SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

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Post by Allan » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:19 pm

Monitoring movement on the River tonight, somewhat surprised to see Bulk Carrier TRITON exiting the perimeter of KGV dock and heading down-river, assisted by tugs ANGLEGARTH and SVITZER MILFORD - her length is reported as 225 metres – that’s a big ship.

Info please, on the maximum size of vessel that has access to KGV?
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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:02 am

Max length 230m with max beam 32m.

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Post by williemac » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:08 am

Hi Allan,I don't know if there is a size limit in K.G.V. however,Triton was actually berthed on Shieldhall quayside,which is where all the bulkers go to discharge the animal feed.Unless I've made a mess of it there should a pic.to show you
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Post by Deepol » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:28 pm

Some of the largest vessels built at Fairfield especially and Stephen's have canted in KG5 on their way down from their respective yards:

HMS Renown 794 feet
HMS Howe 745 feet
Leecliffe Hall 729 feet
British Bombardier and Guardsman both 760 feet
Puhe and Taihe 236metres.
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Post by tonycannon » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:08 pm

These big vessels are never at their max draft as the max is 8.7 metres for river transit and maybe up to just over 9 metres dependant on tides and with harbourmaster's approval.
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Post by tonycannon » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:09 pm

These big vessels are never at their max draft as the max is 8.7 metres for river transit and maybe up to just over 9 metres dependant on tides and with harbourmaster's approval.
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Post by Allan » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:15 pm

Recent arrival in the Clyde this morning, Bulk carrier GOLDEN ECLIPSE probably berthing at Shieldhall quayside currently being assisted by no less than three tugs – ANGLEGARTH, AYTON CROSS and SVITZER MILFORD – to do a 180 degree turn using the entrance to KGV.

Her dimensions as reported by Marine Traffic are 229m x 33m with a draft of 8.1m – another biggie!
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Post by Allan » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:02 pm

GOLDEN ENDURER – bulk carrier, safely guided up to KGV this morning by the full squad of three tugs.

One more to add to the list of “biggies”:- 229m x 33m with a draught of 8.1m
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Post by iainnevill » Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:06 am

Just noticed on marine traffic that the Container Ship MSC Lieselotte is off the Cumbraes on her way to Greenock. She seems to be rather large at 204m in length compared to most container ships arriving there & hopefully we will see more such vessels on the river.

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Post by Allan » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:37 pm

Another one to add to the list of “biggies” –

Liberian-registered bulk carrier METEOR approaching the tail o’ the bank, where tugs CMS WARRIOR, ANGLEGARTH and AYTON CROSS appear to be waiting to escort her up to Glasgow.

Dimensions are 224.86m x 32 m, with a current draft of 7.8m, so qualifies to be included as a “biggie”.
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Post by Allan » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:14 pm

Convoy now passing Port Glasgow - CMS WARRIOR leading, approx. 1 mile ahead of AYTON CROSS with METEOR less than half a mile astern – ANGLEGARTH bringing up the rear.
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Post by Deepol » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:22 pm

Definitely a biggie if it's the 2010 build which is 82000 dwt! That WILL be something to see at Shieldhall.
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Post by Allan » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:25 pm

Seems to be, Paul - Marine Traffic records her as "built 2010" with dwt of 82,589........
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Post by williemac » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:23 pm

Sadly,she came up during the night.However here is a shot of her at Shieldhall,with the IJSSELBORG ahead of her at K.G.V.
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Post by Allan » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:17 pm

Good pic Willie, thanks for posting.

Will keep watching her, hope to get some pics on her way down.
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Post by Deepol » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:26 pm

On the ball again Mr Mac!!!
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Post by Allan » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:29 pm

Looks like METEOR will be on the move shortly – Destination updated in the last 10 minutes to Las Palmas, tugs ANGLEGARTH and AYTON CROSS approaching KGV.
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Post by Allan » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:53 pm

METEOR now approaching the Erskine Bridge, AYTON CROSS leading the tow with ANGLEGARTH at the stern, making a healthy 6 knots.

Managed to get down to the Renfrew Ferry and get a few shots – will post them here hopefully tonight.

Och aye Paul, was always good at the keepie-uppies……….. ;)
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Post by Colin Campbell » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:25 pm

Following your advance warning of Meteor on the move this afternoon, I too nipped down to Renfrew Ferry. Heres one shot and I'll leave the rest to you.
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Post by Allan » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:21 pm

Okay, not too confident about attaching pics - first ones
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Post by Allan » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:39 pm

Next three:-
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Post by Allan » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:41 pm

Nearly done......
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Post by Allan » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:44 pm

Finally.....
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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:23 pm

Great photos, thanks for the effort of taking and posting!

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Post by Deepol » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:20 am

Yes indeed. Good she went away in daylight.
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Post by williemac » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:11 pm

Hi Guys,sorry I missed your A.G.M. at the Ferry :lol: However I made it onto the Bridge and here's a few as she sailed down escorted by Ayton Cross(Bow) and Anglegarth(Stern) hope they are O.K.
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Post by williemac » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:16 pm

Not forgetting the tugs.
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Post by clydesider » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:37 pm

Thanks all for posting these excellent photos.

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Post by Allan » Tue May 17, 2016 10:31 am

Another one I think to class as a “biggie”……

WU ZHU HAI, bulk carrier in from Belfast, now mooring at Shieldhall assisted by ANGLEGARTH, AYTON CROSS and SVITZER MILFORD.

