British fishing vessels have a name and a registration number. BF = Banff, Scotland and the registration number 9.
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One of the older style of trawler (not many left now)
These great big lumps of metal are towed behind trawlers. Their aquadynamic shape help to keep the ‘mouth’ of the trawl net open (a bit like wings flying through the water) and the hapless fish are caught in the net, never to escape.
The Bulbous Forefoot or, Bulbous Bow, greatly increases fuel efficiency and the fins help with stability. More about this technology (an American invention) here. The ‘snoot’ shown below belongs to a trawler but most ships are built with bulbous bows these days.
And in mono…
A visitor to the MacDuff Harbour
One of my favourite boats often found in MacDuff Harbour
Banff Harbour, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Another boat on the slip at MacDuff Harbour.
A boat on the slip at MacDuff Harbour