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by Allan
Sat May 11, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2019

A sad day in the history of this vessel – but she is more than 72 years old (using her launch date, she’s 24 days younger than me) – we all have our downtime, and a lot of us recover – so I would like to think there’s life in the old dog yet . According to a report on BBC Scotland News last night, t...
by Allan
Tue May 07, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SV "Falls of Clyde"
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: SV "Falls of Clyde"

No material developments last month - There is nothing material to report and we feel like we are in a state of limbo. The Harbors Division has still not responded to the questions we have asked nor has Save Falls of Clyde International been able to finalize the contract with a heavy lift company to...
by Allan
Sat May 04, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2019

This must be a serious setback for Waverley Excursions. As an indicator, their comprehensive sailings schedule for 2019 is made up of 66 pages – if sailings for May June and July are cancelled, that takes out the first 34 pages – that represents 50% of their year’s business… Probably an obvious ques...
by Allan
Wed May 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2019

Good to see PS WAVERLEY back on home turf at the Science Centre – from figures available, appears to have made around 12-13 knots on the journey back from Garvel on Sunday.

Been at Garvel since Saturday 13th April – longer than normal, or due to Easter holidays?
by Allan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Great pics of COSTA MEDITERRANEA, Riverman - think this her first visit to our River, so "Welcome".
by Allan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2019

Thanks for the info Riverman - feel a bit better.

However, no calls to Helensburgh "this season" is a long time - I share your anguish.
by Allan
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2019

Nice pics Paul, thanks for posting.

Slightly disconcerting to see her being “tug-assisted” – remembering last year she made her own way down to Garvel, achieving 13.5 knots…

Nevertheless, I wish her all the best for 2019.
by Allan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SV "Falls of Clyde"
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: SV "Falls of Clyde"

Extract from the bi-montlhy update on FFOC website:- The FFOC are still waiting for a response to their questions to the Harbors Division; on the down side, they cannot access the pier and ship independently and the Harbors Division have appointed a contractor to ostensibly maintain the ship. FFOC h...
by Allan
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SV "Falls of Clyde"
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: SV "Falls of Clyde"

Update on the position here – Information posted on 18th March indicates that Friends of Falls of Clyde (FOFOC) were instructed to remove all property from the ship, and remove their lock from the Pier Gate. Their response was to write to the Harbors Division, highlighting five issues: - a) Challeng...
by Allan
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SV "Falls of Clyde"
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: SV "Falls of Clyde"

Update on the “Friends of Falls of Clyde” indicates that the ship has not been sold. Only three parties made themselves known at the “open house” day on 15th February - on the day of the auction, no qualified bidders had appeared; the fact that a $1.5million bond was required is thought to have been...
by Allan
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 280
Views: 78913

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

A case of now you see her, now you don’t… Arrived Sunday night/Monday morning, departed Shieldhall Tuesday 1024hrs – destination Rouen France, ETA 1700hrs Thursday – current position approx. 42 nautical miles away from rounding Land’s End. As Mr Chaucer reputedly said, “Time and Tide wait for no man...
by Allan
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SV "Falls of Clyde"
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: SV "Falls of Clyde"

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...
by Allan
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER
Replies: 11
Views: 6053

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Reported 1st February (apologies for the delay in reporting ) – West Dunbartonshire Council have formally dropped their objections to this project. https://www.the-gazette.co.uk/news/17403690.full-speed-ahead-for-new-90m-bridge-to-link-clyde-communities/?ref=rss Reading the report in The Gazette, th...
by Allan
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SV "Falls of Clyde"
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: SV "Falls of Clyde"

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 w...
by Allan
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SV "Falls of Clyde"
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: SV "Falls of Clyde"

Report in the Greenock Telegraph, SV “Falls of Clyde” is sinking. https://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/news/17399425.historic-port-glasgow-built-ship-falls-of-clyde-is-sinking-according-to-reports-in-hawaii/#gallery0 Still waiting on an update on http://www.friendsoffallsofclyde.org/ships-log - they ...
by Allan
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SV "Falls of Clyde"
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: SV "Falls of Clyde"

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-Harbo...
by Allan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MAID OF THE LOCH
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Re: MAID OF THE LOCH

Firstly, pleased to see none of the personnel were injured in the incident -

Secondly, I would assume the Maid of the Loch wanted back to her natural environment.....
by Allan
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER
Replies: 11
Views: 6053

