Saturday, 29 November 2008

The Tugs

There are presently four tugs belonging to Svitzer berthed in the James Watt Dock at Greenock. This view shows WARRIOR III returning to her berth after assisting a tanker movement upriver at Clydebank, with SVITZER MALLAIG and AYTON CROSS sharing their home berth with WILLOWGARTH, which arrived at Greenock a few days ago. An announcement was made yesterday by Scottish Communities Minister Stewart Maxwell to signal the start of a £180 million project to regenerate the 50-acre waterside site over the next ten years. Hundreds of luxury apartments are planned, together with marina facilities. Although, the Great Harbour is included in the redeveloment plans, the adjacent Garvel drydock appears to be unaffected by the proposal.