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Gry Maritha. Urgent repairs

Isles of Scilly Steamship Group

In winter, the Gry Maritha is Scilly’s only scheduled sea connection. Penzance Dry Dock worked around the clock to give the islands their lifeline back. The day before new year’s eve 2013, the Gry Maritha struck crow rock, half a mile out of St Mary’s Harbour, causing hull damage to the starboard side.

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“Penzance Dry Dock gave us an excellent service when many others would have panicked under the pressure. The work was carried out very well considering the time restraints imposed by service requirments.”

Paul Stevens, Captain of The Gry Maritha

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Lifeline to the islands

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Hull re-plating

Working all night

Back in service

Despite the turnaround, all work was carried out to ISO9001:2008 quality standards, satisfying Lloyds’ surveyor the ship was once again ready to sail.

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