Orkney’s ferries are ageing and fuel-prodigal – but what can replace them? Could it be new energy-efficient ships, or bridges or tunnels or causeways – or a mix of all the various options?
The most recent UK Maritime and Shipping statistics show a drop in seafarers active at sea from 24,240 to 22,510 for the UK Shipping Industry.
“It’s reassuring to know that willingness to help others is alive and well in the islands. ” Relief Coxswain Darren Harcus
A time of trans-Atlantic slavery, warfare, colonial expansion and whaling.
Russian Involvement in Fishing Negotiations would be “an insult to our Ukrainian friends and partners.”
“to allow the Russian Federation to participate, remotely or in person, in such discussions would be an insult to our Ukrainian friends and partners.” Mairi Gougeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands
“the MV Arrow – has been secured which will begin service this weekend.”
Rolls-Royce has taken the standard British big business short termism route.
Orkney Islands Council is advertising on the Public Contracts Scotland website for a new tug.