Question for you boaters

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  1. Bittern

    Bittern Established Member

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    Using the AIS ap on my iphone, I have been watching Burntisland port. Now, there's a ship there called "Forth Hunter" and AIS lists it as type "Railway bridge". Presumably it's in connection to the Forth bridge. Anyone know what it does?

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    I have it as it's destination being 'RAILWAY BRIDGE', with the type being listed as 'Other'.

    It's listed elsewhere as an Anchor Handling Tug.
    I'd assume it's something to do with the Hound Point terminal which is near the Forth Bridge.
     
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    It's an anchor handling tug with Bollard Pull of 35t

    http://www.briggsmarine.com/marine/vessel-charter/tug/forth-hunter/

    Destination "Railway Bridge" will be where its sheduled to go to pickup its next tow - oil tankers coming into Hound Point tend to pick up their tugs in the vicinity of the Forth Bridge before turning and docking.
     
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    You can get that as an Ap on your Phone? It used to be available online but they made it industry-only. is it publicly available now, then?
     
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    IIRC there are several Apps. I use MarineTraffic on my Android devices.
     
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