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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Maltese fishing vessel MFA 306 VTE

Gozo Islands, Malta 21 May 2018

Maltese fishing vessel Qrolla

Gozo Islands, Malta 21 May 2018

Dutch coast guard aircraft Donier 228-212PH-CGC


Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2018

Managed by the Royal Netherlands Airforce and maintained by Jet Support with pilots from the Royal Netherlands Navy and Royal Netherlands Airforce with the observers coming from various departments. 

Kenyan patrol boat KNS Shujaa (P3130) 1997-

Schelde of Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2018

Of the Shujaa-class consisting of the Shujaa and Shupavu, built at the Construnaves-CNE, Gondan, Spain 1996-1997 using a civil design and commissioned within the Kenyan navy in 1998. Fitted out in Kenya with an armament consisting of 1-7,6cm 62 cal Oto-Breda super rapid gun and 1-20cm 90cal Oerlikon anti aircraft gun. Arrived on 1 December 2016 on board of the German general cargo ship Amoenitas in Vlissingen, Netherlands to be refitted by Damen Shiprepair including a new bridge. As a research and survey vessel IMO 9133123. Gross tonnage 66 tons, summer deadweight 144 tons, displacement 480 tons (full load) and as dimensions 58,0 x 8,2 x 2,8 metres. Speed 2 knots. Ordered in March 1997 to be used for offshore patrol duties. Crew numbers 24 men. 

Maltese ro-ro/passenger ship Gaudos 2001-

Gozo Islands, Malta 21 May 2018

Malta-flagged, homeport Valletta, IMO 9176319, MMSI 248928000 and call sign 9HHJ6. Owned and managed by Gozo Channel, Valletta, Malta. Built by Malta Shipyard, Marsa, Malta in 2001. 

Maltese fishing vessel m.s. Emanuel S552

Gozo Islands, Malta 21 May 2018

German container ship (ex-Reinbek 2005, Cast {Prestige 2005-2006, Reinbek 2006-2017) Baltic Fulmar 2017-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2018

Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol, IMO 9313204, MMSI 210925000 and call sign 5BSL4. Ex-Reinbek renamed March 2005, Cast Prestige renamed April 2006 and Reinbek renamed 2017. Sold in spring 2017 to the Bernhard Schulte Gruppe and Cyprus-flagged since 10 April 2017. As the Reinbek since 2006 owned and managed by Hamburger Lloyds, Hamburg, Germany, MMSI 229739000, Malta-flagged and homeport Valletta, Malta.Built by Meyer Neptun Papen burg, Papen burg, Germany in 2005. Chartered since August 2017 to Unifeeder. 

Dutch pilot schooner No. 1sold towards Denmark according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 5 December 1930

An item reported that the ‘Dutch pilot schooner No. 1 of 109 gross register tons and built by N.V. Machinefabriek en Scheepswerf van P. Smit, Rotterdam, Netherlands was sold to Jens v/ Reyni, Thorshavn, Denmark. 

Greek steamship India sold to the Netherlands to be broken up according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 5 December 1930

An item reported that the Greek steamship India of 2.675 gross register tons and built by Ropner&Son, Stockholm, Sweden in 1896 was sold to the Dutch firm fa. G.B. Pas&Zn., Bolnes, Netherlands to be broken up. 

Dutch sailing lugger Dirk (KW44) sold towards Germany according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 5 December 1930

An item reported that the ‘Dutch steel built sailing lugger Dirk (KW44) of 105.63 register tons and built by Gebr. V.d. Windt, Vlaardingen, Netherlands in 1916 was sold by fa. Gebr. Taat, Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands to M. Ahlf, Drochtersen, Germany. 

Polish tug Gornik sunk according to the Dutch newspaper De Gooi- en Eemlander dated 3 November 1927

An item dating Danzig 2nd reported that the Polish tug Gornik sunk off the coast taking with her complete crew of 10 men. 

Marshall Islands-flagged car carrier Morning Prosperity 2017-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 20 May 2018

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9780639, MMSI 538007250 and call sign V7BJ2. Built in 2017.

