Saturday, 11 March 2017

Ghanaian tug (ex-Karet 1966-1983, Afon Goch 1983-1991, Elene B 1991-1997, Sandsfoot Castle 1997-2003, Pioneer 2002-2016) Marie 2016-

Stellendam, Netherlands 11 March 2017

Togo-flagged, homeport Lomé. IMO 6705250 and owned by Ozark Commodities Ltd., Accra, Ghana. As Karet owned by Curacaosche Scheepvaart Maatschappij NV., Willemstand, Netherlands Antilles and managed by Shell Tankers NV, The Hague, Netherlands and between November 1974-October 1976 by Smit Curacao Towage NV. Call sign PJKQ. As Afon Goch owned and managed by Holyhead Towing Copany Ltd., Holyhead, England. United Kingdom-flagged, homeport Beaumaris and call sign GDGV. As Elena B owned by Portland Port Lts and managed by Portland Towage Ltd., both Portland, England, United Kingdom-flagged and call sign MZAE7.
As Pioneer Comores-flagged, homeport Moroni. IMO 6705250, MMSI 616174000 and call sign D6BV9. Owned by Lavington Internationa Ltd., Moroni, Comores and managed by Murray Tugs (Nore Maritime Shipping Ltd.), Queensborought, England. Ex-Karet renamed 26 August 1983, Afon Goch renamed June 1991, Elena B renamed 4 September 1997, Sandsfoot Castle renamed 23 September 2003 and Pioneer renamed 29 February 21016. Gross tonnage 231 tons, net tonnage 69 tons and as dimensions 29.04 (between perpendiculars)-33.02 (over all) x 8.54-8,97 (extreme) x 4.50 (depth) x 3,658 (registered)-3.97 metres. Laid down by Richards Shipbuilders Ltd., Lowestoft, United Kingdom with yard number 490 on 25 July 1966, launched on 29 December 1966 and c completed on 30 March 1967. Total horsepower 1.678kW. Speed 10 knots. Bollard pull 30 tons.