A huge car carrier which has dominated the skyline at Falmouth Docks during August left the port yesterday, signaling the end of another successful ship repair contract for A&P Falmouth.
MV Autosky, which is capable of carrying 2,080 cars and commercial vehicles, has been in dock since August 2 for a range of work including repairs, an overhaul of the bow thruster, removal of two Becker rudders, overhaul of trailing flaps and two Stabilizer trailing flaps, and a complete change of livery with new ship side logos.
The long-term relationship between the dockyard and United European Car Carriers (UECC) highlights the importance of repeat business for A&P Falmouth. In the past 15 years UECC has docked at least one vessel per year in Falmouth.
With a fleet of 21 owned and managed vessels, UECC is the leading provider of short sea roll on roll off (roro) transportation in Europe, and A&P is well placed to provide maintenance and repair services for the fleet.
MV Autosky’s Superintendent Dave Barker said: “A&P Falmouth was chosen in competition with other north European yards for the dry docking, maintenance and repairs of the Autosky.
“The project was carried out in a timely, efficient manner, with a very high standard of workmanship maintained. The cooperation with the management and repair teams has been excellent. The support we receive from A&P makes them one of our preferred suppliers in Europe.”
A&P Falmouth MD, Peter Child, added: “UECC has strong ties with Falmouth and we are delighted to celebrate the continuing success of the partnership and to showcase what has been achieved so far. For A&P the customer is king and our continued cooperation at all levels of the business ensures timely projects and value for money.”