Saturday, 14 July 2018

Dutch tug Middelbank 1963-2004 (Argus 2004-2009, Follow-Me 2009-)

Netherlands-flagged and EU no. 2311512. Built with yard number 609 by N.V. Scheepswerven v/h/ H.H. Bodewes, Milllingen, Netherlands for the Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Sleepdienst NV, Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1963, since 1988 of of Smit Havensleepdiensten BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands, renamed in 2004 Argus of Iskestug BV, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands and in Decemner 2009 Follow-Me of Jean Claude Houze, Antwerp, Belgium. Belgium-flagged, IMO 8980672, MMSI 205466590 and call sign PD2098. Dimensions 25,00 (waterline)-26,35 (over all) x 7,20 (on thrushes) x 1,95 (hull at midsection)-3,30 (basic) x 4,12 (height at sides) metres, gross tonnage 215 tons and a displacement of 200 cubic metres, Horsepower 2 x550hp.