Some recent updates

Ships

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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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

From the Archives: Scot Mariner and Scot Isles

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More pictures from the archives today: Photos of the nearly-ready-to-sail Scot Mariner before the accommodation block was installed next to her future sister ship the Scot Isles, originally named the Somers Isles.

 

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The photos were taken in 2001 when the Scot Mariner was launched at the Tille Scheepsbouw near Kootstertille in north Holland. When Betty Millatt launched the Scot Mariner, the Somers Isles was still hiding in the barn at an earlier stage of manufacture. Little did anyone know at the time that the two vessels would later become sister ships at Scotline.

 

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Ships Monthly’s Youngest Reader Visit

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Scotline had a visit on Saturday 25th April from Finan Liddle, Ships Monthly’s youngest reader, who came up to Rochester to visit us. Finan was taken around the terminals and saw the Scot Carrier and Scot Mariner as they were discharging at Scotline Terminal (Medway) and Scotline Terminal (Transit) respectively.

After reading the article about Ships Monthly trying to find their youngest reader, Scotline invited Finan, his father Wil and great grandfather Peter to come and visit us. Recognising the lack of young people coming into the industry, we wanted to offer him the chance to come and get hands-on with a working vessel and also to encourage his interest in shipping further.

Thanks to Finan and his family for coming to visit us and we hope this further encourages his interest in shipping.

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Sam Brunton, 2nd Mate on the Scot Mariner, teaching Finan the charts