1. Her unnamed sister vessel is due to enter service early in 2023 on the Skye-Harris-North Uist routes following delivery between December 2022 and February 2023. The original bar, below the car deck, became a self-service cafeteria. The estimated delivery window for the MV Glen Sannox, which will operate on the Ardrossan to Brodick route, is October to December 2021. [1], MV Caledonia took over the Arran service on 29 May 1970, and Glen Sannox moved to Wemyss Bay. The Minister for Transport and the Islands wrote to the Committee on 9 November 2017, highlighting a delay in the delivery of the ferries with vessel 801 delayed until Winter 2018/19 and vessel 802 some time later. She was massively rebuilt at Perama, Greece for further service on the Red Sea Muslim pilgrim-trade. MV Glen Sannox, the first of two dual fuel vessels being built at Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd, has been moved to dry dock in Greenock to undergo a planned schedule of remedial work. The ship will have its bulbous bow replaced, paint will be repaired and marine growth will be removed. The ship's completion has been delayed by a dispute between shipbuilder Ferguson Marine and government agency CMAL after costs ran to more than double the original £97 million contract. 16/09/2020. It says that the vessel which will finally be delivered, four years late, bears no comparison to what was requested for the Ardrossan to Brodick route. For 1981, Glen Sannox offered a programme of short weekday afternoon excursions between Rothesay, Largs, Brodick and Tighnabruaich, fitted between morning and evening service as the Gourock-Dunoon ferry and Saturdays as Brodick or Rothesay relief. Ends. MV Glen Sannox, which was due to be completed in the summer of 2018, has been moved to Dales Marine Services dry dock in Greenock for remedial work. On introduction, she increased the service from two daily return trips to four, lying overnight at Brodick and using Ardrossan as the principal mainland port. Who's behind the recent killings in Iraq? The yard went into administration in August 2019 and was nationalised by the Scottish government in December. hi all a sad end!!! Built for the Arran service, she spent her first 14 years there. MV Glen Sannox, the first of two dual fuel vessels being built at Ferguson Marine, Port Glasgow, has returned to the water following completion of a key phase of dry dock work in Greenock. The passenger spaces were gutted, with the tearoom converted into the "Tartan Bar" and a "teabar" installed in the forward lounge. MV Glen Sannox as she is today in the red sea. The MV Glen Sannox was originally launched on April 30, 1957. [1], She served the company for over 32 years, and was superseded by full roll-on/roll-off ferries, the first of which on the Arran route was the MV Caledonia. VideoWho's behind the recent killings in Iraq? Soon after she had a stern ramp added. Destined for Clyde cruising, in place of TS Queen Mary, she underwent a massive refit in 1976/77, but introduction was delayed by service needs. She had a bow-rudder and a hydraulically powered hoist. Despite speculation about redeployment to Oban, she remained essential on the Clyde, as the only suitable alternative to the elderly MV Clansman. One of the two dual fuel ferries being built at Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow has entered dry dock for remedial work. A varied programme of cruising was introduced in 1977: Changes were made in subsequent schedules, with Glasgow dropped in 1980. By 1969, when the Scottish Transport Group acquired the Caledonian Steam Packet Company, the Arran service was under serious pressure. AL BASMALAH I ex-AL MARWAH ex-NADIA ex-KNOOZ ex-GLEN SANNOXIMO 5131816 passenger/roro ferry1374gt 698nt 72.59/78.54 x 14.12 x 3.96mblt 1957-03 Ailsa Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Troon (Yd 496)2 x M8cy 2SA 4400bhp 18kn 2scr Sulzer(1976 reengined 2 x M7cy 2SA 4600bhp 14kn 2scr Wichmann) 1957 Caledonian … As the original engines had been direct-reversing type, a gearbox was also required. Ferguson's set to install over 15km of pipework on unfinished ferry MV Glen Sannox [Greenock Telegraph] Bosses at Ferguson's say that their staff will now begin to install over 15km of pipework on unfinished ferry MV Glen Sannox… MV Glen Sannox, the first of two dual-fuel vessels being built at Ferguson Marine, has been moved to dry dock in Greenock to undergo a planned schedule of remedial work. Clyde cruising made a loss of £232,000 in 1980. Launched on 30 April 1957, she ran trials on 27 June 1957 and took a VIP cruise the following day. Video. The superstructure was topped by a tripod mainmast and a handsome, modern funnel. MV Glen Sannox is scheduled to return to the Ferguson shipyard at the end of August. MV Glen Sannox is now in the Dale Marine dry dock in Greenock, a short distance down river, and is due to return to the Ferguson yard at the end of August. Kilwinning couple receive message from Queen