Loch Dunvegan docks for steelwork repairs

December 2015

Loch Dunvegan, a RoRo passenger and vehicle ferry owned by CMAL and operated by Caledonian MacBrayne, was built by Fergusons of Port Glasgow in 1991. The 55m x 13m ferry was originally built for the Kyle of Lochalsh to Skye Route before the Skye Bridge was built. Now operating between Colintraive and Rhubodach, the ferry is capable of carrying 200 passengers and 36 cars at 9 knots.

Loch Dunvegan docked at Garvel for 18 days for the removal of the vehicle ramp sections ashore, to allow major steelwork repairs and were then refit on completion. The ferry underwent electrical survey and hydraulic repairs. Annual servicing was carried out to lifesaving equipment along with a full hull TU/T survey and hull HP wash and paint.

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