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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Argentinean tug (ex-Charlotte Wessels 1970-1979) Ona Triton 1979-

Argentina-flagged, IMO 7026510, MSI 701007047 and call sign LW5262. Built at the Schulte&Brins Schiffswerft, Emden, Germany with hull number 263 in 1979. Sold by Emder Bugsierun Bergungsgeschaft PW Wessels, Emden to Trans Ona, Buenos Aires, Argentina and renamed Ona Triton on 31 December 1978. Gross tonnage 278 tons, net tonnage 38 ton and as dimensions 34,50 x 9,17 x 3,87 x 4,40 (hold) metres. Bollard pull 35 tons. Horsepower in 1970 3.580 hp. Between 1992-2007 Panama-flagged.

Australian tug (ex-Fishguard, ex-Plover 1920-1937) Swiftness 1937-1979

Built at the shipyard of Fleming&Ferguson, Paisley, Scotland as the steam tug Fishguard for account of Topham, Jones&Railton Limited in 1920. Renamed Plover. In 1937 renamed Swiftness and registered in Melbourne, Australia. Converted on a 750 bhp diesel tug with as owner Derwent Tug Company, Hobart, Tasmania in 1958. Toyally burned out was she scuttled in Storm Bay near Little Betsey Island, Tasmania on 21 August 1979. At that moment was her owner called Hobart Tug&Lighterage Company. Dimensions 98.4 x 22.3 x 10.1 feet and a gross register tonnage of 146 tons.

Dutch pusher tug Buizerd 1960-

Built at the shipyard of Th.A. de Groot, Landsmeer, Netherlands for account of Stoomsleepdienst Maas (B.v.‘t Hoen, Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1960. Netherlands-flagged, MMSI 244670664, call sign PH8354 and ENI 02316529. Dimensions 23,69 x 5,54 x 2,00 metres. The original 360 hp Stork Ricardo BR 216 engine is nowadays replaced by 1-1.024 hp SBA 16M 816 Deutz engine. Since 1993 owned by Cees de Jong Scheepvaartbedrijf, Rozenburg, Netherlands.

Spanish tug Sertosa Veinte 1979-

Spain-flagged, homeport Ferrol, Spain. IMO 7905455, MMSI 224084960 and call sign EHVV. Launched by Astilleros Balenciaga, Zumaia, Spain with yard number 497for account of Sertosa Norte, S.L. Remollques 7 Salvamentos, La Coruna, Spain on 4 October 1979. Gross tonnage 162 tons, gross register tonnage 199 ton, summer deadweight 80-92 ton and as dimensions 26,8 (over all) x 7,92 x 3,95 metres. Bollard pull 32 ton.

Dutch 4th charter Prinses Frederika Louisa Wilhelmina 1778-1781

Of the admiralty Friesland, built by Jan Swerus at naval yard at Harlingen, Netherlands in 1778-1779, by keelhauling filled with water and sunkin 1781, dimensions 156 x 45 x 18 feet, an armament of 54 guns and a crew numbering 300 men. Commanded by Idsinga when the accident happened in the Veer, 1783 30 feet of water above the wreck.

Dutch warship Prins 1641-1642

Of the admiralty Amsterdam, hired merchant ship in 1641-1642, dimensions 142 x 29½ x 13½ feet, an armament of 36-38 guns and a crew numbering 116-120 men.

Dutch galley Prins 1572-1573

Launched on Haarlem, Netherlands on 15 April 1573, length 120 (prow)/108 (keel).

Dutch guard ship Prins Casemier 1746-1747

Of the admiralty Maze, mentioned in 1746-1747, a so-called uitlegger.

Dutch reefer (ex-Equator Stream 2000) Royal Klipper 2000-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Scheveningen, Netherlands, IMO 9172959, MMSI 246428000 and call sign PCIH. Ex-Equator Stream renamed 2000. Built by Kitanihon Shipbuilding, Hachinohe, Japan in 2000. Owned and managed by Seatrade Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.

Dutch general cargo ship Happy Delta 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Amsterdam, Netherlands, IMO 9551935, MMSI 246659000 and call sign PBXF. Built by Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding, Zhoushan, China in 2011. Owned by Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor, Amsterdam, Netherlands and managed by Goldbeam International, Hong Kong, China.

British dredger Volans

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2015

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport North Shields, MMSI 235067662 and call sign 2BNH5.

Russian three mast full rigged training ship STS Mir 1987-

Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 30 August 2015


Leaving the inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands towards the locks and the Schelde 31 August 2015

Russia-flagged, IMO 8501701, MMSI 273133800 and callsign UFPV. Gross tonnage 2.257 tons, summer deadweight 761 tons and as dimensions 109,2 x 13,9 x 6,3 metres or 358’x 46’x 21’. Fitted out with 2 diesel engines supplying totally 1.140 hp allowing a speed of 19,4 knots. Her crew numbers 55 men excluded the 140 cadets. Her building was ordered in 1984 and she was launched on 31 March 1987 at the Gdansk Shipyard [Lenin Shipyard], Gdansk Poland. Owned and managed by the Makarov State Maritime Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Dutch tug (ex-Schelde IV 1964-1995, Veka 70 1995-1997) Karin 1997-




Inner harbour of Vlissingen towing Russian sailing ship Mir towards the locks and the Schelde

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Terneuzen, ENI 2322371, MMSI 244690299 and call sign PD2993. Dimensions 27,67 x 6,86 x 2,90 metres. Speed at least 8,2 knots. Built in 1964 at Fulton, Ruisbroek, Belgium with yard number 464. Ex-Schelde IV renamed 1995 owned by Schelde Scheepvaartbedrijf, Antwerp, Belgium, ex-Veka 70 renamed 1997 owned by Veka Scheepvaartonderneming BV, Werkendam, as Karin owned by L. de Meijer Scheepvaartbedrijf BV, Sas van Gent and since 2003 owned by L. de Meijer Expeditiebedrijf BV, Sas van Gent. 

