Thursday, 14 August 2008

BEN CROM

Operated by Coastworks, a company based at Fairlie, the workboat BEN CROM was noted passing Gourock this afternoon towing one of her owner's barges, CW1. BEN CROM was built in 1966 as a buoy maintenance tender by James Cook at Wivenhoe, for Carlingford Lough Commissioners. She is 21.3 metres in length, and is 70 tons gross. A common sight on the Clyde, BEN CROM is often to be seen dredging and working on a wide variety of civil engineering projects. Originally fitted with Kelvin engines, these were replaced a few years ago with two Cummins engines.

3 comments:

Dougster said...

Great info John!

Saturn said...

she spent 2 nights(that i know of) here a few days ago in our harbour - http://www.flickr.com/photos/zak355/2764981125/

Anonymous said...

Nice photo. I work for Coastworks and would like a copy of the photo for our new website if thats ok with you? Please send the picture along with any more that may be of interest to: info@coastworks.co.uk
Thanks, Brian