Installation work complete on Argyle
RoRo vehicle and passenger ferry, Argyle, owned by CMAL and operated by Caledonian MacBryane, was built in Poland in 2006 and serves the busy Wemyss Bay to Rothesay route. Argyle docked at Garvel for 14 days for the installation of a new Marine Escape System, successfully demonstrated to MCA. The RoRo systems were surveyed and repairs, both the ferry’s main engine heads and liners were overhauled and the ICAF and zinc anode was replaced.
Argyle’s hull valves were removed for overhaul and the Schottel propulsion unit was removed and refitted after overhaul. Further work to the ferry included:
- Electrical inspections, repairs and modifications
- Hull and topsides HP washed and painted
- Annual service to lifesaving appliances
- Public area partial upgraded and cleaned
- Steelwork modifications