Sunday, 20 May 2012

Fowey Tugs

 Fowey Harbour Commision have a variety of tugs on station at the Cornish Port. Here's the fleet . . .

The small twin screw tug/pilot/workboat Penleath.

 On the moorings we see all 3 tugs of the current fleet, From left to right we see Cormilan, Morgawr and Tregeagle.

Cormilan is the former Svitzer tug Coatham Cross, originally built for service on the Tees.

Alongside Cormilan is the familiar shape of the former Cory Towage 'H Boat'  Holmgarth. She served in the Bristol Channel until being bought by Fowey a few years ago. During my time with Svitzer I crewed on her and her sister Hallgarth, now St Piran a number of times. Morgawr still works alongside her former Cardiff South Wales sister occasionally at Falmouth. It is pleasing to see these two familiar tugs being so well cared for in their new roles.

The 'old timer' Tregeagle awaiting sale.

Another look at Holmgarth . . . sorry Morgawr.

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