Shetland to Benefit from Drydock Facility

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
22 January 2009, at 12:00am

UK - Shetland could get another drydocking facility if initial research carried out by the islands' council be taken further.

A report before Shetland Islands Council’s development committee this morning (Thursday) says the seafaring and engineering industry in the isles would benefit from a floating dock.

According to Shetland Marine News, they will have to decide whether they want to take the proposal forward and engage a specialist consultant for a detailed study.

The last floating dock in the islands was taken over by the council’s Shetland Development Trust after its owner Malakoff & Wm. Moore shipyard went into receivership in January 2003.

The 8,000 tonne facility was eventually sold to Norwegian company Eide Marine Service A/S, in 2005.