Pictures and updates made in 2009...

8 December 2009: "Magnus" in Teesport

On 8 December 2009 the tugboat "Magnus", owned by Harms Bergung, was docked in Teesdock in Teesport. I managed to take some pictures, see below:


December 2009: Around Europoort

In December 2009 I was back on the European Trader again, the ship was brought back into service after lay-up. Here are some tugs seen in Europoort in December 2009.

ZP ChandonSD SealSD SealSmit Seine

Summer 2009: Tugs in Hull and Zeebrugge

During the summer of 2009, I was on the "Pride of Bruges", sailing between Zeebrugge and Hull. Here are some of the tugboatpictures I made during the summer.

June 2009: Holiday in Belgium

In June 2009 we went on holiday with a motor yacht in the inland waters in Belgium. Several push- and tugboats were encountered, here are a few:


18 May 2009: "Svitzer Constance" & "Svitzer Ellerby"

After 2 weeks on the Norbank, it was back to Pride of Bruges again for me. On the 18th of May, we arrived at King George Dock in Hull, where the "Conny" and "Ellerby" were just coming out of the lock. I was stand-by on the mooringdeck aft, with camera in my pocket, with these photo's as a result!

26 April 2009: "Brocklebank" in Liverpool

In April I went for 2 weeks to the Norbank again, on the Irish Sea. On Sunday afternoon I actually had a chance to go ashore. I went to Albert Dock, to the Merseyside Maritime Museum. I found the tugboat "Brocklebank" docked next to the museum!

BrocklebankThe bowThe sternThe stern

4 April 2009: SMS Tugs in Hull

On 4 April 2009 the Polish bulkcarrier "Uniwersytet Slaski" arrived in King George Dock, Hull. After transiting the lock, the vessel was assisted in docking by 2 SMS tugs, the "Welshman" and the "Trueman".

WelshmanTogetherTruemanUniwersytet Slaski

8 March 2009: "Front Circassia" at Shell 104

On the 8th of March 2009 the tanker "Front Circassia" arrived in Europoort, at the Shell 104 terminal, assisted by the "Smit Hudson" and some other tugs. As she was docking right in front of us, I could take some nice pictures!

ArrivingLines being paid outAlmost dockedSmit Hudson

January 2009: Around Europoort

On the 15th of January I photographed the "DMS Harrier" in Europoort. On the 17th I took some more pictures of tugs assisting the "Berge Stahl".

DMS HarrierFairplay 23Fairplay IIISmit Mersey