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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th February 2008, 22:58
Replies: 0
Views: 591
Posted By Ships Agent
Minerva II

Minerva II grounded on the south bank of the Clyde this evening after losing her steering. She was freed by Clyde Marine 's Battler and towed to ocean terminal for further inspection (see report on...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th January 2008, 16:22
Replies: 1,754
Views: 199,208
Posted By Ships Agent
found this spec of Gray Mammoth as mentioned by...

found this spec of Gray Mammoth as mentioned by GRAY MAMMOTH
GENERAL INFORMATION
Length o.a.: 26.92 mtrs
Breadth: 10.84 mtrs
Depth: 2.75 mtrs
Draught (approx.) 1.25 mtrs
CRANE
Powerful...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th January 2008, 19:53
Replies: 1,754
Views: 199,208
Posted By Ships Agent
Napoli

Crane barge atlas has arrived on the clyde towed upriver by the Red Dolphin to lift the sunken tug Flying Phantom. I assume that this is the same crane barge that was involved with the Napoli



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Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th March 2007, 22:47
Replies: 0
Views: 674
Posted By Ships Agent
USS Hunley

I came across this article in the shipping time s and thought it might be of interest to any one who remembers the above ship and her replacement from the Holy loch I couldn't find any links to the...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st March 2007, 22:56
Replies: 35
Views: 2,217
Posted By Ships Agent
I watched the Arctic Sunrise sail up river on her...

I watched the Arctic Sunrise sail up river on her arrival in the Clyde.From my vantage point on the towns esplanade I had an almost uninterrupted view of her and noticed that following on behind her...
Forum: J & J Denholm 9th September 2006, 10:52
Replies: 865
Views: 189,120
Posted By Ships Agent
M.V. Glenpark

I received a phone call this morning while at work Regarding the above ship which I was told sailed under the Diamond D house flag. the person was making enquires about a Capt. D Mckelvie who has...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th August 2006, 21:03
Replies: 258
Views: 48,196
Posted By Ships Agent
with Regard to Engineers knowing when something...

with Regard to Engineers knowing when something was not quite right just by the sound or lack of. My cabin was above the pump room on the S.T. Kayeson and rember that when the cargo pumps were...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th August 2006, 21:23
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By Ships Agent
River Pilots

A thought comes to mind that when a merchant navy ship of any nationality comes into any port a pilot is required to assist her to anchoror wherever she is going. Is a pilot required to bring a Royal...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 8th August 2006, 22:04
Replies: 6
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ships Agent
Hebe 2

Anyone out there ever come accross the floating crane Hebe 2 wich worked in and around the Clyde during the building of the concrete rigs at Ardyne point just round from Dunoon. I think she was from...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 8th August 2006, 21:42
Replies: 7
Views: 2,650
Posted By Ships Agent
P S Waverley

The threads re Waverley reminds me of the time the Skipper tried to take a shortcut pas the Gantock reef and again misjudged the tide and ended up on top of the reef with the passengers having to be...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 22nd July 2006, 13:47
Replies: 0
Views: 689
Posted By Ships Agent
RFA Lyme Bay

RFA Lyme Bay arrived on the Clyde this morning being towed from Swan Hunter's yard for finishing at Govan Ship builders on the upper clyde after the Government pulled the plug on the contract with...
Forum: Tugs 22nd July 2006, 12:00
Replies: 0
Views: 866
Posted By Ships Agent
MT.SD Gironde

Gironde along with the Kincardine on the Clyde this morning after towing the RFA Lyme Bay round the coast for fitting out locally. Tow handed over to local tugs Ormesby Cross on the bow with the...
Forum: BP Shipping 11th July 2006, 08:44
Replies: 60
Views: 10,565
Posted By Ships Agent
And what is wrong with Finnart? all those...

And what is wrong with Finnart? all those beautiful hills sheep ,more sheep and even more sheep and even more hills.You might even catch a sight of a haggis if the moon is full and the bottle empty...
Forum: J & J Denholm 8th July 2006, 18:53
Replies: 273
Views: 59,132
Posted By Ships Agent
I seem to remember that at one point the foremast...

I seem to remember that at one point the foremast on the asia freighter was bent towards the stern after encountering heavy seas wasn't this at the same time as the gas incident
Forum: J & J Denholm 5th July 2006, 22:20
Replies: 865
Views: 189,120
Posted By Ships Agent
Lightbulb Denholm Ship Agency

During my 4 years with the agency, Greenock office was managed by Neil Maclean followed by Murray Barclay. Glasgow office on Renfield street was under the control of Eddy Barclay, Maurice Brown, and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th June 2006, 13:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,488
Posted By Ships Agent
freedom of the seas

found the following web site in which you may find some more info plus photos of the ugly brute http://www.freedomship.com/freedomship/news/news.shtml
John p
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th June 2006, 15:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By Ships Agent
Beachy Head

I came accross this poem in a book called Rhymes of the Red Ensign published in 1919. The poem is called A Channel Rhyme
start point and Beachy Head
Tell their tale of quick and dead

Forelands...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th June 2006, 12:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,572
Posted By Ships Agent
Kharg Island

Some of you tanker men out there must remember Kharg Island in the gulf with its very friendly armed guards who used to board the minibus on your run ashore and demand all matches lighters etc....
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 13th June 2006, 11:28
Replies: 2
Views: 2,674
Posted By Ships Agent
A shed James watt dock Greenock(Sugar Berth)

Those of you who were lucky or unlucky to have berthed in the James Watt Dock may remember the rather large sheds alongside the berth.The local fire service were called to a fire in the center...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th June 2006, 23:08
Replies: 13
Views: 4,005
Posted By Ships Agent
Pilot Ladders

Whats a safety line? unheard of in the mid seventies (health and safety did not apply) We also used to carry a brief case with us customs had a strap to go over the shoulder me I had a hand stuck...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th June 2006, 22:58
Replies: 13
Views: 4,005
Posted By Ships Agent
Jacobs Ladder /Pilot Ladder

As a ships Agent we used to board tankers in ballast lying at anchor in deep water of Largs on the Clyde. We used to board with the customs officer (one launch,they paid) Once boarded a ship which I...
Forum: Books, Magazines, TV, Video & Publications 12th June 2006, 22:45
Replies: 21
Views: 2,275
Posted By Ships Agent
Floating hotels

These cruise ships will be rembered by their passangers for the vomiting bug that seems to do the rounds of todays ships
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 12th June 2006, 22:40
Replies: 9
Views: 3,165
Posted By Ships Agent
Maresk fire

thought for a moment that it was the Maresk Greenock but I am behind the times as I see she has already been handed over to her owners
Forum: BP Shipping 5th June 2006, 23:24
Replies: 103
Views: 36,617
Posted By Ships Agent
B P Tankers

Does any one remember the British trust that dates back to the mid to late seventies she broke down when discharging at finnart oil terminal Main engine failure and she was towed dead ship up river...
Forum: BP Shipping 5th June 2006, 23:18
Replies: 103
Views: 36,617
Posted By Ships Agent
B P Tankers

Is there any mention of the B P Tanker British light that was at anchor at the tail of the bank when the Greek sugar ship Captayannis draged her anchor during a gale and collided with the anchor...
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