Our Scot Explorer was stuck in Buckie last week because of the storms that hit the UK. In the extremely rough weather she couldn’t work, even in the shelter of the harbour.
The chief engineer, Radek, managed to take a video of the conditions in Buckie:
She was in Buckie to load an interesting project cargo of whiskey distillery tanks. The destination for these is the Jameson’s Old Midleton Distillery in Cork.
A couple of short videos sent to us from our Scot Venture this week shows her navigating her way through the ice whilst loading in Riga.
As more of the Baltic ports become ice locked, the ice breakers are working hard to keep the port of Riga open.
Thanks to Iggy on board for sending us the videos.
It turns out that it’s not just Riga that’s experiencing bad weather at the moment. The pictures below was sent today showing the conditions in Buckie.
Thanks to Radek on the Scot Explorer for the update.