This week Suncrest (ex Sun XXIII) was made ready for her tow to her new home at Trinity Buoy Wharf. One of the issues that had to be rectified prior to the tow was the rudder being stuck to port. Richard set to work topping up the hydraulic steering with oil and after a few hours of tinker the rudder was back to midships once again.
On 20th February 2020 – SUNCREST departed the General Marine yard at Silvertown to be towed the short distance to her new berth in the mouth of Bow Creek at Trinity Buoy Wharf by Thames Workboat services JESSIE and ROSE STEEL
None of this could have been done without the patience and support of Peter Duggan (General Marine) and enthusiasm and drive of Eric Reynolds and Richard Albanese keen to see the tug saved for the future and become part of the Trinity Buoy Wharf collection and plans for a future museum in the Royal Docks.
Also a mention must go to the great towing skills of Thames Workboat Services on the day.