Monday, 31 August 2015

Dutch paddle steamship 3rd class Zr. Ms. Celebes participated in the Boni expedition according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche Staatscourant 14 April 1859


An item reported that the Dutch steamship Zr. Ms. Celebes which was sent back for urgent repairs at Onrust, Dutch East Indies departed on 19th January from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards Bonthain, Dutch East Indies to join the expeditionary force against Boni, Celebes, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Paddle steamship 3rd class, callsign GQFH, iron-built, on stocks at the shipyard of Ned. Stoomboot Mij, Fijenoord, Rotterdam, Netherlands for account of the Department of Colonies with yard number 28 1851, launched 1851, commissioned 1 February 1852, decommissioned 24 December 1870, stricken 1872, 2 funnels placed side by side, dimensions 51,36 x 9,45 x 1,90 metres, 425 tons displacement, 8 guns, 80hp horsepower and a crew consisting of navy personnel.

Dutch merchant steamship Gelderland transporting troops towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 27 July 1883

An item reported the intended departure of a detachment troops of 35 men and 4 petty officers with the steamship Gelderland towards the Dutch East Indies. The detachment would depart on the 23rd from Harderwijk, Netherlands commanded by captain T.P. Sievers and 2nd lieutenant C. van Assendelft.

Dutch screw steamship 1st class Zr. Ms. Leeuwarden bound for the Dutch East Indies according to the Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 18 August 1883

An item reported that the intentioned was to commission the Dutch screw steamship1st class Leeuwarden and fit her out for a voyage towards the Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 1st class, call sign GQMN, on stocks at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands, Netherlands on 6 December 1859, launched on Saturday 13.30 o’clock 19 October 1861, condemned  1886, decommissioned on 20 September 1885 and sold at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies for ƒ 26.050 on 23 January 1886, dimensions 58,00-62,84 (over all) x 12,25 x 5,50 metres, 2.030 tons displacement, an armament of 10 guns (10 rifled 16cm guns, 1881: 6-12cm guns, 4 rifled 16cm guns), a crew numbering 212-225 men, 8,5 knots speed and 250 hp horsepower.

Dutch screw steamship 4th class Zr. Ms. Bonaire according to the Soerabaijasch handelsblad dated 18 August 1883

Docked at the former navy yard at Den Helder, Netherlands

An item reported that the Dutch minister of navy ordered that the screw steamship Bonaire as soon as possible after the 15th would leave the harbour of Nieuwe Diep, Netherlands again to service as fishery patrol vessel to protect the Dutch fishery interests.(1)

Note
1. Screw steamship 4th class, laid down at the shipyard of the Nederlandse Stoomboot Maatschappij Fijenoord, Netherlands with yard number 98 on 27 September 1876, launched in the afternoon of 12 May 1877, trial on the Haringvliet on Wednesday 26th September, commissioned on 1 May 1880, converted into accommodation ship for the torpedo service at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 1902, fitted out at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis to be used for the engineers school at Dordrecht, Netherlands, brought back to Hellevoetsluis August 1923, stricken, handed over to the boarding school of the marine academy at Delfzijl, Netherlands and renamed Abel Tasman, out of service in 1988, brought to Den Helder, Netherlands 1996 and since then being restored to retain her original appearance, dimensions 45,00-53,60 x 9,00 x 3,60 metres and a displacement of  850 ton, iron-built and wood-planked and zinc plated, horsepower 90 nhp/410 ehp allowing a speed of 9,2 miles, her crew numbered 84 men and her main armament consisted of 1-15cm gun and 3-12cm guns to which 2-3,7cm revolver guns and 1-12cm mortar were added.

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Prins Hendrik der Nederlanden underway from South Africa towards the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 28 January 1851

An item reported that the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Prins Hendrik der Nederlanden left on 26 November 1850 the Table Bay, South Africa towards the Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Frigate 2nd, laid down by J. Vos at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 3 September 1844, launched on 2 December 1847, renamed as floating battery Pollux in 1859, displacement 1.861 tons, dimensions 48 (load line) x 14,4 (inner hull) x 5,7 (fore)-6,2 (aft) x 6,6 (hold below upper deck ) metres and an armament of 38 (4-20”grenade guns, 20 long 30pd guns, 12-medium 30pd guns and 2 long 30 pd guns)-44 guns. Docked as the Pollux on 30 August 1859, undocked on 20 September 1859 and finally broken up.

Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Prins Hendrik der Nederlanden arrived at South Africa according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 14 january 1851

According to a item was the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Prins Hendrik der Nederlanden after a voyage of 72 days arrived in the Table Bay, South Africa on 12 November 1850. Everything was well on board. She was bound for the Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Frigate 2nd, laid down by J. Vos at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 3 September 1844, launched on 2 December 1847, renamed as floating battery Pollux in 1859, displacement 1.861 tons, dimensions 48 (load line) x 14,4 (inner hull) x 5,7 (fore)-6,2 (aft) x 6,6 (hold below upper deck ) metres and an armament of 38 (4-20”grenade guns, 20 long 30pd guns, 12-medium 30pd guns and 2 long 30 pd guns)-44 guns. Docked as the Pollux on 30 August 1859, undocked on 20 September 1859 and finally broken up.

Dutch warships Zr. Ms. Prins Hendrik der Nederlanden, Sumatra and Atalante bound for respectively, Dutch East Indies, Mediterranean and the Canary Islands according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 31 August 1850


model NG-MC-348. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original link

Model Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original link

An item reported the intended departure on 1 September from Den Helder, Netherlands of the Dutch frigate Zr.Ms. Prins Hendrik der Nederland (1) captain jonkheer H.A. van Karnebeek towards the Dutch East Indies, the corvette Zr.Ms. Sumatra (2) captain lieutenant F.X.R. ‘t Hooft towards the Mediterranean and the schooner Zr. Ms. Atalante (3) lieutenant A. Klerck towards Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Notes
1. Frigate 2nd class, laid down by J. Vos at the navy yard at Amsterdam, Netherlands on 3 September 1844, launched on 2 December 1847, renamed as floating battery Pollux in 1859, displacement 1.861 tons, dimensions 48 (load line) x 14,4 (inner hull) x 5,7 (fore)-6,2 (aft) x 6,6 (hold below upper deck ) metres and an armament of 38 (4-20”grenade guns, 20 long 30pd guns, 12-medium 30pd guns and 2 long 30 pd guns)-44 guns. Docked as the Pollux on 30 August 1859, undocked on 20 September 1859 and finally broken up.
2. Sumatra also called Sumatraan, ‘kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by C.J. Glavimans on 26 October 1843, launched on 18 May 1848, transferred to the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands on 28 August, there docked and coppered 9-23 October, commissioned on 1 May 1849, burned off Kema, Celebes on 16 May 1854, displacement 942 tons and as dimensions 39,5 (waterline) x 12,00 (inner hull) 12,30 x 5,00 (fore)-5,40 (aft) and a hold of 6,2 metres and an armament of 26 guns.
3. Laid down at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands on 29 April 1850, launched 1 July 1850, stricken in 1865, dimensions 24,00 x 6,70 x 2,50 metres, a displacement of 137 tons displacement and an armament of 1 gun.

Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Sumatra bound for the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated Saturday 7 September 1850

model NG-MC-348. Rijksmuseum Ammsterdam. Original link

An item reported that the Dutch corvette Zr.Ms. Sumatra captain lieutenant F.X.R. ‘t Hooft was to departed Den Helder, Netherlands bound for Vlissingen, Netherlands. There she was to be fitted out for a voyage towards Batavia, Dutch East Indies to transport the new appointed governor general Bruce.(1) 

Note
1, Sumatra also called Sumatraan, ‘kuil’corvette, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by C.J. Glavimans on 26 October 1843, launched on 18 May 1848, transferred to the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands on 28 August, there docked and coppered 9-23 October, commissioned on 1 May 1849, burned off Kema, Celebes on 16 May 1854, displacement 942 tons and as dimensions 39,5 (waterline) x 12,00 (inner hull) 12,30 x 5,00 (fore)-5,40 (aft) and a hold of 6,2 metres and an armament of 26 guns.

Dutch paddle steamship 2nd class Zr. Ms. Merapi bound for the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Middelburgsche Courant dated 27 May 1851

Model Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Original link

An item reported the intended departure on 1 June from Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands of the Dutch steamship Zr. Ms. Merapi towards the Dutch East Indies. It was possible to sent mail with her, which had to be handed over at the post office at Hellevoetsluis on 31 May.(1)

Note
1. Paddle steamship 2nd class, contract signed with the N.S.M. for of the engines and standard boilers for ƒ 152.500,00 to delivery before 15 April 1843 decision nr. 54 dated 31 July 1840, on stocks at navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 20 October 1840, launched 2 November 1842, according to decision no. 131 dated 17 October commissioned with a crew of 100 men commanded by captain lieutenant Baars, 21 October 1843, departed 27 June 1844 towards the Dutch East Indies, arrived 13 November 1844 at Batavia, towed in the monsoon transports with infantry, artillery and Horses from Bali towards Bali for the expedition in 1846, returned towards the Netherlands on 21 October 1848, arrived at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands in 29 March 1849, decommissioned undergoing repairs at the navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands on 15 April 1849, commissioned on 16 March 1851, departed towards the Dutch East Indies on 1 June 1851, voyage towards Norway and Iceland captain lieutenant J.D. Wolterbeek between 3 July-20 September 1856, stricken in 1863, dimensions 52,00 x 10,00 x 4,80 metres, displacement of 546 tons and an armament of 8 guns, decision dated 31 July 1840 to sing contract with the Ned. Stoomboot Mij. to deliver on 15 April 1843engines and boilers for ƒ 152.500,00, barque-rigged and 220 hp horsepower.

Saudi Arabian tug Jeddah 5 1985-

Saudi Arabia-flagged and IMO 8401925. Gross tonnage 495 ton, summer deadweight 485 ton and as dimensions 38 x 12 x ? metres. Launched at the shipyard Astilleros y Talleres Celaya, Bilbao, Spain with yard number 199 for account of the Saudi Arabian government on 6 February 1985

Benin tug Kondo 1985-



Benin-flagged, IMO 8324660 and call sign TYAG.Launched at the shipyard of Johann Oelkers, Hamburg, Germany with yard number 589 for account of the Harbour authoritues of Colonou, Benin [former Dahomey] on 26 February 1985. Gross register tonnage 129-130 ton and as dimensions 26 x 8 metres. Horsepower 2.000 hp. Identical to the tug Kondo of the Benin Navy? Also claimed that she was built for Nigeria with as homeport Benin City?

Philippine tug Aqua 108 1982--no longer in service?

Launched at the shipyard Keppel Phlippines Inc., Batangas, Philippines with yard number 55 for account of Keppel Philippines, on 29 September 1982, launched on 7 February 1985 and delivered on 5 March 1985. Panama-flagged in 1985. As the SSP 1999 Indonesia-flagged, call sign YD4023 and IMO 8220498. Gross register tonnage 116-121 ton, deadweight 105 ton and as dimensions 22 (between perpendiculars)-23,02 (over all) x 6,72,801 x 2,65-3,20 metres.Speed 10,5 knots. Horsepower 1,110 bhp.By Wijsmuller brought in by the PT Aquarua Pivate Limited (Em. Svitzer) at Jakarta, Indonesia on 1 October 2001. Sold to Hacienda Shipping Shipping, Singapore in 2003. Renamed SSP 1999.Operated by Joseph Hariputra, Samarinda.

Italian tug Grifone 1989-

Italy-flagged, IMO 8900452 and call sign IWSL. Built at Cantieri Tommasi, Ancona, Italy in 1989. Dimensions 31.27 (over all) x 8,50 (moulded) x 3,68 (maximum) x 4,25 (moulded depth) metres, summer deadweight 185 tons, gross tonnage 198,80 tons and net tonnage 41,80 tons. Maximum speed 12 knots. Managed and owned by Capieci, Messina, Italy.

Italian tug Vigoroso 1999-

Italy-flagged, IMO 9203344, MMSI 247545000 and call sign IYZZ. Dimensions 30,00 (over all) x 10,00 moulded) x 4,00 (maximum) x 5,00 (moulded depth) metres, deadweight 100 tons, gross tonnage 385,00 tons and net tonnage 200,00 tons. Built at Cantieri Tommasi, Ancona, Italy in 1999. Maximum bollard pull 44 (aft)-41 (fore) tons. Total horsepower 3.700 bhp. Speed 12,5 knots. Crew numbers 8 persons. Managed and owned by Capieci, Messina, Italy.

Italian tug Merak 2006-

Italy-flagged, IMO 9341263, MMSI 247152500 and call sign IVWD. Built by Rosetti Marino SpA, Ravenna, Italy in 2005. Maximum bollard pull 65,6 (aft)-59,3 (fore) tons. Horsepower 4.425 bhp.Speed 12,6 knots. Dimensions 31,30 (over all) x 10,00 (moulded) x 4,00 (maximum) x 5,00 (moulded depth) metres, deadweight 265 tons, net tonnage 109 tons and gross tonnage 380 tons. Managed and owned by Capieci, Messina, Italy.

