Monday, 17 March 2008


Returning to Greenock from one of her patrols in Scottish fishing waters, the Fishery Protection Vessel NORNA is seen against the backdrop of the Sleeping Warrior on the island of Arran. NORNA, which is based in the James Watt Dock, was built in 1987 by Richards Shipbuilders at Lowestoft. 72 metres in length, she has a gross tonnage of 1,385 tons. The role of fishery protection around the Scottish coastline was transferred in 1991 to the newly-created Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency. More information about the SFPA can be found here.