On Wednesday afternoon vintage tug Golden Cross was towed out of the rocky inlet at Shepherds Point where she had drifted to the previous day. After being lashed to Serco tug SD Resourceful in the middle of Loch Long and accompanied by an MOD police boat and RIB police launch, the vessel continued to …
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Video of the refloating of the Golden Cross on Wednesday 29 August.
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Related to the Golden Cross mooring incident reported earlier this week, we received the following email for publication from Mr. D. Symon which is reproduced here with his permission. Just a short note to let people know the facts about the mooring of the Golden Cross. The tug did not break or wear through her …
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After some thirty six hours marooned on a LochLong sandbank and with a little help from the Ben-Crom, the Golden Cross was finally reunited with her mooring early this afternoon. More photographs and video of the operation to follow.
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As the tugboat Golden Cross remains stuck on an Ardentinny sandbank this morning, video has emerged of the vessel drifting from its mooring early on Monday morning. The clip from the LochLongCam.com webcam shows the vessel passing the beach opposite the Outdoor Centre at 5.41am.
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