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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Dutch tug (ex-Oil Randan 1993-2005, Marineco India 2005-2011) Dancing Water 2011-



Entering lock at Vlissingen, Netherlands 4 March 2015

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9065807, MMSI 246683000, ENI 9065807 and callsign PBYJ. Ex-Oil Randan renamed April 2005 and Marineco India renamed 28 February 2011. Gross tonnage 57 tons, net tonnage 18 tons, summer deadweight 40 tons and as dimensions 18,50 (over all) x 6,00 (moulded) x 2,10-2,30 (maximum) metres. Owned by K.&W. Schepenverhuur BV/Kwtrans shipping, Tollebeek, Netherlands. Shoalbuster tug. Speed around 12 knots. Bollard pull 13 tons. Built at the shipyard of Mctay marine, Bromborough, United Kingdom with yard number 111 in 1993.

German container ship Bella Schulte 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 4-3-2015

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9453365, MMSI 636092157 and callsign A8XR6. Built by Jiangsu New Yangzijang Shipbuilding, Jingjiang, China. Owned and managed by Ocean Shipmanagement, Hamburg, Germany.

Dutch fire fighting vessel annex tug (ex-Dhoce 2002-2004, Tryton 2004-2012) En Avant 10 2012-

Outer harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 4-3-2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Dordrecht, Netherlands, IMO 9264386, MMSI 246774000 and callsign PCPP. Ex-Dhoce renamed January 2004 and Tryton renamed July 2012. Built at the shipyard Astilleros Amon, Navia, Spain in 2002. Owned by Muller Zwaar Transport and managed by Muller T rederij, both of Dordrecht, Netherlands. Gross tonnage 358 tons, net tonnage 107 tons and as dimensions 30,00 (over all) x 10,00 x 4,0-4,8 (aft) metres. Bollard pull 55,0 tons.

Stranded Dutch fishing vessel VL 84 needed none support of Dutch tug Assistant according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 30 April 1917

An item reported that the stranded fishing vessel VL 84 was refloated without the assistance of the Dutch tug Assistant which was underway.

Tug Hemsoth 6 underway from Netherlands towards Germany according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 22 February 1917

An item dated Delfzijl, Netherlands 21st reported the departure of the tug Hemsoth 6 towards Emden, Germany.

Dutch tug Blankenburg salvaged Dutch cutter SCH 349 according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 31 January 1917

An item reported that the Dutch tug Blankenburg managed to release the by ice embedded Dutch motor cutter SCH 349 towing her up the Nieuwe Waterweg, Netherlands.

Dutch tug Titan assisting stranded steamship Magdalena Blumenthal off Zandvoort, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwsblad van het Noorden dated 16 July 1917

An item dated Zandvoort, Netherlands 16th reported that the Dutch tug Titan succeeded in calm weather to near the stranded steamship Magdalena Blumenthal.

Dutch tug Titan converted into steam trawler according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 20 January 1917

An item reported that the Dutch tug Titan of Ijmuiden, Netherlands which was converted into a steam trawler left Nieuwediep, Netherlands with a partly new crew on board.

Dutch steamships Achilles and Deucalion released by Turkish authorities according to the Dutch newspaper De Tribune dated 24 April 1917

An item reported that the Turkish authorities released the Dutch steamships Achilles [of 1906] and Deucalion [of 1914]which were lying in captivity at Smyrna since October when Turkey choose the side of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Their crews who lived at shore for six months returned to their ships.(1)

Note
1, Both ships were property of the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot-Maatschappij and were lost in the Second World War.

Dutch tug Oostzee towed torpedoed Norwegian supply ship Kongsli to safe place according to the Dutch newspaper De Tribune dated 24 April 1917

An item reported that the Dutch tug Oostzee managed to tow the Norwegian supply ship Kongsli up the Nieuwe Watwerg, Netherlands and grounded her safely at the signal mast. The Kongsli was torpedoed but her crew managed to keep her floating.

Dutch tug Cito sold with as homeport Gorinchem, Netherlands by according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 18 June 1917

An item dated Gorinchem, Netherlands 15th reported that the Dutch shipping N.V. Reederij Maatschappij C.A. Smits of Gorinchem was forced to sell her tug Cito lacking enough employment.

Tug Neptunus returning with crew of the steamship Turin according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 18 June 1917

An item dated Vlieland, Netherlands 15th reported that the tug Neptunes arrived in the Stortemelk, Netherlands with on board the crew of the steamship Turin. It was supposed that the latter ship sunk.

Dutch tug Elisabeth Cornelia involved in an accident underway towards Nieuw-Statenzijl, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 30 April 1917

An item reported that the Dutch tug Elisabeth Cornelia of Van Noordenne, Sliedrecht, Netherlands was involved in an accident. While underway towards Nieuw-Statenzijl towing a dredger and other dredging equipment she grounded entering the waterway towards her destination. The result was that her complete tow collided on her stern damaging her rudder and other parts of the ship. The damaged was to be repaired locally.

Dutch 4th charter Valkenburg 1725-1739

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built by Gerbrand Slegt at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1725, sold for ƒ 2600to be broken up for parts in 1739, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 143 x 40 2/11 x 16½, draught 9½-13 1/8, an armament of 52 guns and a crew numbering 280 men. Commanding officer in 1730 Herman Fredrik van Wittenhoven.

Dutch 3rd charter Utrecht 1780-1799

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on  7 July 1780, launched in 1781, captured by British in 1799, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 167½ (lower deck) x 46 9/11 x 20½, an armament of 64-68 guns and a crew numbering 450 men. Commanding officer in 1782 captain A. Braak.

