A look back at some of my favourite photos and notable vessels of 2022.
NORMAND FORTRESS sails from Alexandra dock for the wind farms.
Having discharged cement, SIDER ATLANTIC passes Paull outward.
SUPERMAN heads inward at Paull.
After a very quick visit alongside Werner quay, ACTA AURIGA heads back to the wind farms.
GEFO’s PAGANINI outward from Saltend.
An afternoon sailing for TIMBERLAND from King George dock.
SVITZER ELEANOR assisting PRIDE OF ROTTERDAM to berth in severe gales.
Having brought a light vessel in for breaking at New Holland, KINGSTON spent a few days in Albert dock.
The Greek tanker EVIAPETROL V enters the Tees.
HEORTNESSE also entering the Tees.
CUMA passes the South Gare inward for Tees dock.
DEE FISHER outward from the Tees.
DEO VOLENTE approaches the Transporter bridge inward.
ANNE DORTE passes Paull outward.
A rare visit to Immingham, NABUCCO outward from Saltend.
GEFO fleetmate DIABELLI outward from Immingham…
… followed a while later by her sister RAVEL.
FREESIA SEAWAYS outward from Immingham…
… with ARK GERMANIA inward to replace her.
The smart tanker BOTHNIA inward to Immingham.
A2B AMBITION outward from Immingham dock.
SANDNES outward from King George dock.
BUCCOO REEF sailing from Saltend.
BBC SAPPHIRE passes Paull inward to King George dock on a foggy morning.
Dean’s Tugs latest vessel – LINDA D.
The Sietas built PERSEUS arriving at King George dock as the fog rolls in.
VOS START outward from Alexandra dock for the wind farms.
Early morning arrival of PEACE to King George dock.
HORIZON GEODISCOVERY makes a morning arrival at Alexandra dock…
…followed a short while later by HORIZON GEOBAY.
Anniversary visit to Oban – ISLE OF MULL departs on first sailing of the day…
… as CORUISK arrives a short while later…
… then LOCH STRIVEN heads for Lismore.
Taken from Ganavan, YEOMAN BRIDGE anchors off Lismore.
Taken from Pulpit Hill, ISLE OF MULL returns to Oban…
… as does LOCH STRIVEN.
First sailing of the day for CLANSMAN.
The fish farm support vessel LAURENCE KNIGHT departs and returns.
From Pulpit Hill, my first shots of CLANSMAN from up here and the sun fades slightly.
HEBRIDEAN PRINCESS enters and anchors on Oban bay.
Another run up Pulpit Hill, ISLE OF LEWIS arrives Oban.
KALLISTA HELEN arriving for the North pier.
POLE STAR arrives Oban bay and sits off Kerrera marina.
A low down view of HAVGULL at North pier as we take the ferry to Kerrera.
Walking round the North end of Kerrera, CORUISK approaches at speed.
ISLE OF LEWIS approaches from Barra.
ISLE OF MULL returns to Oban.
Taking my first trip on CORUISK, as we wait to sail LOCH STRIVEN approaches the slip.
ISLE OF LEWIS at speed.
ISLE OF MULL charges out to Craignure.
LAXI II working on the moorings at Oban.
A well loaded SETTLER bunkering at North pier.
A late afternoon arrival for HEBRIDEAN ISLES.
OCEAN AQUILA arrives at the North pier for bunkers.
The small workboat DORUS MOR heads out of the bay.
A classic view of CLANSMAN powering in to Oban bay.
The small fish farm support vessel NITROX arriving Oban, a former Norwegian ferry.
HORIZON ENABLER outward to the wind farms.
LAKE ERIE inward to King George dock.
BULKER BEE 11 inward to King George dock.
NORE passes Paull inward to Alexandra dock.
BEAUTRANGA arriving off King George dock and stemming the tide.
Early morning and UHL FLAIR sails from Werner quay.
Having sailed the UHL FLAIR, LLOYDSMAN returns to King George dock.
PERSEUS arrives at King George dock…
… with MED REGULUS working her stern – this MSC tug was on charter to Svitzer.
