M.R.V. Temora skipper Raymond Cargill retires

December 17, 2012 by 1 Comment | Category Marine Directorate Science

For the last ten years, sampling for the Marine Scotland Science (MSS) Coastal Ecosystem Monitoring Programme at Stonehaven has been undertaken by scientists on board the catamaran Temora.

Raymond Cargill, skipper of the Temora, will be retiring at Christmas. Raymond’s local knowledge, dedication and skill will be sorely missed by MSS, as will his readiness to turn out at anytime to help with the vessel, whatever the weather!

We wish him a long and happy retirement.

The Temora,  a Blyth 33 GRP catamaran, was built in 1992 and used as a leisure boat until being purchased by the laboratory in 2003. She  has since undergone numerous modifications that have seen her evolve into an extremely versatile vessel, capable of undertaking a wide range of local monitoring activities required by Marine Scotland Science (MSS).

More information about Temora  and  coastal ecosystem monitoring at MSS can be found at


Submitted by John Dunn and Sheila Fraser

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  • Ian McDougall says:

    Where did the name Temora originate from?
    Just wondering as I came from Temora NSW Australia
    Is there a tie up?

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