Friday, 21 May 2010


To assist the three Svitzer tugs currently resident on the Clyde, the company also brought in three others from around the UK. SVITZER WATERSTON arrived from Milford Haven on Thursday 20 and berthed overnight at Fairlie before joining the flotilla of ships in Loch Striven. Made fast to the bow of MAERSK BROOKLYN, she returned to Fairlie on completion of her work in the Loch. SVITZER WATERSTON dates from 2008, and was built in Spain. Shortly after delivery, she had the misfortune to ground while on trials, requiring extensive repairs before she could enter service. With a massive 92 tonne bollard pull, SVITZER WATERSTON is one of a number of tugs built specially to work with gas tankers at Milford Haven's new LNG terminal.