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Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:44 pm
by stmungo
Can anyone provide me will a full history of the above vessel, or alternatively, know of any other site or publication where I might obtain this info? Many thanks.

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:57 am
by riverman
The info. you require is in the publication The Clyde Shipping Company Glasgow by W.J. Harvey and P.J. Telford with a photo of SEALIGHT by Brian Climie.

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:19 pm
by Colin Campbell
Should be in the ClydeShipping database operated by this site

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:29 pm
by riverman
She was built in Malta, I was mate on her in 1991 and left her three weeks before the heap of crap stranded at Weaver's Point North Uist. :(

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:21 pm
by stmungo
A most fortunate escape!!!...see did look quite tidy when I photographed her in Douglas harbour, July 1989.

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:25 pm
by stmungo
I did look at the database, which lists 2 vessels of that name. However the latest vessel was broken up in the early '60's & was a Clyde puffer. The vessel I need,I photographed in1989.

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:26 pm
by alasdairmac
I've got a little on her on my Puffers & Vics website but not much I'm afraid. She hasn't been well documented anywhere that I can find. http://www.themackenzies.pwp.blueyonder ... light3.htm


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Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:42 pm
by Bill Harvey
SEALIGHT
O.N. 339317. 199g. 149n. 41.84 x 7.73 x 2.687 metres.
8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (168 x 184mm) DV8NM vee type by Rolls Royce Ltd., Shrewsbury. 345 bhp
4.4.1970: Keel laid by Malta Drydocks Corporation Ltd., Cospicua, Malta (Yard No. 90) for Eggar Forrester (Holdings) Ltd., (G. T. Gillie & Blair Company Ltd., managers), London.
26.5.1970: Launched.
28.7.1970: Completed.
1974: Buries Markes Ltd., appointed as managers.
1975: Glenlight Shipping Ltd., appointed as managers.
1976: Purchased by the Clyde Shipping Company Ltd., (same managers), Glasgow.
1977: Renamed SEALIGHT.
1988: Sold to Glenlight Shipping Ltd., Isle of Man registry.
12.9.1988: Sustained main engine failure, 10 miles N.W. of Walney Light; taken in tow and arrived Barrow later the same day. 17.9.1988: Sailed for Ramsey. Nature of problem or remedy not reported.
1989: Sold to Glenlight Manx Ltd., (Eaglehurst Ship Management Ltd., managers), Isle of Man.
27.11.1991: Stranded at Weaver’s Point, North Uist, 57.36N., 07.07W., in heavy seas.and was abandoned by her crew.
28.11.1991: Reboarded, refloated and towed initially to Loch Maddy.
4.12.1991: Arrived under tow at Troon and placed in lay-up. Subsequently reported as sold and towed to Port Bannatyne and later Ardmaleish for repairs under the unregistered name MERKELA.
19.5.1993: Lloyd’s Register classification withdrawn when sold to Gardscreen Shipping Ltd., Honduras, and renamed KALI.
10.7.1994: Arrived at Colchester with engine problems.
3.9.1994: Sailed.
1994: Renamed CLEO.
12.1995: Arrived at Rochester, Kent, for demolition.

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:30 pm
by Robert
For anyone who does not have The Clyde Shipping Company, by you know who, she wisn'e built as SEALIGHT. Well, Bill tells us that in the book but he omitted to say here that she wis built as WIS :!:

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:01 pm
by stmungo
Apologies for the delay in acknowledging your information which is gratefully appreciated..been out of commission due to work. Regards, St Mungo

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:21 am
by Colin Campbell
GLENROSA and WIB in Yorkhill Basin waiting over New Year holiday some years ago. Dated 02/01/1978.

Think these were were similar build??

Re: Sealight of Glenlight Shipping Ltd

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:55 am
by Colin Campbell
ImageGLENROSA and WIB in Yorkhill Basin on a New Year lay-by 02/01/1978