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by riverclyde_tug
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: Scottish Series 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 4054

Scottish Series 2012

Last weekend St Just set sail on Friday for a night in Sandbank before heading round to Tarbert Loch Fyne for the Scottish Series on Saturday.
by riverclyde_tug
Wed May 23, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: CLYDELINK ISLAND PRINCESS
Replies: 38
Views: 16521

Re: CLYDELINK ISLAND PRINCESS

any idea why Paul? cheers
by riverclyde_tug
Sun May 13, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: CLYDELINK ISLAND PRINCESS
Replies: 38
Views: 16521

Re: CLYDELINK ISLAND PRINCESS

spot on Paul thanks for keeping us up to date
by riverclyde_tug
Sun May 13, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Greenock today
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Greenock today

Hi Calum believe shes been sold to Russians and renamed Kommander Calum
by riverclyde_tug
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: RONA
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: RONA

Cheers Thomas.
This is the other boat which the new owners operate.
Jamie
by riverclyde_tug
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: RONA
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: RONA

Hi Thomas

Although registered in Sligo she has been working the mussell beds in Belfast Loch and operating out of Belfast for a few years. She had been laid up in the port for a few months but has recently been sold, I think she will continue to work out of Belfast.

Jamie
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Possible Clyde-based Ship Recycling
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: Possible Clyde-based Ship Recycling

http://drbmarine.co.uk/ship-breakers.html

Some pics of the Streaker being broken up. I believe DRB have scapped a good few vessels to date. Saturn next?!
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Kilcreggan ferry
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: Kilcreggan ferry

Seems a shame that the Munro family have lost the run after all these years. They have always managed to keep going and invested in a new boat for the run, capable of handling the weather and also should they have had a breakdown were always able to deploy another boat. Look at whats happened with C...
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Broomielaw Pavilions
Replies: 11
Views: 3225

Re: Broomielaw Pavilions

The thing I always find very funny about these videos is that the designers think it is a great selling point to have a yacht sailing about outside. Are they forgetting that the built the Squinty bridge? If that yacht wanted to get up there it would have to be dead low water if there was any chance ...
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: A visit to Troon
Replies: 0
Views: 483

A visit to Troon

Well, what can I say....I headed off early one morning at the start of last week to visit Angus. Encountered some dreadful wind rain and even sleat at one point on the road down, 30mph or below most of the way with the spray. Needless to say I was totally shocked when I arrived in Troon and the sun ...
by riverclyde_tug
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Stena Superfast ready to go
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

Re: Stena Superfast ready to go

Yes they are the Rosyth ships on a three year charter to Stena from Tallink. They had a lot of work done during which I believe most of the passenger cabins were removed and the vehicle decks heightened to take the big tall arctics. Stena Caledonia (http://www.mondialbroker.com/detail.taf?B=287638&K...
by riverclyde_tug
Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Tug and tow this morning
Replies: 12
Views: 2475

Re: Tug and tow this morning

more than that Alisdair, the spud legs are being lengthened so the barge can work in depths of up to 25 metres!!
by riverclyde_tug
Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Tug and tow this morning
Replies: 12
Views: 2475

Re: Tug and tow this morning

Barges waiting on Coastwork's barge which is in Ardrossan at the moment. It is having a machine loaded onto it and spud legs lengthened before being taken to Faslane to start dredging. The barges will take the spoil to the dump ground (usually the mouth of Loch Long). The tug Kamsar is at Rhu just n...
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Is it the end for Clydesite
Replies: 207
Views: 29870

Re: Is it the end for Clydesite

I do not contribute to or belong to either, but TT seems in very rude health from my observations, as many on this very forum will bear out. In fact, it seems to be the standard if you talk tugs. Sean, Would you care to qualify the last part of your post. What exactly do you mean by "seems to be th...
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Fairfield Needs You - Your Memories not Your Money!
Replies: 21
Views: 2961

Re: Fairfield Needs You - Your Memories not Your Money!

