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The Hoy Head

Here's the Hoy Head undergoing that dramatic transformation in Kent Marina. Several Orkney lads were engaged in the work.
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Picture added on 03 October 2007
Hi Ron,
What was the outcome of this major refit. I recently saw the Lyrawa bay converted to a fish farm boat, quite a transformation. Regards------------Allan
Added by Allan Besant. on 06 November 2007
Hi Allan, Trying to find out. More details in the email I sent you, hope you got it?
Regards Ron.
Added by Ron Greatrix on 15 November 2007
Got it Allan, I am reliably informed she is now in Malta towing a hopper for a dredger.
Added by Ron Greatrix on 12 January 2008
Thanks for that Ron. Wonder if there are any pics of her after the conversion?
Added by Allan Besant on 14 January 2008
Was this the Geira originally, the one that came from the Faroes? Was she the first RO-RO on the south isles run?
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 16 April 2008
Hi Jimmy, Was she the Geira from Faroes? I’m afraid don’t know. Was she a RO- RO on south Isles run? The photo was taken by my son Andrew, formerly of Kirkwall now living and working as a shipwright in Ramsgate. Coming across it was quite a surprise to him and rekindled memories of being aboard her many times in Orkney waters. He was also was pleasantly surprised to meet some of his old Kirkwall friends working on it. The information that she is now towing a hopper for a dredger in Malta came from Britt Reid, another Orcadian he met in Ramsgate. If I can learn more I’ll let you know.
Regards, Ron.

Added by Ron Greatrix on 18 April 2008
mv. Lyrawa bay. Ex mv. Sam. I understand she was built in the Faroe's 1970. Was - first south isles ro ro ferry Sept - 1976-------1986. hoy head ex geira. Ex shetland ferry. south isles ferry August -- 1986 ---- Sept ---- 1991.
Added by Allan Besant on 18 April 2008
I believe the comment on her coming from Shetland will be correct. She was built
in the Faroes, thats really what I meant, words dont always work right for me.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 18 April 2008
The Geira must be one of a number as there is one the same in kirkwall pier
Added by Michael Johnston on 21 April 2008
Task One ex Hoy Head
Anonymous comment added on 22 February 2013
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