A source states GPS Marine have purchased MERSINA & RECRUIT and the pair are due to be taken to Chatham at some point today. The pair have been out of service since late last year after a collision involving a ship at Gravesend which in turn damaged RECRUIT. MERSINA is due to enter service with GPS Marine , however RECRUITS fate is unknown and the damage caused by the ship said to be quite serious and below the waterline. A rumour states that RECRUIT’s engine may have already been sold and the tug maybe broken up at Chatham which would be a terrible shame and another historic tug lost on the Thames if the case.
Various photos taken onboard MERSINA prior to sale