NS1870 : LNG Port Harcourt at Inverkip Power Station jetty

taken 32 years ago, near to Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde, Great Britain

LNG Port Harcourt at Inverkip Power Station jetty
LNG Port Harcourt at Inverkip Power Station jetty
A scanned image of the steam powered Liquefied Natural Gas tanker "LNG Port Harcourt" at the jetty, viewed from Finnockbog Road.

This is a rare sight indeed; not only was Inverkip an oil fired power station (with no need for LNG), but very few ships ever berthed there as the power station was rarely used due to the soaring price of oil and the advent of nuclear power in the early 1970s.

LNG Port Harcourt was built in France as "Nestor" for the Blue Funnel Line in 1976. She was immediately mothballed in nearby Loch Striven along with her sister ship "Gastor" until being purchased by Shell in the late 1980s and renovated for use in the Nigerian trade. She was berthed at Inverkip for inspection and reactivation after coming out of storage in Loch Striven.

Thanks to Chris Allen and John Porter for the above information.

The oil storage tanks NS1970 : Oil storage tank can be seen in the foreground.
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Date Taken
1988   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 December, 2008
Category
Jetty   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 188 709 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:53.8270N 4:53.9567W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 201 708
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