Wednesday, 3 February 2010

EIDE WRESTLER and barge UR-141

Another barge for conversion by Ferguson Shipbuilders for use in the cable-laying industry arrived on Wednesday afternoon. Towed by the 1976-built anchor handling tug EIDE WRESTLER, the 91.7 metre long barge UR-141, owned by Norwegian company JJ Ugland dates from 1993. It was built in Germany and has a deadweight of 14,000 tonnes. EIDE WRESTLER handed over the tow off Greenock, the barge proceeding upriver to Ferguson's yard at Port Glasgow with SVITZER MILFORD, BATTLER and BRUISER while the larger tug headed for Ocean Terminal.