Clyde cruises cancelled after Waverley pier crash [BBC News]





Date: 25/08/2017

The world's last sea-going paddle steamer has sustained 'minor damage' after it struck the pier at Rothesay in the Firth of Clyde. The Waverley was on a regular passenger-carrying trip when the incident took place at about 15:00. It is not thought anyone was injured. The steam ship, which was launched in 1946, is operated by a charity, the Waverley Steam Navigation Company. Passengers have been told all weekend cruises will be cancelled.


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Damaged Waverley

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The world's last sea-going paddle steamer strikes Rothesay pier on the Firth of Clyde.

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PS Waverley heads to Glasgow in 1993 passing the old Erskine Ferry slipway, viewed from the Erskine Bridge.
Location: Erskine Ferry
Company: Piers of the Clyde
//1993 Ewan Crawford
PS Waverley at speed off Wemyss Bay on 11 July 2017. Unfortunately she has been off service for several days now due to repairs to her air-pump. Not ideal at the height of the Clyde season.
Location: Wemyss Bay Pier
Company: Piers on the Firth of Clyde
11/07/2017 Colin Miller
In a view taken from the Oban to Glasgow seaplane service on 4 July 2008 PS Waverley is seen leaving Kilcreggan Pier and sailing west down the Clyde.
Location: Kilcreggan Pier
Company: Piers on the Firth of Clyde
04/07/2008 Malcolm Chattwood