Feature, Freight News, Sea

Tug crews get the bird

[ December 23, 2019   //   ]

There’s no escaping the Christmas Turkey, even when you’re tossing around in the middle of a river on the 25th.

Forth Ports has ensured that the crew manning the Craigleith tug on the River Forth on Christmas Day don’t miss out on the 500 birds it distributes to its Scottish port teams, making a special delivery by pilot boat.

A three-strong crew will be on the Craigleith will over the festive period moored close to the Braefoot Gas terminal, east of the Forth Bridge, to ensure the safety and smooth transit of ships and to respond to any fire or pollution emergencies.

Asked about the cooking facilities on board the Craigleith, Forth Ports spokeswoman Debbie Johnston said: “It’s got a bigger kitchen than my one in the house and they are all great cooks.”

Each year, Forth Ports gives each of its employees a fresh turkey in the ports of Dundee, Rosyth, Grangemouth, Burntisland, Methil and Leith, along with the teams working on the Forth and Tay Estuaries.

Forth Ports:
L/R Ben Greenshields (skipper of The Craig Leith) and Theo Currie (Towage Manager)
Pic Peter Devlin