Built in Vietnam to a British design, the catamaran ferry Alfred has arrived in Orkney. (Courtesy of Pentland Ferries).

Vietnam’s shipbuilding industry has a new reference on the European market, by way of a UK-designed, steel-hulled catamaran ro-pax ferry delivered for service between the Scottish mainland and the Orkney Islands, writes David Tinsley.

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