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New Orkney trawler arrives home – May 2020

New Orkney trawler arrives home – May 2020

Aalskere crosses North Sea from Denmark ​Orkney’s brand new state-of-the-art whitefish trawler, Aalskere, arrived in Kirkwall for the first time in early April, writes Craig Taylor. The partners in the new Aalskere are Iain Harcus, his wife Elizabeth, John Harcus...

Endurance makes her first trip to Flugga – April 2020

Endurance makes her first trip to Flugga – April 2020

Endurance makes her first trip to Flugga ​A NEW Whalsay fishing partnership was taking its first hauls north of Flugga early last month with its trawler Endurance (LK 416), writes Peter Johnson. The 75ft vessel has been bought from Skerries partners Leslie and Colin...

Crystal Sea arrives home to Newlyn – March 2020

Crystal Sea arrives home to Newlyn – March 2020

Latest build from Macduff signed over to Stevens family ​After completing sea trials in January, the new Crystal Sea SS 118 was recently signed over by Macduff Shipyards Limited to owner David Stevens and his two sons, skippers David and Alec. Leaving the yard on...

New PB40 completed for Grimsby by Padstow boatyard – March 2020

New PB40 completed for Grimsby by Padstow boatyard – March 2020

Latest addition to the Fastline Shellfish Ltd fleet ​Recently completed by Padstow Boatyard for Fastline Shellfish Ltd, Lady Sophie GY 11 made her way home last month to Grimsby, where owner Darren Kenyon and sons, Josh and Danny, are busying making the final...

Extensive Refurb in Peterhead for Excel W110 – March 2020

Extensive Refurb in Peterhead for Excel W110 – March 2020

The Excel W110 recently underwent an extensive refurbishment in Peterhead, with Bill Mackie Engineering Ltd acting as main contractor for the works. ​ Excel W110 As part of the refurbishment at Bill Mackie Engineering Ltd, the vessel’s existing Baudouin main engine...