31 May 2013

The Maggie Ann FR110 arrived from her home port in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire earlier this month to receive vital repairs and maintenance work in Shoreham Port’s dry dock. The vessel, owned by Ray Strachan, is used for fishing shell fish for trawler company Beam Trawler Fishing. She is 26.6m in length and weighs 111 tonnes.

The Maggie Ann, built in Holland in 1961, had the stern gland seal changed around her propeller shaft, which was damaged by rope tightly caught around the shaft. After just four days in the dry dock the work on the Maggie Ann was completed and she returned to duty.

Keith Wadey, Assistant Port Engineer commented “As well as seeing regular customers using the dry dock over the last couple of years it was great to welcome a new vessel, the trawler Maggie Ann. I was pleased that we could assist with an efficient turnaround which enabled the vessel to return to sea as quickly as possible”.

If you are interested in using the dry dock facility or have any questions for the team at Shoreham, please don’t hesitate to contact Brian Rousell brousell@shoreham-port.co.uk or Keith Wadey kwadey@shoreham-port.co.uk or call 01273 598100 or 07764 931182.

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