Danish oil/chemical tanker (ex-Bro Edward 2005-2010) Maersk Edward 2010-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2018

Denmark International Register-flagged, IMO 9274654, MMSI 219571000 and call sign OWVT2. Ex-Bro Edward renamed August 2010. Owned and managed by Maersk Tankers, Copenhagen, Denmark. Built by Jinling Shipyard, Nanjing, China in 2005. 

Hungarian motor tug Esztergom according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 1.100-1.200 hp delivered by 2 Schulzer [Sulzer] engines.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Pal Vasarhelyi according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 240hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Csaba according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 120-200hp. Built in Hungary.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Latvian general cargo ship (ex-Emmaplein 1998-2004, Neptun 1998-2015) Rix Pacific 2015

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 April 2018

Latvia-flagged, IMO 9167978, MMSI 275468000 and call sign YLLN. Built by Damen Shipyard Bergum, Bergum, Netherlands with yard number 8310 in 1998. Bull built by Santierul Naval Giurgiu S.A., Giurgia, Romania. Delivered on 30 January 1998. Since November 2015 the Rix Pacific, owned by Nordsail Shipping LLP, Riga, Latvia and managed by Rix Shipmanagement SIA, Riga. As the Neptun Gibraltar-flagged, MMSI 236247000, call sign ZDGG& and owned and managed by Briese Schiffahrt, Leer, Germany. Ex-Emmaplein of the C.V. Scheepvaartonderneming Emmaplein, Groningen, Netherlands and managed by Armawa Shipping&Trading B.V., Haren, Netherlands, Netherlands-flagged and call sign PDHS. renamed April 2004. 

Greek LPG tanker Eco Universe 2014-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 7 May 2018

Marshall islands-flagged, homeport Majuro, IMO 9713557, MMSI 538006288 and call sign V7LK9. Owned by Radiant Enterprises Inc., and operated by Stealth Maritime Corporation S.A., both of Athens, Greece. Laid down by Murakami Hide Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Imabari, Japan on 2 October 2014, launched on 23 February 2015 and completed on 19 June 2015. 

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Singapore semi-submersible crane pontoon Giant 7 2015-





Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2018

Belgium-flagged, homeport Antwerp, Belgium, IMO 9760017, MMSI 205687000 and call sign ORRU. Also called a heavy lift vessel. Delivered by Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd., China to Smit Shipping Singapore Pte. Ltd. and managed by N.V. Boskalis Offshore Marine Services, Antwerpen, Belgium. Dimensions 137,00 x 36,00 x 8,50 x 6,450 metres, 13.400 tons gross tonnage, 3.901 tons net tonnage and 21.000 tons deadweight. In 2016 at Rostock, Germany fitted out with 1-600 ton SWL Liebherr BOS 35000-600 crane. 

German steam trawler Assel sold towards the Netherlands according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 5 December 1930

An item reported that the Dutch shipping company Zwart, Loendersloot&Gomes, Ijmuiden, Netherlands bought the German steam trawler Assesl from G. Franz Prochaska, Hamburg, Germany. Built in 1919 by Schiffbau Ges. Unterweser, Wesermünde, Germany with a gross register tonnage of 216 tons.

Dutch shipping line between the Netherlands and the Far East in 1931 faster according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 19 December 1930

An item reported that the Dutch shipping company N.V. Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij managed the decrease the travelling time on the Holland-Oost-Azië Lijn starting in 1931 by 5 days making it possible to travel within 59 days from Rotterdam, Netherlands towards Vladivostok, Russia, To load or unload cargoes were Antwerp (Belgium), Hamburg (Germany), Amsterdam and Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Genoa (Italy) visited) while all ships visited the harbours Dairen, Chinwangtao, Tientsin and Wei-Hai-Wei. 

Dutch firm buying Belgian pilot vessels according to the Dutch magazine Schip en Werf dated 19 December 1930

An item reported that the Dutch firm Gebrs. Taat, Katwijk aan Zee, Netherlands bought two former German steam trawlers which were used as pilot vessels in Belgium. 

Dutch fishing trawler (ex-Nicolaas Senior) Cindy (VLI-25) 1989-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2018

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Vlissingen, IMO 8816118, MMSI 244179000 and call sign PGGM. Built by Gdynia Shipyard, Gdynia, Poland in 1989. 

