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Post by dougie-coull » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:54 pm

A few images on my Blog - http://dougie-coull-photography.blogspo ... asgow.html - for those who care to view.
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Post by riverman » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:37 pm

Some more on a rather dreich day. :D
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Post by riverman » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:41 pm

Passing Bowling after handing over the tow.
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Post by riverman » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:44 pm

Passing Bowling. :)
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Post by Allan » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:47 pm

Thanks for posting these guys - solves a mystery.

Noticed this morning on Marine Traffic a "gathering" of tugs off GOT - AYTON CROSS, ANGLEGARTH and BATTLER, together with our visitor BOA ODIN. The barge itself isn't registering on Marine Traffic, hence the mystery.

May be wrong, but from the movements of the tugs, the barge appears to be berthed in KGV Dock - BOA ODIN is definitely moored there, near the entrance.

Anyone know the collective noun for tugs?
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Re: Barge for BAE Inbound Today

Post by Brianh » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:34 pm

The last big bit of the carrier, due in Rosyth in August.

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Post by davidwat » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:30 pm

A Flotilla of tugs, Allan.

Saw them arriving at the Tail of the Bank, and assumed it must be for BAE.
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Post by riverclyde_tug » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:36 pm

The barge is alongside in KG5 - it is being loaded with all the deck supports and steelwork for the carrier section to sit on before being moved up to Govan for loading. An impressive bit of kit when you see it close have a look at their website http://www.boa.no/Default.aspx?ID=88 and open the pdf spec. Semisubmersible so can go down to take up to 8 meters draft on her deck!!

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Post by Allan » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:33 pm

Anyone know the timetable for the loading and outbound voyage to Rosyth?
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Post by riverclyde_tug » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:19 pm

Not sure about that yet but I think it will be quite quick - the barge is leaving KG5 0930 Thursday morning for Govan (wind permitting).

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Post by Allan » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:25 pm

Item appearing on BBC News Scotland website - video of the section being brought out, ready for loading on to the barge.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-33706083
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Post by Allan » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:57 am

Looks like the barge is being manoeuvred out of KGV – ANGLEGARTH and AYTON CROSS assisting.
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Post by riverman » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:50 pm

Section LB04 ready to be rolled on to the barge today at Govan.
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Post by riverman » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:53 pm

At Govan today.
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Post by dougie-coull » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:34 am

Block 04 was loaded on the barge during the night.
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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:51 am

Tug CARLO MARTELLO http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/det ... pid:280046 on her way for the sea-going tow of BOABARGE 34 + LB04 https://twitter.com/hashtag/HMSPrinceofWales?src=hash from the Clyde. Departure around the 16th August.

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Post by Allan » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:13 pm

Tugs AYTON CROSS and ANGLEGARTH currently attending the barge, with BATTLER in the vicinity.

CARLO MARTELLO presently about 130 miles east of Algiers, showing an ETA at Glasgow of 0600hrs on 14th August.
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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:11 pm

Allan wrote:Tugs AYTON CROSS and ANGLEGARTH currently attending the barge, with BATTLER in the vicinity.
Barge moved today from the loading berth to the layby berth while prepared for sea voyage.

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Post by riverclyde_tug » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:51 pm

Taken today from Anglegarth
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Post by Allan » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:47 pm

At current speed, CARLO MARTELLO will pass through the Strait of Gibraltar at around 0330hrs Saturday 8th August – I’ll be in ma’ bed!

ETA revised to 0600hrs 15th August.
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Post by riverclyde_tug » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:33 pm

New NTM from Peel gives details of the move on Sunday 16th August
http://peelports.com/ports/glasgow/port-information
Leaving Govan at 1100 and expected clear of the channel at Greenock and hand over to sea tug by 1800

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Post by Allan » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:34 pm

Tug CARLO MARTELLO currently about 60 miles north-west of A Coruna, about to cross the Bay of Biscay. ETA Glasgow still showing as 0600hrs Saturday 15th August.
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Post by Allan » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:42 am

By just after midday today, CARLO MARTELLO will be about 40 miles due west of Land’s End.

Assuming current speed and no stops, she should arrive at the Tail of the Bank Friday afternoon/evening.
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Post by _on_the_clyde_ » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:57 pm

BOA ODIN http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/det ... id:196066/ on her way back to the Clyde - she will escort the BOABARGE 34 + LB04 tow when she departs.

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Post by Allan » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:06 pm

By around 1400hrs today, BOA ODIN will be approx. 20 miles east of Stornoway, and by around 2000hrs today, CARLO MARTELLO will be about the same distance west of Holyhead.

Well seen tugs are not built for speed – both ships recording around 9 and 8 knots as their average speeds for their respective journeys.
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Post by Allan » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:55 pm

CARLO MARTELLO now less than 10 miles west of Ailsa Craig, moving along nicely at 12/13 knots.

