Pictures and updates made in 2016...

Here you can have a look at the latest pictures we made... and other updates to the site. As I also have other things to do besides updating this website, updates may take a while to arrive!

29 November 2016: "Vos Commander" passing Vlissingen on the way to the scrapyard

Today the "Vos Commander" passed Vlissingen for the last time, on the way to the scrapyard in Ghent. "Vos Commander" was built in 1975.

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20 November 2016: "Smit Kiwi" assisting "Norstream"

Strong southeasterly winds in Zeebrugge today. Here are some pictures of "Smit Kiwi", in new colours, assisting "Norstream" in berthing on berth 106.

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5 November 2016: "Kolga" departing Sloehaven with H-541 in tow

Today the Dutch-flagged Heerema tug "Kolga" departed the Sloehaven in Vlissingen, with barge H-541 in tow. Steering tugs were "Union Ruby" and "Union 6".

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23 October 2016: "Dutch Blue" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the "Dutch Blue" entered the outer harbour in Vlissingen. She had either bunkered some smokey coal, or was maybe having engine difficulties....!

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21 October 2016: "Fairplay 33" and barge H-122 departing Sloehaven

Today the "Fairplay 33", towing barge H-122, departed the Sloehaven in Vlissingen. Steering tug was the "Brugge".

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21 October 2016: "Bommel" with tow departing for Sweden

Today the Dutch tug "Bommel" passed Vlissingen with 2 ships (Wadden 1 & Wadden 3) in tow. Steering tug was "Union Ruby". Bommel is owned by Tug- and workboatcompany Herman Sr and was built in 2013.

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18 October 2016: "Deep Helder" arriving in Vlissingen

Today we took some pictures of the "Deep Helder" arriving in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen. "Deep Helder" is a multi-purpose offshore vessel is managed by Seamar Subsea B.V., Den Helder.

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13 October 2016: "RT Ambition" assisting "Pride of Bruges"

Today, due to windy conditions and some "mechanical" problems, the "Pride of Bruges" was assisted by "RT Ambition" on arrival in Zeebrugge:

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7 October 2016: "Vos Partner" departing Vlissingen

Today the brand-new "Vos Partner" departed Vlissingen on her way to Zeebrugge. The "Vos Partner" is an Offshore tug/supply vessel and was built 2016 in China.

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4 October 2016: "Bugsier 2" with H-122 arriving in Vlissingen

Today the German tug "Bugsier 2" arrived in Vlissingen with barge H-122 in tow. Steering tug was the "Union Emerald".

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23 September 2016: "Innovation" arriving in Vlissingen

"Innovation" is a jack-up offshore support vessel, being used mostly in the construction of offshore windfarms. Here are some pictures of her arrival in Vlissingen:

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3 September 2016: "Elbe" arriving with H-406 in Vlissingen

Today the German tug "Elbe" arrived in Vlissingen with barge H-406 in tow. Steering tug was the "Brugge". "Elbe" is owned by URAG, flies the Cyprus flag and was built in 2006.

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3 September 2016: "Seaways 22" and "Union Ruby"

Today the Singapore-flagged tug "Seaways 22" departed the Sloehaven in Vlissingen with barge H-405 in tow. Destination was Las Palmas, and "Union Ruby" was steering tug.

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29 August 2016: "Union Lynx" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHST) "Union Lynx" arrived in Vlissingen. "Union Lynx" was built in 1999 and is owned by Boskalis. Here are some pictures..

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27 August 2016: "Maersk Laser" with barge departing Vlissingen

Today the "Maersk Laser" departed Vlissingen with the barge "Iron Lady" in tow. "Maersk Laser" flies the Danish flag and was built in 2009.

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15 July 2016: "Multratug 27" with "Smitbarge 8" in tow

Today the "Multratug 27" arrived in Vlissingen with "Smitbarge 8" in tow. Steering tug was "MTS Statum". The transport was followed by "Amber II".

