall for only 11 hours?

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:17 am
by Colin Campbell
Yeoman Bank.jpg
YEOMAN BANK at anchor for Glensanda.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:56 am
by Craig
There's a very larger bulker JAGUAR MAX (229m x 32m) anchored in Brodick Bay at the moment. Came from Belfast but doesn't have a destination showing on AIS. One to watch tomorrow - could be on its way up to Shieldhall. If it is I think at 229m it will be the biggest one that's been up river for a while.

Craig.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:08 am
by Craig
JAGUAR MAX just approaching the Erskine Bridge at the moment 09.05. Svitzer Milton and Ayton Cross at the front and Angelgarth at the stern.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:08 pm
by clydesider
Yes, I saw them passing Greenock esplanade at 7.45am today and then went for a closer look at Custom House Quay. She looked to be just about empty. Anglegarth had a line attached from her stern.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:30 pm
by clydesider
Following a very interesting Doors Open Day presentation at Ferguson Marine yesterday, I was lucky to see Jaguar Max outbound at Langbank, accompanied by Ayton Cross and Anglegarth, from the McGills' bus on the way home.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:12 pm
by Allan
Lucky you, Arthur - unfortunately I wasn't paying attention at the right time to see the 'warning' signs -
destination change, tugs moving up-river, etc.

Maybe next time......

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:56 pm
by williemac
Sorry about the delay,I got Jaguar Max on the way in and was lucky enough to catch her going out,Cheers Williemac

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:53 pm
by Janet53
Four War ships on the clyde and at least another 3 passing Ardrossan on their way somewhere..Do you know whats there doing here. Janet 53

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:59 pm
by Janet53
Its 5 war ships on their way. Janet53

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:53 am
by zaaf5710
Joint Warrior Excercise involving ships from several nations starting off the West Coast of Scotland I think on Sunday 1st October. Four ships went up to Glasgow yesterday evening and are now in KGV. There are five minesweepers at TOB. One American vessel off Bute and another vessel further down off Cumbrae.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:29 pm
by Janet53
Thanks Rab went to see 3 of the ships coming passed at Yoker at about 1pm I see a French one is on its way down now all very interesting it going to be a bit of a squeeze to get them all in would like to have seen the Ever but don't know if it will come down here Janet

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:45 pm
by zaaf5710
Evers went to the oil jetty in Loch Striven Janet, so will not come to Glasgow.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:19 pm
by Allan
Agreed, an extraordinarily large number of warships in KGV dock. Joint Warrior 172, scheduled for 1st to 13th October, the second of a biennial exercise which has been taking place for a number of years, always brings warships from many countries to our river.

Would expect an exodus of some (not all) in the next couple of days – watch for tugs coming up-river to escort the warships down-river.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:58 am
by iainnevill
Just noticed two biggies in the Firth, Federal Rideau at 199m anchored off Holy Isle and N Amalthia at 224m just passing Whiting Bay. Both are for Glasgow and I wonder if Shieldhall Riverside Quay can accommodate both vessels. If so it was be a great sight to see them there.
Best Wishes to All.
Iain Nevill

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:46 pm
by Allan
Thanks for the heads-up Iain - with tugs AYTON CROSS, ANGLEGARTH and SVITZER MILFORD assisting, N ALMATHIA currently approaching GOT.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:17 pm
by zaaf5710
N Almathia (DW 75356 tons) passing Dumbarton Castle at lunch time on a cold, wet and miserable afternoon.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:13 pm
by riverman
N AMALTHIA bulk carrier in for Shieldhall.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:15 pm
by riverman
In for Shieldhall.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:37 pm
by zaaf5710
Looks like you were around Dumbarton also Paul.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:56 pm
by riverman
Was up on the ramparts of the castle Rab, 140 steps to be exact, to much of a climb to go to the very top now, as you said cold wet and miserable.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:53 am
by zaaf5710
I was in the wee park at the base of the rock

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:29 pm
by Allan
Iain, reference your post of 9th October (long time ago) – FEDERAL RIDEAU at last on the move, currently departing Holy Isle, still with a heading for GLASGOW – no ETA shown, which is understandable….

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:22 pm
by Allan
Oops, slight misjudgement - appears to have been moving "at anchor" - has certainly covered a few miles since first anchoring on 9th October.....

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:04 pm
by Allan
Update on FEDERAL RIDEAU – (see previous posts)

Currently in the Bay of Biscay, destination showing as Gibraltar with an ETA of 2300hrs on Sunday 29th October.

The Departures Section of this website intimates she left her moorings on Wednesday, and with an (ultimate) destination of Taizhou, China.

Having arrived off Holy Isle on 2nd October in from Montreal, that’s a long time to be idle…..

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:52 pm
by _on_the_clyde_
FEDERAL RIDEAU unloaded her cargo in Ashdod Port in the State of Israel. It is not uncommon for a cargo to be sold through her voyage, in some cases this happens when price changes occur in the marketplace and better profit can be made.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:39 pm
by williemac
The Melina slipped in yesterday afternoon.Liberian registered built 2009 she wasn't the biggest at17,041grt.Nonetheless very welcome at Shieldhall
Cheers Williemac

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:37 am
by williemac
Another biggie sneaked in on Friday morning,African Lunde(SGP-14-34,769)I got her at Shieldhall,hopefully she'll leave at a civilized time.cheers Williemac

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:20 am
by williemac
The African Lunde left on Sun.afternoon,the time was civilised,the weather was most certainly not!I caught up with her at Port Glasgow,sorry about the quality,but it was pretty gloomy.Cheers Williemac

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:01 pm
by williemac
Another biggie arrived this morning the K Marin Busan Panama flag 36,518grt for a three year old it's in a bit of a state!Cheers Williemac

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:28 pm
by Allan
Another “Biggie” for us….

