Wednesday, 19 March 2008

SATURN at Rothesay

With the imminent start of CalMac's summer timetable, the winter relief ship on the Wemyss Bay-Rothesay service, CORUISK, had to leave the Clyde this morning in order to pick up her own summer run on Friday from Mallaig to Armadale on Skye. As BUTE, one of the two regular vessels on the Rothesay service has yet to complete her docking at Greenock, the veteran SATURN was reactivated and left her winter lay-up berth at Rosneath today. Dating from 1978, SATURN is seen here arriving at Rothesay pier, where the new end-loading linkspan has now been in use for several weeks. The former side-loading linkspan has been removed, necessitating all traffic carried on SATURN to either turn on board, or in the case of larger vehicles, reverse on or off at Wemyss Bay.


Unknown said...

it's good to have her back!

ps: there's me on board looking at the harbour building! :D