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13 July 2016: "Smit Schelde" passing Vlissingen in new colourscheme

Today the "Smit Schelde" passed Vlissingen on her way from Antwerp back to Rotterdam, after a maintenance period in Antwerp. Note the new colourscheme, and the Maltese flag!

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9 July 2016: "Highland Princess" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the offshore tug/supply ship "Highland Princess" arrived in Vlissingen bound for the Heerema premises. She is owned by Gulfmark Offshore Inc. and flies the UK flag.

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2 July 2016: "Amber II" arriving in Vlissingen

Some pictures of the arrival of the tug "Amber II" in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen today. She is owned by Polish Salvage Services of Gdynia flies the flag of Malta.

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30 June 2016: "Jade" with "Smitbarge 9" in tow arriving in Vlissingen

Today the German URAG-tug "Jade" arrived in Vlissingen towing "Smitbarge 9". Steering tug was the "Gent", in new colourscheme!

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22 June 2016: "Nor Chief" with barge H-405 arriving in Vlissingen

Today the "Nor Chief" arrived in Vlissingen with barge H-405 in tow. Steering tug was the "Union 6". "Nor Chief" is owned by Solstad Offshore ASA and flies the Singapore flag.

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16 June 2016: "En Avant 20" arriving in Vlissingen with barge "Bremen"

Today the Dutch tug "En Avant 20" arrived with the barge "Bremen" in tow. Steering tug was the "Multratug 29". "En Avant 20" is owned by Muller Towing Services of Dordrecht, Holland.

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14 June 2016: "Smit Hudson" passing Vlissingen

The "Smit Hudson" was painted in her new colours during her drydock period. Here are some pictures of her as she is passing Vlissingen on her way back to Europoort, in some murky weather ;-)

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12 June 2016: "Union Bear" and "Osprey Valiant"

Also today, the "Union Bear" arrived in Vlissingen towing the barge "Osprey Valiant". Steering tug was the "SD Salvor".

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12 June 2016: "Gent" in new colours

Here some pictures of the tug "Gent" in her new colour scheme... The "Union" funnel colours are gone, the funnel is now completely white.

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12 June 2016: "Pegasus" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Antigua & Barbuda - flagged tug "Pegasus" arrived in Vlissingen. She was built in 2009 and is owned by Harms Bergung.

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5 June 2016: "Vos Ocean" on her way to be scrapped

Today the "Vos Ocean" passed Vlissingen on her way to the scrapyard in Gent. Here as some last pictures of this vessel, which was built in 1983.

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5 June 2016: "Smit Sentosa" arriving in Vlissingen

The "Smit Sentosa" arrived in Vlissingen today, towing barge H-122 towards the Sloehaven. Steering tug was the "SD Salvor".

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3 June 2016: "Boa Balder" arriving in Vlissingen.

Today the "Boa Balder" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen. She is owned by Norwegian company Boa Offshore and has a sistership called "Boa Bison".

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18 May 2016: "Ems" arriving in Vlissingen with Heerema barge H-406

Today the tug "Ems" arrived in Vlissingen with Heerema barge H-406 in tow. "Ems" is owned by URAG, was built in 2006 and flies the flag of Cyprus.

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17 May 2016: "Highland Princess" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Offshore Supply Ship "Highland Princess" arrived in Vlissingen and berthed in the Kaloothaven. "Highland Princess" flies the UK flag and was built in 2014.

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9 May 2016: "Union Bear" departing Vlissingen

Today the "Union Bear" departed Vlissingen bound for Rotterdam. The "Union Bear" flies the Belgian flag and has been painted in the Boskalis colours. Here are some pictures:

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1 May 2016: "Manta" and "KTK Barakuda" in Willemstad, Curacao

During a holiday on Curacao, I also managed to take some pictures of tugs operating around the port of Willemstad. Here some pictures of the "KTK Barakuda" and "Manta".

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23 April 2016: "Union Sovereign" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Boskalis tug "Union Sovereign" arrived in Vlissingen with Heerema barge H-542 in tow. Here are some pictures:

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22 April 2016: "Osprey Fearless" arriving in Vlissingen

This morning the UK-flagged tug "Osprey Fearless" arrived in Vlissingen. She is owned by Osprey Ltd, based in Bristol, Wales.

