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Photographer:Robert West [View profile]Title:COLLENA FD221Added:Oct 21, 2017
Captured:April 26, 1978IMO:7324144Hits:1,138
Location:Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Fishing vessel loa 70ft/21m and over
The Fleetwood stern trawler Collena FD221, sailing from Aberdeen in late April 1978. The photograph was taken by John Worthington, who gave me permission to post it. He uploaded the photograph on Facebook recently. I was delighted when I saw the photograph as I had been looking for a decent colour shot of the Collena for years. When I saw the photograph, I wondered if it was of a time when I sailed on the Collena. I thought it was quite a long shot that it might be on it, and an even longer shot if I could be seen in the photograph. Anyway, I looked closely at the photograph and there I was amazed too see myself. I am standing on the starboard side, aft of the wheel house. I am the one standing in the blue top. At the time I was a young lad of 18.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Omega B (Until 1998)
- Collena (Until 1979)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Trawler
Gross tonnage:598 tons
Summer DWT:183 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1973
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (9)

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Robert West on Oct 22, 2017 22:16 (3 years ago)
The IMO is correct. The Collena, became the Glen Rushen FD221, itself guite heavily converted. Later she became the Omega B FD221, with more conversion. After quite a few years, she was substantially altered to her final appearance as the Sunnano. When I first saw the Sunnano, and learned it used to be the Collena, I couldn't believe it either.
Paul Finnigan on Oct 22, 2017 21:27 (3 years ago)
Yes you are right Allan, they are two different ships.
Allan RO on Oct 22, 2017 21:17 (3 years ago)
Something's not right here. This is nothing like the other pics of a ship of the same name. I suspect the IMO is incorrect somewhere.

Robert West on Oct 22, 2017 13:30 (3 years ago)
I can remember that was the case. She certainly took a pounding heading North to Faroe. My bunk was right up forward, so I was very aware of that.
Pica on Oct 22, 2017 10:26 (3 years ago)
Hello Rob,
looking at her dented bowplating you must have gone through some hard weather....
Thanks for posting Jürgen
Robert West on Oct 21, 2017 23:29 (3 years ago)
I think there was about 13. But, I am not sure as it seems a long time ago. Saying that, when we went into Klaksvik, Faroe, that trip. There was enough crew to make up a football team, we then played the locals at football. We got beat by the Faroese team, who had an advantage, by not playing in Rubber thigh boots, and who were about half the age of most of the crew.
MattB on Oct 21, 2017 21:42 (3 years ago)
How many crew did you have aboard Rob ?
Robert West on Oct 21, 2017 21:23 (3 years ago)
On my last trip on the Collena, we were fishing off the Faroe Islands. One day, during the 17 day trip, as I was working on deck, the mate pointed to a fish lying on deck. He told me to take it to the cook, in order for him to cook it for our dinner. The strange orange fish with spikes, didn't look very edible. But, as I was only 18 years old, and very low in the food chain, I thought I had better do as I was told. As soon as I picked up the fish, it immediately inflated until it looked like an orange spikey football, with two eyes, which appeared to look quite angry. Anyway, I carried it into the galley and handed it to the cook. Who then looked at me, like he was Captain Mainwaring and I was Pike from Dads Army. The phrase "stupid boy" was missing. However, the look on the cooks face, says he was thinking those words.
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