Sunday, 4 May 2008


Having spent the past few weeks working on bed-levelling duties in the upper river, where W D MEDWAY II had been dredging, the small tug TIOGA B has lain over the weekend in the Victoria Harbour at Greenock while she awaits her next job. TIOGA B, built in Holland by Delta Shipyards at Sliedrecht in 1981 was named GRAY DELTA when new, and at that time was owned by Felixarc Marine of Felixstowe. In 1991 she joined the Klyne Tugs fleet, and was renamed ANGLIAN MAID. Since 1995, she has been owned by Bay Towage & Salvage of Barrow-in-Furness, who gave her her present name. In 1997, she was given a major refit, and two years later was further refurbished, including the installation of her stern roller to allow her to undertake dredging work. Since then, TIOGA B has been used extensively around the UK. At 38 tons gross, this 15.93 metre tug has an 11 tonne bollard pull.