DEEP CYGNUS inward to King George dock.
RDJ JOHANNA passes Paull outward from upriver…
… followed a short while later by ELKE W.
FEDERAL MONTREAL outward from King George dock having discharged biomass.
Early morning as ASC arrives for Alexandra dock.
CELTIC FREEDOM passes for Albert dock.
IVERO heads out from Albert dock having been sold by Gardline.
ROTRA MARE approaches Alexandra dock for the first visit after lengthening.
LADY ARIANE passes King George dock outward from Albert dock.
BREB TRADER passes inward for King George dock.
SAMSKIP INNOVATOR charging outward.
RUNNER inward bound for upriver.
The cement carrier AALBORG WHITE inward to Goole.
ISLAND CONDOR inward from the wind farms.
The Hull registered WIRON 6 sails from King George dock to take part in the Queen’s Jubilee flotilla.
SUPERMAN also passes for the flotilla.
NORWIND BREEZE inwards for King George dock only a few days after she had been handed over after conversion.
ALREK inward to King George dock.
FEHN CALYPSO passes Paull inward.
RMS WANHEIM does likewise.
The large Hull registered trawler FRANK BONEFAAS heads out from King George dock.
SMALAND outward from King George dock early on an afternoon tide.
On a breezy day, SWEDICA HAV punches inward at Chowderness…
… followed by RIX STREAM…
… and CEMLUNA.
A mid summer trip to Aberdeen, on arrival SIEM STINGRAY just berthing.
NORMAND SURFER at Pocra quay.
GRAMPIAN SOVEREIGN heads out.
BOKA POLARIS heads out to the anchorage.
SEA-CARGO EXPRESS arrives on her weekly visit.
HILDASAY arrives a little later than usual.
ESVAGT CHRISTINA arrives…
… followed by CYGNUS SENTINEL.
EDDA FRENDE moves berths in the harbour.
SPECIALITY rides the swell inward.
MAERSK LIFTER arrives as the light fades.
LELIE C discharges cement at Pocra quay.
Regular visitor THUN BLYTH at Pocra base.
Early morning arrival for HROSSEY.
ISLAND DEFENDER heads in to harbour…
… followed by VOS SEEKER.
AURORA PROTECTOR rides the swell inward.
FAR SPICA inward.
ISLAND CHAMPION arrives.
As the sun starts to show, FS ARENDAL heads out to the bay.
The larger X-bow type ENERGY DUCHESS sails from the harbour.
STRIL ODIN surfs in to the harbour.
The impressive SEVEN OCEANIC sails from the harbour.
TROMS LYRA arriving.
HERMIT THUNDER sailing from the harbour – a few weeks later she was renamed AURORA THUNDER.
REM FORTRESS berthed at Pocra quay.
Late afternoon as NORMAND SIGMA sails.
HJALTLAND arrives early morning.
AURORA POWER next arrival.
REM SUPPORTER rides the swell inward.
The vividly coloured WORLD DIAMOND enters the harbour.
ESVAGT CHRISTINA heads out for trials.
Gardline’s OCEAN GEOGRAPH arrives…
… followed by SEA FLYER.
NORMAND SERVICE arriving.
ESVAGT CHRISTINA returns from her trials.
Having had a short stay, OCEAN GEOGRAPH heads back out to sea.
An early grey morning as EDT JANE arrives.
The research trawler SCOTIA heads out of Aberdeen.
ICE arrives to load fish food.
HIGHLAND KNIGHT arrives in the rain.
ICE sails from Aberdeen for Norway with fish food.
HMS MAGPIE heads out – she is a naval survey vessel.
SAR ODIN sails from the harbour.
MAERSK LOGGER arrives during a brighter spell.
HMS MAGPIE returns to the harbour.
EDT JANE catches the sun as she sails.
ISLAND CHIEFTAIN sails into fog bank just off the entrance.
SEA FLYER in the sun at Pocra quay.
EDT HERCULES also catches the sun.
ASSISTER sailing in the harbour – plenty of gulls around here.
