MTS VISCOUNT

MTS VISCOUNT

Postby Humbersmith1 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:06 pm

Cochranes-built MTS VISCOUNT on Liverpool Landing Stage Thursday 17th April.

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She was built as LADY MOIRA.

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Re: MTS VISCOUNT

Postby northeast » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:04 pm

Have caught her only once, Terneuzen 02/09/2012.
Just recalled she was MULTRATUG 7, 1997-2011 so must have been sold but still on charter in 2012?
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Lady Moira - 1977

Postby Whickham » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:57 am

LADY MOIRA was built by Cochrane Shipbuilders at Selby in 1977, YN 101
1977: United Towing
1986: Humber Tugs
1996: Howard Smith Towage
1997: Multraship, Terneuzen; renamed MULTRATUG 7
2011: Marine Towing Services, Falmouth; renamed MTS VISCOUNT

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In United Towing colours. Photographer unknown

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In Humber Tugs colours. Photographer unknown

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In Howard Smith colours. Photographer unknown

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As MULTRATUG 7. Photographer unknown

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As MTS VISCOUNT. Photographer unknown
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Re: MTS VISCOUNT

Postby tidesman » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:32 am

MTS VISCOUNT twin screw tug.
348g. 318d. 35.01 x 10.52 x 4.547 metres.
Two, 8-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 8RKCM vee type by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, single reverse reduction geared to twin screw shafts. 4,000bhp. 11½ kts. 50 tons bollard pull.
Svitzer 2009 fleet list states 2,920bhp. 50 tons bollard pull.
11.5.1976: Keel laid as YEOMAN by Cochrane Shipbuilders Ltd., Selby (Yard No. 101) for United Towing (Yeoman) Ltd. (Humber Tugs Ltd., managers), Hull.
7.4.1977: Launched as LADY MOIRA.
8.11.1977: Completed for owners, restyled as United Towing (Nelson) Ltd. O.N. 375885.
1986: Owners restyled as Humber Tugs (Nelson) Ltd. (same managers).
1991: Transferred to Humber Tugs Ltd.
6.6.1992: Suffered a girting at Tetney when her bridle parted. Remained afloat on her starboard side. Subsequently righted and repaired.
1.1.1996: Owners restyled as Howard Smith (Humber) Ltd.
1997: Sold to Multratug B.V. (Handel-en Scheepvaartmaatschappij Multraship B.V. managers), Terneuzen, Netherlands and renamed MULTRATUG 7.
2011: Sold to MTS Group Ltd, Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom and renamed MTS VISCOUNT, retaining Netherlands flag.
2.2017: To St Vincent & The Grenadines flag.
4.2017: Still in SeaWeb, as in service, but without any additional detail.
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