Saturday, 24 January 2015
New Haven for Huskyan
There will soon be a new boat in a new haven, Stromness. It's the MV Huskyan, a dive boat built for Radiant Queen Charters. It has been launched at Newhaven on the south coast of England and will soon be sailing north to be ready for the 2015 diving season. 'Huskyan' is an old Orkney word for 'strength' which sounds as though it could refer to the powerful dogs associated with sledge-pulling. However, huskies are apparently a contraction of 'huskimos', a variation of 'eskimos' once used by English sailors. For a reference to new a crew job on the Huskyan go to this Facebook page and for more details of the vessel go to The Orcadian.
Scottish Islands Explorer - has had features on Scapa Flow diving