Glass Calm

Finally a calm day in October. This allowed the boys to get further a field. Cameron had a quick run to Coll and Tiree with some engineers to test some equipment. At the south end of Coll they came across a large Minke whale. Also a couple of sea eagles during the day. 
Struan made use of the fine weather too. He had to tow a vessel up from the South to Loch Feochan.

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Storm Callum

As the full force of Storm Callum was felt on the West coast the boys received a phone call. The power was out in parts of Lismore and needed to be back on. The engineers loaded up in Loch Feochan then launched and off to the NE tip of the island. It was a tricky fault but the vast experience of the engineers soon resolved the problem. Incredible to see the spindrift as the team waited at Port Appin.

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Cruising The Canal

During the week the team helped out their friends at Basking Shark Scotland with a journey through the Crinan Canal. The crossing down to Crinan was a wee bit fresh but once in the canal it was plain sailing. Always good fun working the 200 plus year old locks by hand. Incredible engineering and amazing history connected to it. Within 6 hours they managed to get both Redbay boats to Loch Fyne. The team wish them luck in finding some basking sharks in the Clyde. 

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September Storms

September has seen high winds and storms rolling through. Typically a calm month… but not this year! Storm Ali has hit with low pressures lining up. Never the less the boys have made the most of it. A few private charters has seen the boys popping up to Tobermory and Glen Coe. There has been lots of nationalities enjoying the natural beauty of the Argyll coast line, from Australians to Americans.

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Port Appin Ferry

It was that time of year again when the MV Lismore headed up to Corpach for the annual survey and refit. While she was away the boys covered the Port Appin to Lismore ferry. A busy wee hourly crossing with a mix of passengers from locals to tourists (with bikes too). The weather was challenging at times and some of the lowest tides of the year made it interesting! The team didn’t miss a run and always happy to provide the service.

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Oban Ball 2018

Once again the team carried out the transfers for the Oban Ball. This year they departed from a  number of locations; Craignure, Loch Spelve and the traditional Grasspoint. The weather wasn’t perfect but they spotted this incredible double rainbow from Craignure. The early runs back to Mull started at 0450 and finished at 0900. The boys earned themselves a good nights sleep after that shift.

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