Steelwork modifications and repairs for MV Pentalina
MV Pentalina was built and completed in Cebu, Philippines in 2008. The purpose built vessel replaced MV Claymore, crossing the Pentland Firth, between Gills Bay, Caithness and St Margaret's Hope, Orkney. With a catamaran hull formation, MV Pentalina is able to make the journey in one hour. The construction of the MV Pentalina is unique in that its lower half is structured from carbon steel and the upper half from aluminium.
Docking annually in Aberdeen, MV Pentalina visited for five days in January for steelwork modifications and repairs to the lower hull sections. This was followed with a full HP wash and paint to the underwater and topsides. Inspections were then carried out to the propulsion and steering gear and the hull anodes were removed and renewed. On completion the vessel made a safe trip back to Gills Bay to continue its hourly service.