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Scot Navigator Launched

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Scotline are pleased to announce the launch of the Scot Navigator from the GS Yard B.V. in Groningen. She will become the 10th vessel in the Scotline fleet.

On Wednesday the 22nd February 2017 the Scot Navigator was launched at the GS Yard B.V. in Groningen. She has a modern, efficient design which makes her the ideal acquisition for our expanding fleet, whilst being built to comply with all the latest legislation including provisions for ballast water treatment.

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The Scot Navigator will have a length of 88 metres, a beam of 13.75 metres and a maximum sailing draught of 4.90 metres. This will give her a timber-fitted capacity of about 5,500 cubic metres. She will be powered by a Caterpillar engine and will be sailing under the British flag like the rest of the Scotline fleet.

We expect her to be fully operational and delivered in May 2017.

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Scot Explorer Experiences Rough Weather in Buckie

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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:

 

Distillery Tanks

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.

 

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Scot Venture in Ice

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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.

 

UPDATE!

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. 

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Thanks to Radek on the Scot Explorer for the update.

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Scotline Welcomes the Scot Leader

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Scotline are pleased to welcome the Scot Leader to our fleet.

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Scotline have recently added a new lady to our fleet having taken on the Scot Leader, ex-Odertal. She is similar to our Scot Trader at around 4500 DWT. She’ll be flying under the British Flag.

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What the Leader brings to our fleet is not only a second vessel with a deadweight around 4500 tonnes, but equally importantly is her high cubics, holding 6,360 cubic metres in her single hold. For a full specification have a look at her details here. A full pdf can also be seen there showing more details and the particulars of her hold.

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She is just completing her dry docking this week and will be ready for service soon, looking stunning in the Scotline livery and ready to work. Thanks must go to our superintendents Mark and John and everyone else involved for getting her up to such a high standard so quickly.

A Trip Up the River Medway

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Last Sunday one of our intrepid photographers was out and about on the River Medway and got some great shots of our Scot Trader coming up the river.

Moving from location to location allowed him to see her from various angles and positions on the river as she approached Scotline Terminal Medway.

By luck, our Scot Mariner had also been discharged that morning and was just sailing, giving him a rare chance to see two of our ladies passing. (Click to expand photos)

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Scot Trader approaching Sheerness from Isle of Grain

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Scot Trader passing Sheerness from Isle of Grain

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Scot Trader passing Hoo from St Mary’s Island

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Scot Trader with Upnor Castle is in the background, again from St Mary’s Island

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Scot Mariner passing Medway City Estate from St Mary’s Island

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Scot Trader and Scot Mariner from St Mary’s Island

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Scot Trader and Scot Mariner from St Mary’s Island

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Scot Trader passing Chatham’s Historic Dockyard with St Mary’s Island in the background

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Scot Trader preparing to berth at Scotline Terminal Medway. The less historic part of Chatham is in the background

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A local model arrived in time to see the Scot Trader berthing

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Scot Ranger – Another New (ish) Addition to the Fleet

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Scotline welcomes back the Scot Ranger to service.

In addition to taking on the Lady Ariane recently, it feels like Scotline has another new vessel after the Scot Ranger returned looking brand new from her 20-year special survey and dry docking.

After 2 weeks of hard work from our superintendents the Ranger is back in service and ready for another 20 years of work. The photos below show her when she arrived and after their work was completed, both visually and mechanically ready to work. We have always believed that if you look after a vessel, and invest in it proactively, she’ll repay you with long service and will save money in the long run. This is what we’ve done with the Scot Ranger and it is now paying dividends.

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Scotline Welcomes MV Lady Ariane

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Scotline is pleased to announce that we have taken the Lady Ariane on time charter from Wijnne Barends.

Her timber – fitted hold and high cubics make her a great addition to our owned fleet. Taking her on is a sign of our continuing ambition to offer our customers the best possible service.

Have a look at her specification on our fleet list here, or go to the following link to see some images from when she was launched last year:

http://www.wijnnebarends.com/en/actual/mv-lady-ariane-was-succesfully-launched-22-august-2015

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Scot Trader Visits Warrenpoint

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Scot Trader visits Warrenpoint Harbour

Our Scot Trader was recently in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland where the good folk at the ‘Ships at Warrenpoint Harbour‘ Facebook page uploaded some great photos of her.

Have a look at their photos of her here and here, or click the link above to find out about the latest activity at Warrenpoint Harbour. A couple of samples below:

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