Annual repair and maintenance service for Isle of Mull

January 2016

Isle of Mull docked in Aberdeen over 10 days for scheduled annual repair and maintenance servicing. The Caledonian MacBrayne operated Ro-Ro vessel measures at 99m long, and was built on the River Clyde in 1988 at Ferguson Shipbuilders.

During its time in dock, annual LSA certifications were carried out along with a series of steelwork modifications to the Ro-Ro equipment. Internal accommodation upgrades were undertaken by Dales Marine to make way for the fitting of a new carpet and various fixtures.

The vessels bow thrusters were removed for overhaul along with its bow visor and stabiliser hydraulic cylinders. All overhauls concluded with being reinstated and function tested to the satisfactory standards of an attending surveyor.

In the engine room the main alternator and turbo charger was removed for full overhauls. As part of the annual overhaul, the underwater, topsides and funnels were painted and prepared in accordance with the vessel paint specification. A section of the car deck was grit vacuum blasted and painted with a special non-slip coating. On completion, Isle of Mull departed Aberdeen dock to sail back round the top coast of Scotland to Oban where it would continue the Oban to Mull run.

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