A Danish cargo ship carrying reprocessed radio-active waste from Dounreay via Scrabster harbour, which caused an emergency response off the north-east of Scotland, had visited Montrose earlier this year, writes Shipping Lines contributor John Aitken.
The Korsor-registered ro-ro ship Parida had berthed at the South Quay on April 5 with a consignment of wind turbine parts.
It appears a shipboard fire had broken out inside the funnel casing which caused the engines to be shut down. The Parida is fitted with a stern ramp, two pedestal deck cranes and is designed to transport project cargo and awkward indivisible loads which are difficult to fit through traditional hatches.
After being towed south she anchored outside the Cromarty Firth to effect repairs, prior to getting underway to her planned destination in Belgium.
As John frequently says: “There is always a Montrose connection”.
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