Monday, 11 February 2008


A small tug, owned by Briggs Marine who are based in Burntisland in Fife, arrived this morning towing a barge. FORTH DRUMMER was built by the Richards shipyard at Lowestoft as LADY LAURA in 1967. Original owners were J H Piggott of Grimsby. She later passed to Humber Tugs, then United Towing, before Howard Smith took her over in 1996. FORTH DRUMMER joined the Briggs fleet in 2000, when she was renamed. A small vessel of 114 gross tons, she is twin screw and has Ruston main engines. She is 25.3 metres long.

The pair left Rotterdam on Sunday 27 January, and both vessels are now berthed in the Great Harbour.