From Our Archives – Delivery of the Compania Swift De La Planta

Malin Group Malin Blog

  This weeks post looks at the delivery of the cattle vessel Compania Swift De La Planta No9 from the ship yard, George Brown & Co, in Greenock to Buenos Aires, a journey that would take nearly two months to complete. This delivery came with some added risk, with Argentina under the rule of dictator General Jose Felix Uriburu, after a military coup in 1930 which ended democracy in the country until the 1980’s. The possibility of war breaking out in Argentina was reflected in the war risk clause in the insurance documents attained prior to John Abram and his crews departure …

Malin Group Video – Hunt Class Project

Malin Group Malin Blog

Earlier in 2016, Malin group moved a vessel from the water to the ship build shed in Portsmouth. A successful project all round, and we also captured some great footage of the move.

Port of Bombay wage reciept

From our Archives – Delivery of S.S. Parvati to Bombay, November 1927

Malin Group Malin Blog

100 years’ worth of archived projects makes for some interesting reading. Today’s world of almost instantaneous marine communications would be unrecognizable to our ship delivery team in the early 1900s. In November 1927, the British Empire still in full swing, Henry Abrams & Sons were contracted to deliver a triple expansion steamer vessel – the SS Parvati – to Bombay from the Grangemouth Dockyard.

Malin Group Nostalgia #TBT – 2003 – Bow Section Transport

Malin Group Malin Blog

We’ve been looking through some old projects and this one jumped out at us! Back in 2003 we were contracted to transport a hull section from Portsmouth’s newly built Shipbuild Hall, a great facility and hopefully will see more use in the years to come! The first hull was delivered into Scotstoun on the Clyde, with the balance going to Govan further inland on the south bank. The hull was moved on VT Shipbuilding’s own custom built barge, which we assisted with some operational and design review services. Albeit a chilly day in September, we couldn’t have asked for better …