News EventTuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 1540
|WILSON BLYTH (1995- ) IMO 9124419 General cargo ship 88m long of Wilson ASA, Bergen, Norway)||
Cargo ship WILSON BLYTH leaves Ayr (Scotland) for Wicklow (Ireland)
The afternoon of Tuesday 27th October 2020 at
Ayr (Firth of Clyde, Scotland) was not good for
working in a garden, shopping in the town or for
taking photographs of a ship.
Completely overcast sky, heavy continual rain,
bitingly cold with a strong southerly wind and poor
If you had been out in it you would have known
all about it.
So WILSON BLYTH will probably be more than
happy to leave.
WILSON BLYTH (1995- ) an 88m general cargo
ship of Wilson ASA of Bergen, Norway had arrived
at the river berth in Ayr with a cargo of road salt
from the warmer climate of Sfax, Tunisia, in a
hot corner of the Mediterranean.
1545 hours. Preparing to leave the River berth at Ayr.
1550 hours. Pilot aboard. Navigation lights switched on
and crew at harbour stations.
1555 hours. Moving astern to cant at the entrance to
Griffin Dock to turn to starboard to face the port entrance.
The rain was now heavier than ever.
1610 hours. In the background is the Netherlands registered
cargo ship MONIKA which had berthed in Griffin Dock at 0800
that morning with a cargo of wind turbine components from
1611 hours and WILSON BLYTH straightens up for the port
entrance and is followed by the Pilot Boat SCOTIA.
And now she was departing light-ship on her 206
nautical miles passage to Wicklow, Ireland, and, at
a speed of 6.7 knots, expected to arrive at the Irish
Port at 0900 hours 28 October.
1620 hours in blustery wind and torrential rain the
Pilot Boat SCOTIA returns to Ayr harbour with the Pilot.
1622 hours and as WILSON BLYTH heads south west into
the setting sun the torrential rain amazingly appears to
stop, leaving a suddenly bright horizon and heavy squalls
in the north channel.