Ship repair and maintenance company secures decommissioning work

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ABERDEEN-headquartered ship repair and maintenance company Dales Marine Services Ltd has announced it has secured decommissioning of MV Oceanic Pintail at its dry dock facilities. 

MV Oceanic Pintail, a world-class nuclear cargo vessel, operated by International Nuclear Services (INS), was launched in 1987 and has served the UK nuclear industry for the last 33 years.

The vessel arrived in Dales Marine’s Leith dry dock facilities earlier this month, after a 1000nw tow, and Dales will be commencing with the decommissioning operation in due course. 

Michael Milne, Dales Marine managing director, said: “It was fantastic news and a real privilege for Dales to have been awarded the contract for such an Iconic vessel and I am pleased that the team has secured more decommissioning work for the Leith facility.”   

Peter Buchan, INS operations director, said: “I am delighted Pintail will remain in the UK, as Scottish firm Dales Marine Services was the successful applicant. Everyone who has sailed on Pintail will miss her.”

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