Friday, 14 September 2007

A Busy River

Today was one of the busiest days on the Clyde for some time, with several commercial and naval movements taking place. This final shot shows a number of ships, all fulfilling different roles. In the foreground is Caledonian MacBrayne's 1974-built JUPITER on one of her hourly crossings from Gourock to Dunoon. Beyond her bow, the feeder container ship NORDSEE has just rounded the Ashton Buoy on her way from Greenock to Belfast. To the immediate left of JUPITER's stern ramp, in the distance, is Clyde Marine Services' passenger ferry SEABUS, heading away from Kilcreggan Pier, while the RMAS tug NIMBLE is following along astern of the Spanish warship shown in the previous post.