Scallop Dredger KING EXPLORER : In Troon

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Scallop Dredger KING EXPLORER : In Troon

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:57 pm

KING EXPLORER : Queen Scallop Fishing Vessel : Registration BA 829 : Seen in Troon Harbour today

Using specially developed / experimental dredges pioneered by this vessel and her sisters, designed to improved the dredge technique, conserve material and sea-bed, and increase efficiency, this 24 metre (78 feet) vessel was a product of the Hepworth Shipyard Limited of Paull, Hull.

(My first suit was manufacturer by Hepworth in Glasgow - but I believe that was a different firm!)

A well-built scalloper (Aequipecten Opercularis) with fully automated gear and catch-handling system, and a full-length shelter deck

Normal complement to work this boat is a crew of six.

Bonnie looking boat and good to see efforts to preserve the environment are being conducted.
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Re: Scallop Dredger KING EXPLORER : In Troon

Post by yorkieman » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:58 am

Angus, if that's the suit you still wear, yes it was the same Hepworths .... :lol:
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Re: Scallop Dredger KING EXPLORER : In Troon

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:48 am

Aye, but quite a few of the rivets have worn loose now ..... not Clyde-built, you see ...... :lol:
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