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Drydocking date for tall ship at Cammell Laird

posted on April 30, 2012 categories In The Community

Cammell Laird shipyard will be drawing on its ship repairing heritage when it undertakes the dry docking of one of Britain’s finest remaining tall ships.

The spectacular Stavros S Niarchos is the flagship vessel of the Tall Ship Youth Trust. The 200ft brig will be coming to Merseyside in April for the drydocking after undertaking a series of open days and day sails for the public. The day sails will take place between April 24 to 29 and will leave from the Liverpool Cruise Terminal.

Tall Ships Youth Trust spokesman Peter Farby said the trust is enormously grateful to Cammell Laird for undertaking the drydocking to support the charity.

“It is hugely exciting to be bringing the Stavros to Liverpool a maritime city steeped in tall ship history,” he said. “It is very fitting that Cammell Laird should be repairing such a fine vessel ahead of the open days and day sails. We urge local people to take advantage of this wonderful and rare opportunity to sail aboard a tall ship and help support our charity and the work we do with young people.”

Mr Farby said as a gesture of thanks to Cammell Laird a number of its apprentices will be swapping their tools for the top deck and joining the ship on one of its day sails.

Cammell Laird chief executive, John Syvret, said the company is delighted to support the work of such a worthwhile maritime youth charity.

“Cammell Laird is committed to supporting youth work in the community,” he said. “The Tall Ships Youth Trust does a huge amount of good work and we look forward to welcoming the Stavros to Birkenhead and undertaking the dry docking and repairs.”

To find out more or book a place, call the Tall Ships Adventures Reservations Team on 023 9283 2055 or visit www.tallships.org.