Italian tug Acrux 2008-

Italy-flagged, IMO 9461013, MMSI 247234700 and call sign IINE2. Dimensions 31,30 (over all) x 10,00 moulded) x 4,00 (maximum) x 5,0 (moulded depth) metres, summer deadweight 200 tons, net tonnage 109 tons and 365 tons gross tonnage. Built by Rosetti Marino SpA, Ravenna, Italy in 2008. Maximum bollard pull 61,03 (fore)-55,24 (aft) tons. Managed and owned by Capieci, Messina, Italy.

Italian tug Decrux 2009-

Italy-flagged, IMO 9461025, MMSI 247235500 and call sign IIFN2. Dimensions 31,30 (over all) x 10,00 moulded) x 4 (maximum) x 5 (moulded depth) metres, summer deadweight 200 ton, net tonnage 109 ton and gross tonnage 365 tons. Speed 12,5 knots. Maximum bollard pull 58,51 (aft)-53,54 (fore) tons. Built by Rosetti Marino SpA, Ravenna, Italy in 2009. Managed and owned by Capieci, Messina, Italy.

Italian tug Citta di Messina 2009-

St. Vincent Grenadines or Italy-flagged, IMO 9461037, MMSI 377267000 and call sign J8B5317.Dimensions 32,50 (over all) x 10,80 (moulded) x 4,90 (maximum) x 5,60 (moulded depth) metres, summer deadweight 350 ton, gross tonnage 455 tons and net tonnage 136 tons. Speed 14 knots. Maximum bollard pull 80 (aft)-75 (fore) ton. Total horsepower 5.846 bhp. Built by Rosetti Marino SpA, Ravenna, Italy in 2009. Managed and owned by Capieci, Messina, Italy.

Italian tug Citta di Milazzo 2009-

Italy-flagged, IMO 9461049, MMSI 247265400 and call sign IIPM2. Dimensions 32,50 (over all) x 10,80 (moulded) x 4,90 (maximum) x 5,60 (moulded) metres, gross tonnage 455 ton, net tonnage 136 ton and summer deadweight 350 ton. Speed 12,5 knots. Maximum bollard pull 80 (aft)-75 (fore) ton, Total horsepower 5.846 bhp. Built by Rosetti Marino SpA, Ravenna, Italy in 2009. Managed and owned by Capieci, Messina, Italy.

Italian tug Macistone 1982-

Italy-flagged, IMO 8209901 and call sign IQOPJ. Delivered by the shipyard Coop. Metallurgica/Cantieri Navale Tommasi, Ancona, Italy with yard number 43 for account of Augustea, Agusta, Italy in 1982. Dimensions 32,21-33,00 (over all) x 8,50-8,51 x 3,80 (maximum) x 4,20 (moulded depth) metres, summer deadweight 100 tons, net tonnage 60 ton and gross register tonnage 199 ton. Maximum bollard pull 35 ton. Maximum speed 15 knots. Total horsepower 3.060 bhp. Her crew numbers 18 persons. Anno 2015 Managed and owned by Capieci, Messina, Italy.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Chinese tanker (ex-Quin Lin Zuo 2009) Qi Lin Zuo 2009-


Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 August 2015

China-flagged, homeport Shanghai, China, IMO 9435569, MMSI 41372000 and call sign BPFK. Ex-Qin Lin Zuo renamed May 2009. Built by the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group, Dalian, China in 2009. Owned and managed by China Shipping Tanker, Shanghai, China.

American reefer Charles Island 1993-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 August 2015

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9059626, MMSI 308705000 and call sign C6JT/ Built at the Danyard, Frederikshavn, Denmark in 1993. Owned and managed by the Ecuadorian Line, Miami, USA.

Japanese car carrier California Highway 2010-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 August 2015

Panama-flagged, IMO 9574078, MMSI 352732000 and call sign 3FJL6. Built at the Imabari Shipbuilding Marugame Yard, Marugame, Japan in 2010. Owned and managed by Taiyo Nippon Kisen, Kobe, Japan.

Norwegian cargo/container ship Saga Fram 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 August 2015

Hong Kong/China-flagged, homeport Hong Kong, IMO 9613874, MMSI 477224800 and call sign VRLL3. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea in 2013. Owned by Saga Shipbuilding Norway, Notteroy, Norway and managed by Anglo Eastern Shipmanagement, Hong Kong, China.

Dutch container ship Maersk Antares 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 August 2015

Singapore-flagged, IMO 9342504, MMSI 565661000 and call sign 9VHK7. Built by Samsung Shipbuilding&Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea in 2007. Owned and managed by AP Moller Singapore, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Dutch general cargo ship Happy River 1997-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 August 2015

Netherlands-flagged, IMO 9139294, MMSI 244559000 and call sign PCAW. Built at the IHC Merwede Scheepswerf, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands in 1997. Owned and managed by Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

German bulk carrier Christoph S 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 August 2015

Antigua&Barbuda-flagged, IMO 9456238, MMSI 305743000 and call sign V2FO7. Built by Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry, Tongzhou, China in 2011. Owned and managed by H. Schepers Bereederung. Elsfleth, Germany.

Former Dutch life-boat Carlot 1960-

Inner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 August 2015

Her building at the shipyard v/h H. Schouten N.V., Muiden, Netherlands was financed by Miss C.M.J. Meyer which desired that the boat would be named Carlot. Baptized and commissioned at Terschelling, Netherlands on 28 November 1960. Decommissioned in September 2000 still serving at Terschelling. Sold to the Stichting Carlo at Elburg, Netherlands and since September 2014 berthed at Terneuzen, Netherlands. Of the Prins Hendrik design although with a larger width. Speed 10,6 knots. Her crew in active service numbered 5 persons.

