Concern naut: Scots-built ferry reaches large milestone in dry dock voyage

A SCOTS-built ferry has reached a brand new milestone after setting sail from its port to obtain the ending touches in dry dock.

MV Glen Sannox has left Port Glasgow, heading down the Clyde for a three-week keep in dry dock in Greenock.

Right here the ending touches can be made to the vessel’s inner programs together with its propulsion, and a recent coat of paint can be added to its hull.

The ferry, considered one of two beneath building at Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow), made the 40-minute voyage down the Clyde to the Dale’s Marine web site at Greenock and can be labored on by a mix of Dale’s and round 130 Ferguson Marine employees.

ThE MV Glen Sannox can be dry docking at Greenock for 3 weeks. (Picture provided with launch by Clark Communications)

MV Glen Sannox will return from dry dock in early August one other step nearer to completion.

Deliberate works embody routine however necessary work on the vessel’s propulsion programs, seals and bow doorways.

Additionally deliberate is a recent coat of paint which is able to characterize a major transfer nearer to welcoming passengers. T

he dry docking comes following a profitable engine take a look at on fifth July.

David Tydeman, chief government at FMPG, mentioned: “The work being undertaken in collaboration with Dale’s is one other necessary milestone within the supply of MV Glen Sannox.

“The sub-waterline and aesthetic works being undertaken present that the ferry is coming alongside effectively, and we look ahead to welcoming her again to Port Glasgow in August for a continuation of the commissioning programme.

“Our subsequent main milestone is the testing of primary engines and turbines earlier than October, which is able to convey the ship to life.”

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MV Glen Sannox is scheduled to be delivered between March and Might 2023, and Hull 802 between October and December 2023.