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Aleksandr sent me these photos about a month ago.  He took them on April 20 passing Vlissingen and headed generally northward.   And I’m somewhat stumped.  What does Flintercoral look like to you?

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To me it looks like a new build, going elsewhere for completion.

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Multratug 27 takes the bow and

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Multrasalvor 3 at the stern.

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So I guess here’s the story:  it was completed as a container vessel, and although it has a Flinter- name, Flinter- never took ownership because the yard had gone bankrupt beforehand.  It seems then that some time later, the ship was purchased by Necon, and  converted into a semi-submersible.  Necon, it seems, has only this vessel.  But why it was under tow a month ago is a mystery.

My experience with Flinter is from 2009, when Flinterduin brought the Dutch sailing barges to the sixth boro, and then Flinterborg picked them up in Albany and returned them to Dutch waters.

The same day, Aleksandr caught Smit Sentosa on its arrival from a one-month passage in from Capetown.

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Many thanks to Aleksandr for these photos.  Previously his photos and drawings have appeared here.  Vlissingen (origin of the name of the NYC area called Flushing, settled in 1645) is a quite old port in Zeeland.

Stuff changes.  You’ve heard that before.  And it always will.  Jeffrey Lin captures that in his way.

Aleksandr Mariy shows this in another way, which I’ve been trying to do with “second lives” posts. Here’s his set of drawings of what is today the tall ship Avatar, built in 1941, currently gearing up for the 2016 sailing season.  Thanks to these drawings, we see its previous lives going back to 1941.

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Notice the hull stays the same.

av2Kotter AM-26 Nehim IV Ex-Kriegsfischkutter Shaded version

 

av3Kotter IJM64 Rony Ex-Kriegsfischkutter Shaded version

 

av4Kotter BU-152 Grietje Maria Ex-Kriegsfischkutter Shaded version

 

av5Kotter Deutsche Kriegsfischkutter 1942 1945 37mm

 

Thanks again for these to Aleksandr, who is a cadet at the Maritime Institute de Ruyter in Vlissingen (aka Flushing) NL. The namesake of the Institute is Michiel de Ruyter.

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