Windemere Ferry Fire

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Windemere Ferry Mallard

SeaKing Electrical won the tender from Cumbria County Council to repair the electrics on the council owned Windermere car ferry following a fire earlier this year.

The ferry’s engine room caught fire in March following a hydraulic leak causing an evacuation of 80 people from the vessel while it was operating on Lake Windermere in Cumbria in England’s Lake District.

SeaKing Electrical managing director Dave Gillam said following a damage inspection of the vessel it was clear a complete rewiring job was required together with the installation of a new engine.

“We were delighted to have completed the work on the vessel for Cumbria Council,” he said. “SeaKing understands what a vital role the ferry plays and our team have responded quickly to repair the electrics so it can get back to sailing and supporting the local community as soon as possible.”

Mr Gillam said the electrical works required are extensive and a whole new electrical system has been designed to meet inland waterways regulations and an inspection by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).

“SeaKing has considerable experience of repairing fire damage on ships worldwide ranging from Royal Fleet Auxiliary naval vessels to large commercial vessels. he said. “On this job we  undertook afloat repairs removing all existing cabling and installing new electrics through-out the ship including the switchboard, control room, wheel house, propulsion systems, lighting and the engine room. A new fire detection system has been installed to cover wheel house, engine room, secure room and passenger accommodation

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