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Showing posts with label Miscellaneous. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Miscellaneous. Show all posts

Monday, 31 January 2022

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Friday, 6 August 2021

Sunday, 18 July 2021


 Barracuda,a speed boat at Largs promenade, once a popular sight.

Saturday, 17 July 2021

TS Jack Petchey

 The TS Jack Petchey, is a British-flagged training ship, named after Jack Petchey OBE. The Jack Petchey is part of the Offshore Fleet of the Sea Cadet Corps, and is used to take 12 Sea Cadets to sea, although she comes alongside most nights she does have the capability to carry out extended passages. Whilst at sea the Sea Cadets aboard the Jack Petchey are able to put into practical use their seamanship and navigational training, as well as earning RYA (Royal Yachting Association)

Sunday, 6 June 2021


 Cumbrae rowing boat belongs to The Scottish Coastal Rowing Association, she is seen here passing the Little Cumbrae Island.

Sunday, 7 February 2021


On the 2nd of February the 105 meter drill ship Valaris DS4 broke its moorings in a 70 mph wind while it was laid up at Hunterson
At 1930 she was adrift and without the use of her engine, the coastguard and rescue helicopter from Prestwick arrived but were not required.
Tugs on the Clyde including the large Kingdom of Fife and the tug Milgrath from Liverpool were called upon to make her safe.
A second drill ship Enesco also broke her mooring but did not drift into the Hunterson Channel but required tugs to keep her from drifting.
A spokesperson for Noah Shipmanagement who manage the Valaris DS4 said: "The vessel remains in position in the Hunterston Channel, safely anchored and with her engines and thrusters operational, should they be required.
"A crew of eight, including a Master and Chief Engineer are on board to work with the local authorities and Marine Coastguard Agency to prepare for the return of the vessel to the lay-up berth once the weather improves.