Four salvage tugs stationed around the coast of the UK for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency have a new owner

Four salvage tugs stationed around the coast of the UK for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency have a new owner. Britain’s oldest tug and barge company, JP Knight, has taken control of Lowestoft-based Klyne Tugs which has provided Emergency Towing Vessels (ETVs) to the MCA since 1999.

The JP Knight Group will operate Klyne Tugs as an entirely autonomous subsidiary, and will continue to supply ETVs at Dover, Falmouth, Stornoway and Lerwick until 2011. Peter Cardy, Chief Executive of the MCA, said there would be plenty of opportunity to build on the exceptional service with the combined resources of JP Knight and Klyne.

“The MCA looks forward to working with the new arrangements which will continue to provide four Emergency Towing Vessels at strategic locations in UK waters,” he said.