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Minesweepers off Skelmorlie yesterday

Post by Calum McCulloch » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:59 pm

M106 HMS PENZANCE, Heading south off Skelmorlie, maybe doing the measured mile?
Followed by M39 HMS HURWORTH who dropped a launch, maybe MOB drill - she did a 360 just before it.
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Tankers outbound

Post by Calum McCulloch » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:04 pm

PROSPERO outbound laden yesterday, followed by CENTER outbound empty this evening
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ARGYLE tonight

Post by Calum McCulloch » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:50 pm

ARGYLE heads for Wemyss Bay as corpuscular rays shine over Bute this evening - a great time of year for cloud formations!
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YASA SCORPION inbound

Post by Calum McCulloch » Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:03 am

Large laden tanker YASA SCORPION inbound for Finnart this morning
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SEABOURN SOJOURN inbound this morning

Post by Calum McCulloch » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:58 am

First visit for a small luxury cruise liner, SEABOURN SOJOURN heads up river to GOT this morning
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Re: Ships from Skelmorlie

Post by mcmahos » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:01 pm

Seabourn Sojourn appears to be sheltering tonight in the lee of Arran - she's only going to Belfast tomorrow so presumably will make a run for it at 4 or 5am.
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F83 HMS ST ALBANS outbound

Post by Calum McCulloch » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:44 pm

Type 23 Frigate HMS ST ALBANS outbound today, Yarrow's built and commissioned just over 10 years ago with Merlin helicopter being put away for the night.
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HMS AMBUSH inbound this morning

Post by Calum McCulloch » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:41 pm

New Astute class submarine HMS AMBUSH on her first visit the Clyde maybe ? (Thanks Doxford for the ID)
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SD Northern River inbound this morning

Post by Calum McCulloch » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:00 pm

Inbound SD Northern River back from a trial of the NATO Sub Rescue System? Thanks Tony
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Isle of Arran approaching Wemyss Bay today

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:44 pm

Filling in for BUTE who is currently out of service, Isle of Arran approaches Wemyss Bay this afternoon
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Re: Ships from Skelmorlie

Post by riverclyde_tug » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:13 pm

Hi Calum thats a great pic of IoA very nice indeed

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ASHKINI SPIRIT inbound this afternoon

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:28 pm

Large laden tanker ASHKINI SPIRIT bound for Finnart, passing Innellan.
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BUTE tonight

Post by Calum McCulloch » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:40 pm

BUTE approaches Wemyss Bay on a beautiful evening (at least for 30 minutes!!)
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YASA UNSAL SUNAR departing

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:08 pm

Outbound off Toward tonight, another pleasant (warm, sunny and dry) evening, YASA UNSAL SUNAR departs after discharging animal feed at Shiedhall
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GENMAR ARGUS inbound this morning

Post by Calum McCulloch » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:29 pm

Heading for Finnart after a week anchored off Irvine, laden tanker GENMAR ARGUS passing Innellan
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PROSPERO inbound empty for Finnanrt

Post by Calum McCulloch » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:33 pm

Swedish tanker PROSPERO inbound for Finnart yesteday , passing Toward
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LYSBLINK SEAWAVES inbound today

Post by Calum McCulloch » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:50 pm

LYSBLINK SEAWAVES inbound for GOT with pulp
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HEBRIDEAN PRINCESS inbound today

Post by Calum McCulloch » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:51 pm

Heading up the Skelmorlie Channel as Lysblink Seawaves heads for GOT this afternoon
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Rothesay ferry arr Wemyss Bay this morning

Post by Calum McCulloch » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:22 pm

Rothesay ferry arriving at Wemyss Bay this lovely, if chilly, morning around 7am. Jupiter is just to the left of the full moon, and you could see 3 of her moons this morning through binoculars. Have a look if you haven't seen them before :D
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BUTE today - Marry Xmas

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:53 pm

Bute at Wemyss Bay this afternoon when the sun peeked out from the heavy rain clouds.

Merry Xmas to all at Clyde Maritime!
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Re: Ships from Skelmorlie

Post by BerthA » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:32 pm

Beautifully caught.

