Coastguard 199

Finlaggan had a close encounter with CG199 (G-MCGR) whilst on service 30 May 2023. The Augusta Westland AW-189 helicopter deposited (and retrieved!) a crew member for exercise purposes.


Honeydew Adventure Charters' dive vessel Honeydew in Port Ellen 31 May 2023.


Sail Training International's tall ship Thalassa in Port Ellen 31 May 2023.


Skyhook Helicopter's Airbus H125 G-LBRR engaged on pylon work in Kintyre 31 May 2023. Whilst not directly "naval" activity, the photographs were taken from the decks of Finlaggan and are therefore admissable!

Isle of Arran

Caledonian Macbrayne's Isle of Islay on service to Kennacraig 30 May 2023.


Caledonian Macbrayne's Finlaggan arriving at Kennacraig 30 May 2023.

Challenger of Leith

Coastworks' Challenger of Leith engaged at Kennacraig 30 May 2023.

Sloman Hebe

Tanker Sloman Hebe inbound (with attendant Merlin helicopter) 24 May 2023.

Heading up river at speed.

Sloman Hera

Tanker Sloman Hera (Chieftain passing astern) at anchor off Gourock 24 May 2023.

HMS Hurworth

HMS Hurworth (M39) at anchor off Gourock 23 May 2023.


MOD police launch Skye in a hurry 23 May 2025.

Torill Knutsen

Tanker Torill Knutsen inbound for Finnart 19 May 2023.

Isle of Cumbrae

Isle of Cumbrae arrives at Tarbert 19 May 2023.