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mattycoops43
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PostSubject: Tugs where I work   Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:34 pm

Hi there.

After giving up my business last year, I am now working at International Timber on Newport Docks again (I worked there for several years in the past). I find it fascinating working on the dockside, although I don't work for the docks themselves, I do see all the ships and equipment being used.

We have a pair of tugs that are berthed right by out timber stand, HT Cutlass, and HT Scimitar. I think they are quite attractive tugs, even though they are pretty unkempt.

Here is one of them, with a different tug that has turned up recently, called svitzer



Hope this works, I have not posted images before!

A couple of other shots from around the site.





I would quite like to do a model of one of our tugs, does anyone make a kit or part kit? or even something that could be modified. I thought about MMB's tug, but I think the hull is too different above the waterline.

Matt
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PostSubject: Re: Tugs where I work   Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:34 pm

Very interesting Matt. I've lived in Newport 44 years and haven't set foot on the docks yet !!

Must go down and have a look.

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PostSubject: Re: Tugs where I work   Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:52 am

Kenny, That is a shocking admission for a man of your model boating history. Have a chat with your good lady and get down there, sharpish my man!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Tugs where I work   Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:25 am

I don't even know the way in. Sad It's always been a guarded gate system as seen from the main road
and you cannot see any evidence of shipping at all.

I will make a concerted try and see what's around.

cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Tugs where I work   Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:51 pm

It is gated, but I am sure they will let you in if you explain what you want to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Tugs where I work   Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:25 pm

Must go down. After all, it's where my wood comes from. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Tugs where I work   Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:04 pm

Bit of a rubbish pic, took it this morning and it was a bit miserable, but this is why I like these tugs, the sterns have a really nice shape, vertical rubber strips, and I just find them appealing, I guess it's the simplicity of design I like.

Any problems getting access, I will happily take you down for a mooch, there's not a huge amount down there, but we get interesting bulk cargo ships from time to time. I work by the north dock which is the smallest, but in the main part we get ships that have 6 or 8 deck mounted cranes, no idea of tonnage. You can't obviously go anywhere you like as a lot of it is company births, but there are places where you can go without being in the way.

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