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Night Rig
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Night Rig

The Rather Transocean running anchors at night, in front of Fishertown. First time we have had a rig parked this far up the Firth for a few years. She is being stacked after drilling a Gas well west of Shetland.
Picture added on 13 November 2009 at 08:49
This Far DOWN the firth Calum. UP is towards Invergordon.
Added by Ronald Young on 19 November 2009
Interesting point Ronald, and as always in these things I guess you are right. Up is North, and Dingwall (and the rest of the Firth) is North West of us, so we are down.

In my defense I suspect my mental map thinks that Cromarty is at the "top" because we are the mouth of the Firth, and as I come from the North Coast, everything else is south!
Added by Calum Davidson on 21 November 2009
Well Calum to be honest i use to think that we were up as well but at the age of 15 when i first started on the boats i got my knuckles rapped for saying so.
Added by Ronald Young on 23 November 2009
Actually called The Transocean Rather, I stayed on it the last time it was berthed there, we got off at night for a few hours after our shift was finished, I used to borrow my Dad's car (Lachie) to go home and see my kids before they went to bed in Rosemarkie!! See Invergordon Image Library Picture No 684.
Added by Billy Winton on 27 November 2009
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