Rix Merlin seen here entering the Port of Tyne (North East England) on 11th May 2007. Photographed from North Shields Fishquay.
Inbound from Immingham to refuel the CGG Venturer which is undergoing a refit at A&P's Hebburn Yard.
At one time there would have been bunkering barges on the Tyne, but alas no more!
Owned by J. R. Rix & Sons Limited - see:
Details: Oil Products Tanker
Size: 53m x 8m x 3.3m
Built: 2005-11 Hepworth Shipyard Ltd. - Paull Yard/hull No.: 159
Hull Type:Double Hull (Marpol); Hull Material:Steel; Hull Connections:Welded; Decks:1 dk
6 Steel (Unspecified) Port Cargo Tank(s), 6 Steel (Unspecified) Starboard Cargo Tank(s)
1 oil engine reduction geared to screw shaft driving 1 FP propeller
Total Power: Mcr 480kW (653hp)
Design: Cummins, Engine Builder: Cummins Engine Co. Inc. - U.S.A.
1 x KTA-19-M, 4 Stroke, Single Acting, In-Line (Vertical)
6 Cy. 159 x 159, Mcr: 480 kW (653 hp) at 1800 rpm
Thrusters: 1 Thwart. FP thruster (f)