Friday, 24 September 2010

OSPREY BOXER and barge

The tug OSPREY BOXER was seen arriving with a 60 metre barge, OSPREY WARRIER (yes - that is how its name is spelled!), the pair having sailed via the Pentland Firth from the Tyne, where their owners are based. OSPREY BOXER has a familiar profile - she is of the Damen Stan Tug 2208 design, and is a sister of CMS BUSTER, a locally-owned vessel that recently left the Clyde and returned to Holland where she has been advertised for sale. OSPREY BOXER was delivered to Osprey Shipping Ltd by the Dutch builder in January this year. The 22.6 metre long tug has a bollard pull of almost 40 tonnes.