Dutch 3rd charter Utrecht also called Wapen van Utrecht 1693-1710

Of the admiralty Noorderkwartier, built at Hoorn, Netherlands in 1693, wrecked in 1710, dimensions 145’ x 39¾’ x 15‘, an armament of 64 guns and a crew numbering 325 men. Commanding officers in 1696 captain Graauw. part of North Sea squadron and while part of fleet lieutenant admiral Van Almonde which sailed to the Sont and bombarded Copenhagen in 1700 captain Van Veen.

Dutch warship ship Utrecht 1633-1648

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built and bought in 1633, blown up in action at Brazil in 1648 with an armament of 28-32 guns.

Dutch 3rd charter Unie 1781-1782

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, on stocks at Amsterdam, Netherlands on  29 May 1781, wrecked in 1782, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 167½ (lower deck) x 46 8/11 x 20½ with an armament of 64-68 guns.

Dutch yacht Unie 1714-1737

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built by Jan van Rheenen at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1711 or  1714, condemned in 1737, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 76 x 21 3/11 x 8 1/11 and an armament of 6 guns.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Chinese frigate FFG 571 Yun Cheng 2009-



Maas, Rotterdam, Netherlands 26 January 2015

Part of the Escort Task Group 090 (ETG989). Type 054A frigate, called by the NATO a Jiangkai II frigate. Displacement 3.600 (standard)-4.053 (full load) tonnes and as dimensipons134,1 x 16 metres. Fitted out with a helicopter. The armament consisted of 1x32cell VLS HQ-16 Sam against submarines, 2x4C-803 anti ship/land missiles, 1-7,6cm gun, 2x3-32,4cm torpedo launchers, 2x6 Type 87 24cm anti-submarine rocket launchers and 2xType726-4 18-tube decoy rocket launchers. Launched at the Huangpu Shipyard on 8 February 2009 and commissioned on 18 January 2010.

Chinese AOR 890 supply ship Chao Hu 2012-



Maas, Rotterdam, Netherlands 26 January 2015

Improved type 903A supply ship of the Qiandaohu-class (903) designed by Zhang Wende. Launched at the shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard on 6 May 2012 and commissioned on 11 September 2013. Part of the Escort Task Group 090 (ETG989).

Dutch inland pusher tug (Joop 1981-1993, Bean 2 1993-1998, Ancor 1998-2004) Reinod 9 2004-

 7 April 2012

Netherlands-flagged, EU 2008503, MMSI 20315318 and callsign PH5617. Built at the shipyard of C.A. Engelaer, Beneden Leeuwen, Netherlands with yard number 18-11 for account of J. Daanen BV, Nijmegen, Netherlands as the Joop in 1981. Dimensions 12,56 z 6,56 x 1,50 (original)-166 (nowadays) metres and a tonnage of 21 ton. The original 2x240 hp Scana DS 1140 engines are later replaced by 2x350hp Caterpillar. Ex-Joop renamed 1993, ex- Bean 2 renamed 1998 and ex-Ancor renamed 2004.

Dutch inland pusher tug (ex-Stormvogel 1998) Jan van Hasselt sr 1953-


26 February 2011

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Urk, Netherlands, EU 2003581, MMSI 244710165 and callsign PC5964. Built by the shipyard De Amstel, Ouderkerk a/d Amstel, Netherlands for account of the Internationale Bagger&Handels Maatschappij NV, Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1953. Dimensions 21,28 x 5,28 x 2,34 metres and a tonnage of 15 ton. The original 240 hp Stork engine is now replaced by a 1.060 hp Deutz engine. In 1998 temporarily named Stormvogel.

Dutch 5th charter Teijlingen 1735-1754

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built by Charles Bentam at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1735, broken up in 1754, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 139 (lower deck) x 38 4/11 x 16 8/11, draught 7 10/11-11½, an armament of 44-48 guns and a crew numbering 220 men.

Dutch 4th charter Ter Meer 1713-1741

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built by Jan van Rheenen at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1713, sold to be broken up for parts in 1741, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 143 (prow)-145 x 38½-39½ x 15-16½, draught 8-13, an armament of 52 guns and a crew numbering 280 men.

Dutch ammunition transport Tarwacker 1691

Of the admiralty Maze, mentioned in 1691.

Dutch 7th charter Thetis 1784-1796

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, on stocks at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 6 May 1784, launched on 9 May 1785, captured by British in 1796, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 125 7/11 x 34 x 13 2/11 and an armament of 24 guns. In 1787 serving in the Dutch West Indies, captain Gerrais

Dutch 7th charter Thetis 1768-1785

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1768, condemned >1783-1785<, dimensions (Amsterdam foot) 125 7/11 x 33 7/11 x 13 2/11 and an armament of 24 guns.

Dutch tug Schiehoofd with tow underway from Netherlands towards England according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 25 July 1915

An item dated reported the departure on the 24th from the Nieuwe Waterweg by the Dutch tug Schiehoofd towards London, England while towing a lighter and another tug.(1)

Note
1. The as Ary Scheffer built at the shipyard of Boele&Slikkerveer, Netherlands with yard number 386 for account of P. van Geenen en F. Schellenbach, Dordrecht, Netherlands in 1894? She was renamed Schiehoofd in 1917 and owned by E.L. Overloop, Papendrecht. Netherlands. Still existing nowadays although since then several timer renamed and now Belgian-flagged as the Wrestler.

