Gry Maritha

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Gry Maritha at the quay in Penzance Harbour
History
Name: Gry Maritha
Port of registry: Namsos,  Norway
Builder: Moen Slip, Norway
Christened: June 1981
Completed: 1981
In service: 1981
Out of service: 1989
Identification: IMO number: 8008462
Fate: sold
 
Name: Gry Maritha
Owner: Isles of Scilly Steamship Company
Operator: Isles of Scilly Steamship Company
Port of registry: St Mary's,  United Kingdom
In service: 1989
Identification: IMO number: 8008462
Status: in service
General characteristics
Class and type: Palletised Cargo Ship
Tonnage: 590 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 37.6 m (123 ft)
Beam: 9.82 m (32.2 ft)
Draught: 3.63 m (11.9 ft)

Gry Maritha is a freight ship based at Penzance in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, run by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company.[1]

History[edit]

Gry Maritha was built by Moen Slip in Norway, in 1981.[1] The ship was named after the daughter of the first captain, Tor Sevaldsen.[2]

Purchased in 1989 by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, she is a lifeline to the communities on the Isles of Scilly as she provides the only method of bulk freight transport from the United Kingdom mainland.[3][4] She carries just six passengers and was acquired for all year cargo and winter passenger services, as Scillonian III is laid up through the winter.[5] Between 12,000 and 14,000 tonnes of cargo a year are normally carried by Scillonian III and Gry Maritha.[6]

Gry Maritha preparing to sail from Penzance in 2015.

Most notably, Gry Maritha carries all the fuel requirements of the Isles of Scilly, using transportable fuel tanks on her deck. These are loaded and unloaded by the deck crane. Towards the stern, the deck can accept standard freight containers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marine news, Volume 44. World Ship Society
  2. ^ "Isles of Scilly Travel - About Us". Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  3. ^ The Duchy review, Issues 2-4
  4. ^ "Irish Sea Shipping - Gry Maritha at Penzance". Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Isles of Scilly SS Co on www.simplonpc.co.uk, accessed 2011-08-16.
  6. ^ Media release by Deborah Clark Associates on behalf of Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, 14 June 2010

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