News EventThursday, August 20, 2020 @ 1325
|AASFJORD (2006- Self discharger general cargo / bulk carrier 113.76m long of Aasen Shipping, Mosterhamm, Norway)||
Gibraltar registered AASFJORD nears King George V Dock, Glasgow with cement from Port Talbot
It was a heavily overcast day, frequent showers of rain,
with a strong and cold easterly wind when AASFJORD
was inbound on the River Clyde and passing, on the
north bank, the B Ae Systems shipyard at Scotstoun
and on the south bank the modern Braehead Shopping
Centre, and approaching her destination, King
George V Dock, Glasgow.
Images 1, 2 and 3 show AASFJORD passing the B Ae yard.
Image 4 shows her funnel (stack)
Images 5, 6 and 7 show AASFJORD approaching King
George V Dock and ahead of her can be seen the giant
150 feet tall, 150 ton cantilever crane which was built
in 1920 for the Barclay, Curle shipyard at Whiteinch,
Glasgow. The crane, though derelict, decaying and
disused, is preserved as an historic monument.
Just under the crane can be seen the Faversham
Shipping cargo ship VERITY which had arrived at 0125
that morning from Ayr (Firth of Clyde) and berthed at
Diesel Wharf and was loading a cargo of scrap metal
Also seen is the Holyhead Towing Company
multipurpose tug / workboat AFON CEFNI, which
was working on underwater operations on the bed
of the River Clyde at Shieldhall, Glasgow.