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Balmoral at Ocean Terminal Greenock

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2011

Approaching the terminal - the crewman in the blue top is not harpooning the local whales but using a boat hook to reach the end of the heaving lines. The ship's designers obviously never considered the crew when designing such a flared bow!
The dancing foam figure looked somewhat bizarre in the pouring rain. You can see him perform in a couple of YouTube hosted videos further down this page.
Greenock Cruise Terminal is in the middle of Peel Port's Container Clyde Port Container Terminal The Terminal facilities inside the transit shed are well organised with stalls selling local goods, even a free coach tour of the area was on offer.
Fred Olsen Lines' BALMORAL at Ocean Quay, Greenock on Saturday August 13, 2011 whilst on her Dublin and Round The UK Cruise - L1112.
BALMORAL departed almost one hour late due to a technical problem but by the late afternoon weather conditions had improved considerably and her later running enabled her to pass close to the PS WAVERLEY which was heading back up the Clyde to Greenock and Glasgow.

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