British fishing vessels have a name and a registration number. BF = Banff, Scotland and the registration number 9.
One of the older style of trawler (not many left now)
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.
A visitor to the MacDuff Harbour
A boat on the slip at MacDuff Harbour
The fishing vessel Lilly Oak sits on her cradle on the slip at MacDuff Harbour, Scotland. The slip is a long sloping concrete ramp (image coming soon) used to haul boats out of the water for repair and repainting. The cradle that supports the ships runs on railway lines on the slip.
See a larger version of this image here.
The Scarborough trawler Courage early this morning, fishing nets ready….
….not sure how you pronounce that one!