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

The newspaper report referred to above simply states that West Dunbartonshire Council has “objected”. Having read through the article, I can't find any detail as to the basis of the objection. Worth noting that (as above, my post 3rd March 2018) West Dunbartonshire Council objected on the grounds of...
by Allan
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Christmas 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 606

Christmas 2018

Wishing all who visit here, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year. :) :)
by Allan
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SV "Falls of Clyde"
Replies: 10
Views: 3019

Re: SV "Falls of Clyde"

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...
by Allan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER
Replies: 11
Views: 6053

Re: NEW BRIDGE AT RENFREW/YOKER

Well, looks like this project is back on – at least the bridge over the Clyde, no reference to the one over the White Cart which was part of the original plan back in 2017 – let’s hope it comes to fruition. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46236955 No references to the issues that...
by Allan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

PS WAVERLEY making good progress up the Irish Sea – currently making 14.4 knots, ably assisted by a south-westerly 10/11 knot wind, reckon she’ll cross the Dublin/Holyhead line around 2215hrs BST tonight.
by Allan
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Thanks for the heads-up seapigeon – pleased to see her on her way home at last.

Currently making just over 14 knots - she has a favourable tailwind in the Channel of 7-10 knots -
reckon she’ll “turn the corner” around 0630hrs BST tomorrow.
by Allan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

A wee update - PS WAVEREY departed Weymouth 1124hrs 11th October, arrived Southampton 1622hrs 11th October.

Don’t know if it was a case of requiring better shelter, or “berth required” at Weymouth…..

In any event, she’s still a long way from home……
by Allan
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SYMPHONY SKY
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: SYMPHONY SKY

Nice pics, Riverman…. Unusual vessel, particularly the bow-line – from the pics, appears to be coming in light although CM Arrivals advise cargo as “TBA”. Cargo origin shown as “TN GAE” – no idea….. Previously known as NORDANA SKY. Noted the ship has its’ “built-in” cranes – seems to becoming a norm...
by Allan
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 280
Views: 78913

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Looks like the tugs are up at Shieldhall, NORD COPENHAGEN soon to depart for Murmansk.

Was hoping to see her leave, but not in the middle of the night...…
by Allan
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

The Waverley website has now advised that this week-end's sailings, the last of the season, have been cancelled - they say weather conditions will not allow the ship to get back up to the Clyde in time. Suppose it's not surprising, given the current and forecasted weather - sad though that she wont ...
by Allan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

PS WAVERLEY, setting off on her journey back to the Clyde, departed Gravesend at 0024hrs this morning, safely arrived at Weymouth this afternoon at 1556hrs – a distance of around 200 nautical miles, two hours ahead of schedule. Indeed, I saw MT reporting her speed off the Isle of Wight as being in e...
by Allan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

PS WAVERLEY – Having completed her Thames Excursions, now heading home – currently berthed at Gravesend, scheduled to arrive at Weymouth tomorrow 8th October 1800hrs.
by Allan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Nearing the end of her stint on the Thames – took some pics of her passing under Tower Bridge (via computer monitor) tonight, but they didn’t come out good enough – this is one of her from yesterday (same method), heading down-river.
by Allan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31198

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Sadly, the international cruise-ship season comes to an end – however, we still have several weeks of visits from HEBRIDEAN PRINCESS, cruising well-known Scottish locations.

Thanks again to all contributors to this thread – reckon it’s been a very worth-while exercise.

Here’s to 2019………
by Allan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

:oops: Many apologies folks - please ignore my post from last night (above) - the calculations appear to be based on there being 12 hours in a day, not the actual 24……… :oops: :oops: PS WAVERLEY departed Southampton 0730hrs this morning, due at Gravesend 2130hrs tonight - means she needs to maintain...
by Allan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31198

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Started this thread in March this year, pleasantly surprised to see the number of views, as of now, exceeds 10,000….. Would like to thank in particular Williemac and Riverman for their photographic contributions – reckon we have a great pictorial history of ships visiting our shores this year – also...
by Allan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31198

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Just one visitor this week,
Saturday 29th September – COLUMBUS (63,786grt, 1,817 pax) in from Ullapool out to Belfast.

