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No: 3001   Contributor: David Murdoch   Year: 2015   Country: United Kingdom
Ocean Alliance

Alliance fitting out at Invergordon
Picture added on 20 March 2015 at 15:16
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I was on the sea trials in the Moray Firth. On the speed trial, I believe the speed of the Ocean Alliance over the measured mile was logged at 10.77 knots. I believe at one point she reached a speed of 12 knots. Hardly surprising however, as she had eight thrusters which were rated at a combined output of 32, 000 horsepower. The builders Scott Lithgow and the shipyard workers of Greenock and Port Glasgow had a lot of undeserved criticism over her construction. The quality of their work was first class.

Added by Robert West on 23 April 2015.
Remember it well, put in a lot of mileage grit blasting the pontoon tanks on night shift. Also worked on the two prior to that Iolair and the Sea Explorer, all still going strong

Added by Hughie Cummings on 28 November 2017.
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