New home for trawler

Former Aberdeen trawler 'Scottish King' pictured being towed out of Hartlepool Marina to a site on the River Tees. Picture by Tom Collins.
Former Aberdeen trawler 'Scottish King' pictured being towed out of Hartlepool Marina to a site on the River Tees. Picture by Tom Collins.
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A 300-TONNE former fishing trawler cut an impressive sight as it was towed out of Hartlepool marina.

The former Aberdeen trawler Scottish King left the town which has been its home for around 10 years.

During that time the vessel has been part converted into a house boat.

It was towed down to the River Tees to a yard at Haverton Hill by two workboats called Jade-M and Carole-A.

The three-hour operation was undertaken by Cook Marine.

Managing director Mike Cook said: “The owners asked me to tow it up. They don’t know what they are going to do with it yet.

“It was quite a task to get out of the marina but it all went quite well.

“We had a bit of a carry on with the water depth at Haverton Hill but everything went reasonably well.”