Dutch tug (ex-Ampetco 1904-1926, Pieter 1926, Wiewa 1926-1954, Jothe 1954-1959, Alwi 1959-1977, Seeland 1990-2006, Tjoba 2006-2012) Citius 2012-

Inner harbour (Dokhaven) of Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 August 2015

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Veere, Netherlands, MMSI 244820891, call sign PA3145 and ENI number 2319673. Dimensions 19,25 x 4,25 x 1,90 x 4,20 (hold) metres and a displacement of 17,05 tons. Built at the shipyard of Wilton Machinefabriek&Scheepswerf, Rotterdam, Netherlands as the Ampetco for account of the Amerikaanse Petroleum Company at Rotterdam in 1904. Renamed Pieter in 1926, Wiewa in 1928, Jothe on 1954, Alwi in 1959, Seeland in 1977, Tjoba on 2006 and Citius in 2012. Dutch owned except for 1977-1990 as the Seeland when she was owned by J.D. Bauer, Port de Bevaix-Neuchatel, Switzerland.

German container ship (ex-Canmar Venture 2003-2005, CP Venture 2005-2006) Toronto Express 2006-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2015

United Kingdom-flagged, homeport London, England, IMO 9253727, MMSI 235666000 and call sign VQLL5. Ex-Vanmar Ventura renamed 25 July 2005 and CP Venture renamed 27 July 2006. Built by Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering, Geoje, South Korea in 2003. Owned by Hapag Lloyds, Hamburg, Germany and managed by Anglo Easterm Shipmanagement, Hong Kong, China.

Russian large landing ship (ex-BDK-46 1987-2002) Novocherkassk (142) 2002-

7 April 2013

Project 775 Ropucha II landing ships. Launched at the Stocznia Polnocna shipyard, Gdanks, Poland as BDK-46 with yard number 775/25 on 17 April 1987 and commissioned on 30 November 1987. Since July 2002 named Novocherkassk. Hull numbers in 1987 108 and since 1 May 1989 142. General specifications: a displacement of 2.768 (standard)-4.012 (full load) tons and as dimensions 112,5 x 15,01 x 4,26 metres. Speed 17,59 knots. A range of 4.000 nautical miles with a speed o 1 2knots, 3.500 nautical miles with 16 knots and 3.400 nautical miles full speed. Her crew numbers 98 men. Cargo capacity 10 main battle tanks or 12 BTR with 340 military, a mix of tanks and army trucks with 313 military of just 500 tons cargo. Main armament consists of 2x 2-5,7cm guns, one turret fore and one aft.

Georgian coast guard vessel Sokhumi (P-24) 2008-

7 April 2013

Building in Turkey contracted prior to August 2008. A MRTP-33 patrol fast attack boat of the KAAN 33class, an enlarged version of the KAAN 29-class. General specifications: a full load displacement of 125 tons and as dimensions 35,60 x 6,7 x 1,40 metres. Maximum speed 45 knots and with a speed of 20 knots a range of 600 nautical miles. Crew numbers 20 men. The armament consist pf 1-2cm gun and 2-12,7mm machineguns.

Dutch screw steam schooner Zr. Ms. Montrado serving along the Sumatran west coast, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche Staatscourant 14 April 1859

Model Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Original link

An item reported that the Dutch screw steamship Zr. Ms. Montrado cruised between 14-25 November 1858 along the west coast of Sumatra, Dutch East Indies. The intention was to do this sailing to improve the health of her crew harassed by fever. This intention was just partly achieved due to the worse weather conditions. On 5 January 1859 she left the roads of Padang, Dutch East Indies bound for the Mentawei Poggij islands to investigate the murder of crewmembers of a merchant prow of Padang. It was impossible to get contact with the population. The time was spent with surveying activities. Except for the island Noord-Poggij was it impossible to communicate with the shy and suspicious population. This voyage was also as much executed under sail. She arrived on 26 January back in the roads of Padang.(1)

Note
1. Screw steam schooner Montrado, ex-Vuurpijl renamed 1874, screw steam schooner, laid down by engineer A.E. Tromp at the navy yard of Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1853, renamed Montrado in 1854, launched in 1854, commissioned on 1 December 1854, condemned and sold at the naval establishment at Surabaya, Dutch East Indies for ƒ 11.000 to Mr. Nicolaï and her inventory for more as ƒ 1.500 on Saturday 13 April 1867, dimensions  40,0 (between perpendiculars)-42,15 x 8,00-8,16 x 2,7 (aft)-3,30 (aft) x 4,32 (hold) metres, a displacement of 407tons, an armament of 8 (4-12pd, 4-30pd carronades)-10 guns and 70hp horsepower.

Dutch schooner brig Zr. Ms. Padang and screw steamship 3rd class Soembing stationed at Palembang, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche Staatscourant 14 April 1859

Model Soembing. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Original url

An item reported that the Dutch schooner brig Zr. Ms. Padang left Riouw, Dutch East Indies on 13 December 1858 arriving the 26th at Palembang, Dutch East Indies.(1) The Soembing left on 2 January 1859 for the same purpose the station at Riouw arriving the 4th at Palembang. Both ships were for the time being there stationed.(2)

Notes
1. Schooner brig, on stocks at navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands on 20 February 1849, launched on Saturday 13 April 1850, stricken in 1860, dimensions 28,50 x 8,7 x 3,30 metres, displacement 252 tons. an armament of 4-6 guns with a crew numbering 50 men. Served in the Dutch East Indies.
2. Screw steamship 3rd class, call sign GQTV, on stocks at navy yard at Vlissingen, Netherlands by L.K. Turk on 17 June 1856, launched Saturday 29 November 1856, participated in the Reteh expedition in 1858, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands in 14-19 April 1871 and 18 May-27 July 1872, condemned  and converted into a coal hulk 1872, building costs ƒ 292.471,47, dimensions 41,00 (loadline)-43,73(loadline front bow-back rudder) x 8,40 (inner hull) x 3,5 (fore)-3,9 (aft) x 4,80 (depth) metres, 618 tons displacement, an armament of 6 guns (4 long 12 pd guns, 4 short 30 pd guns), a crew numbering 100 men and 100 hp horsepower.

Dutch brig Zr. Ms. Haai stationed at Riouw, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche Staatscourant 14 April 1859

An item reported that the Dutch brig Zr. Ms. Haai was stationed at Riouw, Dutch East Indies and made a surveying voyage between 6-16 January 1859 in the Straits Pangellop and Abang.(1)

Note
1. Brig 1st class, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands by Glavimans on 29 October 1838, launched on 11 May 1842, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 30 December 1842-12 January 1843, 25 October 1849-27 March 1850 and 18-20 February 1851, last mentioned in 1861, dimensions 31,50 x 9,5 x 4,50 metres, 546 tons displacement and armament of 18 guns.

