Sunday, 21 October 2007

Busy Garvel Drydock

A busy scene at the Garvel Drydock's berths in the James Watt Dock this afternoon, following the arrival of LORD OF THE ISLES for her annual overhaul. For the past few years, she has variously been surveyed at Aberdeen, Birkenhead and on the Tyne although she did visit Garvel in October 2005. Completing her own overhaul is SATURN, built at the Ailsa shipyard at Troon in 1978, while still in the drydock itself is CalMac's LOCHNEVIS, also built by Ailsa ( in 2000), and which normally serves the Small Isles - Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna - from Mallaig. LOCHNEVIS is just visible behind SATURN's starboard funnel.