Monday, 5 May 2014
Ships in the Sound
FD Remarkable, above, is a platform supply vessel built in 2012 for Italian owners, who subsequently sold her to the American company GulfMark Offshore. Her job is to supply and service offshore projects, anything from oil and gas drilling to offshore wind turbines - hence the design, which leaves plenty of space aft the superstructure for large cargoes.
The Diary frequently complains about ships not having female names, as was the tradition, so it's good to come across this ship, the Nordic Diana. Despite her name, she's owned by the Dutch company, Flinter, and registered in Delfzijl, Holland.
Kopervik shipping and registered in Limassol, Cyprus. Going in the opposite direction is the CEG Cosmos, and she was down to her marks. She's operated by Fehn Ship Management, a German company, and registered in Gibraltar.
Wilson Ship Management's ships are common passers-by but, as the Diary has commented before, despite having a good Scots name, Wilsons is a Norwegian company with interests all over Europe.
The Loch Alainn was on her way south for 'lengthy repairs' having encountered problems on her usual Barra-Eriskay route - more about this here.
Northern Light Charters. When we saw her she was on a cruise of the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
here - which is employed to keep an eye on fishing practices in west coast waters.