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Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:15 pm
by Allan
Here we go again ........

Tug BATTLER left Greenock around noon today (BST) on her own, heading up-river - currently passing Clydebank. What is she going to do? Don't know, gonna just wait and see.........

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:25 pm
by Allan
BATTLER now returning down-river, having spent about 90 minutes in KGV Dock.

I suspect she was assisting with sinking the barge and floating off HMS MEDWAY, ready for towing down to Scotstoun tomorrow - see post by bgoutcher in seperate thread HMS MEDWAY.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:14 pm
by Allan
For the record - as of now (2300hrs BST) tugs BRUISER and BATTLER heading up-river again..........

(I'm off to bed!)

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:49 pm
by Allan
Missed this one – YEOMAN BANK, bulk carrier, 204.95m x 27.26m with a 6.2m draught - arrived at Shieldhall this morning around 0800hrs. Previous port unknown, not on the Arrivals Section.

Surprisingly, currently (1930hrs BST) now departing Shieldhall, tugs ANGLEGARTH, SVITZER MILFORD and AYTON CROSS assisting – have just done the 180 degree turn, now heading downriver.

Destination Glensanda, in the Western Highlands.

This must be one of the quickest turn-around for a while – at Shieldhall for only 11 hours?

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:17 am
by Colin Campbell
Yeoman Bank.jpg
YEOMAN BANK at anchor for Glensanda.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:56 am
by Craig
There's a very larger bulker JAGUAR MAX (229m x 32m) anchored in Brodick Bay at the moment. Came from Belfast but doesn't have a destination showing on AIS. One to watch tomorrow - could be on its way up to Shieldhall. If it is I think at 229m it will be the biggest one that's been up river for a while.

Craig.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:08 am
by Craig
JAGUAR MAX just approaching the Erskine Bridge at the moment 09.05. Svitzer Milton and Ayton Cross at the front and Angelgarth at the stern.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:08 pm
by clydesider
Yes, I saw them passing Greenock esplanade at 7.45am today and then went for a closer look at Custom House Quay. She looked to be just about empty. Anglegarth had a line attached from her stern.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:30 pm
by clydesider
Following a very interesting Doors Open Day presentation at Ferguson Marine yesterday, I was lucky to see Jaguar Max outbound at Langbank, accompanied by Ayton Cross and Anglegarth, from the McGills' bus on the way home.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:12 pm
by Allan
Lucky you, Arthur - unfortunately I wasn't paying attention at the right time to see the 'warning' signs -
destination change, tugs moving up-river, etc.

Maybe next time......

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:56 pm
by williemac
Sorry about the delay,I got Jaguar Max on the way in and was lucky enough to catch her going out,Cheers Williemac

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:53 pm
by Janet53
Four War ships on the clyde and at least another 3 passing Ardrossan on their way somewhere..Do you know whats there doing here. Janet 53

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:59 pm
by Janet53
Its 5 war ships on their way. Janet53

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:53 am
by zaaf5710
Joint Warrior Excercise involving ships from several nations starting off the West Coast of Scotland I think on Sunday 1st October. Four ships went up to Glasgow yesterday evening and are now in KGV. There are five minesweepers at TOB. One American vessel off Bute and another vessel further down off Cumbrae.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:29 pm
by Janet53
Thanks Rab went to see 3 of the ships coming passed at Yoker at about 1pm I see a French one is on its way down now all very interesting it going to be a bit of a squeeze to get them all in would like to have seen the Ever but don't know if it will come down here Janet

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:45 pm
by zaaf5710
Evers went to the oil jetty in Loch Striven Janet, so will not come to Glasgow.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:19 pm
by Allan
Agreed, an extraordinarily large number of warships in KGV dock. Joint Warrior 172, scheduled for 1st to 13th October, the second of a biennial exercise which has been taking place for a number of years, always brings warships from many countries to our river.

Would expect an exodus of some (not all) in the next couple of days – watch for tugs coming up-river to escort the warships down-river.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:58 am
by iainnevill
Just noticed two biggies in the Firth, Federal Rideau at 199m anchored off Holy Isle and N Amalthia at 224m just passing Whiting Bay. Both are for Glasgow and I wonder if Shieldhall Riverside Quay can accommodate both vessels. If so it was be a great sight to see them there.
Best Wishes to All.
Iain Nevill

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:46 pm
by Allan
Thanks for the heads-up Iain - with tugs AYTON CROSS, ANGLEGARTH and SVITZER MILFORD assisting, N ALMATHIA currently approaching GOT.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:17 pm
by zaaf5710
N Almathia (DW 75356 tons) passing Dumbarton Castle at lunch time on a cold, wet and miserable afternoon.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:13 pm
by riverman
N AMALTHIA bulk carrier in for Shieldhall.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:15 pm
by riverman
In for Shieldhall.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:37 pm
by zaaf5710
Looks like you were around Dumbarton also Paul.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:56 pm
by riverman
Was up on the ramparts of the castle Rab, 140 steps to be exact, to much of a climb to go to the very top now, as you said cold wet and miserable.

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:53 am
by zaaf5710
I was in the wee park at the base of the rock

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:29 pm
by Allan
Iain, reference your post of 9th October (long time ago) – FEDERAL RIDEAU at last on the move, currently departing Holy Isle, still with a heading for GLASGOW – no ETA shown, which is understandable….

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:22 pm
by Allan
Oops, slight misjudgement - appears to have been moving "at anchor" - has certainly covered a few miles since first anchoring on 9th October.....

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:04 pm
by Allan
Update on FEDERAL RIDEAU – (see previous posts)

Currently in the Bay of Biscay, destination showing as Gibraltar with an ETA of 2300hrs on Sunday 29th October.

The Departures Section of this website intimates she left her moorings on Wednesday, and with an (ultimate) destination of Taizhou, China.

Having arrived off Holy Isle on 2nd October in from Montreal, that’s a long time to be idle…..