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Showing posts with label Inchgreen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inchgreen. Show all posts

Monday 7 August 2017

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.

Sunday 19 April 2015

Lysblink Seaways

Lysblink Seaways, a side door paper cargo vessel ran around near Ardnamurchan Point in the West Highlands. The 120m ship was towed to Inchgreen dry dock on the Clyde for inspection ,it was decided that the damage was too severe to be repaired and she was subsequently moved to Rosneath Jetty to be scrapped.

A few pictures of her on the Clyde can be viewed HERE

Sunday 9 March 2014

Inchgreen Drydock

Inchgreen Drydock in Greenock is being used for construction of a ferry berthing extension for Ullapool Pier.
The 33-metre structure when built will be towed to the harbour .
The decision to build off site at Inchgreen  means  the ferry service can be maintained.

The extension is needed because the new 116-metre CalMac ferry MV Loch Seaforth which is due to arrive in August 2014  will replace the current ferry MV Isle of Lewis.

Monday 20 January 2014

Ben My Chree

Ben My Chree a passenger and freight ferry which is operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Having suffered damage to one of her stabilising fins she made her way to Greenock for repairs,she is seen here at Inchgreen drydock.

The 12,500-tonne ferry can accommodate around 670 passengers and crew and 275 vehicles. It mainly operates from the island capital Douglas to Heysham, Lancashire.

Monday 4 March 2013


Stena Lines ferry Finarrow was involved in an incident at Holyhead Port Anglesley on the 16 February,she subsequently arrived on the Clyde to be dry docked at Inchgreen for repairs.
She his seen here berthed just outside the dry dock.