Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Ships in the Sound
Usually we watch them from afar, but our recent visit to the Camas Glas fish farm - post here - gave us the opportunity to see the Harvest Caroline II close up, as she was delivering fish food to the C-Cap storage facility which pumps the food to the cages.
Arklow Shipping is not only based in Ireland but still registers its ships there rather than on Liberia or Bermuda.
Scotline, are proudly based in Scotland, with their home port Inverness. Their specialism is the carrying of timber, which can be seen here neatly stacked on the Carrier's deck. Her destination on this trip was Workington.
Ramsey Steamship Company. As the name suggests, this is an old company - it's been trading for ninety years. They own just two coasting vessels, this one and the Ben Varrey. The Ben Maye is an old boat, having been built in 1979, but the sad thing is the colour her company have chosen for the house livery. While the Scot Carrier wears quite a smart grey, the Ben Maye's simply serves to camouflage her.
ShipAIS site, so we don't know her name, but the flag flown at her stern was interesting. It resembled the usual red duster but, instead of a union jack in the corner, it had a saltire.
here. Built in 1990 for holiday cruises on the west coast of Scotland, she has five double-berth cabins for guests. Her last scheduled sailing is on the 5th October on a trip entitled "Autumn Colours, Roaring stags and soaring Eagles". With the weather we're enjoying at the moment, it might be quite an exciting trip.