Tuesday, 14 October 2008


The pipe-layer SOLITAIRE finally departed from the Clyde this morning, sailing for Algeciras in southern Spain, where it is presumed that repairs to her damaged pipe-laying equipment may be undertaken. Her extended stay on the Clyde generated considerable interest, as did the comings and goings of the numerous supply vessels working with her. One such vessel shown here, HAVILA FAVOUR, was one of the two Havila Shipping vessels working with SOLITAIRE that originally belonged to Stirling Shipping of Glasgow. She was built at Port Glasgow by Ferguson Shipbuilders in 1999 as STIRLING SPEY. Her elder sister HAVILA FAITH, ex-STIRLING TAY, also made a return to her home river.


Anonymous said...

Very nice TB !!

Anonymous said...

Superb capture