Saturday, 29 November 2008

Winter Refits

Two of the larger CalMac ferries were seen this afternoon in Greenock's James Watt Dock. Completing her annual survey and refit was ISLE OF MULL, looking very spruce after her spell in the Garvel Drydock. Berthed ahead of her, HEBRIDEAN ISLES, which briefly visited the Clyde as recently as last weekend, had only arrived a little while earlier, and was seen deploying her Marine Evacuation System chutes as part of her annual survey. The Rothesay ferry BUTE and the Colintraive ferry LOCH DUNVEGAN had both sailed from the Garvel yard earlier this morning, both having just completed their surveys.