Sunday, 30 January 2011


Pictured in the James Watt Dock, the Svitzer tug FLYING SPINDRIFT has seen little use since her arrival back on her 'home' river in November. Now the last remnant of the once-great Clyde Shipping Company and still bearing their style of name, 'SPINDRIFT' was built in 1986 by Richard Dunston at Hessle-upon-Humber for use on the Clyde, and was the company's first example of an azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tug. Twin Ruston main engines gave her a bollard pull of around 38 tonnes. Now operated by Felixarc, she wears the same colours of the Svitzer parent company.