Dutch fishing vessel (ex-Zuiderkruis 1992-1999, Adriana 1999-2008) Jeanet-Maartje (VLI-27) 2008

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2018

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Vlissingen, IMO 0919377, MMSI 244245000 and callsign PIYW. Ex-Zuiderkruis renamed December 1999 and Adriana renamed February 2008.

Hungarian steam tug Zoltan according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 250-280hp. Built in Hungary?

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Kelet according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 250-350hp. Former Austrian tug Enns.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Stefania according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 300-380hp. Built in Hungary.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Dutch fishing vessel (ex-Sola Gratia 2002-2008, Maarten Cornelis 2008-2009) Tempus Fugit (ARM-33) 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2018

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 8985141, MMSI 245331000 and call sign PBFH. Ex-Sola Gratia renamed November 2009. Built by Padmos Scheepswerf, Stellingdam, Netherlands in 2002. Euro cutter. 

Dutch oil/chemical tanker Stella Polaris 1999-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2018

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands, IMO 9187057, MMSI 245911000 and call sign PEBD. Owned and man aged by Tarbit Tankers, Dordrecht, Netherlands. Built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Vlissingen, Netherlands 1999. 

Hungarian steam tug Szigliget according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 350-550hp. Built in Hungary.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

French full-rigged sailing ship Alice wrecked according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 21 January 1909

An item dated Astoria 18th reported that the French full-rigged sailing ship Alice underway from London, United Kingdom towards Portland, Oregon, USA stranded 15 miles north of the Columbia river and probably totally wrecked. Her crew was saved. 

Russian tug Pokoi lost in storm according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant dated 23 February 1935

An item referred to tidings received from Murmansk reporting that near the light house Setijnawolks the Russian tug Pokoi was wrecked in a heavy storm and just 11 of the 23 crewmembers were saved. 

Curacao owned tug Jaro II 1990-



Schelde off Vlisisngen, Netherlands 23 April 2018

Curacao-flagged, IMO 8917209, MMSI 306366000 and call sign PJJJ. Built by Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands in May 1990. Gross register tonnage 308 tons, displacement 360 tons and as dimensions 29,60 (over all) x 9,25 (over all0 x 4,75 (depth at sides0 x 4,20 metres. Speed ahead 12,3 knots. Bollard pull 63 tons. Damen Stantug 2900. Part of the KTK tugs fleet. A subsidiary of Curacao Ports Authority. 

Dutch tug (ex-DMS Starling 2009-2013, Kaikoura 2013-2015, Waterland 2015-2016) DMS Stork 2016-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 7 May 2018

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9548902, MMSI 244810401 and call sign PCXA. Part of fleet of Dutch Marine Contractors (DMC). Casco built at Gdynia, Poland, launched on 1 July 2009 completed at Damen Shipyards BV, Gorinchem, Netherlands with yard number 571616. Gross tonnage 600 tons, net tonnage 180 tons, deadweight 429 tons and as dimensions 35,25 (over all) x 11,60 (over all) x 5,25 (depth) x 3,64 (maximum amidships) metres. Damen Shoalbuster 3511. As Kaikoura, Saint Vincent&Grenadines-flagged, MMSI 375129000 and call sign J8B5011. Speed and bollard pull during trials respectively 11,6 knots and 70 tons. Ex-DMS Starlingen of Damen Marine Services B.V., Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands since November 2009, Kaikoura since September 2013 of Damen Marine Services B.V., Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands, since 2013 Saint Vincent&Grenadines-flagged, homeport Kingstown, since May 2015 as Waterland of Wagenborg Sleepdiensten B.V., Delzijl, Netherlands and since 2016 as DMS Stork again Damen Marine Services B.V., Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands. 

Monday, 21 May 2018

Dutch oil/chemical tanker (ex-OW Kattegat 2014) Katelina 2014-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 24 April 2018

Gibraltar-flagged, IMO 9485368, MMSI 236652000 and call sign ZDOA7. Ex-OW Kattegat renamed August 2013. Built by Sopo Shipyard, Zhenjiang, China in 2014. Earlier Cyprus-flagged, homeport Limassol and MMSI 210827000. Owned and managed by South End Ranker Management, Dordrecht. Netherlands. 

