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Contender leaves Kirkwall for the last time
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Contender leaves Kirkwall for the last time

UN SURE IF THIS IS THE CORRECT YEAR. ANYBODY WITH MORE INFO PLEASE ADD COMMENT.
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Picture added on 25 November 2006
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I do not have a "last sailing " date, but have a pic of her still on the route in March of 2001, entering the Cromarty Firth.
Added by Ron Stewart on 28 November 2006
I was onboard for the last trip from Kirkwall to Dundee where she was laid up. I checked my discharge book which was dated 30/04/01 so the last time she left Kirkwall was on the 29th. We had one hell of a party on the way down with the drink and food all the farmers and local companies gave us. Good ship & crew.
Added by Morgan Rendall on 29 July 2008
I was a passenger going south on what I thought was the last trip but in fact it was the trip when the crew finally heard of their fate by telephone, not from their employers but from the 'Orcadian' newspaper. The call was to let them know that O.I.C. had decided not to continue funding.
Added by Paul Lawton on 31 August 2012
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