Commercial Connection

The winter and its’ calm days has brought a few wee commercial jobs. There has been the deployment of 2 sea gliders with SAMS and the recovery of another. They where out towards Barra so the quiet seas helped with tasks. 
The Seaweed farm has also been visited on a variety of jobs, ranging from maintenance to site visits by clients and students. 
Just as well the boys are on the water all year round.

Norway Trip

Cameron was in the Arctic Circle for 2 weeks at the end of January. He was asked over to the frozen land by Basking Shark Scotland to skipper their vessel(Redbay RIB). They run week trips swimming with Orca, luckily they only eat herring. Humpbacks, sperm whales and white tailed sea eagles can also be spotted. The island they stayed on had incredible clear water and white sand beaches. Displays of the Northern lights were captured on clear nights.
A very worth while trip and thoroughly recommended.

Coastguard Helicopter

Struan was on his way back from Coll after dropping a couple off. As he powered down the Sound of Mull he had a call from the Coastguard Helicopter. They asked if they could lower a winch man down as an exercise. Struan was more than delighted to help them. The pilot brought the helicopter very close and the winch man landed on the stern of Schiehallion. He popped in for a quick chat then hooked back on and off he went. An interesting trip home.