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Photographer:det [View profile]Title:DUICH HIGHLANDERAdded:Jul 31, 2018
Captured:July 26, 2018IMO:UnavailableHits:884
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
Former tug. I took this picture at Loch Duich, between Ault a Chruinn and Shiel Bridge, Scotland.
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det on Aug 01, 2018 07:54 (11 months ago)
Thank you for the information!
davidships on Jul 31, 2018 22:00 (11 months ago)

42gt, 21.5 x 5.5 x 2.0m
built 1962 by Charrington Lighterage Co, Dartford

1962 Charrington Lighterage Co Ltd, London as CHARLOCK
1970 Braithwaite & Deane Ltd, London
1985 NOD Tugs Ltd, Maldon (re-engined diesel National, 385bhp-287kW)
1992 Mr Furtle, Maldon
199x Mick ???, Canvey Island (also reported as operated by B Cooper & B Allen), renamed CHARLOC (fake por "Benfleet")
2007 sold to owners at Kyle of Lochalsh
2007 reengined 575bhp Mirrlees Blackstone ERS6
2009 Keith Gillies (t/a Highland Towage & Salvage), Glenshiel, Wester Ross, renamed DUICH HIGHLANDER
still working in 2011

Highland Towage went out of business some years ago and DUICH HIGHLANDER, which is reported to have a broken gearbox, was moored up before 2014, where she remains.
and as originally built:
MattyBoy on Jul 31, 2018 16:58 (11 months ago)
Shame she's not in use. She'd make a great project.
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