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KLYNE TUGS

Klyne Tugs were a relatively unknown towing company who, like others, had purchased hardware when it became available at moderate prices until they gained the MCA contract to provide emergency towing services round the UK. This service was required by the government after the loss of the Braer at the Southern point of the Shetland Islands in 1993.

To support this service they had a number of ships built in the far east and utilised the best of their second hand tonnage. They also purchased one of the Maersk L Class which became the Anglian Earl and which has been used for general towing duties and well as supporting the Coastguard operations. (Written February 2010)

The contract with MCA lasts until some time in 2011.

At some point I think in 2010 Klyne Tugs were purchased by JPKnight, who usually bill themselves as Britain's oldest towing company. I'm not actually sure that this is true since I found records in Aberdeen of steam tugs working there in 1820 odd. However, below is the fleet as purchased, and Klyne Tugs is consigned to one of the pages of history.

 

 

 


ANCHOR-HANDLERS

  TYPE: Maersk L Type NAME: Anglian Earl   PHOTO: Tony Poll, Martin Penwright

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 69.7 m Engines 2 x MAK 8M35 Workdrum pull 250 t
Breadth 15.9 m BHP 12000 Capacity 1 1000m x 72mm
DWT 2499 t kW 8820 Capacity 2 -
Deck area 390 m2 For'd Thruster 2 x 600 bhp Towdrum pull 250 t
Fuel 670 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1 1000m x 72mm
Pot water 325 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 600 bhp Capacity 2 -
Mud 577 m3 Bollard pull 140 t Sharks Jaw Triplex
Brine 247 m3 DP - Cranes -
Dry bulk 360 m3 Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 1987     Shipyard Patje
Previous names Maersk Logger
Comments -

 

  TYPE: UT 719 NAME: Anglian Monarch   PHOTO: Peter Barker

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 58.0 m Engines 2 x Niigata Workdrum pull 250 t
Breadth 14.1 m BHP 11400 Capacity 1 1500m x 70mm
DWT 1308 t kW 8380 Capacity 2 -
Deck area 300 m2 For'd Thruster 1 x 1200 bhp Towdrum pull 250 t
Fuel 1100 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1 1200m x 70mm
Pot water 320 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 x 1000 bhp Capacity 2 -
Mud - Bollard pull 149 t Sharks Jaw -
Brine - DP - Cranes -
Dry bulk - Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 1999     Shipyard Matsuura TZ
Previous names -
Comments -

 

  TYPE: - NAME: Anglian Prince   PHOTO: Clive Parker, Paul Arro
 

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 69 m Engines 4 x Ruston 2RK Workdrum pull 200 t
Breadth 14.22 m BHP 11280 Capacity 1 1200m x 64mm
DWT 1479 t kW 8290 Capacity 2 -
Deck area 146 m2 For'd Thruster 2 x 700 bhp Towdrum pull 200 t
Fuel 850 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1 1200m x 64mm
Pot water 90 m3 Aft Thrusters - Capacity 2 -
Mud - Bollard pull 160 t Sharks Jaw -
Brine - DP - Cranes -
Dry bulk - Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 1980     Shipyard Chung Wah, HK
Previous names Salvagemen, Hispania
Comments -

 

  TYPE: UT 719-2 NAME: Anglian Princess   PHOTO: Owen Davidson
   

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 67.4 m Engines 2 x Wartsila 16V32 Workdrum pull 300 t
Breadth 15.5 m BHP 16400 Capacity 1 1500m x 76mm
DWT - kW 12060 Capacity 2 1500m x 76mm
Deck area 300 m2 For'd Thruster 2 x 800 bhp Towdrum pull 300 t
Fuel 1500 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1 1500m x 76mm
Pot water 300 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 X 800 BHP Capacity 2 -
Mud - Bollard pull 200 t Sharks Jaw -
Brine - DP - Cranes -
Dry bulk - Joystick Ulstein Tank cleaning -
Year built 2001     Shipyard Yantai Raffles
Previous names -
Comments -

 

  TYPE: UT 719-2 NAME: Anglian Sovereign   PHOTO: -
     

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 67.4 m Engines 2 x Wartsila 16V32 Workdrum pull 300 t
Breadth 15.5 m BHP 16400 Capacity 1 1500m x 76mm
DWT - kW 12060 Capacity 2 1500m x 76mm
Deck area 300 m2 For'd Thruster 2 x 800 bhp Towdrum pull 300 t
Fuel 1500 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1 1500m x 76mm
Pot water 300 m3 Aft Thrusters 1 X 800 BHP Capacity 2 -
Mud - Bollard pull 200 t Sharks Jaw -
Brine - DP - Cranes -
Dry bulk - Joystick Ulstein Tank cleaning -
Year built 2003     Shipyard Yantai Raffles
Previous names -
Comments -

 

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