'RFA Black Rover' Alfred basin 13th March 2017
After over a year laid up at Birkenhead docks, the veteran small fleet tanker RFA Black Rover (1973) is seen ready to be towed away to Portsmouth probably for disposal. Smit tugs in attendance were Barbados, Waterloo & Sandon. 'MTS Vanquish' has the job of the dead tow through the Irish Sea 13/03/17. Sister 'Gold Rover' was also paid off recently at Portsmouth after 43 years service.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/7.1 @ 32 mm, 1/250, ISO 500, No Flash
John Eyres © Manchester Ship Canal & Mersey