Eston Cross - 1985

Eston Cross - 1985

Postby Whickham » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:58 am

ESTON CROSS was built by Richard Dunston at Hessle in 1985, YN 950
1985: Tees Towing Co
1990: Cory Towage (Tees)
1994: Cory Towage; renamed STACKGARTH
2000: Wijsmuller Marine
2001: Svitzer Marine
2011: Fastnet Shipping, Ireland; renamed FASTNET NORE


See as ESTON CROSS & FASTNET NORE at: viewtopic.php?f=141&t=8516&p=15669#p15669
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Re: Eston Cross - 1985

Postby tidesman » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:46 pm

O.N. 341891. 216g. 28.30 x 8.95 x 4.801 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. 43 tons bollard pull. 10 ½ kts.
3.9.1984: Keel laid by Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd., Hessle upon Humber (Yard No. 950) for Tees Towing Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough.
20.2.1985: Launched.
29.3.1985: Completed. Registered at Middlesbrough.
1990: Owners purchased and restyled as Cory Towage (Tees) Ltd.
1.1994: Transferred to Cory Towage Ltd., Milford Haven.
15.6.1994: Renamed STACKGARTH. Registered at Milford.
5.1995: Operational limitations imposed as bounded by Swansea 51.37 N., 03.55 W., and Fishguard 52.02 N., 04.58 W., and not more than 15 miles seaward.
1.1997: Transferred to Liverpool.
5.1997: Transferred to Belfast.
10.9.1997: Returned to Liverpool.
9.10.1998: Transferred as the first tug into the new Company operation at Swansea and operational limitations re-imposed as bounded by Swansea 51.37 N., 03.55 W., and Fishguard 52.02 N., 04.58 W. July / August
1999: Superstructure part reconstructed by J. J. Prior (Engineering) Ltd., Hull, to improve visibility, seakeeping and enable restrictions to be removed.
3.4.2000: Owners renamed as Wijsmuller Marine Ltd
3.9.2002: Owners renamed as Svitzer Marine Ltd.
31.7.2009: Placed in lay-up.
9.12.2010: Sold to Tuskar Shipping Ltd, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland and renamed FASTNET NORE. under Panama flag.
4.2015: Sold to Stadt Sjotransport AS, Norway, retaining Panama flag
4.2017: Still in SeaWeb, as in service, but without any additional detail.
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