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    Thursday Oops — Ferry Lift Fail

    April 7, 2011

    The former Rossaveal – Aran ferry Clan Na Oileann fell from the slings of the cargo vessel Thor Gitta in Galway Docks this morning.  The ferry and her sister ship Clan Eagle 1 were to be loaded onto the cargo vessel for shipment to Mauritius.

    The two almost-new ferries had been built for Bad Arann Teo (trading as Aran Ferries Direct), run by Connemara businessman James Clancy, which went into receivership some months ago.

    Mr Clancy had extensive property interests in Ireland and the Middle East, but his business ran into trouble when Anglo Irish Bank initiated proceedings for a loan repayment.

    The two vessels were sold at public auction last February.

    RTE news report here.

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