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Post by alasdairmac » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:01 am

BBC Scotland news is this morning reporting that the "Falls of Clyde", up until recently a museum ship moored at Honolulu in Hawaii, is to be returned to the Clyde early next year. Full story here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-46149427. Great news and congratulations to whoever it is behind this ambitious plan.

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Post by Allan » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:03 pm

Belatedly, many thanks for this info Alasadair –

Been doing some research into this – according to http://www.friendsoffallsofclyde.org/ships-log as at 1st December 2018, appears the scheduled departure is 3rd February 2019 with an ETA “in Scotland” of 28th March.

The transportation is being done by Sevenstar Yacht Transport – would appear however that “financial support is needed to help underwrite the move”.

Think we need to "wait and see"......
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Post by Allan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:47 pm

According to "The Friends of Falls of Clyde" website, the move back to Scotland, departing 3rd February, has been cancelled.

Save the Falls of Clyde International – the group responsible for the move, have said that they are “not ready”.

However, apparently the clock is ticking – the State DOT-Harbors Division has given a deadline of 6th February “to remove the ship”.
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Post by Allan » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:41 pm

Report in the Greenock Telegraph, SV “Falls of Clyde” is sinking.

https://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/new ... /#gallery0

Still waiting on an update on http://www.friendsoffallsofclyde.org/ships-log - they usually give an update twice-monthly, as to the current situation – historically, a bit late for their month-end update…
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Post by Allan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:40 pm

Update now lodged -

Looks like the proprietors of “The Friends of Falls of Clyde” are having problems.
Their latest update confirms there have been issues – full details at http://www.friendsoffallsofclyde.org/ships-log

Basically, the ship’s integrity has been compromised, weaknesses have revealed water inlets which have been what appears to be temporarily repaired.

However, the Harbour Authorities are taking a stance, in that the ship must be moved, for the safety of the harbour.
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Post by Allan » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:37 pm

Been having a look at the Notice of Public Auction, issued by the Harbors Division of the Department of Transportation of the State of Hawaii:–

Potential bidders have/had until today to inspect the vessel and its contents, “at their own risk”.

Each bid must be accompanied by a Performance Bond of $1,500,00.00 guaranteeing the removal of the vessel within 60 days from the Bill of Sale.

The entire vessel must be removed from the Honolulu Harbor within 60 days of the Bill of Sale.

10% of the bid payable at the fall of the hammer, balance payable within 30 days of Bill of Sale.

Bids must be received no later than 1100hrs 28th February 219, public announcement of the winning bidder will be made at 1300hrs 28th February 2019.

Looking forward to see what happens……
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