The Clyde ferries

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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:34 am

darrel wrote:there was another one at finnieston I have recently been scanning my dads old slides and found a few photos of the ferries I will be posting them in the next week or so when i have finished organizing them all



Looking forward to this.
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby darrel » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:48 am

there are loads of other things as well lots of ships on the clyde some street views and so on they are all mixed up at the momment and I have another box to scan still its a big job but im getting there. first up will be the ferries. then the street scenes i want to go out and take some modern photos for a then and now comparison.
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby darrel » Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:57 pm

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the other 15 photos can be found here http://johnhendriesphotos.fotopic.net/c1928266.html
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Postby the researcher » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:54 pm

glasgowken wrote:Cheers HH, great stuff :)

I remember Billy Connelly saying a lot of the crews were Highlanders. They would tell the kids boarding "mind yer foots, mind yer foots" in their strong Highland accent.

thats true what billy connolly said about west highlanders crewing the ferry i remember a crew member chatting in gaelic to a woman passenger one time i was on the ferry the reason i knew it was gaelic was my granpa came from tiree and spoke gaelic as did my granny who came from lochmaddy a lot of vistors to their house spoke gaelic as well
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby Mori » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:27 pm

Item 6
17th February 2011

Award of Provision of a Ferry Service from Water Row Quay (Govan)
Pontoon to Kelvin Harbour Landing Stage


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Purpose of Report:
To submit details of the tenders received for the Provision of a Ferry Service from
Water Row Quay (Govan) Pontoon to Kelvin Harbour Landing Stage and to
recommend the acceptance of the most economically advantageous tender as
detailed in this report.

Recommendations:
The Executive Committee is requested to approve the award of the Concession
Agreement to the supplier detailed below for the period commencing in May 2011
(actual date dependant on the opening of the new Riverside Museum) until 30th April 2016.

Clyde Marine Services Limited

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 This Concession Agreement is for the provision of a Ferry Service from Water
Row Quay (Govan) Pontoon to Kelvin Harbour Landing Stage. The
Concession Agreement will be managed by Land and Environmental Services
to ensure the reliability of the service and manage the Ferry Operator’s
performance utilising the Key Performance Indicators as dictated within the
Invitation to Tender.
1.2 The maximum period of contract is from mid to late May 2011 (actual date
dependant on the opening of the new Riverside Museum) until 30th April 2016.
1.3 This Concession Agreement will assist with the public needs of visitors to the
new Riverside Museum and the Tall Ship at Kelvin Harbour, Glasgow and
improve the quality of the visit to these attractions.
1.4 The Ferry Operator will be responsible for the provision, operation,
maintenance and crewing of a suitable vessel and or vessels and the
development of an operating schedule for the management of passengers
between the quayside and the vessel(s) at Water Row Quay (Govan) and
Kelvin Harbour Landing Stage.
1.5 The service shall operate on each day of the year that the new Riverside
Museum is open to the public commencing with a service from Water Row
Quay (Govan) Pontoon that enables passengers to arrive at the Riverside Site
at their advertised opening times. These hours may be subject to variation
when the museum first opens to the public or should a specific event be
scheduled. The Council shall use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the
Ferry Operator is given prior written notice of any alterations to the opening
hours of the visitor attractions. The last return ferry service from Kelvin
Harbour Landing Stage each day shall operate at a time that allows visitors
sufficient time to exit the Riverside attractions at closing time and board the
vessel. The time of this will be clearly advertised onboard the vessel.
1.6 The ferry service is required to operate all year round, however the service
may be suspended during periods of annual maintenance subject to prior
agreement with the Riverside attractions. The service may also be
suspended during cases of extreme weather following consultation with the
Council.
1.7 It is the Council’s intention that the ferry service runs as a commercially
funded operation derived from ticket sales. This service will not be
subsidised.
1.8 This Concession Agreement was advertised within the 2014

1.9 In total 5 expressions of interest were received and 2 suppliers submitted a
tender response. One supplier failed at the pre-selection stage. The remaining
supplier was evaluated at the award stage of the evaluation process.
2 TENDER EVALUATION
2.1 The Tender evaluation was based upon identifying the most economically
advantageous tender(s) for the Council based on 100% quality and awarded
to the following supplier:

Supplier Name:Clyde Marine Services Limited

Score:8320


SERVICE IMPLICATIONS
Financial The Council is not providing any funding
for the provision of the ferry service and
expects the Ferry Operator to recover his
costs through passenger fares. The
Ferry Operator supplied a Business Plan
detailing expected income generated via
fares as well as providing details of
operating costs, capital expenditure and
other costs associated with the provision
of a ferry service.
Legal The Executive Director of Corporate
Services will be required to conclude the
contract.
Personnel None
Service Plan None
Environmental It was stated within the Invitation to
Tender document that vessel(s) with low
emissions and noise output would be
preferred. The Ferry Operator has
advised that due to the ferry travelling at
low speed for a short crossing, the
emissions will be very low.
By encouraging visitors to travel by
subway and then ferry to the Riverside
attractions, this should be viewed as a
sustainable way of travelling to the
attractions through reducing car travel.
4 RECOMMENDATIONS
4.1 The Executive Committee is asked to approve the award of the Concession
Agreement to the supplier detailed below for the period commencing May
2011 (actual date dependant on the opening of the new Riverside Museum)
until 30th April 2016:
Clyde Marine Services Limited
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby Mori » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:32 pm

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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby Mori » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:48 pm

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30 Mar 2011

This is the boat that will ferry passengers across the Clyde from Govan to the new Riverside Museum.

From June, Clyde Marine Services will operate this 33-seater vessel, named Fencer, from a new jetty at Water Row – just a five-minute walk from Govan Subway station – to the new transport museum.

It was also revealed today that the company’s regular river bus, which travels between the Broomielaw and Braehead, will also stop at the £74million visitor attraction.

Company director Hamish Munro said: “Going by ferry is the greenest way to get to the museum because there are no cars, traffic or road jams
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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby BTJustice » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:34 pm

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Re: The Clyde ferries

Postby frankquinn24 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:16 pm

With regard to the small passenger ferrys, The last working example (No8) is at present at Rothsay Dock undergoing hull repairs and repaint. however the propellers and prop shafts also need a good deal of renovation (costly). Should be back in the water before springtime. While there I witnessed the cutting up of the older No2 ferry for scrap, it's been derelict for many years. At the present date it's loaded onto a barge ready for transport to the scrapyard across the river. Pictures will follow when I download them from my phone camera.
The history of these vessels date sback to 1865 following a disaster the previous year when the Clyde St. ferry (a 20ft rowing boat at that time), capsized and 18 0f the 27 persons on board were drowned. One of the rescued passengers died later that night at after being taken home. This story has largely been forgotten, no memorial plaques or anything to mark the event. The Victorians seemed to be less emotional than we are about these things. Can anyone furnish more details apart from what was in the papers at the time?
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