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NORTON CROSS off Birkenhead 21.1.99 Malcolm Cranfield.jpg

NORTON CROSS off Birkenhead 21.1.99 Malcolm Cranfield.jpg

Cory Towage Ltd's 1984 Hessle built tug NORTON CROSS is here seen working in the River Mersey off Birkenhead on 21st January 1999.

Later: 2016 MIDGARD MAX (Carriacou Yacht Services Ltd, Grenada)

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NORTON CROSS
O.N. 341888. 216g. 28.30 x 9.22 x 3.001 metres. Tractor tug.
Two, 6-cyl. 4 S.C.S.A. (254 x 305mm) Ruston 6RKCM type by Ruston Diesels Ltd., Newton-le-Willows, geared to twin, forward mounted Aquamaster type azimuthing multi-directional propellers. 3,400 bhp. 43½ tons bollard pull. 10 ½ kts.
9.6.1983: Keel laid by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle upon Humber (Yard No. 941) for Tees Towing Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough.
20.3.1984: Launched.
19.4.1984: Completed.
19.4.1984: Registered at Middlesbrough.
1990: Owners purchased and restyled as Cory Towage (Tees) Ltd.
1993: Transferred to the River Mersey.
5.1994: Transferred to Cory Towage Ltd.
1995: Operational limitations imposed as between Solway Firth (Abbey Head) and Holyhead also within 10 miles seaward of Holyhead and 10 miles of Amlwch.
3.4.2000: Owners renamed as Wijsmuller Marine Ltd.
3.9.2002: Owners renamed as Svitzer Marine Ltd.
2.2016: Sold to Carriacou Yacht Services Ltd, Grenada and renamed MIDGARD MAX, registered at Portsmouth, Dominica.
4.2020: Still on SeaWeb, as in service
 

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IMO 8222915 . Call Signal J7VC2 , Flag Dominica.
Class : Lloyds Register of Shipping.
Ship Type : Tractor Type Tug.
Dim : Loa / Lpp x Beam - 28.3 / 26.75 x 8.81 mtr.
Bollard Pull : 43.8 tons.
Built in 1985 by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd Hassle United Kingdom as " NORTON CROSS " for Tees Towing Co Ltd Middlesbrough United Kingdom

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 216 / 64 / 63.
Main Engine : Ruston 4T 6-Cyl 6RK3CM - 2 x 1.700 bhp.
Aux.Engine : 2 x 42 kw.
Emerg.Gen : 1 x kw.
Propulsion : 2 x Aquamaster Azimuting. (Z-peller)

1990 Sold to Cory Towage Ltd. Middlesborough United Kingdom.
2000 Sold to Wijsmuller Marine Ltd. Middlesbrough United Kingdom.
2001 Sold to Svitzer Marine (UK) Ltd. Middlesbrough United Kindom.
2007 Sold/Transferred to Svitzer Marine Ltd Middlesborough United Kingdom.
2016 Sold to Carriacou Yacht Services Ltd Carriacou Island Grenada,renamed " MIDGARD MAX " .




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