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Dutch Tugs 9

On a windy day recently in the Beerkanaal section greater Rotterdam harbor, Jan Oosterboer took these photos, passed along by Jan van der Doe. The small boats here are operated by the KRVE, self-translated as “rowers” but more likely we’d call them linesmen.  The more distant KRVE boat is alongside Smit Cheetah.  The link that follow […]

Thanks to Xtian 2

So here was 1 and in it I said I would answer a question in a few days and now a few weeks have passed.  The question pertained to the device mounted on the stern of vessel Husky.  Congrats to Seth Tane, who guessed correctly.  Here’s what Xtian writes:  “It’s a plough.  In French we […]

Thanks to Xtian

Xtian has been sharing photos here for some time.  Now it turns out he and I were in the tiny dorp of Maassluis within days of each other earlier this month, as evidenced by his photo of Furie, which was in the same spot the day I visited here (and scroll). I would never have […]

Port of R’dam 2

I’ve gotten a bit behind with photos from the Netherlands.  These were taken in early June. By now, Havila Neptune has made its way across the North Sea to Scotland, towing Paragon B391, with Multratug 4 and others. Seven Discovery is still in greater Rotterdam. Tug Atlas . . .has returned from Rotterdam to the Baltic. […]

Random Ships 40

Right around this time four years ago, I saw my first dockwise vessel in the sixth boro and the loading process was lengthy.  There’s a link at the end of this post, by which time you’ll understand why I bring that up. For now,  imagine what’s to the right of Smit Panther and Smit Schelde, […]

Really Random Tugs 27

The first two and last two photos here come thanks to John Jedrlinic . ..  aka Jed.  He took these of Marlin in Baltimore in late July 2009. Has anyone heard of/seen it since it was sold foreign? The next batch were taken in the Beerkanaal area seaward of Rotterdam in early March (I think) by Jan […]

Thanks to Jed 5

Click here to see previous sets sent along by Jed.  This set I’m arranging by year of build.   1972. A little info more, she’s 98′ x 30.’ 1977.  She’s a bit larger, 115′ x 33.’ 1978.  Husky has been renamed Maro, and she’s massive, 197′ x 50′ and moved by 12,000 hp. 1998.  115′ […]