Once a ship had been built and launched she then had to be out-fitted, and then complete sea trials
before being handed over to her new owners, in the case of a ship for the Royal Navy this meant she also had to be commissioned as fit for purpose, once commissioned she was then considered ready for action and would take her place in the fleet.
His Majesty's Rescue Tug MEDIATOR was the fifth such "Bustler Class" tug to be built and launched from the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb.
MEDIATOR spent her time based at Malta from 1959 manned by a Royal Navy crew until returning to Plymouth in 1964
In 1965 she was sold to Tsavliris (Salvage and Towage) Ltd. Piraeus, Greece and renamed NISOS ZAKYNTHOS. 1975 resold to Maritime Commercial Enterprises Ltd.
We try here to give as full an account of her history as time and research permits, if you know of missing info
or you have any photographs of her, then please get in touch and we shall update her story as we go along.