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Friday, 10 December 2010

MERSEY MARINER

MERSEY MARINER Ship No 528
Ship No 529


The next order was from the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board for a new Grab Hopper Dredger, to work on the Mersey and help to keep this very busy and important maritime gateway open for large ships.

Robb Caledon had built many such dredgers and MERSEY MARINER was to continue this fine tradition of building one off complex vessels.

She was 2191 grt, with a length between perpendiculars of 73.5 metres with a beam of 15.5 metres and a design draught of 6.25 metres.

She was launched from the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb on 4th of February 1981

MERSEY MARINER worked the waters of the River Mersey for many years before being sold to South American interests this past year.

You will of course be able to read much more about this ship on the new website at www.leithshipyards.com which is now live on the internet.

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