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 […]
**Job Opportunity** We are searching for personnel with the following qualifications to form a crew for a short delivery assignment of a tug on an international route. We are searching for a: – Master and Mate – Chief Engineer – 2nd Engineer The tentative start date will be around September 2020. Please get in touch […]
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 […]
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, […]
A big welcome to The Nordic Sea which arrived in Kirkwall on Friday 24th April 2020. Orcades Marine were delighted to assist OIC Marine Services in sourcing the new vessel which will replace the 47-year old “Golden Mariana” which operates between Westray and Papa Westray!
We at Orcades Marine celebrate International Women’s Day to acknowledge the achievements of women in the marine industry and other industries around the world. More info about International Women’s Day can be found here.
The website has had a revamp and it looks great! We worked with Marwick Marketing to deliver a fresh and modern look with improved usability to our website. Since the last post in September 2019, a number of activities or events had occurred, and this is the perfect time to provide everyone with an update. […]