Monday, 20 January 2014
Ships in the Sound
It's far too long since the last 'Ships in the Sound', so these pictures date back to October. The cheerful red ship above is one we often see, the Gripfisk. She was built in 1997 as a well boat and fish farm service boat for Fosnavaag Shipping, a company which also owns the Viktoria Viking and Viktoria Lady. Try out your Norwegian at the company's website, here.
Hallaig is the first of Calmac's hybrid ferries, built by Ferguson Shipbuilding in Port Glasgow and launched in 2011. There's much more about the hybrid ferries project here.
here - show her tied up in east coast ports.
here, which show how basic is the design of modern ships; the only thing missing is any indication of where the crew are quartered - or perhaps she doesn't need any. Despite its name, Wilson Ship Management is a Norwegian company, and the Ems is registered in Barbados.
Passing her going south is the Stephanie M, a trawler registered in Newry, Northern Ireland, one we've seen on several occasions before.