Live fish carrier Solea lying at Inverness 09 April 2009.
Lord of the Glens
MV Lord of the Glens heading south past Largs on her way to Troon 08 April 2009. It did look as if she was heading into Fairlie Quay en route but this was not confirmed. She is a small cruise ship with a length of 150 feet, draft of 10.5 feet. and a beam of 34.5 feet so can just!!! pass through the Caledonian Canal (min width 35 feet) on her cruises. She has 27 luxury cabins to accomodate 54 passengers. (ClydeNavalGazing correspondent Neil Robertson)
Norwegian trawlers are supplying Ocean Fresh with their catches (perhaps Blue Herring?) in Ullapool Harbour.
Mogsterhav alongside Ocean Fresh 04 April 2009
Mogsterfjord waiting to enter Berth 2 (ferry berth) 06 April 2009.
Fish processing factory ship Ocean Fresh lying at Ullapool 05 April 2009. The gulls are interested in the outflow from the processing room which creates a huge slick. The locals are not impressed with the vessel's presence (expected to be until the end of the month) as the diesel powered refrigeration system runs 24/7!
Ro-ro cargo ship Muineag, on long term lease to Caledonian Macbrayne, in Stornoway Harbour 06 April 2009.
Isle of Lewis
Caledonian Macbrayne's Isle of Lewis steaming down Loch Broom turning towards Ullapool 06 April 2009.
UK registered emergency towing vessel Anglian Sovereign lying in Loch Ewe 05 April 2009. Anglian Sovereign is currently on charter to the MCA from Klyne Tugs (Lowestoft) Ltd until September 2009 with an option for extension, however she has had a chequered past having run aground on Bulta Skerry in 2005.
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