Cargo vessel BBC England at Campbeltown loading wind farm parts bound for Canada 11 June 2008.
Cargo vessel BBC England berthing at Campbeltown, assisted by Clyde Marine Services' tugs Beaver Bay and Battler 11 June 2008.
Beauty and the Beast
Fife Yacht Unknown (again!) sailing in the Largs Channel with Seeker in the background 13 June 2008. As for the title, make your own mind up!
Caleonian Macbrayne's Loch Riddon returns to Largs from relief duty at Lochranza - Cloanaig run 12 June 2008.
Following a few nights lying in Brodick Bay, tanker Sten Tor heads for Rothesay Dock 12 June 2008.
She wasn't there for long!
Container vessel Tistedal heading for GOT 12 June 2008. She spent the night in the firth off Greenock waiting to dock.
Bulk carrier Iron Knight heading for Norfolk (VA?) 13 June 2008 with Caledonian Macbrayne's Saturn in the background. The operators at Hunterston must be working overtime!
The Clyde River Steamer Club (CRSC) spring cruise presented a rare photo opportunity 11 June 2008. Sound of Scarba (unusual, for a Western Ferries vessel) turned up at Largs, and met her Fergusons' built sister Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira.
Bulk carrier Iron Knight finally heading for Hunterston 11 June 2008. Unusually Kindeace is on the stern with Warrior III rushing to catch up. The pilot really knew his job, turning the 'corner' and leaving the tugs to the last minute (maybe because they were late) . Some small yachts had to be reminded that steam does not automatically give way to sail when you are piloting some 74 000 + tons!
A first for me, tugs Kindeace and Ayton Cross were late attending for, and positioned inside, arriving bulk carrier Iron Knight (not that it mattered in the end, of course) 11 June 2008.
The delayed departure of Intrepid Clipper meant that tugs Ayton Cross and Kindeace had to race north to rendezvous with inbound bulk carrier Iron Knight 11 June 2008.
Bulk carrier Intrepid Clipper eventually leaves Hunterston for Tuburao 11 June 2008 after an extended delay caused by ??? Originally she was headed for Irvine Bay, but circumstances change. Her delayed departure caused some interesting scenes later (and the yachts played a part!).
Bulk carrier Intrepid Clipper lying at Hunterston 11 June 2008. She later left the berth for Irvine Bay. Some problem?
Yacht Triple Seven was caught out for a cruise 11 June 2008. I don't think I could afford the fuel...
Police launch Strathclyde lying in Clyde Marina 10 June 2008. I did not realise that the Gaelic spelling for the organisation is on the cockpit!
Caledonian Macbrayne's Saturn lying at the "Irish Berth", Ardrossan Harbour on her summer timetable as second vessel between Ardrossan and Brodick 09 June 2008.
William Fife's classic yacht Unknown passes clipper Unknown at anchor 08 June 2008. These vessels are here for the Fife Yachts' Regatta beginning 20 June. The search for the names continues, unless anyone knows?
Svitzer tug Ayton Cross delivers "50% weight" to slow the passage of Intrepid Clipper towards the berth at Hunterson 08 June 2008.
Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira recovers her RIB following emergency drills in Largs Bay 08 June 2008.
Marshall Islands' registered bulk carrier Intrepid Clipper heading for Hunterston, attended by tugs Kindeace and Ayton Cross (Warrior III and Bruiser were also in attendance), 08 June 2008.
Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Riddon recovers her RIB following emergency drills in Largs Bay 08 June 2008. Loch Shira passing and bulk carrier Intrepid Clipper arrives.
Caledonian Macbrayne's Saturn heading for Brodick to begin her summer timetable as second vessel on the Ardrossan Brodick run 08 June 2008. Clyde Marine Services' tug Bruiser and Svitzer tug Warrior III in the foreground.
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