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New Western Ferries on their way

Post by yorkieman » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:40 pm

SOUND OF SOAY / SEIL reported to have sailed from the Mersey today for the Clyde.
(info via SeaTheShips site)
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Re: New Western Ferries on their way

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:44 pm

Sound of Seil and Sound of Soay both forging ahead abreast of each other in the Irish Sea, and just rounding the North East corner of the Isle of Man, both doing just over 7 knots at present. According to AIS the Soay has an ETA Dunoon of 13:00hrs today, Thursday 3rd October, and SEIL has an ETA Dunoon of 12:00hrs on Friday 4th October.

Meantime, Isle of Arran is occupying a berth in the Outer Harbour at Troon. Not sure is she destined to proceed into drydock but don't think so as she has been here a couple of days and the drydock is currently unused. Trying to photograph anything, other than seals, timber piles, or queues for the Wee Hurrie chippie, is a waste of time :(
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Re: New Western Ferries on their way

Post by Clydebuilt1971 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:58 am

yorkieman wrote:SOUND OF SOAY / SEIL reported to have sailed from the Mersey today for the Clyde.
(info via SeaTheShips site)
Are these new vessels replacements for existing tonnage or additions to the fleet?

G

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Re: New Western Ferries on their way

Post by yorkieman » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:59 pm

Both now in the dock at Greenock.
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Two new Western Ferries in the JW Dock

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:40 pm

Stand by for loads of piccies now that they are secure in the James Watt Dock - that's Gerry Deegan's stomping ground !
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Re: New Western Ferries on their way

Post by riverclyde_tug » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:30 pm

Clydebuilt1971 wrote:
yorkieman wrote:SOUND OF SOAY / SEIL reported to have sailed from the Mersey today for the Clyde.
(info via SeaTheShips site)
Are these new vessels replacements for existing tonnage or additions to the fleet?

G
G - They will replace Sanda and Scalpay, which I believe have been sold. Jamie

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Re: New Western Ferries on their way

Post by Clydebuilt1971 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:14 pm

Cheers Jamie, hope you're well Sir!

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Maybe need to order some more Calmac ones too

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:03 pm

Hear that the M.V. Isle of Lewis has suffered a major technical breakdown and heading for Greenock for remedial work.

The way these Outer Isles boats are being run, non-stop shuttle-fashion, Calmac are needing one more large ferry 'in reserve' to relieve the situation. The Inner Hebridean and Clyde services are also pushed hard, but at least these are closer to home in event of problems, and the impact is usually easier contained.
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Re: Maybe need to order some more Calmac ones too

Post by Clydebuilt1971 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:30 am

Angus Mac Kinnon wrote:Hear that the M.V. Isle of Lewis has suffered a major technical breakdown and heading for Greenock for remedial work.

The way these Outer Isles boats are being run, non-stop shuttle-fashion, Calmac are needing one more large ferry 'in reserve' to relieve the situation. The Inner Hebridean and Clyde services are also pushed hard, but at least these are closer to home in event of problems, and the impact is usually easier contained.
She was entering Garvel around 3pm yesterday Angus.

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