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Gaelic Name: Eilean Arainn
Relief Vessel / Kennacraig - Port Ellen / Port Askaig
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 Picture: Entering Oban Bay, Ships of CalMac Collection
Type: Steel MV
Callsign: GDMJ
IMO: 8219554
Built: 1983
Launched: 12/2/1983
Entered Service: 13/04/1984
Disposed: N/A
Ordered By: Caledonian MacBrayne
Cost: 6.700.000
Registered: Glasgow
Launched by: Miss Joanna Younger, daughter of the then Secretary of State
Named after: The island of her name on the River Clyde
Length: 84.92m
Draught: 3m
Breadth: 16.24m
Gross tonnage: 3269
Passengers: 448
Cars: 76
Crew: 20
Lifeboats (Number of): 4
Builders: Ferguson Ailsa Ltd, Port Glasgow
Yard No: 491
Engine Builders: Mirrlees Blackstone Ltd, Stockport
Machinery: 2 x 8MB275 diesel engines, each developing 2310bhp, driving twin c.p.propellers via a clutched flexible coupling and single reduction gearing
Speed: 15 kts
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She is now mainly seen on Freight Runs to Stornoway assisting the Isle of Lewis or providing the second vessel service from Kennacraig to Islay. On her maiden voyage she was sent on by Miss Edith Macarthur on the 16th April 1984 from Brodick Pier.
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