HMS Lancaster (F229) home for Christmas 22 December 2014.
HMS Iron Duke
HMS St Albans
Serco tug SD Helen (SD Inspector astern) in Portsmouth Harbour 22 December 2014. Merry Christmas from all at ClydeNavalGazing!
HMS Dauntless (D33) isn't home for Christmas, preparing to deploy on anti piracy and smuggling operations 22 December 2014.
Three in one! Banana boat Timor Stream with tankers Whitonia AND Jaynee W in Portsmouth Harbour 22 December 2014.
MOD police launches Sir Geoffrey Rackham (foreground) and Sir Humphrey Gale, Portsmouth Harbour 22 December 2014.
Fisher's tanker Cumbrian Fisher (together with SD Teesdale) at the fuel berth in Portsmouth Harbour 22 December 2014.
Challenger of Leith
Workboat Challenger of Leith employed on the Western High Voltage Direct Current Link in Ardneil Bay 28 November 2014.
Loch Shira undertook a series of 360 degree turns, afternoon 27 November 2014, as if to test repairs. Whilst they appeared successful at the time, Loch Alainn maintained the Cumbrae service until 29 November 2014!
Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Alainn at Largs on relief whilst Loch Shira effected repairs 27 November 2014.
Caledonian Macbrayne's Iona ferry Loch Buie lies at Largs following maintenance in Ardmaleish 27 November 2014, she appears in no rush to return home!
Pipe laying barge LM Constructor employed on the Western High Voltage Direct Current Link in Ardneil Bay 28 November 2014.
Yet again the use of the redeveloped Largs Pier as staging post for vessels accessing/egressing annual maintenance throws up new groupings! (27 November 2014)
Loch Shira and Loch Buie.
Loch Alainn, Loch Shira and Loch Buie.
Lord of the Isles
Isle of Mull
Irrespective of where her GPS thinks she is, 22 November 2014,
Isle of Mull is safely away in the Garvel!
Sound of Shuna
Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Riddon (Lord of the Isles provides the backdrop) completes annual maintenance in JWD 01 November 2014.
Caledonian Macbrayne's Bute (with Lord of the Isles ahead) undergoes annual maintenance in the Garvel 01 November 2014.
Prospector Drilling's jack up platform Prospector 5 undergoes final installations at Semco Maritime's Invergordon facility before entering service 18 October 2014.
Transocean's semi-submersible JW McLean laid up (or "cold stacked") in the Cromarty Firth 18 October 2014.
Diamond Offshore's Ocean Vanguard laid up in the Cromarty Firth 18 October 2014. She is currently the subject of a contract dispute between her owners and Statoil.
Caledonian Towage Ltd's Strathdon (Strathglass, last seen on the Clyde, lies inside) at Saltburn Pier 18 October 2014.
The Irish Dredging Company's trailing suction hopper dredger WD Mersey leaves Nigg for operations in the Cromarty Firth 18 October 2014.
Caledonian Towage Ltd's tug Strathglass is currently a long way from Invergordon, seen here outbound for Hunterston 28 September 2014.
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