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Varagen at Burwick in 1989
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Varagen at Burwick in 1989

The Varagen berthed at Burwick 1989 prior to going into her short service on the Pentland Firth route. In the background is a drilling barge belonging to Rockfall - a drilling and blasting company who assisted with the dredging works at Burwick. The water was only deep enough to berth a dinghy prior to the dredging.
Rockfall then went round to Kirkwall to drill and blast around the area where the linkspan for the North Isles Ferries is installed. There were a few characters on board this barge, can anyone remember any of them?
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Picture added on 30 December 2009 at 12:16
Comments:
How long did it do the run before it was stopped?
Added by G. Spence on 22 January 2012
About a week. It ran to Houton as Burwick was not ready, and somewhere along the line I think she clipped her propellor on rocks, and had to come out of service.
Added by Alastair on 22 January 2012
The linkspan at Gills broke in a gale , think thats what finished it ?
Added by John Wells on 23 January 2012
Chris Irvine was the first Skipper
Added by W Watters on 24 January 2012
Wasn't Bushy the first skipper?
Anonymous comment added on 25 January 2012
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