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Saturday 30 September 2023


 Well Enhancer is a purpose-built well intervention vessel, launched at the IHC Krimpen Shipyard on May 31, 2008, in the Netherlands,seen here at Aberdeen Harbour.

Auriga AR147

 Auriga photographed in Troon Harbour.

The Ayr-registered fishing vessel Auriga AR147 ran aground just south of Dunnan, 2.5km south of the northern MPA boundary.

The incident happened in the early hours of Thursday August 6 2022. The fishing vessel ran ashore around the high water mark at 2am and, as the tide ebbed, the boat grounded.

There is no evidence the vessel was fishing prior to running aground.

A HM Coastguard team was alerted and Arran lifeboat was launched but was initially unable to help. However, by noon tide conditions had improved and the crew made their way to the casualty vessel.

Anoter trawler, the Bon Ami, arrived and the crew helped by transferring tow lines between the two vessels.

It took three attempts to get her off the rocks and on the second attempt the tow line parted under the strain. The third attempt brought success, however, and the Bon Ami towed the Auriga off the rocks at high tide.

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Friday 29 September 2023


 Le Champlain is the second ship of the Ponant Explorers-class of cruise ships operated by Ponant. Each member of the class has been allocated the name of a famous French explorer, and Le Champlain is named after Samuel de Champlain, "The Father of New France"

She is seen here berthed at Greenock Ocean terminal.

Thursday 28 September 2023

Gourock Swiming Pool


Gourock Outdoor Pool is a salt water public lido in Gourock, It is the oldest heated swimming pool in Scotland. 

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Glen Etive and Glen Massan

 The Majestic line cruise boats at Oban.

St Colmac's

 The ruins of St Colmac's Church  on the Isle of Bute , it lies a few miles from Port Bannatyne ,the church was built in 1836 by the second Marquees of Bute.

The church is built in the Neo Gothic style, it closed in 1980,the roof was removed due to its dangerous state of ill repair.


 Sunset at Gourock looking up Loch Long and the mountains of Arrochar.

Tuesday 26 September 2023


 CARLA LIV (IMO: 9149897) is a Container Ship that was built in 1999 and is sailing under the flag of Marshall Is.

Monday 25 September 2023

SD Northern River

 SD Northern River is a  multi-purpose auxiliary ship operated by Serco Marine Services in support of the United Kingdom's Naval Service and is currently the largest ship operated by Serco Marine Services, both in terms of dimensions and gross tonnage.

She is seen here at James Watt Dock undergoing maintenance work.

Sunday 24 September 2023

Moyuna CY 389

 Moyuna passing the Isle of Kerrera near Oban.


 Vasco da Gama is a cruise ship operated by German cruise line Nicko Cruises. Completed in 1993, she previously sailed for Holland America Line as MS Statendam, for P&O Cruises Australia as Pacific Eden and for Cruise & Maritime Voyages as Vasco da Gama.

She was built in 1991 at Fincantieri Italy.

Seen here at Greenock Ocean Terminal.