Friday, 26 September 2008

Tug CARRON and barge

After a night at Sheifdlhall, the tug CARRON and the Smit barge E3001 returned down river today and headed for SOLITAIRE. The tug was built on the Clyde in 1979 by Scott and Sons at Bowling, for Forth Tugs Ltd at Grangemouth. In 2000 she was transferred to Cory Towage, then as a result of a takeover, she became a member of the Wijsmuller fleet. A further takeover saw her donning the Svitzer colours familiar on the Clyde. She was sold out of the Svitzer fleet recently to Irish owners. CARRON is 28.45 metres in length, and 210 gross tons. She has a bollard pull of 24 tons. The barge that she was towing is owned by Smit International, and was built in 1999. It has a maximum capacity of 3,091 tonnes and is 67.1 metres long.


Faither said...

As always, the site to see the correct information on vessels on the Clyde !!
plus cracking pics ;-)