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Thanks to Jed 9

Another tug Jed photographed in Rotterdam is Jaro II. The 1990 Damen STAN 2909 appears to have a stop in the Netherlands after having worked in the Dutch Antilles and before going to Portugal.   Unlike a lot of Damen STAN products, Jaro II was built in the Netherlands.   Thanks much, Jed.     […]

Thanks to Jed 8

Jed–John Jedrlinic–has been busy, but recently he sent some photos from Rotterdam. ALP Winger is a huge anchor-handling tug:  213′ 59′ x 25′ He got these photos in Rotterdam, but the boat is currently in the Azores. With her five mains, she generates over 18000 horsepower.   This is definitely a boat for a niche. […]

Thanks to Jed 10

Many thanks to John Jedrlinic for sending along these photos, and thereby piquing my interest in the Kiel Canal.  At just over 60 miles with draft of 31′ and airdraft of 131′, it strikes me as a model of what could have been with the almost equally-long Delaware and Raritan (D&R) Canal.  The Kiel Canal […]

Other Peoples Photos 100

Let’s start with a photo by John “Jed” Jedrlinic, one of Alp Forward, currently off the eastern Scottish coast. She’s a 213′ x 61′ anchor handling tug from 2007  with over 200 tons bollard pull. From there, let’s go to the Connecticut in US coast and some local boats with  some Seakite by PanGeo Subsea […]

Other Peoples Photos 101

Quick, name that boat. It’s appeared on this blog before.  She appeared here before as Charles Burton, but now . . .  meet Helen! Cape Hatteras (1967) and Eugenie Moran (1966) have recently appeared over by Prall’s Island, regular spot for tugboats being prepared for reefing.   I caught Eugenie in Portsmouth NH over a […]

Thanks to Jed 7

It’s been a while since I posted any of Jed’s shots, but I hold them to concentrate them rather than posting them one or two  at a time. Anyhow, of the photo below, Jed writes:  “[Atlas 1974] is my first Estonian tug . . . .” although this photo shows her in Dutch waters. Esvagt […]

Random Tugs 300 Extension

I found it hard to move on from the #300 mile marker, so let me offer up another set, with some of your generous contributions. Thanks to John “Jed” Jedrlinic, two tugboats from Tahiti, Aito Nui and Aito Nui II.   My machine translator tells me the name means “champions of the universe.” Aito Nui, […]

Other Peoples Photos 78

. .  or I could call this Scale, the next number in line. Directly below, it’s Commander, the 140′ x 54′  escort tug on its way to Alaska in 2018.  Photo comes from my sister, of ketch Maraki.  She caught the tug off the east end of the Panama Canal.  More on Commander here. And […]

Thanks to Jed 6

I’m off gallivanting around NYC and getting more Fleet Week photos, so I’m happy to put up some more of John Jedrlinic’s photos. Let’s start with an unusual angle . . . it’s Smit Indusbank, built 1968 in the Netherlands. Pelican II seems to have started life on the Vistula River, upstream from Gdansk, in […]

Really Random Tugs 42

Naming the setting is easy, but can you name this tug?  I thought it was Emerald Coast with a modified paint job. It’s a newbie in town from the Harley Gulf fleet, appropriately named Lightning, given that sky. . Iron Salvor I’d seen before, but at the dock.  The other day she loaded some fuel […]