27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAIG

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27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAIG

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:03 pm

M.V. HALLAIG : IMO 9652832 : CALMAC RO-RO Passenger Ferry for inter-island Sconser-Raasay route.

Arrived around 13:20 hours today from sea and entered Troon Drydock which is now managed by Dales - see attached photographs as she is being manoeuvred into final position above the support-blocks.

Tuesday 04-11-2014 : HALLAIG out of drydock and moved to Troon outer harbour quayside berth

Built by Ferguson Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow in 2013. Understood to have been christened by Ms Nicola Sturgeon - but we won't hold that against her !

Yard Number : 725

Launched on 17-12-2012 and completed 31 October 2013.

GRT : 523 T
DWT : 200 T

Capacity : 150 passengers and up to 23 Cars.

Dimensions : 44m x 13m x 1.6m

Hybrid propulsion design : 3 x Volvo Penta Marine D13 MG diesel engines and 2 x permanent-magnet motors, each rated at 375 kW - charging the Lithium Ion battery banks.

Propulsion : Voith 16R5 EC/90-1 Units

Vessel normal speed : 9 knots

Hallaig was a place on the Island of Raasay that was 'cleared' during the period of the Clearances in the Highland & Islands of Scotland. It was commemorated by the Skye poet Sorley MacLean in his famous poem of that name - Hallaig - who was born near there
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Post by mcmahos » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:39 pm

You'll need to pop in and say hello to Paul Cavalli, of the "Life at the End of the Road" fame: http://lifeattheendoftheroad.wordpress.com/
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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:29 pm

Is this one of these 'blogs' I keep hearing about?
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Post by mcmahos » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:29 pm

Aye - only his antics with ladders, cars and anything else mechanical usually end up in a better state! :lol:
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Re: 27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAI

Post by Colin Campbell » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:08 pm

Angus, Would you allow these views of HALLAIG to go into database? Colin

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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:44 pm

If they are considered good enough, I would be delighted. Wish I could have got one of her arriving in the Port, but I was elsewhere. No doubt Mr Climie, or someone else with access to the dock, will obtain an improved image.

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Post by Colin Campbell » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:38 am

Thanks Angus. Good shots,have put 2 and 3 into database this morning. Colin.

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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:38 am

Colin Campbell wrote:Thanks Angus. Good shots,have put 2 and 3 into database this morning. Colin.
Thanks, Colin.
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Re: 27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAI

Post by davidwat » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:59 pm

Angus,

I did a wee trip on Lochinvar between Portavadie and Tarbert in the summer when I was on my West Highland week, and had a chat with one of the deck hands. I asked him how the wee boat was doing, and he said, "Oh just fine, just fine--------so long as the bloody computer doesn't break down!"
Modern shipping, Eh, doesn't it just make you want to go back??
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Re: 27-10-2014 : Arrived Troon for Drydocking : M.V. HALLAI

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:16 pm

Much as I often wonder what it might be like to do a trip or three once again, I would very much doubt if I would take to it in view of all the changes and innovative developments of the last 46/47 years since leaving the sea. It's like comparing cars as they used to be, and cars today. 50 years ago, the average bloke could and would tackle most of the jobs necessary to keep his vehicle on the road, and if the work needed a new set of spark plugs, of replacement of HT leads, that was never a problem.

However, nowadays if anything goes wrong it's obligatory to make for the nearest service garage, such is the complexity of the engine space never mind the access problems.

Marine engineering has gone much the same way, many systems rely on sophisticated computerised systems and sussing out, let alone remedying, such problems could be a major headache requiring specialist knowledge. So, any return might satisfy the romantic aspect of seafaring, but it's a whole different ball game nowadays.
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