30 January 2013

Last Thursday the Danielle, a fishing trawler owned by the Mermaid Trawler Company, arrived into Shoreham Port’s Dry Dock for repair. The Danielle had a leak through the hull into the engine room. Docking was needed to dry out the area to enable the crew to work underneath the vessel.

After closer inspection the crew found a small hole on the starboard side of the Danielle, just up from the keel. This required engineers to cut out the holed area and weld in a plate. Whilst it was dry the crew also took the opportunity to change the sacrificial zinc anodes on the hull.

Mr Peter McCloud from the Mermaid Trawler Company and owner of the Danielle commented “The process of bringing the Danielle into Shoreham Port and entering the Dry Dock for repair has been very quick and efficient. We are thrilled with the facilities and service offered at the Dry Dock and will be returning in August to have the boat re-painted.”

Keith Wadey, Assistant Port Engineer at Shoreham Port added “We have a great dry dock with excellent facilities, and I am very pleased to have assisted Mermaid Trawlers in a quick and efficient turnaround and we look forward to welcoming the crew back later in the year. We are a very dedicated team at Shoreham and hope to see more trawlers from Brixham this year.”

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 +44 (0)1273 598100 or +44 (0)7764 931182.

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