In Fishy Business, the Scandik was a launch used by furrier Marius Kindus for deep sea fishing and for the smuggling of furs. A vessel of about fifty tons with a crew of two, the Scandik was normally moored at Wivenhoe and taken out on weekends by Kindus on fishing trips. Far out at sea, the Scandik would rendezvous with a Latvian drifter (Kindus was also of Latvia descent). A tunny would be transfered with parcels of expensive furs hidden inside it. Kindus would then pull into Wivenhoe in the Scandik and act as if he had caught the tunny himself. Well-known to the customs officer at Wivenhoe, Kindus invariably succeeded in landing his tunny without the furs being discovered until Biggles intervened.