here. She's a ship I like, an old-style coaster often seen passing through the Sound, a ship which my father might have called a 'tramp' as she doesn't have a regular route, instead carry a variety of cargoes from anywhere to anywhere.
She's an old ship, launched in 1978, and named after an island in the Channel Islands although she's now operated by the Great Glen Shipping Company, website here. Her name, Burhou I, has caused confusion; at least one AIS site calls her Burhoui.
This is the beautifully named Skog, a ship which, like the Lysblink Seaways, has also been in difficulties recently, in her case in a gale off Orkney back in November - BBC report here. At least she survived the experience to sail another day.
Solent Towage is a subsidiary of a Norwegian firm Østensjø. One of Solent's regular jobs is providing towage for tankers at Southampton's Fawley oil refinery.
Seafari Adventures' RIBs, which operate out of Easedale, near Oban, and Skye. As well as wildlife trips, they take visitors to see the large whirlpool in the Gulf of Corryvreckan.
In the distance is the CalMac ferry Clansman passing the lighthouse on Suil Ghorm to the northeast of Coll on her way to Oban.