Luxembourg owned tug Mustang 2009-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2018

Cyprus-flagged, IMO 9555383, MMSI 212854000, AAIC code Vizada (DP03) and call sign 5BZD2. Details anno January 2015 IMO 9555383, MMSI 273354980 and call sign UEVG. Russia-flagged. Gross tonnage 332 tons, summer deadweight 245 tons and as dimensions 27,67 (between perpendiculars)-30,80 (over all) x 10,50 x 4,00 and a hold of 3,60-4,10 (aft) metres. Built in 2009 by the Scheepswerf Gebroeders Kooiman, Zwijndrecht, Netherlands with building number 183. Bollard pull 82-87,2 ton. Speed 13,5 knots. Owned by IPPO Marine Limited. Luxembourg.

Hungarian steam tug Tihany according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 400-550hp. Built in Hungary.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Beke according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Former Austrian tug Inn (?) Horsepower 450-550hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Haladas according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Formerly Romanian Severin Turnu. Horsepower 500-650hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Dutch tug Dian Kingdom 2015-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 19 May 2018

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Vlissingen, IMO 9660944, MMSI 244850975 and call sign PCTG. Gross tonnage 365 tons, net tonnage 109 tons, deadweight 200 tons, displacement 705 tons and as dimensions 30,66 (over all) x 11 (over all) x 4,60 9depth at sides) x 4,80 (minimum)-4,80 (operating)-5,20 (maximum after) metres. Bollard pull 70 tons. Speed 13 knots. Total power 3.680kW/4.934bhp. Maritime connector mentioned the Damen Gorinchem 511802, gross tonnage 380 tons, built by Damen Shipyard Gorinchem, Gorinchem, Netherlands in 2014, Saint Vincent&Grenadines-flagged and homeport Kingstown. Website of Seacontractors mentioned built in 2015 by Damen Vietnam. Owned and managed by Seacontractors, Middelburg, Netherlands. 

Russian tug Athos with tow in problems according to the Dutch newspaper Het Vaderland dated 20 October 1931

An item reported that the Russian tug Athos on the night in the heavy west storm off the Borkum Riff had problems and called for assistance. The German salvage vessel Wotan was underway. The Athos was with a coal lighter built in England underway towards St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Wreck of Norwegian bark Carmel sold on auction according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 19 September 1917

An item dated London, England 14th September reported that the Norwegian wood built bark Carmel of 612 tons gross and 547 tons net tonnage was sold on a public auction, Built in 1881 and with homeport was she lying a as wrecked at the Fishcuring Yards, Peterhead. 

Russian tug Antonio Ferros sunk according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 19 September 1917

An item dated London, England 14th September reported that the Russian tug Antonio Ferro built in 1907 and with a tonnage of 82 ton sunk. Her master and 6 crewmembers were killed. 

Bahamas tug Smit Seine 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 21 May 2018

Malta-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9476393, MMSI 249526000 and call sign 9HB4827. Earlier Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9476393, MMSI 311025600 and callsign C6XY2. Gross tonnage 285 tons, summer deadweight 160 tons and as dimensions 28,67 (over all) x 10,43 x 4,85 (maximum) metres. Toyal horsepower 3.678Kw. Bollard pull 60 (ahead)-57 (aft) tons. Built in 2009 at Damen Galati, Galatz, Romania. Owned by Smit Habour Towage Rotterdam BV, Rotterdam, Netherlands and since 2016 by Smit Seine Ltd./Smit Harbour Towage Co., Nassau, Bahamas and managed by Smit Harbour Towage N.W. Europe B.V., Antwerp, Belgium.

Dutch tug Seine salvaged abandoned Finnish tug Pampa according to the Dutch newspaper De Indische courant dated 6 October 1922

An item reported that the Dutch tug Seine arrived in the morning of 30h August at Hamburg, Germany towing the Finish tug Pampa. The Pampa underway from Sunderland, England towards Hamburg, Germany wrecked on the Danish coast an was abandoned by her crew. Afterwards was she plundered. 

