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Tuesday 29 July 2008


Columbus departing from Greenock,shortly after a torrential summer downpour.

Columbus was built by MTW Schiffswerft, Wismar, Germany. She was completed for Hapag-Lloyd in 1997, is 14903grt in size, has dimensions 144.0 x 21.5 x 5.1 m, and she has 420 berths. Engines consist of 4 x Wartsila, 10560kW, giving a service speed of 18.5 knots.

Monday 28 July 2008


Kamenitza a Russian bulker bringing a cargo of animal feed to Shieldhall.
The tugs in attendance were: Flying Phantom,Flying Spindrift and Svitzer Mallaig.

Saturday 26 July 2008

Clyde fair weekend

A short video of ships and boats filmed during the Glasgow fair holiday weekend.

Friday 25 July 2008

Loth Lorien

Loth Lorien is a Dutch flagged 48m. long 3 masted gaff rigged schooner. She was built as a herring lugger in 1907 at Bergen and since converted as a small cruise ship with cabin accommodation for 34, a saloon that seats 50.