Thursday, 27 September 2007

Clydeport's TORCH

The Multi-Role Vessel TORCH, more commonly seen tending to the buoys and other navigation aids around the River and Firth of Clyde, has been employed at Western Ferries' terminal at Hunter's Quay for a couple of days, undertaking some work on the seabed around the new pier and linkspan. TORCH was built in 1993, and has previously been named MSC NIKKI, when owned by Marine Craft Services, Ltd of Largs, and SEEONEE, when she was owned by Marineco UK Ltd. This 20-metre multi-cat was purchased by Clydeport Operations Ltd to act as their navaids tender in October 2005, and was given the traditional name then. When not is use on such duties, she is available for charter for other work, such as this contract.