Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) has determined that their vessel, MV Saturn, will be sold to Pentland Ferries Ltd.  MV Saturn was retired from the CMAL fleet in September 2011 and has been laid up at Rosneath since then.

MV Saturn was launched on 30th June 1977 at the Ailsa Shipyard in Troon and entered service on the 2nd February 1978.  The vessel will be sold to Pentland Ferries for freight work and working with the renewable energy sector around Orkney and the Pentland Firth.

Tom Docherty, CEO, CMAL said:
“The MV Saturn is the last in the line of Clyde Streakers and spent most of her time on the Wemyss Bay to Rothesay service on the Clyde during her 33 years of service. We are delighted that she is to be refurbished and able to carry on sailing in the north of Scotland and we wish her new owner’s years of continued service.”

The vessel is in possession of a “Green Passport” issued by Lloyd’s Register, which contains an inventory of the materials it is constructed from and the materials it has on-board as part of its outfit.  Pentland Ferries will follow the DEFRA ship recycling strategy when the vessel is eventually disposed of.


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Notes to Editors
1.    CMAL own property at piers and harbours at more than 24 locations throughout Scotland and is embarking on a programme of investment and improvements which will create better facilities.
2.    In addition to its pier and harbour facilities, CMAL owns 33 ferries which are chartered to CalMac Ferries Ltd.
3.    CMAL is a publicly owned company with Scottish Ministers as the sole shareholder.
4.    Sister ships, the MV Juno and the MV Jupiter vessel were recycled in 2011 under the UK ship recycling strategy, a DEFRA initiative, supported by the Scottish Government, which applies to all vessels above 500 gross tonnes that are owned by the UK Government and its agencies. The MV Juno was dismantled on the Clyde and the MV Jupiter was towed to Denmark to be broken up.
5.    For more information about CMAL visit:

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