If you visit Greenock it would be almost impossible not to see the wrecked ship out in the middle of the Clyde. The name of the ship was Captayanis - a sugar ship which sank in 1974.
I've always wanted a closer look at the ship and was lucky to take a trip on this little landing craft - Tonka out to the wreck.
The tour was run by Clyde Charters and started from the James Watt Dock Marina. It was a wonderful evening and a great way to see Greenock from a different angle.
We were taken right around the wreck and even got close enough to touch it. It was fascinating to see the wonderfully rusted hull. Lots of birds out there too.
The Greek ship Captayanis was bringing sugar to the James Watt Dock in Greenock but got caught in a dreadful January storm. She collided with another ship, was damaged and started to take in water. Eventually she ended up beached on a sandbank in the river. All the crew managed to get aboard tugs which were sent out to help the Captayanis. Eventually the ship rolled over and nothing could be done. So she is still there to this day.
Check out Clyde Charters website to find out about their other tours.