MTS Vengeance Tug in the Jetfoil Basin, Western Docks, Dover Harbour, Kent, UK

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John Latter on August 17, 2010

The MTS Vengeance tug in the Jetfoil Basin of the Western Docks at 5.41 am, Tuesday, 17th of August 2010.

The tug arrived in Dover Harbour yesterday morning (16th of August) from Falmouth towing the Haven Seaway Mono-hull Jack Up Barge.

The Haven Seaway joins the Haven Seafield Flat Top Barge in assisting the Waasland Sea Barge and the Gaverland Sea Barge (both owned by Herbosch Kiere Marine Contractors) in removing the wreck of the Spanish Prince (see wreck site and sonar image photos), a blockship scuttled in early 1915 during the First World War.

The MTS Vengeance (ex-Fairplay X and Lady Sybil) is owned by Marine and Towage Services, an independently owned company providing a wide range of marine services from towage and civil engineering support to pilotage and shipping agency. The MTS Vengeance is described as :

Heavy build, strong coastal sea going twin screw 30 ton bollard pull tug, many uses including civil engineering project support, proven record for sea towage in all conditions. Tug equipped with push bow, open stern, wood protected clear working deck and deck crane.

MTS Vengeance details (1):

Ship Type: Tug

Year Built: 1988

Length x Breadth: 24 m X 7 m

DeadWeight: 89 t

Speed recorded (Max / Average): 5.4 / 5.4 knots

Flag: United Kingdom (UK)

Call Sign: MTCK2

IMO: 8616269

MMSI: 235056099

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(1) Marinetraffic entry for MTS Vengeance; also see MTS Vengeance Full Specification

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John Latter on January 30, 2013

The Haven Seaway Mono-hull Jack Up Barge only stopped overnight and didn't appear to have anything to do with the Spanish Prince blockship removal.

John Latter on January 30, 2013

When in range of AIS, the vessel's current position is shown at:

MTS Vengeance Tug

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is an automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships and AIS Base stations. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 17, 2010
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/08/17 05:41:15
    • Exposure: 0.250s (1/4)
    • Focal Length: 0.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash