Sunday, 13 January 2008


On a very damp and blustery afternoon, the British-registered tanker MAERSK RAPIER sailed from the NATO fuel jetty at Loch Striven for a fairly short voyage. Bound for Finnart to back-load a cargo, she is seen here clearing the berth with two of Serco Denholm's MoD tugs in attendance. Both SD-DEXTEROUS and SD-IMPETUS are carrying their new names, having been renamed during December, in common with the rest of the Serco Denholm fleet.


Anonymous said...

A very powerful image,good photography.

Does the Clydesighter know what the time scale is for removing Flying Phantom,will it take days and will the river be closed to traffic.

Gerry Ward

Anonymous said...

That is a cracking photo, cheers

The river will be closed at 1000 GMT for six hours to allow it to manoeuvre into position above the tug.

Expected to take until Thursday to complete.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Robert