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30
May
Bon voyage to the “Alpha Legacy” and her crew! She departed Orkney on 28th May 2021 and is sailing towards the port of Gibraltar. The 140 meter long feeder container vessel “Alpha Legacy” arrived in Orkney as the “Vega Omikron” in July 2020 for long term cold lay-up due to the effects from the on-going […]
25
Jan
Our Operations Director Alexandra Thomson has successfully coded her first vessel “Gold Rush” as an SCMS Code Examiner – this included the change over of Certification Authority to the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS) and all relevant inspection criteria carried out. The SCMS is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as a […]
06
Jan
We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan Poynter to the Orcades Marine team as the Operations Manager! Before joining Orcades Marine, Jonathan was based in the Falkland Islands working as the Islands Harbour Master. He brings extensive maritime experience to the team and we wish him all the best in his new role!   Photo credit: […]
23
Oct
The Orcades Marine engineering maintenance team bids farewell to the container ship Vega Hercules after a cold lay-up in Lyness, Orkney for nearly 4 months. Bon voyage Vega Hercules!
15
Oct
We are excited and delighted to welcome Isla Kemp into our team as a Modern Apprentice in Digital Administration! She moved to Orkney from Brazil 2 years ago and she will be assisting the Finance Manager with key daily administrative tasks.
26
Sep
Orkney bids farewell to the Wello Penguin II WEC. It’s embarking on a long journey towards Bilbao, Spain, where it will be deployed to generate clean energy from waves. An excerpt from the Wello website describes the Penguin II design as follows: “The unique asymmetrical shape of the device is designed to capture the energy […]
21
Sep
It’s our 10th birthday today and to commemorate it, we would like to share a short highlight montage from the past 10 years! Enjoy!!
22
Jun
The container feeder ship “Vega Omikron” arrived in Scapa Flow, Orkney on 10th June 2020 for a short term lay-up. The vessel had been lying at anchor off Panama before receiving orders to relocate to Scapa Flow. The vessel can carry around a 1000 containers, is 139 metres long and has a deadweight of 9,600 […]
03
Jun
We are looking for a suitable highly motivated individual for a newly created position as Operations Manager – Marine Consultant/Surveyor to join our close knit team based in our office in Kirkwall, Orkney. Suitable candidates are likely to have been at sea in a senior role as Master/Deck Officer II/2 or Engineer Officer III/2 recently and/or as a ship surveyor, […]
24
Mar
Our consultants will be working from home until further notice, following the UK Government’s guidelines on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in this unprecedented and trying time. We are still available to our clients and business continues as usual. Stay safe and take care.