Tuesday, 18 March 2008

EN AVANT 5 and barge

Yesterday evening, the Dutch tug EN AVANT 5 arrived on the Clyde towing a barge which had on board another Gottwald HMK260 crane for use at Shieldhall. It was previously in use on the Forth. EN AVANT 5 is owned by Muller Dordrecht, and was built in 1998 as QS MERCURY. Two Cummins main engines give her a bollard pull of 14.3 tonnes, and she has a gross tonnage of 122 tons, with an overall length of 21.0 metres. She was built in Malaysia, and completed in Singapore. The barge, number 6515, is also owned by Muller and is 65.3 metres long.