In 2007, MMS Shipyard in Hull built the fishing vessel, Galwad-Y-Mor, which successfully fished out of Grimsby until 2020.
Whilst hauling pots north of Cromer, the vessel’s fishing gear snagged a 250kg World War II bomb which exploded directly under the vessel in 30 metres of water.
As a result of the explosion the vessel dropped 20ft and was then thrown upwards causing extensive damage and severely injuring crew members. The Galwad-Y-Mor was badly damaged, flooded and lying low in the water.
Despite such extensive damage, the Galwad-Y-Mor remained afloat and according to the findings of the MAIB Report this was certainly down to the vessel’s high strength build by MMS, coupled with its original quality design (undertaken by Macduff Ship Design).
Towed to Hull, Galwad-Y-Mor was dry docked and completely stripped by the MMS team who had originally constructed the vessel.
A comprehensive rebuild then followed led by the highly experienced team at MMS Ship Repair and which included:
Galwad-Y-Mor was successfully re-launched in August and, since then, has continued to successfully fish once again off the East Coast.
MMS Ship Repair boasts over 35 years’ experience in repair, refit and conversion work comprising of over 10,000 repair contracts and the dry docking of over 1,200 ships. In addition, MMS has constructed more than 20 new workboats – in both steel and aluminium.
To find out how MMS Ship Repair can work with you to support your vessel needs, visit our website at www.mms-shiprepair.co.uk or call on (UK) 01482 219 278.