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Campbeltown became an international town when five-month-old mega yacht class cruise ship Seabourn Ovation dropped anchor.
Courier reporter Hannah O’Hanlon took this photograph of the £290 million vessel dwarfing Davaar island, which has a passenger capacity of 604, when it moored in Campbeltown Loch last Friday.
The ship, flying a Bahamas flag, was too large to dock at either of the town’s quays so visitors, from round the world, including the USA, Australia and Italy, transshipped on smaller boats.
The 40,350-gross tonnes ship, commissioned in 2014 and delivered to its owners in April, measures 210m by 28m and is on a 16-day circumnavigation of the United Kingdom on its ‘Jewels of the National Trust’ cruise.
Seabourn Ovation alongside Davaar. 50_c39seabournovation05