Vessel is 225m x 32.25m with a draught currently recorded as 8.4m, dwt is 76,428.

Not appearing on the “Arrivals” section of this website, so don’t know what she is carrying.
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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Tue May 17, 2016 4:10 pm

WU ZHU HAI has cargo of animal feed from South America. Part discharge in Belfast to reduce the draught to allow for transit up the Clyde. Cefetra Ltd is the receiver of the cargo. http://www.cefetra.com/index.php?id=cefetra_ltd

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Post by Allan » Tue May 17, 2016 4:56 pm

Good information - many thanks.
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Post by williemac » Wed May 18, 2016 3:08 pm

Hi,managedto get Wu Zhu Hai from the bridge yesterday as she came up.Cheers Williemac
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Post by Allan » Wed May 18, 2016 7:16 pm

Good picture Willie - must have been up early to get that one......

I'm hoping to get a few pics when she goes back down.
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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Mon May 23, 2016 10:29 am

Allan wrote:Good picture Willie - must have been up early to get that one......

I'm hoping to get a few pics when she goes back down.
Watch for the tugs heading up on Tuesday afternoon for her sailing most probable.

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Post by Allan » Mon May 23, 2016 3:20 pm

Many thanks for the heads-up........
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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Tue May 24, 2016 2:41 pm

Going to be sailing around midnight so not ideal for photos :roll:
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Allan wrote:Good picture Willie - must have been up early to get that one......

I'm hoping to get a few pics when she goes back down.
Watch for the tugs heading up on Tuesday afternoon for her sailing most probable.

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Post by Allan » Tue May 24, 2016 3:01 pm

Yea, afraid midnight doesn't exactly suit - thanks anyway for the update.

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Post by Allan » Wed May 25, 2016 12:18 am

Would appear departure time is approaching, with AYTON CROSS and ANGLEGARTH taking up positions, bow and stern respectively at Shieldhall.

WU ZHU HAI posting a destination of Houston America, with an ETA of 0800hrs on 8th June…
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Post by Allan » Wed May 25, 2016 8:33 pm

WU ZHU HAI now around 200 miles almost due west of Campbeltown, and with the extreme west coast of Ireland on her portside, now heading out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Wishing her Safe Journey, will be watching for her arrival in Houston Texas.
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Post by Allan » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:12 pm

WU ZHU HAI presently rounding the southern tip of Florida - revised ETA Houston now 0500hrs on 9th June, about 700 nautical miles to go.
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Post by Allan » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:50 am

Within the last few hours our latest “biggie” WU ZHU HAI has entered Galveston Bay, now making final approaches up to Houston.
It will have taken her about fourteen and a half days to travel from Glasgow to Houston, a distance of nearly 4,800 nautical miles.
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Post by williemac » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:35 pm

Well tracked Alan,I wouldn't like to owe you money!! Williemac

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Post by Allan » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:20 pm

Thanks Willie – let me check the financial records…… :ugeek:
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Post by Allan » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:22 pm

Interestingly, WU ZHU HAI spent little time at her moorings in Houston – overnight (UTC) moved off-shore to Houston Anchorage. Suppose one has to bear in mind she left Glasgow “light” and Houston is apparently one of the busiest seaways in the world – initial thoughts were she was being “laid-up”, but could well be a queueing situation.

There are about 30 to 40 ships in the Anchorage, mostly tankers – will continue to monitor her movements.
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Post by Allan » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:34 pm

Been having a look at Houston Anchorage – currently 43 vessels anchored off-shore, including WU ZHU HAI.

Appears to cover an area of nearly 200 square miles, starting about 5 miles south-east of Galveston.

Definitely a queuing area, there has, over the last 13 days, been on average 90 vessels arriving at and the same number departing from the Anchorage on a daily basis.

Numbers range between arriving 70>104, departures 72>103

Of the vessels currently there, (29 oil/chemical tankers, 12 bulk carriers, 1 tug, 1 supply vessel) WU ZHU HAI is tenth on the list according to size – the largest is an Oil Products Tanker SCF SAMOTLOR, weighing in at 158,070dwt and measuring 274m x 48m.

Just trying to imagine 180 vessels coming and going on the Clyde on a daily basis……..
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Post by williemac » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:01 pm

They would never fit them in in the one tide,they would have to fit wheels on them and drive them up and down on the M8(The Mind Boggles)Williemac

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Post by Allan » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:26 pm

Agreed Willie – just would not (or could not) happen.

Quick up-date on WU ZHU HAI – Tuesday afternoon (our time) she moved from Houston Anchorage back up to Houston Harbour, been there until now. Assume she is currently loading – will continue to monitor.
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Post by Allan » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:27 am

Final word on WU ZHU HAI – departure from Houston appears imminent, destination shown as being Singapore.

Forecasted route is via Suez Canal, distance is around 11,700 nautical miles (via the Panama Canal it would be around 12,100) – ETA Singapore is 27th July, so a 41-day journey.

Wishing her bon voyage.
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Post by Allan » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:40 pm

Final final word on WU ZHU HAI - now six hours out of Houston, course is more or less due south - appears to be heading for a Panama Canal route, and not via the Suez Canal.
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Post by Allan » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:33 pm

Final final final word on WU ZHU HAI – now forecasted course changed back from via Panama Canal to Suez Canal.

Would like to follow her journey to Singapore, but appreciate it’s not Clyde-related so intend to set up a new topic in BOARD OF TRADE/Asia/Australia/Africa/Americas, for those who would like to follow her journey.
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