We appear to be at the end of the “Cruise-ships Season” – but let’s not forget visits from HEBRIDEAN PRINCESS on 30th October and 6th, 12th and 18th November.
by Allan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

PS WAVERLEY still moored at Southampton, although Marine Traffic showing her destination as Gravesend, ETA 2130hrs tomorrow 24th September (has been showing that since at least 1600hrs BST today…). This situation is not time-critical – she will obviously overnight at Gravesend before setting off on ...
by Allan
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

PS WAVERLEY still berthed at Southampton. For Sunday 23rd September, the website advises that “ The Captain is monitoring the weather forecast for this day and an update will be available on Saturday morning. All passengers who have booked will be updated by email or text ”. The general weather fore...
by Allan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

No sailings today, and website advising that sailings for Friday and Saturday (both fully booked) are cancelled, “as weather will not allow the ship to reposition to the Thames”. In total, from 16th to 24th September inclusive, she hasn’t been/will not be active. Let’s hope she can get round to the ...
by Allan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31198

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

As anticipated, tugs ANGLEGARTH and AYTON CROSS currently (2015hrs) assisting NAUTICA back to GoT.

"All hail the Tugs"
by Allan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31198

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Tug ANGLEGARTH currently (1940hrs) rendezvousing with NAUTICA and AYTON CROSS – would assume the object of the exercise is to manoeuvre NAUTICA back to GoT. Given that her scheduled departure time is 2200hrs, seems reasonable that she will be able to get back on schedule. Once again, given today’s e...
by Allan
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Wednesday's sailing now cancelled, due to adverse sea and wind conditions forecasted..........
by Allan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Tuesday’s sailing, which was fully booked, has been cancelled due to wind and sea conditions, and I believe Sunday’s (17th) cruise was also cancelled – leaves just Wednesday and Thursday to maximise income from the South Coast, before she moves round to the Thames area where she will remain until 7t...
by Allan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31198

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

With the end of the high season fast approaching, just two vessels into Greenock this week:- Wednesday 19th September – NAUTICA (30,277grt, 684pax) in from Leith out to Belfast Friday 21st September – BLACK WATCH (28,613grt, 539pax) in from Tobermory out to Liverpool. Campbeltown has a visitor on Fr...
by Allan
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31198

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Three visitors this week:- Wednesday 12th September – REGAL PRINCESS (141,200grt, 3,560pax) in from Kristiansund out to Dublin Thursday 13th September – STAR BREEZE (9,975grt, 212pax) in from Oban out to Belfast Friday 14th September – SAGA PEARL 2 (18,591grt, 912pax) in from Oban out to Dublin Also...
by Allan
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Looks like a good day today, sailings appear to be more or less to schedule.

Unfortunately Sunday (9th September) sailings have been cancelled due to “wind and sea conditions”.

This sailing was “fully booked”, so not a good result for Waverley Excursions.
by Allan
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Pleased to report the last two days (Saturday/Sunday) sailings all completed within tolerable margins.

PS WAVERLEY continues her excursions in the Bristol Channel until Tuesday, at which time she sails for Swanage to begin her scheduled sailings on the South Coast.
by Allan
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 31198

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Just two visitors this incoming week:-

Monday 3rd September ROYAL PRINCESS (139,000grt, 4,610pax) in from Belfast out to Kirkwall
Thursday 6th September DISNEY MAGIC (83,338grt, 3,325pax) in from Dublin out to Liverpool
by Allan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: CalMac's Glen Sannox
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

Re: CalMac's Glen Sannox

Appreciate the point Alasdair – perhaps a case of technology advancing faster than logic and comprehension…
by Allan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Well done WAVERLEY – today’s excursions materialised as per time-table – helps to relieve
my paranoia …….
by Allan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

Second and final day on the Liverpool/Anglesey Coast route. Perhaps becoming a bit paranoid about this, but: Today (all times BST), arrived Llandudno 1330hrs, departed therefrom 1415hrs, arrived back 1615hrs – cruise period 2 hours. Scheduled cruise, 1300hrs >1630hrs – 3.5hours, so actual was 90 min...
by Allan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS WAVERLEY 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 29276

Re: PS WAVERLEY 2018

A rather curtailed cruise this afternoon – scheduled departure/return times from/to Llandudno were 1300hrs and 1700hrs – a four-hour sailing. Actual times were shortly after 1330hrs, and shortly after 1600hrs – actual sailing time of 2.5 hours. Straight-line distance sailed west of Llandudno was aro...

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