We are pleased to announce the successful delivery of the ASD tug ‘MOSCO II’ from Dubai, UAE to Safaga in Egypt, for our Client, Hamza Brothers. Despite the challenging circumstances created largely due to the COVID 19 pandemic the Orcades team worked closely with the previous Owners and our Client to reflag and have the […]
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 […]
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: […]
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.
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 […]