Tuesday, 29 April 2008


Another arrival on the Clyde this morning was previously seen fairly often in her original guise as the Naval Armament Vessel KINTERBURY. As a member of the RMAS, she carried military cargoes between the UK's armament depots and stores, but was disposed of in 2005. The 64 metre ship was sold to become an offshore deep salvage vessel, and conversion work, including fitting dynamic positioning equipment and a moonpool, was undertaken at Hull. Renamed DEEPWORKER, she now flies the Panamanian flag, and has recently had extensive spells apparently laid up at Newport, in South Wales. She is due to be drydocked along with POLE STAR once LOCH TARBERT, barely visible in the drydock , is refloated later in the week.