INCHGREEN Drydock in Greenock is to be used for a ship repair for the first time in nearly 10 years.
Large ferry Finnarrow arrived on the Clyde on Friday having been towed from Wales where it was damaged in a berthing incident. Finnarrow, chartered to Stenaline, was arriving at Holyhead from Dublin Port when the damage occurred.
A Clydeport spokesman said: “This vessel is due to go into Inchgreen Dry Dock for repairs and is currently moored nearby. We are now making the necessary preparations to receive the vessel into the drydock.” It is not known yet when the 26,000-tonne ferry, which is alongside at Inchgreen, will move into the dock.
The dock was last used for construction of a massive jetty for the naval base at Faslane. The structure took several years to build and was towed out of the drydock in May 2009.
The last time a ship was repaired in it was in the summer of 2005 when Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel Sir Tristram went into the dock,pictured below.
More Photos of Finnarow at Greenock today
Photos of Sir Tristram entering the drydock in July 2005