Monday, 25 October 2010

Firth of Clyde Traffic

too much wash to see the name of this one!
Youngsters from the National Sports Centre for Scotland Watersports Training Centre were out in force on Tuesday 19th that's the Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry in the background just leaving Great Cumbae Slip
another fast one - the ferry is nearly at the terminal in Largs
Another ferry, this one its way from Rothsay on the Isle of Bute to Wemyes Bay (pronounced Weems)
not sure what this installation is off the coast but it has something to do with Hunterston Power Station
we've just driven onto the RORO (roll on, roll off) Ferry at Largs terminus
it's very windy and quite rough as we cross the Firth of Clyde
but we arrive safely at Cumbrae Slip
Cargo Ship Leo Felicity on it's way to Hunterston Power Station with tug boat Svitzer Anglegarth in the rear
IMO Number: 9144110
Bollard Pull Ahead: 66t
Delivered: 1996
Status: Active at Milford Haven and Pembroke since ?(
Tug Svitzer Milford guiding Leo Felicity
IMO Number: 9440760
Bollard Pull Ahead: ?
Delivered: April 2009
Status: Active at Milford Haven since April 2009.
(info from
tug boat "Bruiser" and sailing yacht 
a busy Sunday just outside our holiday cottage
hustling for position around the buoy
too far away to put a name to!
SO Salmour - tanker - I couldn't find anything out about this vessel except that Salmour is an Italian town in the Piedmont region. 
the Isle of Bute/Wemyes Bay ferries passing each other
the Largs ferry approaching Cumbrae Slip - taken from to inner road

1 comment:

  1. 'SO Salmour' looks to be either a buoy handling vessel or one used to lay, lift, and maintain moorings (for local and visiting ships) in sheltered waters, estuarys, etc. (not deep sea / North Sea oil rig moorings though as they have specially designed, multi-purpose, vessels for that kind of duty) but those horns look capable of quite heavy lifts.