Dutch tug Lauwerzee underway from Netherlands towards England according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 25 July 1915

An item dated reported the departure on the 24th from the Nieuwe Waterweg by the Dutch tug Lauwerzee towards London, England.

Dutch tug Simson towed lightship to anchorage near the Doggersbank according to the Dutch newspaper Het Centrum dated 22 February 1917

An item reported that the Dutch tug Simson departed the afternoon before from the Nieuwediep, Netherlands towing a light ship was to be anchored near the Doggersbank.

Dutch tug Rozenburg arrived at Hoek van Holland, Netherlands with survivors of the Dutch tug Oostzee according to the Dutch newspaper Leeuwarder Courant dated 25 July 1917

An item dated The Hague, Netherlands 25th reported that at Hoek van Holland, Netherlands the Dutch tug Rozenburg arrived. On board was the crew of the tug Oostzee which was sunk in the North Sea by a [German] submarine.

Dutch tug Witte Zee asking for assistance according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated 25 October 1917

An item dated Ijmuiden, Netherlands 25th reported that the Dutch tug Witte Zee of Rotterdam, Netherlands signalled off Callantsoog, Netherlands to be in danger and asked for support. Other tugs were underway to assist her.

Dutch tug Oostzee and sheerleg Montevideo 488 sunk by a German submarine 30 according to the Dutch newspaper De Tribune dated 26 July 1917

An item reported that in the afternoon a day earlier at 16.30 o’clock the Dutch tug Oostzee and the sheerleg Montevideo 488 were sunk by a German submarine 30 miles North West of the Nieuwe Waterweg, Netherlands. The Oostzee departed on Tuesday with her tow towards London, England. The crews were taken on board of the Dutch lugger SCH.126 and handed over to the Dutch tug Rozenburg off the Nieuwe Waterweg which brought them to Hoek van Holland, Netherlands.

British tug Linesman with lighters underway from the Netherlands towards England according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 25 July 1915

An item dated reported the departure on the 24th from the Nieuwe Waterweg by the tug Linesman towards London, England while towing lighters. (1)

Note
1. Used between 13 March and 6 July 1915 in service of the British Admiralty. In 1917 was she owned by T. Gray&Company Limited, Hull,, England in service of the War Office Inland Water Transports Directorate Service as the HS 1 between 1915 and 1919. Finally broken up at Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1962. Completed at the shipyard of J.P. Rennoldson&Sons, South Shield, England with yard number 271 in March 1911. Dimensions 85.2’x 18.1’x 10.1’, a gross tonnage of 96 and a net tonnage of 4 tons.

Dutch tug Passe Partout II sold to company at IJmuiden, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant dated 22 February 1917

An item dated Ijmuiden, Netherlands 21st reported the sale of the Dutch tug Passe Partout II of Rotterdam, Netherlands to the N.V. Stoomsleepdienst ’Antoon Cornelia’ at Ijmuiden.

German tug Süd-Amerika 8 arrived on the Nieuwe Waterweg, Netherlands coming from IJmuiden, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant dated 12 February 1917

An item reported the arrival at the Nieuwe Waterweg on the 11th 12.30 o’clock of the German tug  Süd-Amerika 8 of Wilhelmshaven, Germany coming from Ijmuiden, Netherlands.

Dutch tug Geertje (IJM 379) sold to new owner at Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 18 November 1917

An item reported the sale of the steel built screw steam tug Geertje marked IJM 379 for ƒ 32.000 to E.O. Smidt, Rotterdam, Netherlands during an auction at Ijmuiden, Netherlands.

Dutch tug Rozenburg assisted by salvage vessel trying to salvage part of the cargo of torpedoed Dutch steamship Bestevaer according to the Dutch newspaper De Tribune dated 26 July 1917

An item reported that the Dutch tug Rozenburg of L. Smit&C’.’s Sleepdienst and the salvage vessel of the firm Van der Tak returned at Maassluis, Netherlands. They managed to salvage some casks with copper from the wreck of the torpedoed Dutch steamship Bestevaer sunk nearby the Maas lightship.

Tug West-Deutsche Lloyd 5 underway from Lobith, Netherlands towards Rotterdam, Netherland according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 14 November 1917

An item dated Lobith, Netherlands 12th reported the passing that same day of the tug West-Deutsche Lloyd 5 captain Peperkamp with a damaged engine underway to the shipyard of P. Smit Jr., Rotterdam, Netherlands for repairs

Tug Keulsche Vaart 15 passing Lobith, Netherlands with damaged screw according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 3 October 1917

An item dated Lobith, Netherlands 1st reported the passing of the tug Keulsche Vaart 15 underway to a shipyard while the screw broke when she was on the Upper Rhine [Germany] steaming.

British ship Henry Greenfell underway from England towards Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 5 February 1870

An item dated 2nd reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship Henry Greenfell captain James Penroze leaving London, England on 8 October 1869 towards Singapore.

British ship West Bury underway from Japan towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 5 February 1870

An item dated 3rd reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship West Bury captain W.S. Cook underway from Japan towards London, England.

