Thursday, 21 November 2013

'Golden Cross' - Final Journey for This Tug

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

Almost There

Safely Berthed

Clyde Shipping in November 2013 from Dougie Coull on Vimeo.

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