Brilliant Stuart, thanks for taking the time to post that. Great to see so much enthusiasm towards a local project.
by riverclyde_tug
Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: ID required
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Re: ID required

Hi Gerry, little boat called St Kilda, been ashore at Rothesay Dock for some time and recently sold.
Advert here http://www.findafishingboat.com/clinker ... ak/DB34711
Jamie
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY AT AYR
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: WAVERLEY AT AYR

Hi Stuart thanks replying. The last time I was on it was Iain Clark who was Master. Do the others do it differently?
by riverclyde_tug
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WAVERLEY AT AYR
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: WAVERLEY AT AYR

SCameron wrote:Good to see a normal proper arrival and departure at Ayr
SC
Hi Stuart, can I ask what you mean, maybe I'm being silly but it's been a while since I was at Ayr and can barely remember it!

Thanks, Jamie
by riverclyde_tug
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Firth Of Clyde Shipping And Surrounds From The Air
Replies: 17
Views: 3636

Re: Firth Of Clyde Shipping And Surrounds From The Air

Hi LFT great shots thanks for sharing.
Can I ask where you fly from? Cheers
by riverclyde_tug
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Carrier Section Move
Replies: 51
Views: 17382

Re: Carrier Section Move

No problem Alasdair. Not on the job today, I'm on my wee tug in sunny Belfast :)
by riverclyde_tug
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Carrier Section Move
Replies: 51
Views: 17382

Re: Carrier Section Move

Hi again Alasdair sorry about that, I could have been clearer! Normally when the tugs are towing in the harbour they tow direct from the winch which is basically a big drum of rope (about 250m) which is set to the required length with a strong brake to hold the line as the tug pulls. The brake can b...
by riverclyde_tug
Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Carrier Section Move
Replies: 51
Views: 17382

Re: Carrier Section Move

Hi Alasdair The two tugs running astern are towing 'bow to bow' These type of tugs (ASD) are capable of towing over the bow or stern. They produce more bollard pull towing over the stern but they are more manouverable over the bow. It was done like this today to allow more control of the barge. The ...
by riverclyde_tug
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cloch and BBC Thailand
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Re: Cloch and BBC Thailand

SCameron wrote:Didn't realise Cloch still carried out pilotage duties
Hi Stuart

Mount Stuart has engine/shaft allignment issues at the moment and is out of the water.
Toward is down at Largs to run out to the Cumbraes, so Cloch is covering upriver.
by riverclyde_tug
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: USS INTREPID
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: USS INTREPID

Thanks Paul, my friend is very grateful that you took the time to look them out.
On a recent trip to NY his family was on Intrepid and saw a log book dating from her Clyde visit and was interested to see her here.
by riverclyde_tug
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: USS INTREPID
Replies: 4
Views: 998

Re: USS INTREPID

Thanks Paul, very good of you.
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: USS INTREPID
Replies: 4
Views: 998

USS INTREPID

I have been asked by an old friend of mine to find some pictures for him.

The USS INTREPID visited the Clyde in late July 1972 and he is looking for some pictures anyone may have to remind him of the visit.

Many thanks in advance.

Jamie
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: St Just on holiday 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4110

Re: St Just on holiday 2011

Last ones.

Jamie
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: St Just on holiday 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4110

Re: St Just on holiday 2011

A few more.............
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: St Just on holiday 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4110

Re: St Just on holiday 2011

A few more.........
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: St Just on holiday 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4110

Re: St Just on holiday 2011

More pictures from our holiday.
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: St Just on holiday 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 4110

St Just on holiday 2011

A few pictures from our week away. Both Gerrys caught us as we headed for Rothesay on Friday night, 0600 start the following morning to get the tide round the Mull and then into one of our favourite places, Ardfern.
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Pleasure Craft
Topic: St JUST PASSING EIH
Replies: 3
Views: 4277

Re: St JUST PASSING EIH

Thanks guys, very nice pics indeed.
I am just home after a busy week, will sort through my pics tomorrow and get some on. Our weather wasn't the best but we had a great time anyway - we didn't really expect to get away this year with all the work we have carried out recently so it was a bonus!

