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Saturday, 1 February 2020

Romanian tug annex salvage vessel Voinicul 1966-


Call sign YQAE and IMO 7623746. By 1981 owned by the Administratia Fluvial e Dunarii with as homeport Galatz, Romania. Other sources claiming she was owned by Navrom Roumanian Maritime, Bucharest. Gross tonnage 829 tons and as dimensions 47.17 (between perpendiculars)-52,30 (over all) x 11.03 x 5,82 (moulded) x 4,609 metres. Ice strengthened. Two oil fuelled 6 cylinders USA engines. Speed 14 knots. Built by Santierul Nava; Oltenits, Oltenitsa. 

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Greek crude oil tanker Alpine Penelope 2008-

Schelde off Vlissingen Netherlands 18 October 2013

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9379301, MMSI 636013410 and call sign A8MS6. Gross tonnage 41.696 tons, summer deadweight 74.471 tons and as dimensions 228 x 32 x 9,5 metres. Built in May 2008 by Sungdong Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Tongyoung, South Korea. Owned and managed by Oceangold Tankers Incorporation, Athens, Greece.

Colombian privateers off the Spanish coast according to the Nederlandsche Staatscourant dated 25 October 1825

Cadiz, 15 September 1825. The Colombian privateers still harassed the Spanish coasts. Yesterday evening reported the Spanish goelette Carenen that she while 9 miles away from Cape Sines was visited by a Colombian privateer taken away everything while 20 men came on board which were part of the crews of two Spanish ships earlier captured.

Movements of the Turkish navy in February-March 1822 according to the Dutch newspaper Goessche Courant dated 18 February 1822

The Turkish fleet which was to depart within short time was strengthened with 2-3 deckers and some other warships and was transport 10.000-12.000 soldiers towards Morea. The fleet was commanded by Cara Ali Scaan?

The Turkish and Egyptian navies in 1837 according to the Dutch newspaper Vlissingse Courant dated Edition dated 9 March 1837

In Syria was every man suitable for service in the army of navy dragged away by Egypt.

New tankers for the Eagle Oil Transport Company according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad morning edition dated 27 February 1920

The correspondent at London reported that instead of British shipyards the orders for building 4 tankers for account of the Eagle Oil Transport Company with a value of 7,000,000 went to American shipbuilders.

Finnish training ship Hakuni


Rauma, Finland, July/August 2017

Training vessel for local maritime school. 

Tug Falke towed ship Hooghammen towards Emshorn, Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 27 April 1905

An item dated Cuxhaven, Germany 19th reported that the tug Falke pumped out the water of the Hooghammen when this last ship was towed into the harbour. In the meantime was the Hooghammen examined and according to the experts could she continue her voyage when supported by a tug towards Emshorn, Germany. On the 20the departed she while towed by the tug Falke.

Belgian tug Goliath lying with disabled screw off Saaftinge, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 12 January 1905

An item dated Hansweert, Netherlands 9th exported that the Belgian tug Goliath of the firm Gerling coming from Antwerp, Belgium while towing ships was lying anchored off Saaftinge with a disabled screw caused by a steel wire.

Tug Delianna returned from Lobith, Netherlands with disabled screw towards Rotterdam, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag dated 11 July 1905

An item dated Lobith, Netherlands 7th reported the arrival the evening before of the tug Delianna captain Van Loon with a disabled screw. She was now obliged to go for repair towards Dordrecht, Netherlands or Rotterdam, Netherlands accompanied by the tug Crescendo 2.

Dutch tug Risico executing her trials according to the Dutch newspaper Het nieuws van den dag dated 21 August 1905

An item reported that the day before the tug Risico executed her trial. She was built at the shipyard of the firm Berg&Huishof [Berg en Hulshof]. She was the 10th tug commissioned. A few years earlier was hardly enough work for two tugs at Delfzijl, Netherlands.

German containership MSC Ilona 2001-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 July 2012

Germany-flagged, homeport Hamburg, Germany, IMO 9225641, MMSI 211378800 and call sign DARU. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea in 2001. Owned by Conti Holding, Munchen and managed by NSB Niederelbe, Buxtehude, Germany.

Tug Progess sunk off Opijnen, Netherlands caused by a collision according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 10 August 1905

An item reported that on the river Waal off Opijnen, Netherlands the downstream going tug Progres collided with the upstream going cargo vessel Egam. The tug was rammed in her engine room and sunk immediately when on board of the Egam the rudder did not work properly. The crew of the tug saved their lives while going on board of the Egam. One of the four boats towed by the Progres was also heavily damaged but saved by continuous pumping. The tug herself was lying in the middle of the waterway.

Dutch tug Kinderdijk towed fishery vessel Sch. 49 into the harbour of Scheveningen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf dated Tuesday 3 October 1905

An item reported that on Sunday afternoon the Dutch lugger bom Sch. 439 at high tide by the Dutch tug Kinderdijk was towed into the harbour when suddenly the towing line with the tug inside and the lugger outside the quays. With luck did the lugger not change her course and she was safely brought into the harbour.

