Red Lion Marine is pleased to announce that we have established a base at Port Clarence Logistics on the River Tees. The new site will give a strategic mooring for our vessels with direct, unrestricted access to the Port and Tees Bay, including the use of quayside storage for our equipment. Through installation of tidal moorings and ladder access, we now have a purposely developed quayside designed to accommodate smaller crafts inside a Harbour that is primarily dominated by larger shipping. Port Clarence Offshore Base compromises of a 50 acre multi use facility across 3 Quaysides which are utilised by a host of companies which Red Lion Marine is proud to join.
We’re happy to declare that our first workboat conversion is officially completed! Red Lion Marine has successfully spent the last 6 months refitting our ex Pilotage Vessel ‘Osprey’ which included a number of works compromising of a new crew mess & galley, upgraded navigation suite, renewed wheelhouse internals and a hull sand blast with subsequent remedial works. A vessel with a new lease of life deserves a new name to which the Osprey will now be called ‘RLM Luff Way’, named after a local safe passage between the scars at Redcar.
Director Nathan said: “I’m proud to welcome the completed vessel into the Red Lion ranks as our primary work boat. This vessel is a prime craft for safety and standby work on a river that is boasting with potential. The addition of facilities onboard means our crew can remain comfortable and alert throughout the duration of the shift, increasing the service to our prospective clients. Furthermore the conversion works have been completed both by the RLM team and local contractors, keeping local businesses in work during this difficult climate, a good job all round.”
A Change Of Course For Red Lion
At the start of 2020 RLM opted to expand the company horizons by returning to its roots in the small craft and workboat market. As a result our first vessel was brought into the company in the form of a retired Pilot Cutter, the ‘Osprey’. Built to serve Liverpool Pilotage Service before supplying drilling rigs off Great Yarmouth, Osprey's career finally came to an end on the Thames.
RLM took the opportunity in February to purchase the vessel and relocate her to the Teesport for a full refit, ready to start work later in the year. In March RLM added a further asset to the fleet in the form of a 5.8m Tornado rib which will support our larger craft on future work scopes, giving a diverse a multi functional range of vessel class.