Jamie
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: MAYDAY
Topic: DENEB
Replies: 8
Views: 4152

Re: DENEB

Thanks to both of you for the update, I was going to ask if there had been any progress.
by riverclyde_tug
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Missed sailings
Replies: 22
Views: 3506

Re: Missed sailings

I wonder what will happen when the time comes that Seabus misses regular runs and disrupts people commuting. Who will be responsible then? I don't imagine the council would care if the Waverley didn't call, not many people get off for a day in Helensburgh and I'm sure pier dues, if any, will be mini...
by riverclyde_tug
Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Missed sailings
Replies: 22
Views: 3506

Re: Missed sailings

That is the problem with Helensburgh and the reason why the Waverley makes an unusual approach to berth on the knuckle. There are even occasions when Seabus can't berth. When on board I know they announce the reason is low water, although I don't suppose it really matters why as long as people know ...
by riverclyde_tug
Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: The Second Snark
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: The Second Snark

Great seeing her working again and great pics Gerry.
I wasn't sure about her without the 'flybridge' at first but I think its growing on me.
by riverclyde_tug
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Saturn off Largs Yesterday
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Re: Saturn off Largs Yesterday

No pilot on board Paul, the Master will have a pilot exemption certificate which is required by the port authority for boats capable of carrying more than 12 passengers. If you look above Waverley's bridge you will see she flies the pilot flag on the Clyde.
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde 1950s
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

Re: Clyde 1950s

Agree third one is Campbeltown, is the second Weymss Bay rather than Fairlie?
by riverclyde_tug
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Norcape, Troon
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: Norcape, Troon

As far as I know she has swapped places with the European Causeway. I hear they are having a lot of problems with her on the run.
by riverclyde_tug
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Waverley's Hollywood Role
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Waverley's Hollywood Role

Good trailer Stuart I really enjoyed the first one and I'm looking forward to this being released.
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Busy, busy, busy Shieldhall Quay
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Busy, busy, busy Shieldhall Quay

Stuart, see a lot of them in Belfast I think they are split between Arklow and Rotterdam at the moment, maybe as they bring new ships to the fleet they are being registered elsewhere.
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Paddler Passing Pointhouse
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Paddler Passing Pointhouse

Very sorry to hear about the quay wall Stuart another expense for towage that with everything else WSN could do without this year - or is the council covering the bill?
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Boiler by Cochran of Annan
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Boiler by Cochran of Annan

Hi Angus, boiler was built to original spec by RK Pridham engineering http://rkpridham.110mb.com/index.html and put in by Corpach boatyard.
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Boiler by Cochran of Annan
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Boiler by Cochran of Annan

Some pictures of the new one being made http://www.savethepuffer.co.uk/boilergal01/index.htm
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS Lucy Ashton - Deckhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Re: PS Lucy Ashton - Deckhouse

Thanks Stuart, very informative.
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Lynx
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: Lynx

I love the sunset picture Calum, thanks again.
Lynx is now no more :(
by riverclyde_tug
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: PS Lucy Ashton - Deckhouse
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

Re: PS Lucy Ashton - Deckhouse

Hi again Angus

I didn't know about the jet engines, do you have any more info about the trials?

Jamie
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: MV Jupiter Sold
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Re: MV Jupiter Sold

Mod: Post removed - personal comments
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: BANRION CHONAMARA
Replies: 3
Views: 834

Re: BANRION CHONAMARA

Forgot to post this - some good pictures of her arriving in Rothesay and taking the slip at Ardmaleish, probably the same as above but no need to register.

http://www.pbase.com/zak355/image/135604495
by riverclyde_tug
Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Scandanavian Streaker
Replies: 28
Views: 4029

Re: Scandanavian Streaker

I dont understand how they will make any money from scrapping the ship after towing and cutting it up. They must be getting a very good rate somewhere or else a tug passing is going to pick it up.

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