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By John Kinsman, St Monans Coastwatch, Fife. PASSENGERS STRANDED ON WAVERLY Hundred of passengers on the paddle steamer Waverly were left high and dry when the vessel broke down in the middle of the Firth of Clyde. The Waverly was stuck between Helensburgh and Greenock for several hours but later made it in to Greenock. Waverly …

Marine News by John Kinsman

Marine News from John Kinsman, St Monans Coastwatch, Fife Far East Markets Getting Taste for Fife Shellfish  East Neuk of Fife fishermen could turn Brexit to their advantage and hold the gun to the head of Europe instead of the other way around, a fisherman has claimed. The Pittenweem based businessman who asked not to …

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from John Kinsman of St Monans Coastwatch, Fife CALEDONIAN MACBRAYNE TO REDUCE ITS PLASTIC WASTE FURTHER A ferry operator is to stop using plastic cups, individual milk portions and sauce sachets to reduce the waste in produces. Caledonian MacBrayne announced earlier this year it was replacing plastic straws with paper ones on all its sailings. …

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from John Kinsman, Coastwatch St Monans POLICE TO INVESTIGATE NANCY GLEN SINKING A criminal investigation is being held into the sinking of a fishing vessel in which two fishermen died. The Nancy Glen went down in Loch Fyne, near Tarbert on January 18 2018. Duncan MacDougal 46, and Przemek Krawczyk 38 who lived in the …

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by John Kinsman – Marine Correspondent New counter terrorism ship named A new counter terrorist Royal Navy ship has been officially named. The River class offshore patrol vessel was given the title HMS Trent by its sponsor Pamela Potts. She released a bottle  of gin from the Nelson Gin Distillery and Gin School in Stafford against …