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Unfortunately details mislaid, unloading silica and for the glass works at Irvine circa late eighties or early nineties Harbour areas were much easier to access then. On a pilgrimage to that gem on the Clyde "Scotland in miniature", might even have been as a passenger on the Caledonian Isles. Archie
- Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:34 am
- Forum: CLYDE
- Topic: Glasgow Ardrossan and Ayr Harbours
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Hi Graham, Remember those days at Ardrossan very well, in dock I can recognise the Kildonnan or Arran dependent on the photograph date, with the Lairdscrest or Lairdswood at the then Belfast berth. In the dockyard it could possibly be a Coe coaster do not recognise the other berthed at the 15ton cra...
The world's largest pipe laying vessel at anchor off Kirkaldy, preparing to load pipe from the approaching offshore supply boat Troms Capella. Solitaire is 94,855 grt, built 1972 and registered in Panama. Owners Swiss based. She is engaged in laying two 18" pipe line from the Tormore and Laggan fiel...
Making her way back up river with an empty spoil barge to undersea works for the new Foth Crossing. 114 grt, built 1967 and UK registered. Owned and operated by Briggs Marine Brntisland.
Being taken down the River Forth with the asisstanance of Forth Ports tugs, she had recently brought the cassions for the new Forth Road Bridge. 4,537grt built in 2010 and registered in Norway.