British ship Sea Ripple underway from Singapore towards Mauritius according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 5 February 1870

An item dated 25th January reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship Sea Ripple captain Pringle leaving Singapore on the 21st towards Mauritius.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Norwegian pontoon (ex-Viking Barge 1995-2012) UR 3 2012-

Rotterdam, Netherlands 28 January 2015

Norway-flagged, homeport Kristiansand, callsign LK5665 and IMO 9088328. Gross tonnage 4.066 tons, summer deadweight 9.750 tons. Built at the shipyard Sevmask, Severodvinsk, Russia in 1995. Owned by J.J. Ugland and managed by Ugland Marine Services, both of Grimstad, Norway. Ex-Viking Barge 3 renamed December 2012.

According to the website of J..J. Ugland built at the Dalian Shipyard in 2001 as a submersible barge with a gross tonnage of 4.485, deadweight 9.040 tonnes, light ship 2.420 tonnes and a net tonnage of 1.345 tons. Dimensions 91,440 x 27,432 x 1,37 (forward light draught)-0,95 (aft light draught)/4,84 (loaded draught)/11,06 (forwards submerged draught)-11,17 (aft submerged draught) x 6,096 (depth) metres. Deck area 2.508 square metres and deck unit load 25 tonnes/square metre.

Dutch harbour tug Thamesbank 1992-

Nieuwe Waterweg off Hoek van Holland, Netherlands 31 January 2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, IMO 9060704, MMSI 245906000 and callsign PHYE. Built at the shipyard Alstom Leroux Naval, Saint Malo, France in 1992. Gross tonnage 321 tons, net tonnage 96 tons. summer deadweight 169 tons and as dimensions 30,51 (over all) x 9,70 x 5,14 (maximum) metres. Speed10 (ahead economic)-12 (ahead maximum) knots. Boallrd pull 45 tons ahead. Owned by Smit Havensleepdienst.

Norwegian research vessel Ramform Vanguard 1999-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 March 2015

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9188714, MMSI 311784000 and callsign C6TU8. Built at the Vard Langsten, Tomrefjord, Norway in 1999. Owned and managed by Wilhelmsen Shipmanagement Norway. Lysaker, Norway.

Japanese tanker Star Express 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 March 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9311000, MMSI 37604000 and callsign 3EDK9. Built at the Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard, Imabari, Japan in 2005. Owned and managed by Mitsui OSK Lines, Tokyo, Japan.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

British tug Linesman according to the Dutch newspaper transporting lighters from Netherlands towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Het Centrum dated 25 September 1917

An item reported the arrival at the Nieuwe Waterweg, Netherlands a day earlier of the tug Linesman coming from London, England. She departed the same day back to London with lighters.(1)

Note
1. Used between 13 March and 6 July 1915 in service of the British Admiralty. In 1917 was she owned by T. Gray&Company Limited, Hull,, England in service of the War Office Inland Water Transports Directorate Service as the HS 1 between 1915 and 1919. Finally broken up at Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1962. Completed at the shipyard of J.P. Rennoldson&Sons, South Shield, England with yard number 271 in March 1911. Dimensions 85.2’x 18.1’x 10.1’, a gross tonnage of 96 and a net tonnage of 4 tons.

Dutch tug Holland 7 salvaged the off Hoedekenskerke, Netherlands stranded inland vessels Elise and Eros according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 17 September 1917

An item dated Hansweert, Netherlands 14th reported that the Dutch tug Holland 7 salvaged the inland vessels [towed barges] Elise and Eros grounded on a sandbank off Hoedekenskerke, Netherlands and towed both into the harbour of Hansweert.

Dutch tug Stortemelk salvaged the at Griend grounded clipper De Twee Gezusters according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 2 September 1917

An item dated Terschelling, Netherlands 1st reported that the Dutch tug Stortemelk of the firm Doeksen salvaged the near the small islands Griend on 23 January stranded clipper De Twee Gezusters towing her into a safe anchorage at Terschelling.

Mexican crew boat Yvonne 2011-

Mexico-flagged, Isla del Carmen, IMO 9619517, reg. no. 111679, call sign XCVD3 and MMSI 345070318. Built by Breaux’s Bay Craft. Loreauville, Louisiana, USA with yard number 1740 on 19 April 2011. Gross tonnage 341 tons, net tonnage 102 tons, deadweight 411 tons and as dimensions 45,12 (rule)-52,0 (over all) x 9,02 (moulded) x 2,28 x 3,65 (height) metres. Speed 31,0 knots. Owned by Grupo Evya S.A. de S.V., Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.

Mexican offshore supply ship (ex-Tian Yi Zhi Xing 2010-2011) Don Fili 2011-

Panama or Mexico-flagged, homeport Isla del Carmen, IMO 9575905, reg.no. 081099, callsign XC-AC7 and MMSI 373053000. Built by Taizhou Hongda Ship Industry, Linhai, China with yard number HDCCS2008-02 on 25 July 2010. Gross tonnage 2.614 tons, net tonnage 784 tons, deadweight 1.309 tons, displacement 3.596 tons and as dimensions 67,0 x 16,0 x 1,71 x 6,5 (height) metres. Speed 12,0 knots. Owned and managed by Grupo Evya S.A. de S.V., Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico. Ex-Tian Yi Zhi Xing renamed December 2011.

Azerbijan passengers ships (ex-Saida 1995-2002) Caspar or Kasper 2002-

Azerbaijan-flagged, homeport Baku, IMO 8928179, reg.no. 894486, callsign 4JJP and MMSI 423154100. Built at the shipyard Gami Tamiri, Baku, Azerbaijan with yard number 602 on 30 May 1995. Gross tonnage 118 tons, net tonnage 35 tons, deadweight 9 tons, displacement 10 tons and as dimensions 25,0 (rule)-28,8 (over all) x 5,9 moulded) x 1,73 x 2,75 (height) metres. Speed 12,0 knots. Owned by the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping C.J.S.C., Baku, Azerbaijan. Ex-Saida renamed January 2002.

