A Tough Little Boat
Smit is one of the two major towing companies operating on the River Mersey, the other being Svitzer. The Smit Donau is seen here returning to Birkenhead docks after helping move the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Orangeleaf to Cammell Lairds Ship Repairers for refitting.
I may have said this before but tugboats are one of my favourite vessels. small tough and strong, a bit like the Dwarves in the lord of the Rings, they work hard on the river and they do seem to be enjoying themselves.
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