New £6m boats unveiled on Forth

Two new boats have been introduced to the working fleet on the Forth.
Two new boats have been introduced to the working fleet on the Forth.
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Two new vessels worth a total of £6 million have been introduced to the fleet working on the River Forth.

A powerful Sanmar tug and a state-of-the-art pilot boat from Holyhead Marine have been today unveiled by Forth Ports at a naming ceremony at Leith Cruise Terminal. The tug was named ‘Craigleith’ by Janice Hammond and the new pilot boat was named ‘Forth Puma’ by Marion Long, to follow the traditional of women naming a marine vessel.

Stuart Wallace, chief operating officer for the Forth Ports Group, said: “This is part of our ongoing investment programme which sees us invest to support the key Scottish industries ranging from oil and gas and chemicals to agriculture and tourism.

“It is really satisfying to see this type of modern equipment being deployed here on the Forth and the enthusiasm which our employees are developing new skills on this type of equipment.”