As a tail piece to the series of px, Seaduck (Charles) has sent me a pic from the Western Morning News of 2nd January 1969, showing the United Towing tug Englishman towing the hardly damaged front section into Falmouth.
Many Thanks, Seaduck!
Sitakund is now aground off Eastbourne. Meeching is off her port quarter (see other photos) fighting the fire, while Dominant and an unidentified J.P Knight tug stand by. Incidentally, the famous Zwarte Zee (1963) is also just out of shot. Offering her 'assistance', she proved to be such a...
On fire, sinking, but under tow. At this point Meeching is heading west, to try and ground Sitakund away from the seafront. Alas, she struck bottom and stuck fast. As far as I know, this is the only photo of this tow.
The view from Eastbourne seafront. Quite a show! The two tugs are Meeching and Dominant, from Dover. They're near sisters and it's not possible to say which is which, though the one to the left is most probably Meeching, as she was in charge of the operation.