Dutch schooner brig Zr. Ms. Makassar cruising along the coast of Siboga, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche Staatscourant 14 April 1859

An item reported that the Dutch schooner brig Makasser departed on 6 January 1859 from the roads of Padang, Dutch East Indies to cruise along the west coast of Singkil, to visit Dutch posts and to show the flag. She arrived on 14th at Siboga, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Brigantine/schooner brig, call sign GQNK, on stocks at Willemsoord, Netherlands on 18 April 1851, launched in 1853, last mentioned in 1867, dimensions 28,50 x 8,70 metres, a 252 tons displacement and an armament of 6 guns.

Dutch paddle steamship 1st class Zr. Ms. Gedeh transport troops towards Badjoa, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 14 January 1860


An item reported that the Dutch steamship Zr. Ms. Gedeh which in the first half of June a company African military bound for Badjoa, Dutch East Indies embarked at Samarang, Dutch East Indies returned on the 20th at Macassar, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Paddle steamship 1st class, first called steam warship, on stocks at the navy yard at Rotterdam, Netherlands 25 October 1846, launched 26 April 1850, commissioned 16 April 1851, docked at the navy yard at Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands 13-30 January 1857, in worse condition in, laid up at Surabaya and sold at the navy establishment on Saturday 29 November to be broken up 1862, served also in the Dutch East Indies, dimensions 56.00 (between perpendiculars) x 10.70 x 4.80 metres, displacement of 1.486 tons, an armament of 8 guns and 300 hp horsepower.

Malaysian navy tug (ex-Asiatic Charm 1977-1980) Sotong (A6) 1980-

Malaysia-flagged, IMO 7600330 and callsign 9MOC. Built by Sea Services, Singapore as the Asiatic Charm in 1977. Sold in 1980 by the Asiatic Navigation Company, Singapore to the navy of Malaysia and renamed Sotong. Horsepower 1.600 ahp in 1980. Gross register tonnage 233 ton.

Bahrain tug (ex-Delmon 1977-1979) Rayya 1979-

Bahrain-flagged, IMO 7528776 and call sign A9D2438, Ex-Delmon renamed Rayya Sawad in 1979 and since then Bahrain-flagged, earlier Panama-flagged. Owned by Arab Shipbuilding&Repair Company, Manama, Bahrain. Gross tonnage 207 ton, displacement 136 ton and as dimensions 34 x 9 x ? metres. Built by Estaleiros Navais Parry&Son, Cacilhas, Portugal in 1977.

Bahrain tug (Arad 1986-1979) Sawad 1979-

Bahrain-flagged, IMO 7528726, call sign A9D2426. Gross tonnage 204 ton, deadweight 134 ton and as dimensions 34 x 9 x ? metres. Ex-Arad renamed Sawad in 1979 and since then Bahrain-flagged, earlier Panama-flagged. Horsepower 2.400 ahp. Owned by Arab Shipbuilding&Repair Company, Manama, Bahrain. Built by Estaleiros Sao Jacinto, Aveiro, Portugal in 1976.

Sharjah tug Safi 1980-2013 (Doha II 2013-)

As the Doha II IMO 7930527, MMSI 470711000, call sign V4GX3 and St. Kitts Nevis-flagged, Anno 2015 laid up. Also possible she is United Arab Emirates-flagged. Launched at the Yokohama Shipyard/Shipbuilding, Chiba, Japan with yard number 1358 for account of the Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports on 11 July 1980/ Gross register tonnage 380 ton, gross tonnage 285 tons, net tonnage 99 tons and as dimensions 32 x 10 x 4,02 metres. Ex-Safi renamed in October 2013.

Kuwait tug Al Surrah 1980-no longer existing

Kuwait-flagged, IMO 8004272. Launched at the shipyard of Hayashikane Shipbuilding&Engineering Company, Yokosuka, Japan with yard number 760 for account of Shuaiba Area Authority on 12 September 1980/ Gross register tonnage 369-420 tons and a displacement of 119 ton.

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German tanker King Darwin 2007-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 August 2015

Marshall Islands-flagged, IMO 9374856, MMSI 538090254 and call sign V7KQ5. Built by New Times Shipbuilding, Jingjiang, China in 2007. Owned and managed by OSM Shipmanagement Singapore, Hamburg, Germany.

Greek general cargo ship (Egon Oldendorff 1996-1998, Tamaya 1998-1999, Christiane Oldendorff 1999-2004, Pacific Faithful 2004-2009) Ocean Trader 2009-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 28 August 2015

Liberia-flagged, homeport Monrovia, IMO 9123099, MMSI 636013424 and call sign A8MW2. Built at the Dalian Shipyard, Dalian, China in 1996. Owned and managed by Oceanfleet Shipping, Athens, Greece. Ex-Egon Oldendorff renamed 22 April 1998, Tamaya renamed December 1999, Christiane Oldendorff renamed 27 October 2004 and Pacific Faithful renamed 6 November 2009.

Algerian general cargo ship (ex-Clipper Galaxy) Sedrata 2011-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 29 August 2015

Algeria-flagged, IMO 9557795, MMSI 605086013 and call sign 7THC. Built at the Zhoushan Shipyard, Zhoushan, Algeria in 2011. Owned and managed by SNTM CNAN, Algiers, Algeria.

Venezuelan tug Carla C 1980-

Delivered by the shipyard Main Iron Works, Houma, USA with yard number 351 for account of Maritime Ordaz C.A, Puerta Ordaz, Venezuela in June 1980; Gross register tonnage 386 ton and net tonnage 106 tons and as dimensions 33,36 x 10,39 x 4,88 metres. Fitted out with 2 engines ,total horsepower 3.900 ahp. Venezuela-flagged, homeport Ciudad Bolivar, IMO 7932329, call sign YYV2010 and MMSI 79323.

American tug H.R. Parfitt 1980-

Launched at the shipyard Thunderbolt Marine Industries, Savannah, USA with yard number 28 for account of the Panama Canal Company on 30 June 1980 and christened on 16  May 1981. Gross register tonnage 320-470 tons, deadweight 563 ton and as dimensions 32,00 (over all) x 10,77 x 4,96 x 5,182 metres. Speed 12,0 knots. Bollard pull 35,0 tons. Panama-flagged, MMSI 8001244, call sign HP-0793 and homeport Balboa. Building costs 4.9 million US dollars.

