Scillonian III Ready For 2012 Sailing

The Scillonian III, has completed her annual maintenance and surveys and left Penzance Dry Dock, ready to begin her 35th year of service next month.

The ship passed her annual passenger ship certification with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and departed Penzance Dry Dock on Thursday. She is now in wet dock, where a series of final preparations will be made before she begins sailing on 19th March.

The first sailings will be for freight while the Gry Maritha enters Dry Dock for her annual maintenance and the Scillonian III will commence passenger sailings on March 26th.

As a part of the ship’s annual ‘spring clean’, the hull has been completely cleaned and repainted, the propellers have been polished and the interior and exterior of the ship have undergone general repairs and maintenance ready to welcome the first passengers of 2012.

Kevin Ayres, Marine Superintendent at the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group said, “Scillonian III has been dry docked for the past few weeks while the MCA and Lloyds Register carry out their annual certification surveys. This has given us the chance to carry out some general repairs, maintenance and cleaning.”

We are pleased to report that all works have been completed on time and to plan, and we can now continue with maintenance in wet dock and prepare the vessel for the coming season.”

In 2012, the Scillonian III will be celebrating her 35th year as the only passenger ship servicing the Isles of Scilly.


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