Tiree Fibre-optic

Struan was tasked with Schiehallion to help tow the cable from the ship to the shore. Weather conditions weren’t perfect but fine for the job. The team arrived early just over a mile offshore from Tiree. The new fibre-optic cable required to be towed from the 144 metre ship to the coast on a planned route. Schiehallion was ideal vessel for the job with the manoeuvrability and large stern area. Once close to the beach the rope was passed to a excavator and tractor which hauled it onto Tiree. A very interesting job and great to be part of it.