American pusher tug John M. Donnelly 1980-

Delivered by the shipyards St. Louis Ship, East Davis Street, St. Louis, USA for account of Ingram Barge Company, Nashville, USA in September 1980. Fitted out with 2 EMD engines with a total horsepower of 9.180 ahp. Tonnage 1.119 tons and as dimensions 65 x 14 x 2,9 metres or 185,5 x 50 feet. Triple screw. USA-flagged, MMSI 36696142, registration number 0621298 and call sign WDB8603.

American pusher tug Volunteer State 1980-

Delivered by the shipyard Jeffboat Incorporation, Jeffferson for service on the Lower Mississippi in August 1980. Fitted out with 2-Alco with a total horsepower of 5.830 ahp. Owned by American Financial Corporation and operated by H&S Transportation Company Inc., Nashville and River Lines Inc. Christened by Mrs. Peggy Armstrong in [September?] 1980. USA-flagged, MMSI 367314110 and call sign WDD9630.

Dutch bark Noach V underway from the Dutch East Indies towards Euroe according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 7 November 1887

An item dated 5th reported the passing of Nieuw Anjer [nowadays Anyer, Indonesia] by the Dutch bark Noach V underway from Batavia, Dutch East Indies towards Europe.(1)

Note
1. Call sign PMWH, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands and net capacity 3.577,05 cubic metres/1.262,70 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch East Indies bark Albertine Beatrice cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 26 November 1887

An item dated Tjilatjap, Dutch East Indies 23rd reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies bark Albertine Beatrice captain J. Velthuis loaded with salt coming from Sumanap, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TBDG, homeport Batavia, Dutch East Indies and net capacity 1.178,80 cubic metres/416,53 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

Dutch East Indies bark Noer Hassim cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 7 December 1887

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 6th reported the arrival of the Dutch East Indies bark Noer Hassim coming around the east.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TGQN, 975,10 cubic metres /344,55 tons of 2,83 cubic metres and homeport Palembang, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch East Indies bark Maria Augusta cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 9 December 1887

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 9th reported the departure of the Dutch East Indies bark Maria Augusta captain Sech Moebarak bin Salim bin Sangkar towards Indramaijoe, Dutch East Indies.(1)

Note
1. Call sign TGJP, net capacity of 1.846,46 tons and 652,45 tons of2,83 cubic metres and homeport Batavia, Dutch East Indies.

Dutch bark Deli cruising in the Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 6 December 1887

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 5th reported the arrival of the Dutch bark Deli captain Van Duijn coming from Cheribon, Dutch East Indies, shipping agents J.F. van Leeuwen&Co.(1)

Note
1. Call sign NLWB, homeport Rotterdam, Netherlands and net capacity 2.467,52 cubic metres/871,03 tons of 2,83 cubic metres.

French steam war sloop le Guichen departed Batavia, Dutch East Indies according to the Dutch newspaper Java-bode dated 1 November 1887

An item dated Batavia, Dutch East Indies 1st reported the departure of the French steam warship le Guichen captain Le Fort towards France.(1)

Note
1. Wood-hulled sloop with barque rigging of the Guicen-class, laid down at Rochefort, France on 1 October 1863, launched on 19 October 1865, commissioned on 6 November 1866 and finally stricken on 19 November 1888. Original armament  1-6.4’/16cm gun and 4-4.7”/12cm guns later replaced by 1-6.4”/16cm gun and 2-5.5”/14cm guns. Speed 10.7 knots.

Rumours claimed British packets transporting French troops towards China according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 6 October 1859

An item dated Paris, France 3rd reported that the preparations for the China-expedition in the French harbours was continued. According to rumours was the intention to sent in stead of regular troops three new regiments Zouaves totally numbering 15.000 men to sent from Marseille, France towards Alexandria, Egypt to be embarked at Suez, Egypt on British packets which would transport hem to China. The war stores were to be loaded at Best, France or Cherbourg, France on board of armed frigates. French sailors seemed however not to be really enthusiastic.

French emperor refused British assistance in transporting French troops towards China according to the Dutch newspaper De Tijd dated 6 October 1859

An item dated London, England 3rd reported that the British cabinet offered France to transport the 8.000 military towards China. France however friendly refused stating that French troops were to be transport on French ships. When the British cabinet reacted somehow amazed the French emperor said that he immediately would order the building of ships needed to replace the ones needed for the China expedition. Newspapers from Bordeaux, France reported the building of a large number of transports.

The Spanish naval strength according to the Dutch newspaper Nederlandsche staatscourant dated 17 November 1859

An item referred to the French naval department newspaper Moniteur de la Flotte reporting that the Spanish navy consisted of 123 seagoing warships with a totally armament of 1.045 guns. The fleet consisted of 2 ships of the line, 10 frigates, 4 corvettes, 9 brigs, 16 goelettes, 15 sloops, 58 paddle steamships and 9 transports. Further more were the keels laid down for screw steamships, namely 1 ship of the line, 3 frigates, 2 corvettes and 2 goelettes.

Warships and transports fitted out in French harbours for China expedition according to the Dutch newspapers De Tijd dated 29 September 1859

An item reported that the preparations in England and France for the expedition towards Chine were continued. At Toulon, France arrived 8 transports and 4 frigates to be armed while in other French harbours ships were fitted out to be used as troop transports.

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Spanish cabinet ordered to sent troops immediately towards Morocco according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche courant dated 24 November 1859

An item reported that the Spanish expedition towards Morocco was harassed by storms and the lacking of enough transports.(1) On the other hand it was believed that marshal O’Donnell deliberately slowed the embarkment hoping that the disputes with Morocco were solved in a more friendly manner. He asked the cabinet for permission to negotiations but which seemed to be refused as he ordered to embark the troops with all possible haste.

Notes
1. Spanish-Moroccan War 22 October 1859-22 April 1860 dealing with the ownership of the Spanish colonies Ceuta and Melilla.
2. Leopoldo O’Donnell y Jorris (12 January 1809 Santa Cruz de Tenerife-5 November 1867 Biarritz), general and politician. In 1859 he was premier.

