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Scotline Are Pleased To Announce The Launch of the Scot Carrier


Scotline and Royal Bodewes are pleased to announce the launch of the Scot Carrier!

After our announcement earlier this year, on 14th September 2018, Royal Bodewes launched the latest vessel from their yard in Groningen, MV Scot Carrier. The ship will be the latest and largest addition to Scotline’s exclusive fleet of vessels, once she has completed outfitting and sea trials.

It was a very enjoyable day, hosted immaculately by Royal Bodewes, giving us all a chance to celebrate with friends and colleagues. Pat, the Godmother of the vessel, performed her role perfectly and smashed the champagne first time – hopefully a good omen! Make sure to turn the sound up on the videos, as the whole ship was reverberating as the chocks were removed, building the tension before she finally falls!

The following video shows the launch from a different perspective, courtesy of Unimedien:

She is very similar to our Scot Leader, also built at Royal Bodewes – but originally for a different owner. She has been built to comply with all the latest legislation including provisions to be ready for the ballast water treatment system, when they become applicable. The Scot Carrier will have a length of 89.98 meters, a beam of 15.20 meters, a maximum sailing draft of 5.68 meters and cubics of 235,000 cbf (6650 cbm). She will be powered by a MaK engine, will be sailing under the British Flag like the rest of the Scotline fleet and classed under Lloyd’s Register. The Scot Carrier will have a hold depth of just under 9 metres as well as being container fitted and ice class 1B which is important for our Baltic customers.

Thanks to everyone who joined us on the day and who wished her well. We look forward to her final delivery and many years of faithful service.


Some recent updates


As we await the launch of the Scot Carrier, here are some recently taken pictures and videos of the fleet.

A short time lapse video of MV Eastern Virage approaching Scotline Terminal (Transit) Ltd up the River Medway:

A nice picture of the Scot Trader with a cargo of logs near Inverness, Photo courtesy of Frank Hellsten:scot trader logs

A couple of nice pictures from Lucien van der Horn of MV Scot Venture and MV Scot Leader, both taken a few weeks back on the Westerschelde near Vlissingen:

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MV Scot Mariner trying out the new Scotline livery before leaving her scheduled dry docking last month. She came out looking pristine and ready to work again:

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And finally, a great drone shot from Loch Linnhe of the Scot Trader courtesy of Yvonne and Kevin Johnson:

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