Cargo: Replica Roman Galley.
From: St Austell UK.
To: Puerto San Juan, Tenerife Spain.
The main stars, a cast running to hundreds, make-up artists, technicians etc. will all be on site on a specific date, at a specific time – therefore it is imperative that the film set appears at the same time, in this instance, a replica Roman Galley.
Although not life size, the galley was oversize – with the added complication that it had to remain on the same trailer throughout, all the way from St Austell to Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands.
After carefully studying various routes, to include a route survey in Tenerife, an “economic and effective” solution was found for this specialist transport. Needless to say, everything went without a hitch – STG returning some weeks later to collect the galley, this time for delivery to the Pinewood studios for “the final takes”.