Irish anchor handling vessel (ex-Seaforth Commander 1975-1986, Tender Commander 1986-1991, Tala 6401 1991-2003, Med Sei 2003-2010) C.M. Italia 2010-

Kazakhstan-flagged, homeport Aktau, IMO 7404839, reg.no. 745952, callsign UNAQ and mmSI 436000159. Built at the shipyard of Brokke Marine Yachts, Lowestoft, United Kingdom with yard number 411 on 1 December 1975. Gross tonnage 1.299 tons, net tonnage 389 tons, deadweight 2.074 tons, displacement 3.218 tons and as dimensions 56,4 (rule)-64,68 (over all)  x 13,8 (moulded) x 5,88 x 6,9 (height) metres. Speed 12,0 knots. Owned by CMI Ventures Limited, Majuro, Marshall Islands. Other sources claims Caspian Mainport, Cork, Ireland. Ex-Seaforth Commander renamed 1986, Tender Commander renamed May 1991, Talal 6401 renamed August 2300 and Med Sei renamed March 2010.

Russian pusher tugs project 81 and barge project 82 2013-2015




Pusher tugs are the Cherepovetsky Metallurg (the first was laid down on 12 March 2013, launched on 20 August 2014 and to be delivered in the spring of 20150, Vega, Stal’noiy or Stalnoi (the second tug, launched on 9 September 2014) and Sirius. Built at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard for account of shipping company P. TranksCo., Moscow, Russia. On 25 February 2015 was the Vega launched, the 4th of the six to be built. In fact had the tugs to be delivered already in 2014. The building was via a leasing scheme financed by LLC Gasprombanklizing and the contract with her future owner P. TransCo LLC was signed in February 2013. Displacement 365 tonnes and dimensions 25,01m (over all) x 10 metres. The barge measured 5.200 tons and was to be pushed with a speed of 10 knots.

Japanese LPG tanker Lady Martine 1998-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 March 2015

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9172131, MMSI 565046000 and callsign 9VCS9. Built by Kanrei Shipbuilding, Sanmu, Japan in 1998. Owned and managed by Star management Associates, Tokyo, Japan.

Japanese general cargo ship Eagle Arrow 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 February 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9529592, MMSI 353414000 and callsign 3FAJ2. Built by Oshima Shipbuilding, Saikai, Japan in 2011. Owned by Daido Kaiun, Kobe, Japan and Taiyo Sangyo Trading&Marine Services, Yokohama, Japan.

German cargo ship (ex-Transporter 2006-2007, Onego Explorer 2007-2009, Hartwig Scan 2009-2013) Atlas 2013-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 March 2015

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9362815, MMSI 304985000 and callsign C2CD1. Built at the Bodewes Shipyard, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 2006. Owned and managed by Buss Reederei, Leer, Germany. Ex-Transporter renamed 8 October 2007, ex-Onego Explorer renamed 17 February 2009 and Hartwig Scan renamed 4 October 2013.

German container ship Doris Schepers 2007-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 March 2015

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport St. John’s, IMO 9404065, MMSI 305107000 and callsign V2DS2. Built at the Damen Shipyard Galati, Galati, Romania in 2007. Owned by HS Schiffahrt and managed by HS Bereedering, Haren Ems, Germany.

German containership Balthasar Schulte 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 1 March 2015

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9477510, MMSI 636092159 and callsign. Built by Jiangsu New Yangzijang Shipbuilding, Jingjiang, China in 2012. Owned and managed by Ocean Shipmanagement, Hamburg, Germany.

Dutch warship Oranjeboom 1628-1631

Of the admiralty Zealand, mentioned in 1628-1631, with an armament of 20 guns and a crew numbering 30 men.

Dutch warship Oranjeboom 1628-1631

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, mentioned in 1628-1631, with an armament of 20-22 guns, a crew numbering 75-110 men and a measurement of 120 last.

Dutch inland warship Oranjeboom 1638-

Of the admiralty Zealand, contract for building 21 August 1638, building costs 730 pond Flemish, built by Simon Been at Vlissingen, Netherlands 1638, dimensions 72 (prow)/56½ (keel) x 22 (maximum) x 7 feet, first captain Jan Jacobsen Vlieger from Vere.

Dutch uitlegger Oranjeboom 1624

Of the admiralty Noorderkwartier, built in 1624, with an armament of 6 guns and a crew numbering 33 men.

Dutch warship Oranjeboom, also called Oranje 1596-1606

Of the admiralty Maze, also called Oranje, bought in 1596, sold in 1606, qith a measurement of 150 last.

Dutch warship Oranjeboom 1621

Of the admiralty Noorderkwartier, mentioned in 1621, with a measurement of 30 last.

Dutch warship Oranjeboom 1626-1632

Of the admiralty Maze, built in 1626, last mentioned in 1632, an armament of 22-20 guns and a crew numbering 85-103 men.

Dutch warship Oranjeboom 1617-1621

Of the admiralty Noorderkwartier, mentioned in 1617-1621, an armament of 48 guns and a measurement of 250 last.