as they celebrate platinum wedding anniversary, Greenock man 'breached nighttime bail curfew', Renfrewshire Covid-19 death toll reaches grim milestone, Create a Smile Scotland reflects on successful Christmas, Coronavirus claims more lives in East Renfrewshire, Coronavirus: West Dunbartonshire death toll hits grim new milestone, Information about BBC links to other news sites, Biden to halt new drilling on federal lands. The first of the two dual fuel vessels was launched at Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited’s (FMEL) Port Glasgow shipyard. In June/July, she also took MV Columba's duties from Oban, when both MV Hebrides and MV Claymore were out of commission. Caledonian MacBrayne Ferguson Marine MV Glen Sannox. Ships similar to or like MV Glen Sannox (2017) Dual-fuel car and passenger ferry for Caledonian MacBrayne, currently under construction at Ferguson Marine Engineering in Port Glasgow on the Clyde. Both of the dual-fuel cruise ferries are designed in accordance with the EURO B certification. © 2021 BBC. After her maiden voyage on 29 June 1957, Greenock Fair Saturday, she spent a few more days receiving finishing touches at Gourock and took up the Arran route on 5 July. The repairs and rework were identified during the review of the condition of the vessels, conducted after the shipyard went into administration in August 2019, and are included in the programme review board report published in December 2019 . After several false starts, the launch date for MV Glen Sannox has finally been fixed for November 21. Mr Hair said the Covid pandemic had affected work at the shipyard, but outdoor working had resumed at the end of June and the yard was operating effectively with social distancing in place. Island views for the design of the new Arran ferry, MV Glen Sannox, were completely ignored, the Isle of Arran Ferry Committee has said. During her life, a stern ramp was added to allow linkspan operation, the crane was removed and the side-ramps were remodelled as well as numerous changes of livery. On Saturdays, until 1964 she was assisted, for passengers, by the Ayr excursion steamer, PS Caledonia. Minutes from meetings with Scottish Government officials and Ferguson Marine about the new Glen Sannox. This meant that loading and unloading the ship could be a time-consuming procedure when it was in heavy use in the summer, which meant it would sometimes run late. She ran aground south of Jeddah and lay in a sunken condition from 2000. Each vessel features an overall length of 102.4m, while the length between perpendiculars is 97.8m. The lift was very slow, especially when fully laden. [1], MV Glen Sannox was the main ferry on the Ardrossan - Brodick - Fairlie Arran route for several years. Topic. In 1989, she was sold to Arab interests for service on the Red Sea. Following the ferry’s move to dry dock in Greenock last week, the bulbous bow – the protruding bulb at the front of a ship […] She spent her final summers as Clyde spare, with winters at Oban. The first ferry, MV Glen Sannox (vessel 801) was due to be delivered in summer 2018, with the second ferry (vessel 802) slightly later. Thereafter, she had a versatile career on the west coast of Scotland, lasting over 32 years, including providing cruises between 1977 and 1982. MV Glen Sannox requires a remediation package of work, including replacement of the bulbous bow, paint repair and removal of marine growth from the hull. [1] CalMac abandoned Clyde cruising in 1982. She continued to provide service at Brodick. MV Glen Sannox is scheduled to return to the Ferguson shipyard at the end of August. [4][1], Her introduction allowed retirement of Kildonan (the glorified 1933 puffer, originally Arran and the last of the Clyde and Campbeltown Shipping Co. fleet), Marchioness of Graham (the 1936 turbine, built primarily for the Arran service) and the 1937 PS Jupiter.[1]. Documentation outlining the faults which has led to the delay of the completion of the new Glen Sannox. 2. Linkspans were installed at Ardrossan and Brodick in 1970 and Glen Sannox was replaced by MV Caledonia. MV Glen Sannox, the first of two dual fuel vessels being built at Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd, has been moved to dry dock in Greenock to undergo a planned schedule of remedial work. At the 1971-72 refit, the crane was removed, longer side-ramps were fitted and a bow thruster replaced her bow-rudder. Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop has confirmed that the first of the ferries the MV Glen Sannox is now destined for the Arran to Ardrossan route betweeen April 2022, to … MV Glen Sannox (2017) is similar to these ships: Hull 802, MV Jupiter (1974), Caledonian MacBrayne fleet and more. Looking like a huge cardboard cut-out of a ship one could almost smell the paint. The Scottish Parliament's been given an update on the MV Glen Sannox. The estimated window of delivery for the second vessel, which will operate on the Uig to Tarbert and Lochmaddy route, is … Managers said the work on MV Glen Sannox was a "milestone" in the action plan to complete the vessels after the shipyard went into administration. The Telegraph can reveal that MV Glen Sannox — currently four years behind schedule — is to be moved down the Clyde to Greenock in order to … The depth to main deck is 5.95m, while the depth to the passenger dec… nationalised by the Scottish government in December. There are more delays to the new Arran ferry as a result of lockdown. MV Glen Sannox, which is capable of running on both marine diesel and liquefied natural gas, had been moored beside the Inverclyde shipyard since its slipway launch in November 2017. Glen Sannox was not fully roll-on/roll-off, it used a lift to get vehicles down to the car deck. Published 25th Aug 2020 Last updated 25th Aug 2020. She bears the name of two of the most illustrious predecessors on that station. Read more . "Some work has been carried out on MV Glen Sannox at the shipyard, but the dry dock period is important because it will bring the vessel up to a condition that will allow us to move forward in earnest with the vessel completion plan. There was open and semi-enclosed deck space on this upper deck and on the promenade deck, with an abundance of wooden sparred seats. Full of character spanning generations, Woodside sits at the foot of Glen Sannox with direct access to the beach. The entrance hall, between lounge and tea-room, had the Caley lion emblazoned on the linoleum. Never fitted with stabilisers, she could be lively in exposed conditions. [1], Between October 1976 and March 1977, she underwent a further refit at Hall, Russell & Company, Aberdeen in preparation for a new cruising role. The ship was originally due for completion in early 2018. Who's behind the recent killings in Iraq? The ships have a moulded beam of 17.5m and an operational draught of 3.4m. [1], Glen Sannox was originally fitted with two Sulzer M diesel engines, built in Switzerland. While awaiting a new ferry, MV Saturn for Rothesay, Glen Sannox took up the Wemyss Bay roster and inaugurated new linkspans there in May and June 1977. Read about our approach to external linking. The dry dock period is a major step in Ferguson’s revised programme to complete the two state-commissioned vessels. The yard collapsed last summer owing more than £49m to the … BBC News . Oil and gas extraction will be paused and wind energy will expand under Joe Biden's climate plan. The dry dock period is a major step in Ferguson’s revised programme to complete the two public sector vessels. 3. Issued by Clark Communications on behalf of Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd. For further information, contact: Angela Hughes: angela@clarkcommunications.co.uk 07970 184 198. Email correspondence between Scottish Ministers and Ferguson Marine on the delays with the new Glen Sannox. I needn’t have worried: the huge bow of Glen Sannox towered above everyone and I was glad I had brought my wide-angle lens. [1] She bears the name of two of the most illustrious predecessors on that station. Launched on 30 April 1957, she ran trials on 27 June 1957 and took a VIP cruise the following day. The ships’ hull is made from steel and their superstructure is built from aluminium. The ship was built for the Arran service, which she faithfully served for 14 years. Each was an 8-cylinder 2-stroke type of 2200 BHP at 360 rpm. Heather Peebles: heather@clarkcommunications.co.uk 07921 687 626. History. She returned to Mull for the 1977-78 winter, proving very popular. MV Glen sannox launch at port Glasgow, it could be delayed till 2024. Holocaust Memorial Day 2021: 'It's sad when I sit there alone' Video, Holocaust Memorial Day 2021: 'It's sad when I sit there alone', Gymnast's 'black excellence' routine goes viral, Boy sentenced for racist coronavirus street attack, Juno actor Elliot Page to divorce Emma Portner. In July 1989, she was sold to Arab interests, renamed Knooz and registered in Panama. After two years, she moved again, to use the new linkspan at Gourock, until the arrival of the new MV Jupiter in March 1974. blamed the delays and spiralling costs on repeated specification changes by government-owned CMAL, the problems were down to mismanagement at the shipyard. She had various names, Nadia, Al Marwah and Al Basmalah 1 and is believed to have run aground on a reef south of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2000. Tim Hair, the turnaround director appointed by the government, said: "This is a key milestone in the recovery programme for the dual fuel vessels. In June 1964, she became the first unit of the fleet to receive the lion Emblem on her funnel which is now a well-recognized symbol of the modern fleet. [1] The lift was required to get vehicles to the car deck. Glen Sannox appeared on many of the CalMac's Clyde and West Highland routes, but never sailed to any of the Outer Hebrides, or even to Skye. … The dry dock period is a major step in