Reminds me of the time my uncle was the Master of the 'Brilliant' , during the construction of the pier at Lochboisdale, all vessels had to anchor in the bay. I was just a boy at the time but can fondly remember the 'Brilliant' at anchor along with the Claymore. I even remember the lifeboat going ashore from the 'Brilliant' to the Quay! We boarded the Claymore by Lifeboat, no problem, my mothers brother was a Master with Trident Tankers at the time, she had no problem with joining by Lifeboat. Could you imagine the health and safety consequences of this today?
petermac, If you look closely they are cartons of 24x1/2pint cans of Tennents export lager beer and nothing else, for some strange reason Tourmaline had run out of beer!!!!! or the crew were all West coasters.
I think H&S have a lot to answer for as there were less accidents in those days, I can always remember having to bake extra loaves going up the West coast so as to send special parcels home!!!! and watch out for smokey Joe the Fisheries protection vessel trying to chase everybody.