Dutch warship Oranjeboom 1615-1621

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, built 1615, last mentioned 1621, an armament of 20 guns, a crew numbering110 men and a measurement of 225-230 last.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

British seagoing dredger launched at Schiedam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Schiedamsche Courant dated Monday 25 February 1907

An item reported the launching at the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands on Saturday of the seagoing bucket dredger built for British account. Dimensions 181’x 36.6’x 14.11’ (hold). Fitted out with 2 compound steam engines with a total horsepower of 500 ihp and two boilers with a heating surface of total 1.980 square feet. With a pressure of 120 lbs. Fitted out with the necessary steam winches. Electrically lightened. Would go to her destination using her own engines.

Dredger (La Plata?) launched at Schiedam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Schiedamsche Courant dated Monday 27 January 1908

An item reported the launching at the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands on last Saturday of a seagoing bucket dredger built for foreign account. Fitted out with two screws, 2 compound steam engines with totally 520 ihp horsepower and 2 boilers with a total heating surface of 240 square metres and 8 atmosphere pressure and the necessary steam winches. Electrically lightened. Was to use her own engines to go her destination.(1)

Note
1. Yard number 338 La Plata built for Ackermans&v. Haaren?

Italian dredger Cagliari launched at Schiedam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Schiedamsche Courant dated 10 September 1909

An item reported the launching at the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands on yesterday morning of the steel made hull of a bucket dredger with press pump built for account of the Italian government. Dimensions 35,00 x 6,50 x 2,40 (hold) metres. To be fitted out with 1-150 ihp main engine for the press pump, 1-100 ihp auxiliary engine for the bucket chain and water pump, 4 steam winches, a manual operated winch and a navy boiler with a heating surface of 80 square metres and 8 atmosphere. Dredging capacity 100 cubic metres/hour from a depth of 6 metres and to press this away over a distance of 500 metres with a height of 2 metres above the water surface.  Electrically lightened. The first of two similar dredgers. (1)

Note
1. The yard numbers 372 (Cagliari) and 373 (Sassarie) built for account of the Italian Department of Public Works.

Italian dredger Sassari launched at Schiedam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Schiedamsche Courant dated 14 September 1909

An item reported the launching at the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands a day earlier of the steel made hull of the second dredger built of Italian account.

Note
1. The yard numbers 372 (Cagliari) and 373 (Sassarie) built for account of the Italian Department of Public Works.

Steam dredger Shimoh underway from Netherlands towards China according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Schiedamsche Courant dated 18 April 1910

An item reported the departure from the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands that same day of the steam dredger Shimoh towards Tientsin, China

Steam dredger Asch underway from the Netherlands towards China according to the Dutch newspaper Schiedamsche Courant dated 19 April 1910

An item reported the departure that day from the shipyard Gusto (firm A.F. Smulders), Schiedam, Netherlands by the steam dredger Asch captain Wetteren towards Tientsin, China.

Taiwanese general cargo ship Izumo 2007-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherland 26 June 2012

Panama-flagged, IMO 9414967, MMSI 352823000 and callsign 3ENU8. Built by Shitanoe Shipbuilding, Usiki, Japan in 2007. Owned by Wisdom Marine Lines and managed by Well Shipmanagement&Maritime Consultant, both of Taipei, Taiwan.

Greek reefer (ex-Chacabuco 1990-1997) Swan Chacabuco 1990-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherland 26 June 2012

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 8907876, MMSI 311665000 and callsign C6TJ6. Built at the Shin Kurushima Onishi Shipyard, Imabari, Japan in 1990. Owned and managed by Chartworld Shipping, Athens, Greece. Ex-Chacabuco renamed October 1997.

Japanese container ship Nyk Virgo 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherland 24 June 2012

Panama-flagged, IMO 9312810, MMSI 372744000 and callsign 3EKK2. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea in 2007. Owned and managed by Nyk Shimanagement, Tokyo, Japan.

German general cargo ship (ex-Baltic Steamer 2011-2013) NBP Steamer 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherland 29 June 2012 as the Baltic Steamer

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, homeport Saint John’s, IMO 9505584, MMSI 305714000 and callsign V2QMB. Ex-Baltic Steamer renamed 30 January 2013. Built by Huatai Shipbuilding, Nanjing, China in 2011. Owned and managed by Liberty One Shipmanagement, Bremen, Germany.

Dutch ro-ro- cargo ship Bothniaborg 2004-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherland 28 June 2012

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Delfzijl, Netherlands, IMO 9267728, MMSI 245656000 and callsign PBIO. Built at the Volharding Shipyard, Hoogezand, Netherlands in 2004. Owned and managed by WagenborgShipping, Delfzijl, Netherlands.

Italian ro-ro cargo ship Grande Ghana 2009-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherland 24 June 2012

Italy-flagged, homeport Palermo, Italy, IMO 9343168, MMSI 247264700 and callsign ICEZ. Built at the Uljanik Shipyard, Pula, Croatia in 2009. Owned by Inarme and managed by the Grimaldi Group, both of Naples, Italy.

Philippine oil/chemical tanker GT Star 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherland 24 June 2012

Philippines-flagged, homeport Manila, IMO 9485849, MMSI 548850000 and callsign DUDP. Built by Usuki Shipbuilding, Usuki, Japan in 2012. Owned by Sagana Shipping and managed by Victoria Shipmanagement, both of Manila, Philippines.

Japanese chemical tanker Chemstar Seven 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherland 24 June 2012

Panama-flagged, IMO 9330460, MMSI 357851000 and callsign 3EAC2. Built by Fukuoka Shipbuilding, Fukuoka, Japan. Owned and managed by Mitsui OSK Lines, Tokyo, Japan.

