Friday, 4 September 2009

Clyde Marine Trio

Three of Clyde Marine Services' tugs are seen in this view, all products of the prolific Damen Shipyard in Holland. From right to left are BRUISER - a Stan Tug 1907 delivered to the Greenock-based firm in June 2007, BATTLER - a Stan Tug 1906 which joined CMS in October 2004 and the newest addition to the fleet, CMS BUSTER. She is a Stan Tug 2208 and was handed over to the company on August 18. Having left Gorinchem shortly afterwards, she sailed via the English Channel, calling at Portsmouth en route where she collected a barge from the Vosper shipyard, bringing it to the Clyde with parts for ships under construction at Scotstoun. CMS BUSTER, which has a bollard pull of 39 tonnes, is powered by two Caterpillar engines. She is 22.8 metres in length, and has a gross tonnage of 180 tons.


Anonymous said...

I wonder what CMS stands for? (Clyde Marine Services, perhaps?).

Are they copying Serco Denholm's example by applying a prefix name to the vessel's name? (i.e SD Spaniel)