BOA ODIN about 20 miles west of Campbeltown Lighthouse, at a rather leisurely 4/5 knots.
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Post by Allan » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:28 pm

CARLO MARTELLO currently heading upriver at 10 knots, about to pass PS WAVERLEY on her Friday night outing, near Bowling.
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Post by dougie-coull » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:37 pm

Allan wrote:CARLO MARTELLO currently heading upriver at 10 knots, about to pass PS WAVERLEY on her Friday night outing, near Bowling.
Approaching Port Glasgow - http://www.dougie-coull-photography.com ... -btBfNhm/A - on a very dreich evening bound for KGV.
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Post by Allan » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:46 pm

Great pics Dougie – CARLO MARTELLO now moored in KG5 dock.
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Post by Allan » Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:11 pm

BOA ODIN – having rounded the Mull of Kintyre, now almost due south of Arran – but only doing 6 knots?
Is she going to wait out in the estuary for the convoy of CARLO MARTELLO and barge? That won’t happen until late Sunday…
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Post by Allan » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:54 pm

Was going to post here tonight, but as a mark of respect to Angus McKinnon, will not be doing so.
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Post by Allan » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:29 am

Hoping to be on the Green at the Renfrew Ferry to watch the barge being towed out to sea - anyone recognising the "ugly mug" showing to the right, please give us a GENTLE tap on the shoulder.......
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Post by dougie-coull » Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:57 am

Two sea bound tugs already heading down river with Svitzer tugs handling the passage to the TOB before changeover.
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Post by euanT » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:20 am

Is the barge leaving Govan just now?? just watched the two tugs heading past Clydebank a few minutes ago, leading the way I presume!!

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Post by Allan » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:41 pm

With BATTLER leading, the barge was towed down-river by ANGLEGARTH and SVITZER MILFORD in front doing a reverse tow, and AYTON CROSS bringing up the rear.

The convoy arrived at TOB around 1500hrs, and the tow was handed over to the tug CARLO MARTELLO. BOA ODIN sat about half a mile north of the proceedings, no doubt keeping a watchful eye.

By around 1700hrs, the barge, pulled by CARLO MARTELLO with AYTON CROSS attending at the stern and BATTLER on the port side, moved off on the journey to Rosyth.

As of now , the barge has just passed Gourock, BOA ODIN is about half a mile in front.

Will post a couple of pics taken at Renfrew Ferry as they passed there – once I remember how to do it!
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Post by dougie-coull » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:20 pm

Look forward to your pics Allan.

I've uploaded a few from further down the river -http://www.dougie-coull-photography.com ... -tkdfDHq/A - just scroll through by clicking the arrow/chevron to the right.
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Post by riverman » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:55 pm

A few more taken from Bowling and Dumbarton Castle. After passing Bowling she seemed to go very close to the north bank but couldn't see if she made contact. After activity from the tugs she was lined up again.
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Post by riverman » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:59 pm

A bit close to the north bank.
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Post by riverman » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:06 pm

Passing Dumbarton Castle.
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Post by Allan » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:34 pm

Okay, using this as a tester - BATTLER, leading the barge and its' propulsion elements, as they pass the Renfrew Ferry......

Looking good........
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Post by Allan » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:01 pm

Okay, going for the jugular – tugs ANGLEGARTH and SVITZER MILFORD pulling the barge, then the barge itself, carrying the 11,000 ton section for PRINCE OF WALES.

Not bad for a 69-year-old!
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Post by Allan » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:22 am

CARLO MARTELLO and BOA ODIN along with their charge are now about 20 miles east of Stornoway.

They appear to have enjoyed fair weather, with little or no wind to encounter so far.
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Post by Allan » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:04 pm

Apparently not such good progress this afternoon – tugs and barge got to a point about 15 miles north-west of Cape Wrath, but instead of turning east, they turned west and travelled about 15 miles before doing a 180 degree turn – speed during this time averaging only around 4-5 knots.

Current position is around 18 miles north-west of Cape Wrath.
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Post by Allan » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:41 am

Better progress overnight - now entering the Pentland Firth.
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Post by Allan » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:26 pm

Now about 35 miles north of Fraserburgh - weather not so favourable, facing headwinds of 24-25 knots.

Definitely on the home stretch, about 200 miles to Rosyth.
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Post by Allan » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:29 pm

Now 20 miles east of Aberdeen – at current speed (5.6 knots) should get into the Forth Estuary in the early hours of Friday 21st.
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Post by Allan » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:41 am

BOA ODIN stationary, about 4 miles south-west of the Isle of May – CARLO MARTELLO and Barge progressing into the estuary at around 3 knots – currently about 4 miles north of Gullane.
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Post by Allan » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:03 pm

1435hrs - Pilot Vessel FORTH LEOPARD now rendezvousing with the CARLO MARTELLO, about 6 miles east of Kinghorn. Tugs OXCAR and FIDRA exiting Leith docks.

1500hrs – FIDRA heading towards CARLO MARTELLO, OXCAR taking up position about 1 mile south of Burntisland.

1530hrs – Tug FORTH SENTINEL now approaching the location – FIDRA appears to be taking up position astern of the barge, now about 2.5 miles east of Burntisland.

1535hrs – Both FIDRA and FORTH SENTINEL positioned immediately astern of the barge – convoy speed 6.5 knots, approaching OXCAR about 2 miles distant.

1550hrs – FORTH SENTINEL left her position and returned to base at Burntisland – OXCAR now taken her place. Speed now 7.5 knots, 6 miles to go to the Bridges.

BOA ODIN still moored off the Isle of May, but, escort duties completed, now showing a destination of Stavanger.
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Post by Allan » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:31 pm

Looks like CARLO MARTELLO now handed over the tow to local tugs OXCAR, FIDRA and CORRINGHAM
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Post by Allan » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:51 pm

OXCAR, CORRINGHAM and FIDRA now accompanied by ELKHOUND – apparently doing the final manoeuvres into Rosyth Dockyard.
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