British tug (ex-Phoenix 1955-1968, Zeepaard 1968-2005, Zeepia 2005-2013) GPS India 2013-

10 October 2009 as the Zeepia

Built at the shipyard of Bodewes, Millingen a/d Rijn, Netherlands with yard number 498 as the Phoenix for account of L. Smit&Co.’s Internationale Sleepdienst Maatschappij NV, Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1955. United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Chatham, MMSI 235098066 and callsign 2GKA2 and EU 2309389. Dimensions 21,32 x 6,02 x 2,71 metres and 18 ton tonnage/ The 310 hp SBA 8M 528 Deutz engine is later replaced by a 675 hp 12V149 TI GM engine. Renamed Zeepaard in 1068 by W.A. van de Tak’s Bergingsbedrijf, 1971 of Smit Tak Internationale Bergingsbedrijf NV, 1983 of Maasberg BV, 1992 of Takmarine B, 2002 of Smit Transport&Heavy Lift BV, 2003 of Smit Transport Europe BV, all of Rotterdam, renamed 2005 Zeepia of GPS Marine Service BV, Schiedam, Netherlands, 2011 of GPS Marine Contractors Ltd., Chatham, England and renamed 2013 GPS India.

Dutch inland pusher tug (ex-Nosorozec S-03 1974/1975-1999, Savanna IV 1999-2014) Bonanza 2014-

Waal off Tiel, Netherlands 27 January 2009 as the Savanna IV

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Terneuzen, Netherlands and ENI 02320354. Built at the shipyard Kozielska Stocznia Rzeczna, Kozle, Poland as the Nosorozec S-03 for account of P.P. Zegluga, Szczecin, Poland in 1974/1975. Dimensions 22,20 x 11,00 x 2,00 metres/ original fitted out with 2x328 hp Wola engines, later replaced by 2x750hp Deutz SBA 16M 816 engines. Renamaed Savanna IV in 1999 and since then Netherlands owned and renamed Bonanza in 2014.

Dutch inland tug (ex-? 1931-1956, Ina 1956) Amstelstroom 1956-

IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands 3 July 2009

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Amsterdam,  and EU 3051380. Built in 1931. Dimensions 10,80 x 2.79 x 1,48 metres. Fitted out nowadays with 1-120 hp Detroit Diesel. Ex-Ina 1956.

Dutch inland tug (ex-Waalhaven 1941-1987) Yska 1987-

IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands 3 July 2009

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Amsterdam, , EU 2308320, MMSI 244700541 and callsign PE8064. Built at the shipyard of De Vries Lentsch, Alphen a/d Rijn, Netherlands for account of P. Smit Jr. Stoomsleepdienst N.V., Rotterdam, Netherlands as the Waalhaven in 1941/ Renamed Yska in 1987. Dimensions 16,00 x 3,90 x 1,60 metres and a tonnage of 5 ton. Original fitted out with a 80hp Kromhout engine later replaced hy a 260hp DAF engine.

British ship Ravensburne underway from Japan towards USA according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 8 January 1870

An item dated 27th reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship Ravensburne captain J. Cooper leaving Hiogo, Japan on 5 December 1869 bound for New York, USA.

British ship Medina underway from Hong Kong towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 8 January 1870

An item dated 7th reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship Medina captain Le Teuvre leaving Hong Kong on 24 December 1869 bound for London, England.

British ship Manuelita underway from England towards China according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 28 February 1870

An item dated 26th reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship Manuelita captain John Tindley leaving London, England on 30 November 1869 towards Whampoo, China.

British ship Lochleven Castle underway from Scotland towards Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 28 February 1870

An item dated 26th reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship Lochleven Castle captain Tramt leaving Glasgow, Scotland on 30 November 1869 towards Singapore.

German warship Nautilis underway from Dutch East Indies towards Australia according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 23 September 1879

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 23rd reported the departure of the German warship Nautilus captain Chüden towards Sydney, Australia

German armoured frigate Deutschland built in England nearly completed according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 28 September 1875

An item reported that the German armoured frigate Deutschland built at the shipyard of Samuda Brothers. London, England was nearly completed. The armour was 10” thick, the draught 24,5 feet, the horsepower 8.000 hp, rigged like a ship of the line 2nd class and with a crew numbering 600 men. Despite she was designed as a battery ship were her two-26cm guns at the front able to fire straight forward. The 2-26 cm guns at the aft were not able to fire straight ahead but just 150 degrees out of the centreline.

French ironclad la Couronne in haste fitted out for active service according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch handelsblad dated 23 May 1868

An item reported that the French armoured frigate la Couronne was in all haste fitted out to depart for the roads on 15th or 20th April and from there to join the Mediterranean Squadron just like the armoured frigate Provence. The frigate Panama was – according to rumours - fitted out to transport for the coaches, horses and part of the followers of the empress for the journey of her and her son towards Rome, Italy. The imperial steam yacht La Reine Hortense departed on 15 April from Cherbourg, France towards Toulon, France. The imperial yacht Jerome Napoleon arrived at Marseille, France coming from Le Havre, France to transport prince Napoleon and his spouse towards Italy.

Friday, 27 February 2015

French navy ordered building of an armoured frigate according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 14 September 1858

An item referred to the Parisian newspaper Constitutionnel that recently the navy at Cherbourg was ordered to built an armoured frigate armoured with iron made plates with a thickness of 10”-12”. The drawings already arrived. She had to have enough horsepower to be competitive with the fastest sailing ships. To be armed with 30 rifled guns with a far range. Next year was to start with a similar frigate. Also was stated that the disarmed ship of the line Jena lying at Cherbourg on short notice was to converted on a slip into a screw steamship and with iron to be planked just like the floating batteries.

