Claymore at Dover

EX CALMAC FLEET MEMBER CLAYMORE MAKES FOR A TEMPORARY HOME AT DOVER

In June 2006 ex-CalMac veteran Claymore headed south in a surprise charter from her current owners. Pentland Ferries usually employ her in the winter for there service to Orkney from the mainland. This leaves her spare for the summer while another CalMac exile, Iona takes the summer traffic. This year however Claymore has been chartered out to a Farmers Co-op to ferry livestock from Dover to Dunkirk in France. After a inspection by the MCA on the 19/06/06 she made for the sea later that evening for her first run. A few pictures to follow captured this unique event...

Claymore - dwarfed by the regular Dover fleet

Claymore - dwarfed by the regular Dover fleet

In the Dover Straits

In the Dover Straits

In the Dover Straits

In the Dover Straits

P&O's giant 'European Seaway' departs

P&O's giant 'European Seaway' departs

Berthed for inspection near the Port Control tower

Berthed for inspection near the Port Control tower

Berthed alongside Dover harbour wall Thursday 22nd June 2006 at 1700

Berthed alongside Dover harbour wall Thursday 22nd June 2006 at 1700

A closer view

A closer view

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