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18 April 2016: "FS Pisces" passing Vlissingen

Today the platform supply / pipe carrying vessel "FS Pisces" passed Vlissingen on the way to Haugesund. She is owned by Fletcher Shipping and flies the UK flag.

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3 April 2016: "André B" arriving in the Buitenhaven, Vlissingen

Today, in gorgeous weather, the tug "André B" entered the Buitenhaven in Vlissingen. She is owned by BMS towing, based in Zierikzee, Netherlands.

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1 April 2016: "Duke II" arriving in Vlissingen

Today, in beautiful weather, the Cypriot-flagged tug "Duke II" arrived in Vlissingen. The "Duke II" is owned by De Kooiman group, a Dutch company.

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31 March 2016: "Provencal 1" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the French tug "Provencal 1" arrived in Vlissingen to pick up the river cruiseship "Amsterdam", with destination Le Verdon, France. She is owned by French company CM Chambon.

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27 March 2016: "Cronus" with "Baltimore" in tow arriving in Vlissingen

Today the "Cronus" of Van Oord arrived in Vlissingen with the guard vessel "Baltimore", a former fishing trawler, in tow. Here are some pictures:

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22 March 2016: "Ben Nevis" passing Vlissingen

Today the Malta-flagged offshore tug/supply vessel "Ben Nevis" passed the Vlissingen boulevard. She is owned by Indian company Global Offshore and was built in 2013 in Norway!

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15 March 2016: "Makalu" passing Vlissingen

Today the Malta-flagged offshore tug/supply vessel "Makalu" passed the Vlissingen boulevard. She was on her way to take some bunkers before continuing her trip to Constanta, Romania.

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14 March 2016: "Carlo Martello" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Italian tug "Carlo Martello" arrived in Vlissingen, towing a barge destined for the Heerema premises in the Sloehaven.

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20 February 2016: "Union Princess" arriving in Sloehaven

Today the "Union Princess" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen, towing barge H-542 bound for the Heerema construction site.

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15 February 2016: "Harkand Atlantis" departing Vlissingen

Today the diving support vessel "Harkand Atlantis" departed Vlissingen. She is owned by the Harkand company and flies the flag of the Marshall Islands.

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2 February 2016: "Guardian" departing Vlissingen

After completing her re-fit, and being renamed "Guardian", the former "Ievoli Amaranth" departed Vlissingen today to start Coast Guard duties from the port of Den Helder.

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1 February 2016: "VB Hispania" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the "VB Hispania" arrived in Vlissingen with a barge for the Heerema location. The "VB Hispania" is the former "Fairplay 32".

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28 January 2016: "Isa" and "Sil-Jeske-B" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the tug "Isa" arrived on the Westerschelde river with a barge with destination Terneuzen. Steering tug was the "Sil-Jeske-B". Both tugs are Dutch-flagged.

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20 January 2016: "Leopard" arriving in Vlissingen with casco for Damen

Today the Vanuatu-flagged tug "Leopard" arrived in Vlissingen with a casco of a superyacht for Damen Shipyards. "Leopard" is the former "Wielingen" of the U.R.S.

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18 January 2016: "Skandi Vitoria" departing Vlissingen

Today the Brazil-flagged multi-purpose offshore vessel "Skandi Vitoria" departed Vlissingen, after a refit at the Damen Shipyard in Vlissingen.

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16 January 2016: "Ievoli Amaranth" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Svitzer-owned tug "Ievoli Amaranth" made her way to the Damen shipyard in Vlissingen to go into drydock. Ownership will be transferred to Multratug and she will be renamed "Guardian".

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9 January 2016: "MPI Discovery" and "Super Servant 4"

Today the "MPI Discovery" departed the Sloehaven in Vlissingen, with the "Super Servant 4" arriving. Here are some pictures of them both:

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