Great Swan

Tanker Great Swan inbound for Finnart 06 June 2009.

STS Lord Nelson

Sail training ship Lord Nelson lying outside the Old Quay at Campbeltown 05 June 2009. Lord Nelson is owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a registered charity that owns and operates Lord Nelson and Tenacious, the only two tall ships in the world designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side-by-side as equals. More details here.

Campbeltown Harbour

Coasters Red Baroness and Nordic Diana loading round timber at Campbeltown 05 June 2009.

Sealand Performance

Sealand Performance at sunset by ClydeNavalGazing correspondent Neil Robertson 04 June 2009.

Navy 177

RN Helicopter Navy 177 seen over Ardrossan 02 June 2009.

HMS Shoreham

Sandown class minehunter HMS Shoreham (M112) caught off Largs by ClydeNavalGazing correspondent Neil Robertson 03 June 2009.

Admiral Day

Dredger Admiral Day operating in Largs Harbour 03 June 2009.

Epson Trader

Bulker Epson Trader unloading at Hunterston 03 June 2009.

Epson Trader

Bulk carrier Epson Trader arriving for Hunterston 02 June 2009.

Loch Bhrusda

Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Bhrusda back again on the Largs - Cumbrae service covering for a breakdown 02 June 2009. However, today's breakdown was not on the Clyde, Isle of Cumbrae (Tarbert - Portavadie) suffered mechanical problems and Loch Riddon was dispatched to cover. Following (reportedly) one of the busiest non- Bank Holiday weekends on the Cumbrae run, the benefit of having sufficient vessels to cover for breakdowns would seem apparent!

Reconstruction of Largs Pier

First day of summer and more road works 01 June 2009. However, these road works will affect more than just through traffic! The reconstructed pier requires(?) an upgraded electricity supply and it is estimated that it will take five weeks to run the new cable from the junction of Bath Street to the site, unfortunately directly across the ferry queue!

Admiral Day

Dredger Admiral Day arrived at Largs 01 June 2009, a more substantial vessel than Ramsgate altogether!

Loch Riddon

Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Riddon suffered a fault in her ramp hydraulics and sailed to Cumbrae Slip to effect repairs 01 June 2009.

Normal running mate Loch Shira lies alongside

Loch Bhrusda was again summoned from Roseneath to take service.

Lay up 2

Container vessels Sealand Performance and Maersk Beaumont laid up 31 May 2009.

Maersk Bentonville

Container vessel Maersk Bentonville laid up in the sun 31 May 2009.

Smit Barracuda

Tug Smit Barracuda outbound towing Taklift 7's booms 31 May 2009.


Cargo vessel Sluisgracht inbound for Greenock from Rauma, Finland 31 May 2009.