Monday, 24 September 2007


Both of the RMAS salvage and mooring ships are on the Clyde at the moment, and this morning SALMAID left the Great Harbour to undertake a task at Lamlash. This view shows her passing Gouorck earlier today, on her way south. SALMAID was the third, and last, of the 'Sal' class ships to be built by Hall, Russell for the Ministry of Defence (Navy). By the time these vessels were built in the mid-1980s, the shipyard had been reclassified as a warship building yard, and following privatisation in 1986, it was difficult to compete for merchant orders. Although other orders were received, most were later cancelled, and SALMAID was to be the second last ship completed at the Hall, Russell yard.