THE Tamar II chain ferry was spotted in the Sound this afternoon on our 24 hour webcam – being towed by a tug on its way to the Torpoint Slipway from Falmouth.

Tamar II on its way to the Torpoint Slipway

Tamar II has spent the last six weeks at A&P Falmouth Ship Yard on a its 5-yearly refit with two coats of paint on the passenger side of the vessel, anti-fouling treatments on the hull, specialist critical engineering works, and dry docks inspections by the (MCA) Lloyds Register and Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The refit of the Tamar II had placed greater pressure on the two remaining ferries operating on the UK’s most busiest crossing.

The Torpoint Ferries are the biggest chain ferries in the world, where normally three vessels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in all weathers.