Monday, 17 January 2011

Gourock Pier

The CalMac car ferry SATURN was seen arriving from Dunoon and having to berth rather more carefully than usual as she had suffered a problem with one of her main engines on the way back from the Cowal resort, and so was using her forward engine only - she has Voith Schneider propellers mounted fore and aft. Berthed at the side of the Gourock linkspan was the smaller ferry LOCH TARBERT which until just after New Year had been operating the wintertime Portavadie and Lochranza services from Tarbert, Loch Fyne. She was waiting at Gourock until due to leave for annual overhaul at Ardmaleish Boatyard on Bute.