To take a ship into the drydock is regular work in a shipyard but when in 1996 the famous ferry MANXMAN was to be drydocked it appeared that the vessel was too long and needed more than a metre of public road inHull. The problem was solved by slightly shortening her bow section so that the bow would fit over the wall around the yard.
We heard recently that unfortunately the historic MANXMAN was sold for scrap, after a long time trying to keep her as a museum.
Photos:Capt. Frank Haalmeijer(c)