The 'Golden Cross' is a privately owned tug that was expected to be restored.
I have previously mentioned her in my BLOG when she was beached after her moorings broke.
She had been based in Falmouth but was brought in to our waters in 2011. Originally launched in 1955 she was built by Scott and Sons of Bowling.
She broke free from her mooring in May of this year and was eventually beached on the Cowal shore near Carrick Castle, as she was identified as in danger of sinking.
A decision was made that she should be scrapped and today she was towed to Roseneath where she will be inspected prior to scrapping.
A sad end for this old lady.
Heading down Loch Long assisted by the tug 'Bruiser'
Making Good Progress
Seen Heading Up the Gareloch with the 'Torch' at Her Stern
Approaching the Final Destination
Preparing to Berth
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