This was the first time that its series finale had taken place outside the UK, on the MV Britannia, while it was berthed in Barcelona. What better way to end the series and who do you call on to help make it happen?
Gallowglass UK & Gallowglass Spain, that’s who!
19 UK crew boarded the Britannia at Southampton and loaded kit ready to rig the set en route to Port de Barcelona. A simple task in calm conditions, this voyage was anything but calm, with the ship being battered by storms almost from the moment it set sail across the channel until dropping anchor in Spain. A challenge for all involved.
It took 4,536 man hours to complete and all the while in the midst of hundreds of regular paying passengers. In Spain, the crew was reinforced by 9 of our local Barcelona boys to run cables & kit from ship to shore and then complete the final de-rig to make sure the ship left on schedule to complete its Mediterranean cruise; over 2,016 man hours over 2 days.