Vessels plot a bit of festive season cheer

The radar plot of the track of Ronja Commander which brought smiles. Photograph: Marine Traffic NO F53 track 02

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Mallaig’s lifeboat and the fish farm support vessel, the Ronja Commander, brought smiles to marine radar operators last week with a bit of fancy sailing skill.

The radar track for the vessels showed some creative navigation, with lifeboat Henry Alston Hewat, which was on a training run, plotting a course that showed up on radar as a Christmas tree.

Meanwhile the Norwegian-flagged Ronja Commander’s skipper and crew managed a very creditable festive star, as can be seen from a copy of the radar plot.

NO F53 Mallaig life boat track