I photographed her on the 2 April 2012 whilst she was assisting the General Cargo Ship Forte.
Shortly after taking this photograph we headed over to the docks and took the P&O ferry to Rotterdam and then onto Brugge by coach where we stayed overnight before heading back.
I was struggling to find information on her but a couple of members of the Shipspotting site came to my aid. I find Its amazing how much knowledge is out there and how helpful many ship enthusiasts are.
She was built in 1971 by London & Rochester Trading Co. Ltd in Strood as Yard. No.109 and delivered to Crescent Shipping at Rochester and sailed under the UK flag, callsign 2EKM. In the 1980's she worked for Crescent Wharves Ltd before in 1998 moving to Deans Tugs & Workboats Ltd. in Hull.
She is 24.29m long with a 8.54m beam and 2.59m draught. Powered by two 6 cylinder Caterpillar type D343TA 741 bhp-545 kW diesel engines she has a top speed of 8 knots and a bollard pull of 10t.
REG - UK,
IMO - 7206209
Call Sign -
Built - London & Rochester, Strood, UK
Yard No. - 109
L 24.29m x W 8.54m
GT - 157
Year - 1971
Hull, 12 April 2012