Bulk Carrier SEA EAGLE – 223.7m x 32.2m - came up the river today, assisted by tugs ANGLEGARTH and SVITZER MILFORD.

Inbound from Belfast carrying animal feed, tied up at Shieldhall at 1728hrs tonight.

Hopefully, will watch for her departure to get some pics.

SeaEagle

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:50 pm
by williemac
Hi Allan,fortunately I had noticed her anchored off Arran and seen her on the move.I managed to catch her passing Auchengarth approaching Toward Light,further upriver passing Holy Loch and Loch Long it was a cracking day just perfect to be out and about.Cheers Williemac

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:02 pm
by clydesider
Saw her this morning from the top of the grassy hill directly behind Sainsbury's! It's about time the Intu people cut back the trees/bushes there.
Quite a smart looking ship for her age.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:10 pm
by Allan
Hi Willie –

Liking your pics a lot – No 2 of 3 is stunning, perfectly framed, great clarity and the contours of the hills stand out – well done!

Still waiting to see her leave Shieldhall……..

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:08 pm
by williemac
Hi Allan,thanks for your kind words,appreciate it.Williemac

SeaEagle

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:16 pm
by williemac
SeaEagle slipped away about 3pm this afternoon.I caught her at West Ferry and Port Glasgow.The weather held of till she passed,then it rained.I'm not usually that lucky!Did you make it Alan?Looking forward to the next decent sized one Pomorze.Cheers Williemac

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:34 pm
by Allan
Hi Willie –

Unfortunately I didn’t get to see her – was watching Marine Traffic, but SEA EAGLE’s destination didn’t change to “FOR ORDER” until she was released from her moorings at Shieldhall around 1315hrs today.

I had noticed the tugs heading upriver from Greenock around 1100hrs, but although my workplace is only about 30 minutes from Renfrew Ferry, I was unable to get there at the time she would be passing.

Once again, your pics are excellent Willie – perfect detail in sharpness and clarity – well done sir!

As expected, she is now moored off Whiting Bay, Arran –and sadly, apparently waiting for something to do……

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:51 pm
by Allan
POMORZE – bulk carrier due in 14th March from Odessa in the Ukraine carrying animal feed – 190m x 28.5m, dwt 38056t.

Assuming coming up to Shieldhall – must try and do better this time……..

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:52 pm
by Allan
POMORZE

Currently approx. 200nm east of Gibraltar making 10.9 knots, due to pass through the Straits Saturday afternoon – apparently still on target for ETA Glasgow 1000hrs 14th March.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:46 pm
by Andy
POMORZE anchored in Gibraltar. Due to leave at 1.15 for Glasgow.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:50 pm
by Allan
I think POMORZE arrived at the Gibraltar West Anchorage at 1.15 today – has only just left (within the last hour).

Done some quick calcs, think this may have been a scheduled stop – approx. 1400 nautical miles to Glasgow, so needs to average 16 knots (non-stop) to meet ETA Glasgow 1000hrs 14th March.

However having said that, just noted her speed on approach to Gibraltar is only around 12 knots……

Need to check again tomorrow……

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:35 pm
by davidwat
Probably stopped at Gib for cheap bunkers.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:55 pm
by iainnevill
Just noticed on Marine Traffic that one of our regular large bulkers, YEOMAN BANK is on the move from her anchorage in the Firth bound for Glasgow.
Best wishes to all. Iain Nevill

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:00 pm
by Allan
Jings, crivvens, help ma’ boab – that busy watching POMORZE, totally missed YEOMAN BANK heading up-river!

Firstly – POMORZE:-

2030hrs – showing as being “underway” (albeit 0.6 knots and 45 minutes old)) ex Cadiz Anchorage, having been there since 0853hrs this morning. Assuming she is actually on the move, would need to make in excess of 22 knots to meet her ETA Glasgow of 1000hrs 14th March Glasgow – don’t see that happening.

Secondly – YEOMAN BANK:-

Self-discharging Bulk Carrier - 204.95m × 27.26m, deadweight 43728t - arrived Shieldhall 1738hrs 11th March, carrying aggregates from Glensanda.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:02 am
by Andy
davidwat wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:35 pm
Probably stopped at Gib for cheap bunkers.
Probably, one of the Vemaoils was alongside when I looked.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:46 pm
by Allan
YEOMAN BANK
Efficient turn-around here (benefit of being “self-discharging"?)– less than 14 hours since arrival, she departed Shieldhall at 0710hrs this morning, heading for Garrucha in Spain.

POMORZE
Not sure here – was still at Cadiz Anchorage this morning, then appeared to head for Cadiz, got tug assistance for a short period and then reversed course as if resuming course for Glasgow. AIS coverage doesn’t extend much beyond 12 miles off-shore around Cadiz, last signal was about an hour ago, at which point she was making 3.9 knots (only), heading 262 degrees.
Need to wait, see if she appears on AIS when turning north along the Portuguese coastline.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:02 pm
by Allan
POMORZE currently 27 nautical miles south of Albufeira. making just over 12 knots.

Oddly, still showing ETA Glasgow 1000hrs 14th March – if speed of 12 knots is maintained, I reckon the wee small hours of Saturday 17th; if she can average 15 knots from now, then around dawn on Friday 16th March.

Time will tell…......