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TRANS DANIA outbound

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:12 pm

After off loading newsprint, heading out past Toward this morning
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ISKMATI SPIRIT inbound this morning

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:14 pm

Large laden tanker with oil for Finnart passing Innellan this morning
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P121 Brazilian Navy corvette inbound

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:04 pm

Brazilian Navy corvette (ex Scarborough) inbound this afternoon
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SPAARNEGRACHT outbound this afternoon

Post by Calum McCulloch » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:42 pm

Still laden, heading out from GOT this afternoon
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Funny Clouds tonight

Post by Calum McCulloch » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:45 pm

Libelle heads for Finnart as Bute heads for Rothesay tonight with a red sky at night
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PATRAS and JOHN RICKMERS

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:18 pm

Tanker PATRAS heading outbound from Finnart, passing Innellan Sunday morning, JOHN RICKMERS heading in for GOT Saturday afternoon
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ASTUTE class sub outbound yesterday

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:23 pm

ASTUTE class sub with tank on the back, heading outbound Saturday afternoon.
Interesting article on http://www.astuteclass.com/take-the-ast ... section-1/

HMS Illustrious was noted off Cumbrae and then Arran yesterday. Preparation for the next Joint Warrior exercise?
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Re: Ships from Skelmorlie

Post by Dougster » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:26 pm

That's a Dry Deck Shelter on the Astute.

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Spring is near!

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:56 pm

BUTE approaching Wemyss Bay, the warm sun sets. Hopefully all the wet days are behind us :-)
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Another sunset off Rothesay

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:01 pm

Sunset this evening, just appeared below the cloud for a few minutes after nearly a week of sunshine!
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PATROCLUS outbound today

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:15 pm

Large tanker PATROCLUS empty from Finnart passing Toward this morning
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HANNE KNUTSEN and BRO ATLAND inbound today

Post by Calum McCulloch » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:08 pm

Large tanker Hanne Knutsen and coastal tanker Bro Atland inbound off Toward this morning
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GRENA and BIT OKTANIA

Post by Calum McCulloch » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:15 pm

GRENA inbound laden for Finnart and BIT OKTANIA inbound for Rothesay dock over the last few days
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SEADANCER this morning

Post by Calum McCulloch » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:01 pm

SEADANCER, having anchored empty from Finnart, sits peacefully off Largs this morning
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DUTCH PIONEER outbound this morning

Post by Calum McCulloch » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:04 pm

Tug DUTCH PIONEER heads for Rotterdam with a barge. Is that part of an offshore wind turbine?
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GRANUAILE inbound on Sunday

Post by Calum McCulloch » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:08 pm

Irish GRANUAILE inbound
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MEIN SCHIFF outbound

Post by Calum McCulloch » Thu May 16, 2013 11:30 pm

Mein Schiff outbound tonight. It would be helpful for ID, if all ships had their names painted on their hull in a similar manner!
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CELEBRITY INFINITY inbound this morning

Post by Calum McCulloch » Mon May 20, 2013 7:10 am

Heading in past Toward this morning
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CRUISE SHIPS this week

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun May 26, 2013 11:33 am

Some Cruise ships from this week :
Small cruise ship SILVER EXPLORER outbound on Thursday, passing Innellan
CARIBBEAN PRINCESS outbound last Sunday
QUEST FOR ADVENTURE outbound on Friday
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CARIBBEAN PRINCESS on Sunday 19th
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QUEST FOR ADVENTURE

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ADONIA inbound

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun May 26, 2013 11:35 am

PandO small cruise ship inbound this dull morning
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HELUAN and ENCOUNTER

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun May 26, 2013 11:41 am

2 container ships HELUAN and ENCOUNTER
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HELUAN outbound
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ENCOUNTER inbound Sat 25th May

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2 large ships outbound tonight

Post by Calum McCulloch » Wed May 29, 2013 9:07 pm

SCF URAL and CARIBBEAN PRINCESS passing Toward outbound tonight - nearly 200,000GT between them, BUTE looking relatively small in the distance
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Today's ships

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:50 pm

ENERGIZER outbound, followed by HANSE COURAGE inbound and OSTERMARSCHE inbound with wind turbines on a nice sunny day
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HANSE COURAGE inbound
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BUTE and OSTERMARSCH

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OCEANIA inbound

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:14 am

Bringing in some wind turbine blades.
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SITEAM LEADER inbound Saturday

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:21 am

MT tanker bound for Finnart from Rotterdam yesterday
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PRINSENDAM inbound this morning

Post by Calum McCulloch » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:15 pm

A nice sunny early arrival as she passes Innellan c0600h for GOT
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not quite from Skelmorlie, at the Esplanade

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Cruise Liners outbound

Post by Calum McCulloch » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:56 am

Departing cruise liner SAGA SAPPHIRE heading for the Largs channel last week. Very few use the channel now.
Then VISION OF THE SEAS.
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VISION of the SEAS outbound

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2 more cruise liners

Post by Calum McCulloch » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:18 pm

CARNIVAL LEGEND inbound on Monday, and then VISION OF THE SEAS outbound tonight
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AMUR STAR and NORWAVE inbound this morning

Post by Calum McCulloch » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:17 pm

AMUR STAR inbound for Rothesay Docks and NORWAVE , laden with wheat from Bordeaux heads towards Shieldhall.
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