Ship Breakers - MV Juno
Juno was laid up at Rosneath, where her condition slowly deteriorated. Functioning parts were used to keep MV Jupiter and MV Saturn operational. Juno was withdrawn first because her certification did not allow her to operate beyond Arran. In mid-October, she was joined by Jupiter, although Jupiter was kept in reserve, able to return to service if needed. This arrangement continued until the future of the Gourock to Dunoon service was known.
In February 2011, it was announced that Juno was to be scrapped. She moved under her own power onto the mud at Rosneath on 18 May 2011 where her scrapping commenced. By the end of July 2011, she was gone, with her bell and lions preserved at the McLean Museum in Greenock.
Here’s some specs of MV Juno just so you know how much of a job she was and what D.R.B. Marine can do:
Tonnage: 854 GRT; 209 tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 66.45 m (218 ft)
Beam: 13.8 m (45 ft)
Draft: 2.41 m (8 ft)
Depth: 4 m (13 ft)
Installed power: 2 x 4SCSA 8 cylinder diesel engines, 1000 bhp each
Propulsion: 2 Voith Schneider Propellers, one at each end of the hull, on the centreline
The additional images below show the progress of work over a three months period.
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