EDT HERCULES clears the berth…
… which is soon taken by SIEM RUBY.
NORSEA FIGHTER sailing.
GRAMPIAN DON moving berths in the harbour.
The Hull built VOS GUARDIAN berthed in the harbour.
Hapag’s cruise ship EUROPA anchors off the harbour entrance.
WILSON THAMES passes Paull inward.
GUARDSMAN heads to Albert dock stern first.
ISLAND CROWN heads to Hull from the wind farms.
PENHAR passes Paull inward to King George dock.
Early afternoon as PULLMAN heads to Hull…
… with RIVERMAN as stern tug on…
… ROTRA MARE for Alexandra dock.
Also for Alexandra dock, WIRON 5 passes KG dock.
RIVERMAN hurries back to Immingham.
ORAMALIA passes Paull inward at sunrise.
WILSON DUNMORE inwards for upriver.
BENABELL G also for upriver.
HELENE G in for Albert dock.
HORIZON GEODISCOVERY outward to the Kiel canal.
RIX ATLANTIC inward to Goole.
THARSIS passes Chowderness for Goole.
NIMET TORLAK inwards to King George dock.
ASHLEY passes Chowderness for Goole…
… followed by ANTWERP which has part discharged in King George dock.
FRI DOLPHIN passes Swinefleet for Goole.
UNISTORM outward from King George dock.
Early afternoon as WILSON BREST heads in for King George dock.
MTM VANCOUVER outward from King George dock.
Evening tide arrival at King George dock for MAGPIE S.
SOFIE THERESA sailing from Alexandra dock.
YEOMAN waits for her next job off Paull. She has since been sold to Latvia.
ARIANNA inwards for King George dock.
The Greek flagged ASTREA passes Paull outward from Alexandra dock.
An evening tide as THARSIS passes Paull inward for the last time.
BREB MUKRAN passes Paull inward for King George dock.
FEMBRIA also inward for King George dock.
JOSE PROGRESS arriving for Saltend – one of the largest to berth there for a while.
HUMBER RUNNER passes Chowderness outward, then also Paull.
Deans Tugs GWEN-D off Hull marina.
HEINZ G arriving Albert dock…
… followed by the TARZAN.
LASHETTE at work.
The cement carrier RONEZ passes Paull outward after drydocking at Dunston’s.
HMS MERSEY outward from King George dock.
FINNHAWK heads in to King George dock having taken over the Finland service from FINNMASTER.
The former Russian coaster SEG passes Paull inward…
… as does FLUVIUS PLYM.
MAINTAL passes Paull also.
An October visit to Oban – LOCH FRISA approaches early.
ALBA NA MARA inwards to the lighthouse pier.
Bow view as LOCH FRISA sails in the rain.
HJALMAR BJORGE arriving at Oban marina and moving berths.
SEAHORSE II arriving North pier.
LOCH FRISA heads off to Craignure.
ELEKTRON holding on DP in the bay – at the time working as a cable layer.
MATTEO BR inwards to King George dock to load scrap.
ANNEGRET arriving at Werner quay with blade moulds.
A restricted view of SIRAPINAR XVII in William Wright dock – she was renamed a few days later.
OCEAN GEOGRAPH inwards to Hull.
BEAUTRITON sails from King George dock.
Latest tug for SMS, TRUEMAN heads to King George dock.
Having been in drydock, DHB DOUGHTY heads back to Dover.
JORK RULER arriving King George dock.
PUTFORD TERMINATOR heads for Albert dock and a spell in drydock.
VARMLAND arrives at King George dock early on an afternoon tide.
ORACLIFF passes Paull outward from Hull.
A pre-sunrise view of ROTRA VENTE arriving at Alexandra dock for the first time since the garage was removed.
ALSTERN outward from King George dock.
ARAGONITH passes Paull inward for Alexandra dock.
ATAYAL BRAVE outward from King George dock with scrap.
CELINA arriving at King George dock on a murky afternoon.
JSP MISTRAL passes Paull outward on a misty morning.