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MTS VISCOUNT

MTS VISCOUNT

Tug seen here arriving at Gibraltar for bunkers, she was towing the barge LOUIS.

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1977 Build as LADY MOIRA for UNITED TOWING LTD Owner restyled to HUMBER TUGS LTD.
1997 Sold to MULTRASHIP BV and renamed MULTRATUG 7.
2011 Sold again to MTS GROUP and renamed MTS VISCOUNT.
 

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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 engines 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.
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.
 

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