Pictures and updates made in 2015...

29 December 2015: "Osprey Fearless" towing "St. Rossa"

Today the "Osprey Fearless" passed the boulevard in Vlissingen with the bulkcarrier "St Rossa" in tow. Steering tug was the "Smit België".

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28 November 2015: "Sea Bear" heading towards the Sloehaven, Vlissingen

Today the multi-purpose offshore vessel "Sea Bear" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen. She is owned by Norwegian company Deep Sea Supply and flies the flag of the Marshall Islands.

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30 October 2015: Multratugs 1 & 29 towing a crane

Today we noticed the "Multratug 1" towing a crane barge out of the Sloehaven in Vlissingen. Steering tug was the "Multratug 29".

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4 September 2015: "André B" passing Vlissingen

Today, the Dutch-flagged tug "André B" passed Vlissingen on her way to Kalloo, Belgium, towing a barge. Here are some pictures:

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31 August 2015: "Mir" departing Vlissingen

From 28 until 30 August this year the "Vlissingen Maritime" spectacle was once again held. Only 1 big tall ship visited this year, the Russian "Mir". Here are some pictures of her departure, with tug assistance.

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26 August 2015: "Kolga" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the brand-new tug "Kolga" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen, destined for the Heerema premises there. "Kolga" is one of two new tugs for Heerema, the sistership being "Bylgia".

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23 August 2015: "Boulder" departing Vlissingen

Today the "Boulder" departed the Sloehaven in Vlissingen, towing Wagenborgbarge 9. Multratug 27 was acting as steering tug.

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12 August 2015: "Union 8" passing Vlissingen

Today the "Union 8" passed Vlissingen on her way from Rotterdam to Terneuzen. "Union 8" was built in 1996 and is now painted in Smit colours.

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4 August 2015: "Waterland" arriving in Vlissingen

The Wagenborg owned, Dutch-flagged tug "Waterland" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen today, towing a barge:

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31 July 2015: "Hua Hai Long" and "Fairplay 31" in Vlissingen

Some pictures of semi-submersible "Hua Hai Long", loaded with "GSP Saturn" arriving in Vlissingen, and "Fairplay 31" departing Vlissingen!

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18 July 2015: "Kapitan Reutov" bunkering call in Vlissingen

Today the Russian tug "Kapitan Reutov" visited the Sloehaven in Vlissingen to take bunkers, on its way from Murmansk to the Black Sea. The tug was built in 2009 in Turkey.

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15 July 2015: "Idun Viking" for a short call in Vlissingen

The Offshore Supply Ship "Idun Viking" (which seems to be in need of a paintjob) arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen for a short visit:

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7 July 2015: "Boa Sund" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the St. Vincent-flagged tug "Boa Sund" arrived in Vlissingen. "Boa Sund" is owned by Boa Marine Services and was built in 1976.

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7 July 2015: "Pacific Champion" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the tug "Pacific Champion" arrived in Vlissingen. She is classed as an offshore tug/supply vessel, was built in 2011 and is owned by Swire Pacific Offshore.

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1 July 2015: "Multratug 14" arriving in Vlissingen with Wagenborg barge 11

Today the "Multratug 14" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen, towing Wagenborg barge 11. Steering tug was the "Union Emerald".

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29 June 2015: "Vortex" passing Vlissingen

Today the UK-flagged tug "Vortex", homeported in Southampton, passed Vlissingen, towing a barge. Steering tug was the "Multratug 28".

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23 June 2015: "Black Marlin" passing the boulevard in Vlissingen

Today the "Black Marlin", a semi-submersible, heavy transport vessel owned by Dockwise, passed the Boulevard in Vlissingen on its way to Antwerp:

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22 June 2015: "Esvagt Connector" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the "Esvagt Connector" arrived in Vlissingen, towing a barge. "Esvagt Connector" is owned by Danish company Esagt and is Danish-flagged.