British ship Campana underway from Hong Kong towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 2 February 1870

An item dated 26th January reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship Campana captain Jennete leaving Hong Kong on the 14th towards Liverpool, England.

British ship Diamond underway from China towards England according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 5 February 1870

An item dated 3rd reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship Diamond captain M. Rose leaving Foochow, China on 17th January towards Falmouth, England.

British ship Carl underway from Australia towards Singapore according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 5 February 1870

An item dated 3rd reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship Carl captain Thom. Lockyer leaving Melbourne, Australia on 25 December 1869 towards Singapore.

British ship G.H. Peaker underway from Hong Kong towards Australia. according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode 7 February 1870

An item dated 5th reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship G.H. Peaker captain G. Greime leaving Hong Kong on 23rd January towards Melbourne, Australia.

British ship Staffa underway from Singapore England. according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode 7 February 1870

An item dated 4th reported the passing of the Sunda Strait by the British ship Staffa leaving Singapore on 28th January towards London, England.

Taiwanese bulk carrier Stamina SW 2012-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 February 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9603598, MMSI 373766000 and callsign H9JI. Built by Kitanihon, Shipbuilding, Hachinohe, Japan in 2012. Owned and managed by Shih Wei Navigation, Taipei, Taiwan.

Dutch inland tug (ex-Marius 1972-1996) Coby 1996-

Waal off Tiel, Netherlands 4 June 2009

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Urk, ENI 2311279, MMSI 44730106 and callsign PF8660. Dimensions 21,30 x 5,85 x 2,50 metres. Horsepower original 510 hp, nowadays 860 hp. Built as the Marius at the shipyard of Gebr. Paans, Moerdijk, Netherlands with yard number 237 for account of Adriaan Korren Sleepdienst NV, Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1962.

Greek tanker Agisilaos 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 February 2015

Marshall Islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9315745, MMSI 538002655 and callsign V7KO7. Built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Ulsan, South Korea in 2006. Owned and managed by Capital Shipmanagement, Athens, Greece.

Norwegian tug (ex-Johanna 1976-1982, Cornelie Wessels 1982-1986, Flying Osprey 1986-2005) Boa Sund 2005-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 26 February 2015

St. Vincent&Grenadines-flagged (reported in 2015), IMO 7500798, MMSI 3753780000 and callsign J8B4463. Gross tonnage 243 tons, net tonnage 72 tons, summer deadweight 189 tons and as dimensions 28,61 (over all) x 10,0 x 5,3 x 5,7 (depth maximum) metres. Ex-Johanna renamed 5 November 1982, Cornelie Wessels renamed 12 June 1986 and Flying Osprey renamed February 2005. Bollard pull 36 (continuous)-38 (maximum) tonnes. Horsepower 2.350 hp. Speed 10 (service)-12 (maximum) knots. Built at the Mutzfeldtwerft Nord, Cuxhaven, Germany in 1976. Mentioned on the website of Boa Offshore AS, owned and managed by Trond A. Kittilsen Shipping A, Norway, Panama-flagged with callsign HO3844.

Chinese bulk carrier Yong Huan 2000-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 February 2015

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9236169, MMSI 4677820000 and callsign VRWS2. Built by the Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, Shanghai, China in 2000. Owned and managed by COSCO HK Shipping, Hong Kong, China.

Dutch inland tug (Jo 1952-1953, Christina 1953-1954, Hendrik 1954-1959, Ahou 1959-1960) Anjabé 1960-

31 May 2008

Netherlands-flagged, MMSI 244260845, callsign PC4801 and ENI 02001857. Tonnage 3 ton and as dimensions 13,50 x 3,65 x 1,65 metres. Fitted out with 1-116hp Deutz engine. Built at the shipyard Van De Beldt, Westgrafdijk with yard number 384 as the Jo for account of C.&A. Vonk, Naarden, Netherlands in 1942/ Renamed Christina in 1953, Hendrik renamed in 1954, renamed Ahoy in 1959 and renamed Anjabé in 1960.

Dutch inland tug (ex-Cor 1910-1957, Piet Hein 1957-1984, Irma II 1984-1993, Piet Hein 1993-2014) Julia (1910) 2014-

14 May 2008 as the Piet Hein

Netherlands-flagged and ENI 2305832. As the Cor in 1950-1957 in service of the Gravenhaagsche Sleepreederij, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dimensions 16,15 x 3,87 x 1,96 metres/ Original fitted out with 1-75hp steam engine, later replaced by 1-72 hip D 342 TA Caterpillar. Built at the shipyard of Boele, Bolnes, Netherlands as the Cor for account of G. van Herk&Co., Rotterdam in 1910.

Dutch inland tug (Spes 1937-?, Johnny 1953-1966) Dora ) 1966-

25 June 2009

Netherlands-flagged and ENI 2203091. Built at the shipyard of Bijlsma&Zn., Wartena, Netherlands as the Spes in 1937.Sunk during the Secon World War, salvaged and in 1952 as the Johnny decommissioned. Renamed Dora in 1966. Dimensions 14,00 x 3,33 x 1,43 metres and 5 tons tonnage. The original 70hp Brons engine is later replaced by 1-155 hp Scania Vabis engine.