MV Balmoral passes Yoker
Making her return to the Clyde Motor vessel ‘Balmoral’ left Glasgow this morning on her first sailing of the River Clyde in 2016, Running mate of our own paddle steamer ‘Waverley’. Traditionally, ‘Balmoral’ visits the Clyde each September.
Fishing vessel ‘Louisa’ at Clydebank boatyard
The striken vessel sank while at anchor near Mingulay in April with 3 fishermen losing there lifes during the horrible tragedy. One man was able to swim a shore while another man was never recovered, ‘Louisa’ was transported to Clydebank on a barge for a detailed examination to find out why the vessel sank.
Pengalla off Greenock Esplanade
Container ship ‘Pengalla’ is one of the many regular ships bring cargo to Greenock, She is pictured off the Esplanade waiting a berth alongside the Greenock ocean terminal.
Regal Princess at Greenock ocean terminal
The 141,000-tonne vessel, which can carry 4,000 passengers, Arrived at Greenock this morning from Bergen, Norway. She’ll leave the Clyde this evening bound for Belfast before heading onto Cork then crossing the Atlantic to Boston and finishing at New York. The huge vessel entered service in 2014 and this is her second visit to the Clyde.
Queen Mary pictured in James Watt dock, Greenock
In October 2015 the Glasgow-based charity ‘Friends of TS Queen Mary’ purchased the Queen Mary, In May 2016 after being made seaworthy, the Queen Mary was towed from Tilbury docks to James Watt in Greenock for renovation by Dales Marine. As of the 1st of September she is in dry dock undergoing the necessary treatment to return her to it’s former glory.
HMS Forth pictured at BAE Scotstoun during the fitting out stage
HMS Forth is the first of three new Offshore Patrol Vessels being built at BAE Govan in Glasgow for the Royal Navy, The OPV vessel is based on a BAE Systems design already in use within the Brazilian Navy and Royal Thai Navy. Forth is currently being fitted out at the Scotstoun yard while construction goes on for the next two vessels at Govan.