Seahorse II returns to her Rothesay home

Argyll Workboats' MV Seahorse II enters Rothesay harbour on Monday, July 15 - the first time in more than five years that the vessel has been able to berth at her home port.
Argyll Workboats' MV Seahorse II enters Rothesay harbour on Monday, July 15 - the first time in more than five years that the vessel has been able to berth at her home port.

A commercial sailed into her home port of Rothesay for the first time in five years on Monday in flat-calm conditions - although the stormy waters which have dogged the ship since she last berthed in the harbour haven’t quite abated just yet.

The MV Seahorse II, used by local firm Argyll Workboats on contracts with BAE Systems and the Ministry of Defence, had to leave Rothesay more than five years ago to allow improvement works to start.

Although those improvements were completed in 2009, Argyll Workboats’ owner Calum McMillan has been embroiled in a lengthy legal battle with the harbour’s owners, Argyll and Bute Council, over the right to bring Seahorse II back to Rothesay.

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