Tuesday, 10 November 2009


On Tuesday morning, CalMac's Rothesay ferry ARGYLE suffered from a breakdown in her aft main engine, and as a result had to be taken off service for repairs. She is seen here arriving at Gourock to have this work carried out. As her manoeuvring abilities were somewhat hampered by the loss of power aft, she was assisted during berthing by Clyde Marine's BITER, seen made fast to the larger vessel's stern. Lying off Gourock, having vacated the berth at 'the wires', was LOCH RIDDON, which had just completed her annual overhaul at Ardmaleish. ARGYLE was able to resume service the next morning (Wednesday).


Anonymous said...

That is a splendid shot