Bulk carrier Cape Pioneer inbound from Newport News 30 December 2008. She was anchored in Irvine Bay awaiting the departure of Castillo de Catoira.
Tanker Bro Deliverer outbound for Belfast 26 December 2008, she only arrived at Finnart early hours of Christmas Day! The queues, however, are not abating!
Tanker Agdash inbound for Finnart 26 December 2008. Passing Silver Constellation, which appears to be coming a permanent fixture!
Bulk Carrier Castillo de Catoira heading down past Largs into Hunterston on a grey Christmas Eve morning with Warrior III and Svitzer Mallaig assisting. Ayton Cross was there but was hidden on the starboard side. An image from ClydeNavalGazing correspondent Neil Robertson.
Cargo vessel Adrianople being pushed astern onto the lee side of Hunterston jetty by Ayton Cross and Svitzer Mallaig with Prem Veena already on the outside 21 December 2008. An interesting maneuver in a freshening west wind with the last photo showing a bigsideways push to get her alongside..... Images captured by ClydeNavalGazing correspondent Neil Robertson.
Greek registered tanker Ludovic arriving at Campbeltown 20 December 2008, attended by the ubiquitous Svitzer Mallaig.
The first major pile (as far as I have seen!) going in 16 December 2008.
SD Waterman takes some weather as she goes around to the lee side while delivering potable water to Silver Constellation 15 December 2008. I was under the impression that Silver Constellation had been given permission to proceed to Lisbon for repairs, however, she is still here!
Pictured is the Dutch registered Crown Breeze leaving Campbeltown 14 December 2008 with a cargo of round timber. Built in 1999, she is 88 metres overall and has a deadweight of 3400 tonnes. In the background is Torm Gerd, a products tanker which had berthed earlier with a cargo of a aviation fuel. Owned by A/S Torm of Copenhagen and managed by MR Management she was built in by STX, South Korea in 2002. She is 183 metres overall and has a deadweight of 45940 tonnes. She is scheduled to sail on 16th December.
Talk of the country 08 December 2008, when the "Constructors" came across some unexploded WWII ordinance and brought it onto the Pier!
Strathclyde Police ascertain the position.
The exclusion zone.
The good Burghers of Millport anxious to get home (outside the exclusion zone!).
Not shipping related at all (other than you can sit outside and observe passage) the iconic Nardini's Cafe has re-opened 06 December 2008.
A crane arrives 21 November 2008.
Ready for some wind? 22 November 2008.
A large hole? 28 November 2008
The piling has begun 28 November 2008.
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Ah, that's what it's for! 12 November 2008
There must be some holes in it now? 14 November 2008
Blog of the reconstruction of Largs Pier.
The first material arrives 27 October 2008.
Containers waiting.....28 October 2008,
A new construction? 01 November 2008
Site Rules 01 November 2008.
Barge AMT Discoverer being turned in the Hunterston Channel by Svitzer Mallaig and Ayton Cross 05 December 2008. She lay at Fairlie Quay for two nights and is now bound for Fergusons at Port Glasgoow.
Tug Svitzer Mallaig took advantage of a quiet period to test her fire pumps April 2008. Picture provided by ClydeNavalGazing correspondent NWP.