Tuesday, 11 March 2008


Passing McInroy's Point this morning were two members of the Clyde Marine Services fleet. Both vessels were returning from Fairlie, where they had been out of the water for survey. To save using two crews, it was decided to use BITER to tow the passenger ferry ROVER back to Greenock instead. ROVER was built for Clyde Marine in 1964 by Hugh McLean at Renfrew, a company perhaps better known at the time for constructing lifeboats for use on board larger ships. BITER was built in 1982 in Holland, joining the Munro fleet in 2001.