Loch Shira

Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira leaves Largs Pier for Cumbrae Slip 03 April 2008. The low tide allows for a good comparison in size with her running mate Loch Riddon.

Clara K

Coaster Clara K heads up river bound for Glasgow 03 April 2008. She spent the evening lying off Gourock.

SD Salmoor

Ex RMAS now Serco Denholm's SD Salmoor heads for Greenock with Caledonian Macbrayne's
"Gdansk Twins" Argyle and Bute on the Wemyss Bay - Rothesay service in the background 03 April 2008.

SD Tormentor

Ex RMAS now Serco Denholm's Tormentor heads down firth with Great Cumbrae's Tomont End in the foreground 03 April 2008. Destination- "North Channel Exercises".

Union Mars

Kent based Union Transport's Union Mars loading coal by excavator at Hunterston 03 April 2008. Mornes lies at the "official" reloading berth.

Loch Shira

Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira heads for Largs in the sun, with Anangel Sailor in the background 31 March 2008. No sign of the awful weather which arrived on April Fool's Day.


Clydeport's Torch runs for GOT ahead of the forecast gales 31 March 2008. RV Franklin heads for Stornoway in the background. It would appear that Franklin had a film crew on board for the weekend, and she dropped them off before heading north.

Warship Daring

Type 45 Destroyer HMS Daring lying off in the "brisk" SW 1 April 2008. The warpaint did well today as she was mostly invisible in the weather for most of the day!


Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira passes Unknown off Cumbrae 30 March 2008. It was thought at first that Unknown was a pilot cutter, but no!


As yet unidentified HM Submarine leaving the Clyde 31 March 2008.

Aqua Boy

Live fish carrier Aqua Boy heads up river to KGV while Caledonian Macbrayne's Bute heads for Rothesay 31 March 2008.

RV Franklin

Research Vessel Franklin leaving Fairlie bound for Stornoway 31 March 2008, some three hours after arriving! Anangel Sailor in the background.

RV Franklin

Research Vessel Franklin berthing at Fairlie 31 March 2008. Franklin (launched in 2005) is owned by Swedish surveying company Marin Mätteknik AB. It is unclear at the moment why she (further details can be found here) is on the Clyde.

Bro Developer

Tanker Bro Developer heads up river to Finnart 30 March 2008.


Mornes passing Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira off Cumbrae Slip en route to Hunterston 30 March 2008


Mornes maneouvering into the reloading berth at Hunterston 30 March 2008. Anangel Sailor and Sara lying outside the terminal.


A busy Hunterston Terminal 30 March 2008. Tanker Sara delivers bunkers to bulk carrier Anangel Sailor while unloading continues. Clydenes leaves for an undecided location and Mornes arrives light from an overnight berth off Skelmorlie Bank.