Second push tug for S.Walsh

S.Walsh have purchased the push tug NORTHTRANS DB from Rotterdam, Holland and will be renaming the vessel SWS NORFOLK upon its arrival in early January. The vessel built in 1971 is 17m x 8m with a 1.8m draught and top speed of 10knots      

TENNAHERDHYA sold to Thames owners

The 1966 former BARGARTH of Cory Towage renamed in 2009 to TENNAHERDHYA is to soon be arriving on the Thames next month.    New owners T.T.M.S (Brian Allen) have purchased the tug and plan to keep her in her black and white livery with changes to the funnel livery with new logos etc. You can read…

Could HMS President be returning?

Her future had been uncertain due to spiralling maintenance costs and the loss of her original mooring but a HMS President owners said to BBC news that a  new spot near London Bridge has been secured, subject to planning permission being granted. They hope the ship will be restored and open in time to mark…

Onboard KNOCKER WHITE

Today i took a few photographs onboard KNOCKER WHITE moored and preserved at Trinity Buoy Wharf The Knocker White passed from the Museum of Docklands to new owner Eric Reynolds at Trinity Buoy Wharf last year and whilst the M.O.D kept the exterior of the vessel painted and hull in good condition, the museum never had…

Oldest Thames tug SAVED from scrap!

Almost 2 months after PLASHY towed the oldest surviving Thames tug BRITANNIA to Erith to face her sad fate, the same tug has today towed her away again after being saved for hopeful restoration. Jake Oliver of MSO Marine at Brentford has bought the tug with hopes that she can be restored to her former…

Sad end for oldest Thames tug – Britannia

I have been informed today that the oldest surviving Thames tug BRITANNIA ex T.B. HEATHORN (built 1893) is currently taking on water and sinking in Barking creek and has been sold by her owners for scrap and will be towed from Barking Creek at high water on Tuesday 3rd October to E.R.M at Erith by Plashy /…

ARSLAND grounded

The oil/chemical tanker ARSLAND grounded at Broadness this evening and was towed clear a few hours later by tugs. According to her AIS track and PLA departures list the ARSLAND departed Jurgens Jetty at Purfleet at 17:28 and at 17:47 come to a halt.    At 19:00 tugs SVITZER LONDON , SVITZER MADELEINE and SVITZER BOOTLE pulled…