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19 June 2015: "Fairmount Expedition" departing Vlissingen with jacket "Gina Krog"

A short stay in port for "Fairmount Expedition", as the same evening she already left with a barge loaded with a new jacket, built at Heerema in Vlissingen:

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19 June 2015: "Union Sovereign" arriving in Vlissingen

On 19 June the anchor handling tug "Union Sovereign" arrived in Vlissingen towing a barge. Despite the dreary weather, some nice pictures:

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19 June 2015: "Fairmount Expedition" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Dutch-flagged tug "Fairmount Expedition" arrived in Vlissingen, to pick up a barge with a jacket from the Heerema premises. "Fairmount Expedition" was built in 2007.

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16 June 2015: "Strathglass" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the St. Vincent-flagged tug "Strathglass" arrived in Vlissingen, towing a barge. Here are some pictures:

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10 June 2015: "Esvagt Don" and "Vos Producer" arriving in Vlissingen

2 tug/standby/offshore vessels arriving in Vlissingen today, in great weather. Here are some pictures of them arriving in the Sloehaven:

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9 June 2015: "Gargano" in Vlissingen

The offshore tug / supply vessel "Gargano" paid a short visit to Vlissingen. Here are some pictures of here, backing out of the locks towards the inner harbour.

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5 June 2015: A visit to the "Atina III"

The "Atina III" is a tugboat, now owned and operated as a pleasure craft by the Chief Engineer of the "Pride of Bruges". We were able to visit and admire the vessel, here are some pictures:

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3 June 2015: "Union Princess" in Vlissingen

Today the "Union Princess" arrived on Vlissingen roads with Heerema barge H-542. The tow was taken over by "Union Sapphire" and "Smit Lion", while "Union Princess" entered the Buitenhaven for a crewchange.

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16 May 2015: "Silex" and "Taklift 4" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the floating sheerlegs "Taklift 4" arrived in Vlissingen, accompanied by the Norwegian tug "Silex". Here are some pictures:

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15 May 2015: "Sea Bravo" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Dutch-flagged tug "Sea Bravo" arrived in Vlissingen. She is owned by SeaContractors. Here are some pictures of her entering the Sloehaven:

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14 May 2015: "Fugro Commander" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Research/Survey vessel "Fugro Commander" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen. Here are some pictures:

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31 March & 1 April 2015: Windy days!

Strong winds on both days, during arrival in Hull on the 31st the "Pride of Bruges" was assisted by the "Scotsman", and on arrival Zeebrugge the next day by the "Smit Kiwi". Here are some pictures:

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16 March 2015: "Normand Oceanic" departing Vlissingen

Upon completion of yardwork, the "Normand Oceanic" departed from Vlissingen again. Here are some pictures of her departure:

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15 March 2015: "UOS Enterprise" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the "UOS Enterpise" arrived in Vlissingen towing a barge. Assisting were the tugs "Multratug 20" and "Multratug 4".

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9 March 2015: "Multratug 28" arriving in Terneuzen

Today the brand-new "Multratug 28" arrived in Terneuzen for the first time, fresh from the shipyard in Romania. Here are some pictures:

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27 February 2015: "Statesman" and "Guardsman" assisting "Reggeborg" in Hull

The Dutch-flagged cargoship "Reggeborg" arrived in King George Dock, Hull today. Because of the wind, 2 tugs were assisting, "Statesman" and "Guardsman".

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7 February 2015: "Zeus" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Polish tug "Zeus" arrived, with in tow a barge loaded with the superstructure of a luxury yacht, destined for the Damen Shipyard in Vlissingen:

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5 February 2015: "Sea Golf" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the tug "Sea Golf" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen, with the barge "Scheldeoord" in tow. Here are some pictures:

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4 February 2015: "Bremen Fighter" departing Vlissingen

Today the "Bremen Fighter" departed the Sloehaven in Vlissingen, with the "Greenbarge 2" in tow. Steering tugs were the "Smit België" and "Union 6".

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27 January 2015: "Normand Oceanic" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the offshore support vessel "Normand Oceanic" arrived in Vlissingen, destination was the Damen Shiprepair yard for some conversion work.

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7 January 2015: "Smit Emoe" departing Vlissingen

Today we noticed the "Smit Emoe" departing Vlissingen. She normally works in the port of Zeebrugge, together with sistership "Smit Kiwi".

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