Another fine ex Liverpool tug still going strong.
1972 CROSBY, 1998 MONTEBELO
(sisterships: ALFRED, CROSBY, ALBERT, VICTORIA)
Registered: IMO 7128318 /(GBR)ON 357416
272 GRT, 83 NRT, L32,64m(28,96), B9,40m(8,95), D4,268m(4,88)
1 fpp +nozzle, diesel 4tew 9cyl Ruston type 9ATCM, 2410bhp-1773kW, sp 13kn, bp 40t
1972: Built by "Richard Dunston (Hessle)" at Hessle (YN S882)
1972 -xx/03: delivered to "ATCL - Alexandra Towing Co Ltd" at Liverpool
(GBR flag, regd Liverpool, ON 357416, c/s GPUE)
1993: To "Howard Smith Towage Ltd" at Liverpool
1998 -xx/09: To "REBONAVE - Reboques e Assistęncia Naval Ltda" at Setubal (PRT), renamed MONTEBELO
2000: To "REMOLCANOSA - Remolcadores Nosa Terra SA" at Vigo (ESP)
(ESP flag, regd Vigo, c/s EAYZ, 277 GRT, 83 NRT)
2003 -11/05: L.R. class withdrawn at owner's request
2005: still in service
I spent many years as part of the crew on her sister 'Alfred', now working the West Coast of Africa.