Tug Leda with lighter underway from Dortmund, Germany towards Groningen, Netherlands according to the Dutch newspaper Algemeen Handelsblad dated 1 December 1905

An item dated Delfzijl, Netherlands 30th November reported the arrival of the tug Leda towing the lighter Munster underway from Dortmund, Germany towards Groningen, Netherlands.

Monday, 20 January 2020

French inland cargo ship (ex-Scheldekade 1962-1981, Donau 1981-1988, Doubs 1988-2004, Sequina 2004-2007, Viator 2007-2014) Cervantes 2014-

Gent, Belgium 11 September 2016

Belgium-flagged, ENI 2320484, EU 3150403, MMSI 205551490 and call sign PE3733. Built by Jos Boel&Zn., Temse, Belgium with yard number 1399 for account of Handel&Transport Mij de Beijer BV, Arnhem, Netherlands, between 1973-1992 Swiss property, 1992-2014 again Dutch and since 2014 owned by Favella, Férin, France. 

The barges of the Polish Oder Navigation Company according to a CIA report dated 22 November 1950

An item reported that the Polish Oder Navigation Company possessed over around 1.200 barges with a cargo capacity of 100-900 tons to be used, almost all as German reparations acquired after the Second World War ended. At the moment of the report were around 500 barges or under repair or needing repairs. At Kozle, Wroclaw and Szczecin were repair facilities for barges and tugs. For newbuilding were 19 shipyards along the river Oder dividd over Kozle (3), Szczecin (30, Wroclaw (4), Malnia (1), Rogi (1), Dobrzen/Döbern (1), Brzeg (1), Katowice (1), Malczyce (1), Glogow (1) and Nowa Sol (1). Each barge was numbered between the 100-1300 to which the words Odra-Kzle or the letter Z (of Zeglga=navigation) was added, painted in white on a red background on each side near the bow.

The size of the barge crews depended on the cargo capacity, 100-300 tons 2 men, 300-600 tons 3 men and above 600 tons 4 men. All crew members were Polish, the many Silesian German sailors were all replaced. It was not allowed to go ashore between Krosno and Gryfine. Border controls were to prevent illegal border crossings and the barges were not allowed to enter the Soviet zone in Germany.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R006200770012-0

The Czech barges and tugs active on the Oder river according to a CIA report dated 22 November 1950

An item reported that the Czechoslovakian Oder Navigation Company (CSPO) operated around 100 barges of 350-900 tons cargo capacity and 21 tugs with a horsepower of 200-750hp on the Oder. The tugs were divided over 3 stations, namely Kozle (10), Wroclaw (6) and Szczecin (5) in Poland. The Czech and the Polish vessels were part of a common pool. Czech barges and tugs could be identified by a combination of the letters CSPO and four digit numbers for the barges and the ships name for the tugs, painted in black on a white background. Furthermore was on the funnel (s) of the tugs a red stripe and one blue star painted. There were no longer German sailors employed on the Czech Oder River Fleet in contrary to the Elbe River Fleet.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R006200770012-0

The cargoes of the Polish and Czech barges active on the Oder river according to a CIA report dated 22 November 1950

An item reported that the Polish and Czech barges active on the Oder were mainly used for transporting downstream coal and coke from Kozle to Szczecin used there by the plants or exported. The coal and coke was transported by rail from the Upper Silesian mines to Kozle. Upstream was Swedish iron ore for the foundries and smelters at Katowice, Czechoslovakia transported.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R006200770012-0

Dutch inland cargo ship (ex-Kardia 1964-1976, Van Uden 21 1976-1999, Adrianus M 1999-2003) Bingo 2003-

Gent, Belgium 10 September 2016

Netherlands-flagged, ENI 02311861 and call sign PD3179. Built by Gebr. Sander, Delfzijl, Netherlands with yard number 226 in 1964.

American tug Bessie B (1947) in 1966

Active on the Great Lakes system. Operated by The Wohlleb-Socie Company. Homeport Toledo, Ohio. Built in 1947. Steel made. Welded. Net register tonnage 20 tons. Dimensions 52.3 x 13.9 x 5.5 and as highest fixed steel above water 10 feet. Horsepower 500 hp.

Source
Corps of Engineers US Army. Transportation Lines on the Great Lakes System 1966. Transportation series 3.

American diesel pusher tug Melvin L. (1941) in 1966

Active on the Great Lakes system. Operated by Operated by Zenith Dredge Co.
Homeport Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Built in 1941. Steel made. Welded. Net register tonnage 7 tons. Dimensions 36.2 x 9.9 x 2.5 feet and as highest fixed point above water (=pole) 13 feet. Horsepower 135 hp.

Source
Corps of Engineers US Army. Transportation Lines on the Great Lakes System 1966. Transportation series 3.