Ailsa-Troon Continues To Climb

Ailsa-Troon is in the midst of its winter refit season, having recently completed work on Saturn and Loch Buie - two ferries operated by Caledonian MacBrayne. The yard is also working on Juno - another vessel for Caledonian, before beginning work on Loch Alainn, Loch Tarbert, Loch Dunvegan, Loch Fyne and Jupiter.

Recently, the yard has filled up with various commercial and government owned vessels, including range safety vessel, Petard, and Ixworth, a diving support vessel - both owned by MoD - as well as Salmaster - a mooring and salvage vessel managed by Serco Denholm.

Ailsa-Troon also performed work on a 112 ft. (34 m) cutter named Sentinel owned by H.M. Customs & Excise.

Maintenance and repair work performed on Jean Riton, Jean LeClarc and Mariette Le Roch that occurred during the summer and fall, was the result of a negotiated maintenance arrangement with Petrel Sparfel, the French fishing company, which operates trawlers from the West Coast of Scotland.

The yard's most significant job of late, and the reflection of its steady increase in volume of repair work, is the refit of Ability, a 2,550-dwt product tanker owned by F.T. Everard, which is one of the largest vessels to drydock at the yard in recent years.

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