She was built in 1981 by Richard Dunston in Hessle as Yard Number 928 and is 30.64m long with a 9.33m beam and 4.30m maximum draught.
Powered by 2 Rushton 6RKCM (3,938 kW) engines she has a bollard pull (ahead) of 32 t and a maximum speed of 12 Knots.
Accommodation is provided on board for eight crew.
Up to 2007 she was named Collingwood and is currently operated by Smit Towage who operate over 200 tugs Worldwide.
This vessel was involved in an accident on 31 July 2007 when she was assisting the Container Vessel Velazquez into the Port of Liverpool on one of her regular weekly visits.
The incident involved a crewman getting his ankle caught in a line and being pulled towards the panama eye. The crewman braced himself against the panama eye while his fellow crew members tried to assist but concerned at losing his leg the crewman put his feet and legs together and was pulled through the panama eye. He landed in the water and managed to swim to the surface and cleared himself from the tangled line. He was very quickly retrieved from the water by the crew of Smit Collingwood and taken upstream to a landing stage where he walked ashore and was taken to hospital. Fortunately the seaman only lost the tip of his right little finger in the incident.
MMSI - 232002704
REG - UK, Liverpool
IMO - 7917991
Call Sign - GBVP
Built - Dunston, Hessle, UK
Yard No. - 928
L 30.64m W 9.33m
GT - 281
Year - 1981
Liverpool, 6 June 2013