ABP Barrow has held a naming ceremony at the Port of Barrow for its newest survey vessel, the Christine H.
ABP’s new vessel takes her name from ABP Barrow colleague, Christine Holmes, who passed away in July 2017. The team at the Port of Barrow felt it would be a fitting tribute to Christine to name the vessel after her and continue her long association with the port, ABP said.
Short Sea Ports director, Andrew Harston, said: “Remembering the contribution made by our colleague Christine is important, as she has helped grow our success and support the local economy.
“We hope that by naming this new survey vessel after Christine, it will help secure her legacy, as it will be working across all of our ports and beyond. We are also grateful to boat builders, Cheetah Marine, and hydrographic equipment manufacturer Teledyne Reson, for working with us on this project. The Christine H includes the latest high resolution, multi-beam survey technology, which will allow it to operate more efficiently.”
ABP’s Port of Barrow, together with Garston, Silloth and Fleetwood is part of the North West division of ABP, and together they contribute £550 million to the UK economy.