Friday, 16 May 2008


The first of the new vessels ordered by Serco Denhom, and allocated to the Clyde, following the award of the fifteen-year contract to provide marine services to the MoD, has arrived on the river. SD EMILY, a 12 metre Damen Pushy Cat 1204, was handed over to Serco by her builders, Damen Shipyards, at the end of March, and was delivered to Greenock by road. She is undergoing some finishing touches at the Garvel yard before she enters service. SD EMILY is part of a 29 vessel order, awarded to Damen Shipyards and worth an estimated €146 million, which will include tugs, pilot boats, barges, multipurpose work vessels, a fast crew boat and a worldwide support ship.


Anonymous said...

Apparently all the Serco tugs will gain red funnels by September.
In Devonport, we have the former Briggs 'Forth Engineer'. This has been repainted into black and buff livery, and given red funnels with SD logos. She has also been renamed 'SD Engineer'.
One crew member of 'SD Faithful' has said that they have to paint their funnels red by September.