Thursday, 16 October 2008


A coaster well known in Scottish waters for many years was seen on Thursday as she headed towards Oban. NORD STAR, which was built in 1978 by Cubow at Woolwich as ORDINENCE, and later renamed KAVA SOUND, is now owned by Hebridean Coastal Services Ltd of Stornoway, and is one of a very few coasters owned and operated almost exclusively in our waters. She is 49.3 metres in length, and her deadweight of 727 tonnes makes her useful for carrying small quantities of general cargo around the islands and lochs of the western seaboard.