Saturday, 12 June 2010


This small workboat was seen as she made a sharp turn to starboard to enter the Victoria Harbour, returning from the Maersk container ships anchored at the Tail of the Bank with teams of divers who had been working on the ships. MARNOCK was built in 2000 by the Ardmaleish Boatyard on Bute for Sir Robert Smith, owner of the small island of Inchmarnock, off Bute's west coast. Fitted with a bow ramp similar to many local ferries, the 16.1 metre long MARNOCK is capable of a variety of roles, and is also fitted with a hydraulic crane with a10-tonne capacity.