Monday, 22 June 2009

Lower Firth Anchorages

It's getting busy on the Clyde at the anchorages to the east of Bute! This view, taken from Skelmorlie, shows four large vessels at them, and from left to right are SEALAND PERFORMANCE, MAERSK BEAUMONT, MAERSK BENTONVILLE, the platform supply vessel OCEAN MAINPORT and the pipelaying ship SOLITAIRE, which had arrived a few hours earlier. A fourth large containership, MAERSK BALTIMORE, was lying further south. SOLITAIRE is here to load pipes and other equipment from a number of supply ships before she sets off back to Ireland to have a second attempt at laying a new gas line from the Corrib field, following the failed effort last year.