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Showing posts with label Greenock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greenock. Show all posts

Monday, 31 May 2021

MV Loch Seaforth

 MV Loch Seaforth at James Watt Dock with Greenock's Titan Crane.

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Greenock Fog inversion

Time lapse from Lyle Hill looking towards James Watt Dock and the Titan crane

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Greenock Ocean Terminal

Commander jack up barge starting work on the new £19 million berthing and visitor centre at the Greenock Ocean Terminal. 

The development will include a gallery showcasing the work of the late George  Wyllie.

The new facility will allow up to 150,000 passengers to pass through the terminal,work is scheduled to finish summer 2020.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Greenock Titan

Distant views of Greenocks famous Titan crane at James Watt Dock.


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Inchgreen Drydock

 Inchgreen dry dock opened in 1964,known as the" Big Dock"it was hoped that it would bring a lot of new business to Greenock,however by 1967 the company that ran the dock went into liquidation .

The dock has had a chequered history and its fair to say that it never filled its full potential,the dock is now owned by Clydeport,they apparently want to fill the dock in and build houses .

Just up the road at Ferguson's Marine Port Glasgow the shipyard has expanded and completely rebuilt its yard,the owner has shown interest in using the dry dock at Inchgreen,

Sadly the cranes have now been demolished.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Greenock Titan

Greenock Titan 100 years old this year, five were built on the Clyde, four still remain.
posted from Bloggeroid

Monday, 1 May 2017

Arrochar Alps

Panorama from Greenock Esplanade,looking towards the 'Arrochar Alps' as the locals call the view.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Perseus J

Container ship Perseus J passing Royal Princess while  arriving at Greenock container terminal.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Mariolina de Carlini


The Italian cargo ship vessel was impounded by authorities and her crew have been left stranded in Greenock.
Around 20 Filipino and Italian seafarers from bulk carrier Mariolina de Carlini have been stranded at Inchgreen Dry Dock since 2 August
Port officials said that upon arrival at Clydeport-owned Inchgreen, the vessel - owned by Italian company Rizzo-Bottiglieri-De Carlini Armatori S.p.A - had been served with a civil arrest warrant.
Clydeport harbour master, Captain Ron Bailey, said: "When the ship arrived at Inchgreen it was Clydeport's responsibility to ensure it remained safe and with that we also have the welfare of the crew in mind.
"Our involvement has been to keep in close touch with the crew and officers to ascertain what the overall situation is. There was a period when they were not paid which obviously caused them concern and this was when I was asked on their behalf to contact the relevant consuls.
"However, in a situation such as this, their greatest problem becomes boredom."
In a bid to alleviate their boredom, the Mariolina crew have been regular visitors to Cappielow to cheer on Morton.
And the seafarers have proved lucky mascots for Allan Moore's men, who have hit a rich vein of form in recent weeks.
Susan Gregory, Morton commercial manager, said: "It's always lovely to welcome new supporters and hopefully our recent run of form has made their stay in Greenock a bit more enjoyable."
The local Italian community have also showed their caring side by helping to feed and cloth the stranded crew during their near three-month stay in Inverclyde.
Captain Bailey said: "Charity organisation 'The Apostleship of the Seas' have attended to try and keep crew morale up and to help their spiritual welfare, and I am told that the master and chief engineer have become regulars at the CafĂ© Continental in Gourock  and the Greenock Italian Club.