Dutch tug (ex-Concordia 1881-1883, ex-Voorwaarts 1883-1896, ex-Sempre Avanti 1896-1907, ex-Noorderdok 1907-1937, ex-Pead 1937-1949, ex-Maria 1949-1963, ex- Lutin 1963-2008) Voorwaarts 2008-


Dokhaven, Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2015

No. 2307390. Build in 1881 at the yard of Huygens&Van Gelder at Amsterdam, Netherlands as the Concordia. With the dimensions 14,39 x 3,76 x 1,10 metres. Became in 1887 the Voorwaarts owned by the Stearine Kaarsenfabriek at Amsterdam, in 1896 as the Sempre Avanti owned by the Kon. Fabriek van waskaarsen at Amsterdam, in 907 the Noorderdok owned by M. de Jong at Amsterdam, as the Pead in 1937 owned by P. van Drunen of Engelen, in 1949 as the Maria owned by Van den Hurk sr. of Maastricht and later that year owned by W.A. Gerbette of Rotterdam, in 1950 owned by M.H. van Noolen of 's-Hertogenbosch, in 1963 as the Lutin owned by A.G. van den Hurk of 's-Hertogenbosch, in 1991 property of F.W.M. Huskens of Maastricht, later of R. Gossens and later renamed Voorwaarts as property of J.K.H. Grabandt of Hengelo. Homeport is nowadays Vlissingen.

Dutch tug (ex-Leo III ?-1947-1977, Risico 1977-1981) Hermes 1981-




Pushing the bateau-porte back in the Perry dry dock at Flushing, Netherlands 27 August 2013

Netherlands-flagged, homeport Vlissingen, Netherlands, captain/owner W. Vreke. Built in 1940 at the shipyard Voorwaarts (Th. Van de Beldt), Westgraftdijk. Europe number 30.10.799. Dimensions 18,40 x 4,75 x 2,10 metres. Horsepower 150 (original)-630 (1962) hp. Owners: 1947 department of finances, renamed Leo III 1948 L. v.d. Veen, 1953 N. v.d. Veen, 1973 T.M. Reinarz, renamed Risico 1977 A. Booij, renamed Hermes, 1981 H. Buitenkamp and since 2005 W. Vreke.

Dutch tug (ex-Atlas Z 2001-2004) Multratug 22 2004-

In the locks between the Schelde and the inner harbours of Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2015

Bulgaria-flagged, homeport Bourgas, Bulgaria, IMO 8662787, MMSI 207290000 and call sign LZRD. Ex-Atlas Z renamed 2004. Gross tonnage 94 tons, net tonnage 28 tons and as dimensions 17,10 (between perpendiculars)-20,00 (over all) x 6,35 (over all) x 2,40 (maximum) x 5,40 (minimum air draft) metres. Speed 12 knots. Bollard pull 30 tons. Main horsepower 2 x 1.100 hp ar 2.200 rpm. Built at the Makedonia Shipyard, Thessaloniki, Greece in 2001. Owned and managed by Multraship Towage&Salvage, Terneuzen, Netherlands.

Russian frigate Shtandart 1994-

Underway in the canal between Veere towards Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2015



Entering the so-called Dokje van Perry at Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2015

Russia-flagged, MMSI 273452840 and call sign UAEM. The building of the (exact) replica of the first ship of the Russian Baltic Fleet named Shtandart started in 1994. After five years was she finally launched at the Petrovsky Shipyard, St. Petersburg, Russia on 4 September1999. In June a year later begun her maiden voyage. Until now she participated in tow Dutch films namely Nova Zembla and the one dealing with the life of the famous Dutch 17th admiral Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter in 2014.

The building of the original Shtandart at the Olonetsky Shipyard, Olonets, Russia started on 24 April 1703 and she served until 1727.

Swiss bulk carrier (ex-Alpina 2003-2008, Novigrad 2008-2013) Occitan Barsace 2013-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2015

Bahamas-flagged, homeport Nassau, IMO 9244037, MMSI 311000126 and call sign C6AR2. Ex-Alpina renamed June 2008 and Novigrad renamed May 2013. Built by Astillero Rio Santiago, Ensenada, Argentina in 2003. Owned by SGM Shipping Services, Geneva, Switzerland and managed by Synergy Maritime, Chennai, India.

Former Dutch pilotboat Castor of 1949-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2015

Call sign PAHQ. IMO no. 8633114. The Castor was on 2 December 1949 launched at the yard of the N.V. Scheepsbouwwerf Gebr. Pot at Bolnes, Netherlands with as yard number 916 for the department of navy with as pennant A 810, the trials found place on 29 July 1950 and she was commissioned on 31 July of the same year for the Pilot Service at Delfzijl. The Castor was in wartime to be used as a communication vessel and during peacetime as a pilot. She was decommissioned on 26 September 1983, sold on 15 February a year later, in October 1988 again sold to a new owner in England and renamed Redeemer. In 1989 was hew owner the Seacare Shipping Company of Valletta, Malta in 1999 Spindrift Navigation Ltd. Of Belize and finally in 2006 were her new owners M. van Parijs&Cornelissen who gave her original name back. Her measurement was 439 BRT and 114 NRT and as dimensions 45,87 x 8,43 x 5,86 metres. The 750 delivered horsepower allowed a speed of 12 knots. Her crew numbered excluded the pilots of 15-20 men although there was on board accommodation available for 52 men divided over 14 cabins. Officers had their own cabin. Her armament consisted of 1-7,6cm guns and 2x2-20mm Oerlikon machineguns. She was able to store 70,000 litres of diesel and 35,000 litres of fresh water to transport the Dutch cabinet and members of the royal family in times of war directly to a safe location in South Africa

Dutch trailing suction hopper dredger (ex-Banjaard 1983-1992, Breehorn 1992-1993, Fast Wil 1993-1995, Fiducia 1995-1998, Teunie W 1998-2003) Argo 1 2003-

Schelde off Vlissingen, Netherlands 27 August 2015

IMO 8211617, MMSI 246177000 and call sign PEBK. Ex-Banjaard renamed December 1992, Breehorn renamed May 1993, Fast Wil renamed December 1995, Fiducia renamed December 1998 and Teunie W renamed September 2003. Built 1983 at the shipyard Bijlsma&Zonen, Wartena, Netherlands. Owned and managed by Dranaco, Antwerp, Belgium but Dutch-flagged with as homeport Gouda, Netherlands. Gross tonnage 1.402 tons, summer dead weight 2.284 tons and as dimensions 80 x 11 x 5 metres.