|Photographer:||Phil English [View profile]||Title:||Notts Forest||Added:||Jul 02, 2007|
||Fishing vessel loa 70ft/21m and over|
|Typical Southern North Sea side trawler at Lowestoft 22/3/81. Much of the Lowestoft fishing fleet was redundant by this time and many of this type were hastily converted to oil rig standby/safety vessels. However, it became apparent after only a few years (note Piper Alpha) that these old, slow ships with poor manoeuverability were not up to the task, and they soon became redundant once again.