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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.

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Esvagt Connector (2000) is a prime example of a North Sea anchor-handling supply tug.

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The photo below provides a bit more context:  Esvagt Connector is towing a high voltage subsea station for the North Sea wind farm GODE SEA.  Assistance is provided by Esvagt Don and Smit Emoe. Click here for more of the Esvagt fleet, with some interesting names.

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Smit Emoe is a new boat for me.  Some previous Smit tugs posted on tugster can be found here.

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FairPlay X and a crewman take a wave while alongside MSC Venice,

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here with a bit more context.

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MTS Taktow is British built but with a Dutch language name.

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Let’s end this post with a boat on an entirely different continent:  it’s Yankee in the KVK.  Yankee worked for K-Sea when I first started this blog, but I believe I have no photos of her in that livery.

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Many thanks to John Jedrlinic for these photos.

 

Uh . .  any guesses which creek that might be?

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It’s still the sleek lines of the GUP carrier once so familiar to folks paying attention to sixth boro traffic.

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Newtown Creek is now going up a waterway for the last time and what a waterway this is.  From here, she’ll be further

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dismantled before she’s gently laid to the sea bottom for aquatic growth and diver’s enjoyment.  Atlas is likely the one from 1985 shown here (and scroll).

Many thanks to Mike Hatami for sending these photos along.

For some news from the Miami River, click here.  For two stories about a vessel on that River, click here and here.  With the latter, you’ll need to translate the Spanish.

Unrelated and sent along by barrel, an interesting “second life” conversion here, although I believe the headline was written by someone who does not know a container ship from an OSV, maybe not a creek from a brook.

 

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

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Paragon B391, with Multratug 4 and others.

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Seven Discovery is still in greater Rotterdam.

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Tug Atlas . . .has returned from Rotterdam to the Baltic.

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Here’s an interesting one . .  bucket ladder dredge Stepan Demeshev was in Rotterdam waiting for heavy lift ship Tern to take it to Mumbai.   As of this writing (July 8), Tern with cargo was in the southern Red Sea bound for the Mandeb Strait.

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Last but not least for this update and here assisted by Smit Cheetah and Smit Ebro,  . . . it’s Vanuatu-flagged Global 1200

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currently working off Normandy.

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Many thanks to Jan and Fred for these Rotterdam photos.  I’m struck–as always–by the variety of vessels  that call there and then move on to the next job.

Any errors in current info on these vessels is due simply to me.

Geertruida van der Wees  (1979) . . .  with a telescoping wheelhouse . . . I wonder how that six-syllable name gets abridged for radio transmission?

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Kaikoura (2014) seems to have “towing pins.”

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En Avant 7 (1981) and 27  (1960).

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Norne is 2011 built.

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Gepke III, believe it or not, dates from 1957, and is operating with its third name.  I love the elegant lines of the house.

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Now we move to a different watershed . .  that of the mysterious Miami.  And I need some help here.  Anyone know the vintage of Manati I 

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and this looks like Manati II and an unidentified fleet mate.

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Elizabeth H (1962) and Pablo IV (??)

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Jean Ruth (1976) and Atlas (1985)

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OK . .  there’s much about the mighty Miami that I need to go up close to study.

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The Dutch tug photos–taken in “the Rip” aka “het scheur“– come thanks to Jan Oosterboer via Fred Trooster, who says folks are already waiting on the seawall of Hoorn for the arrival of Traveller with its deck load of Half Moon.  And for the Miami photos, thanks to Allan and Sally, who also provided the photos here and elsewhere.

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Two years ago, I wrote about Columbian tugs here, and alluded to reading of some new ones in Colombia here.   Here and here –one more here–are some others from the great river in the Northwest.   Thanks to the Maraki crew, here is some activity from along the northwest corner of South America.  Click here to read Maraki‘s account of conditions in this corner of the Caribbean

The big tug Atlas, built in Japan in 1991, seems to have trolling rods deployed, or am I seeing that wrong.

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Tayrona is from 2014 and Peru built.  Click here for more of the fleet.

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GPC Tesoro is China built in 2013.

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Here they escort Baltic Pride out to sea on a run to the  . . . Baltic.

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Pino, China built 2007.

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And Tortugas, RORO heads for the Canal, where I saw her about three years ago.  I have lots more photos of her there I’ve never used.  I wonder how long before Atlas‘ lines go tight with something huge.

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Colombian Coast Guard interceptor boat?

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All photos compliments of my sister.

A few more Colombian tugs can be seen here.

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