Dutch tug Eemland sold to Belgian Congo according to the Dutch newspaper Algemen Handelsblad dated 13 December 1927

An item reported that the Dutch tug Eemland (ex-Tempête, Jacob van Heemskerck) built in 1919 at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht was sold by J. Kievits&Co. Ltd., Amsterdam, Netherlands to the Belgian government to be used on the Congo. She was now fitted out and would travel under her own steam to the Congo.(1)

Note
1. Built by N.V. Scheepswerf&Gashouderbouw v/h Jonker&Stans with yard number 136. Gross tonnage 314 tons, net tonnage 26 tons and as dimensions 38,10 (between perpendiculars)-40,25 (over all) x 7,35 x 3,85 (depth) metres. Fitted out with 1-3 cylinder 700ihp J.H. van Capellen (Bolnes, Netherlands) triple expansion steam engine allowing a speed of 11 knots. As the Jacob van Heemskerck with call sign PCSB. Homeport Ijmuiden, Netherlands owned by N.V. Bureau Wijsmuller, Scheepvaart, Transport&Zeesleepvaart Maatschappij, The Hague, Netherlands. As the Tempêteowned since July 1919 managed by the Societé Maritime Nationale and owned by Chemins de Fer de l‘Etat Francais, both at Marseille, France. Since 5 May 1926 as the Eemland owned by John Kievits&Co. MV and sold to the Societe pour la Manutation dans les Ports de Congo, Matadi. Belgiam Congo where she seemed to have served until 1960. 

Dutch built tugs shipped towards Dutch East Indies and Tunisia according to the Dutch newspaper Haagsche courant dated 10 June 1936

An item reported that on yesterday afternoon on board of the motor cargo ship Poelau Roebiah of the Stoomvaart Mij Nederlands 2 motor tugs were loaded for Tarakan and Tunis. The largest was 18 metres and built by the shipyard Vooruit, Spaarndam, Netherlands, the other one by the Zaanlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij., Zaandam, Netherlands. Both tugs were fitted out with Kromhout diesels of respectively 100 and 150hp. The tug for Tunis was to be unloaded 3 miles off the Tunisian coast with the own winches and derricks of the Poelau Roebiah. 

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Maltese fishing vessel L-IIjun (VLT MFA 6018)


Marsaxlokk, Malta, May 2018



Maltese fishing vessel VLT MFA 92

Marsaxlokk, Malta, May 2018

New Zealand LPG tanker Liycastle Peace 2003-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 22 April 2018

Panama-flagged, IMO 9249336, MMSI 357261000 and call sign HOWO. Owned by ANZ Banking Group, Wellington, New Zealand and managed by Wilhelmsen Shipmanagement Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Built by MHI Nagasaki Shipyard&Engine Works, Nagasaki, Japan in 2003. 

Russian 3 mast schooner Wera in problems according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 21 January 1909

An dated Middlesborough, England 18th reported that the Russian 3 mast schooner Wera towed and underway from Middlesborough towards Sunderland by the tug Nunthorpe broke loose on Saturday night about 10 miles north east of Senham Harbour in a heavy storm and rough sea with damaged masts. Five efforts of the tug to connect a towing-line rope again failed. 

American bulk carrier Owl 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 12 May 2018

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9441386, MMSI 538004337 and call sign V7WM4. Owned and managed by Eagle Shipping International USA, New York, USA. Built by Dayang Shipbuilding, Yangzhou, China in 2011. 

Hungarian steam tug Cserhalom according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Built in Hungary. Horsepower 550-800hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Kekes according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Built in Hungary. Horsepower 650hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Kazan according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Built in Hungary. Horsepower 650-680hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Syrian tug Zat Ul Sawari built at Budapest, Hungary according to the Dutch newspaper De waarheid dated 3 May 1957

An item reported that the tug Zat-ul-Savari executed her trials on the Danube and was built by the shipyard Obudai Hajogyuar [Ganz Danibius Shipyard&Machine Factory], Budapest, Hungary built for Syrian account. She was the second of a series of tugs to be built this yard for a Syrian harbour company. Length 29 metres. Machinery consisted of 1-660hp engine and 3 auxiliary engines. Combination of a tug, a rescue and a fire fighting vessel.(1)

Note
1. IMO 5397927, gross tonnage 174 tons and dimensions 28,48 x 6,89 metres. The Zat Ul Sawari. 

