Wednesday, 23 April 2008


Escorted by the Ministry of Defence Police launch JAMES DALTON, the Danish coaster VEGA was seen this morning as she sailed from Faslane for Plymouth, presumably with a military cargo on board. VEGA, which arrived in the Gareloch early yesterday morning from Campbeltown, was built in 1975 and originally named NINA BRES. A product of the JJ Sietas shipyard at Hamburg, VEGA is a typical general cargo coaster of 75.52 metres and 2,374 tonnes deadweight. The helicopter in this view is Rescue 177 from HMS GANNET, the Naval Air Station at Prestwick, which was exercising with HMS TYNE off Kilcreggan.


Unknown said...

Great catch!!
James Dalton was over here yesterday for a few hours...