Ferguson’s revised programme to complete the two public sector vessels. On her upper deck were a combined tea-room and bar aft, seating sixty, with a lounge for 218, forward. The second ferry, currently known as Hull 802, is still being constructed at the shipyard, and is earmarked for the Skye, Uist and Harris route. WORK is finally set to restart on the heavily delayed vessel at the centre of the £230m ferries fiasco at Ferguson's. Two Norwegian-built, Wichmann diesel engines were installed, following favourable experience of these engines on the Norwegian built MV Suilven of 1974. MV Glen Sannox is now in the Dale Marine dry dock in Greenock, a short distance down river, and is due to return to the Ferguson yard at the end of August. Poor weather and competition from PS Waverley were blamed. In 1989, she was sold for service on the Red Sea. Ferguson Marine’s business development director John Morgan said: “It is … MV Glen Sannox is one of two CalMac ferries being built at the Port yard as part of a £97 million contract paid for by the Scottish Government. Glen Sannox is now expected to start operating on the main Arran route in summer 2022 – more than three years late – after being delivered to CalMac between April and June that year. Read about our approach to external linking. MV Glen Sannox (2017) Share. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Our traditional cottage home has three bedrooms upstairs while on the ground a large lounge with open fire, library with glen view, two bathrooms and further sleeping quarters with full-sized bunk beds located off the utility room. Much new seating was fitted, with extensive redecoration. Throughout the three-week stint, a package of remedial work was carried out which included the replacement of the bulbous bow, paint repair, removal of marine growth from the vessel hull and external welding. Capitol riots: Who has the FBI arrested so far? FERGUSON Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd has hailed the removal and replacement of MV Glen Sannox’s bulbous bow another key milestone in progressing the first of two dual fuel vessels towards completion. [5], Her appearance was strange in 1957, with forward superstructure and an open main deck at the stern with a 7-ton crane behind the hoist and side-ramps. MV Glen Sannox was built for the Arran route, replacing the pioneering "A B C ferries", which were struggling to keep up with the demand created by their own success. MV Glen Sannox was a Clyde car ferry launched in 1957. A multimillion-pound ferry due to be delivered later this year has not yet had any seats for passengers fitted.The building of the MV Glen Sannox is already more than a year behind schedule, amid a MV Glen Sannox was built for the Arran route, replacing the pioneering "A B C ferries", which were struggling to keep up with the demand created by their own success. She spent the 1974 season as the Oban - Craignure ferry, but was increasingly bothered with mechanical trouble, requiring a specially manufactured replacement piston. I found a suitable spot and realised I was wedged … Back in the Clyde, she spent two years on contract between Wemyss Bay and the McAlpine oil-rig yard at Ardyne.[1]. The yard's former owner, Jim McColl, has blamed the delays and spiralling costs on repeated specification changes by government-owned CMAL, which commissioned the ship to run on CalMac's Arran route. 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The first steel for the troubled MV Glen Sannox was cut on the 7th April 2016 and Glen Sannox was launched on 21 November 2017 by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. "It is also another clear sign of recovery for the shipyard business and comes only weeks after the launch of a steel barge for a customer in the offshore oil and marine sector.". [1], Forward on the promenade deck, below the bridge, was a spacious observation lounge and the clubhouse containing officers' quarters. MV Glen Sannox, the UK’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ferry, was launched on the Clyde by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MV_Glen_Sannox_(1957)&oldid=1000554336, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1970 – 1989: various Clyde and West Highland routes, (ii) (1977) Wichmann, Norway 7-cyl 2-stroke turbo-charged 2,333 hp (1,740 kW) each at 415 rpm, Saturdays - service as a car ferry, usually at Rothesay, with a non-return positioning cruise to, This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 16:31. After this, she enjoyed a versatile career on the west coast of Scotland, which lasted over 32 years. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched the ship in November. Rated for a maximum of 2,333 horsepower (1,740 kW) each at 415 rpm, they were of 7-cylinder 2-stroke turbo-charged type, and physically much smaller than her original Sulzers. Who's behind the recent killings in Iraq? 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