Chinese car carrier Aquamarine Ace 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 15 May 2018

Cayman Islands flagged, homeport George Town, IMO 9397987, MMSI 319310000 and call sign ZCXE2. Owned by New Asian Shipping, Hong Kong, China and managed by Molship, Tokyo, Japan. Built by MHI Kobe Shipyard&Machinery Works, Kobe, Japan in 2007. 

Hungarian steam tug Sajo according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 200hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Raba according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 200hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Fulton according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 250hp.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Hungarian steam tug Ipoly according to a CIA report undated but after 26 February 1952

An item reported that in 1946 the Hungarian-Soviet Shipping Company known as Meszhart was established with a fleet consisting of mainly Russian seized Hungarian ships and ships earlier belonging to the Hungarian River and Sea Shipping Company known as Mefter. Head office of the Meszhart was located at Budapest, Hungary. Horsepower 110-200hp. Built in Hungary.

Source
The report was published on www.archive.org, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R010400380010-8

Norwegian offshore supply ship Olympus Taurus 2012-



Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 May 2018

IMO 9628465, MMSI 257959000 and call sign LDXA. Gross tonnage 7.600 tons, summer deadweight 4.857 tons and as dimensions 102 x 24 x 5,5 metres. Built in 2012 at the Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway. Owned and managed by Olympic Shipping, Fosnavaag, Norway.

Russian bark Delta refloated and toward to Cuxhaven, Germany according to the Dutch newspaper Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad dated 2 September 1912

An item dated Cuxhaven, Germany 30th August reported that the stranded Russian bark Delta was refloated and towed by the tug Albatros into the harbour. Ship and cargo were undamaged. 

Japanese tug Daiichi Hokusen Maru seized by Russian coast guard according to the Dutch newspaper Leeuwarder courant dated 22 June 1939

An item reported the suspicion that Russian guard ships seized the 99 tons Japanese tug Daiichi Hokusen Maru. 

Russian 4-mast sailing ship Mariechan towed from Batavia towards Surabaya, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Bataviaasch nieuwsblad dated 26 January 1918

An item reported that in the evening the day before a tug towed the Russian 4-mast sailing ship Mariechan from [Batavia] towards Surabaya, Dutch East Indies. Costs 20.000 Dutch guilders. 

Saturday, 19 May 2018

American inland tug (ex- Tako Belle 1975-) Rene


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USA-flagged, MMSI 367604190 and call sign WDH3091 elsewhere reported WYN6160. Steel built. Hauling port Portland. Owned by WPC Incorporation, Wilsonville, Oregon, USA. Built with yard number 31 in 1975. Net tonnage 73 tons, gross tonnage 91 tons and as dimensions 62.4 x 24 x 9.1 (hull depth) feet. Ex-Tako Belle. Earlier owned by Bernet Tug&Barge Incorporation, Bill Bernert Tugboat Service Incorporation and Lumar Marine Incorporation. 

Former Dutch navy torpedo work ship Hr.Ms. Mercuur (A829) 1935-


Rotterdam, Netherlands 5 October 2013

Ex-HI 1. Used for picking up exercise torpedoes and the necessarily first maintenance of the same torpedoes. Laid down on 12 July 1935 and launched on 26 February 1936 at the Navy Yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands, commissioned on 4 July 1936 in the Royal Netherlands Navy, captured during the German invasion in 1940 and taken into service as the Merkur, in May 1945 found back at Rotterdam and after repairs 1936 at the Navy Yard at Willemsoord, Netherlands, again commissioned in the Royal Netherlands Navy on 1 April 1948. In 1955-1958 temporarily fitted out with a proto type torpedo tube for the use of Mk20 torpedoes. After 1970 sold and renamed Maartje. In 2005 she retained her former name. The intention was to use her as a seagoing yacht with as homeport Scheveningen. With a tonnage of 265-282 (full load) were her dimensions 39,65-41,9 x 7,02 x 2,52 metres. Her speed was 12 knots. In naval service numbered her crew 31-35 men and was she armed with 2-12,7mm machine guns, since 1959 3-2cm machine guns.

The newspaper De Indische courant dated 27 February 1935 reported that she was financed with what was not consumed of the approved naval budget for new building. She was baptized by Mrs. R. Klaassen-Duifer, spouse of the commanding officer of the Hr.Ms. Schorpioen and the torpedo service.