Our latest pictures and updates....

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!

20 September 2017: "Union Lynx" departing Vlissingen with "CC Atlantique" in tow

And one day later the "Union Lynx" departed the Sloehaven in Vlissingen again, with barge "CC Atlantique" in tow, loaded with a jacket. Steering tug was the "Carl".

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19 September 2017: "Union Lynx" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the "Union Lynx" arrived in Vlissingen. The vessel was built in 1999, was previously named "Sea Lynx", and was added to the Boskalis fleet in 2016, and re-named "Union Lynx".

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18 September 2017: "Union Boxer" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the "Union Boxer" arrived in Vlissingen, with barge UR3 in tow. Steering tug was "Union 6". "Union Boxer" was built in 2010 and sails under the Belgian flag.

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10 September 2017: "Yorkshireman" & "Serviceman" in King George Dock, Hull

Some pictures of "Yorkshireman" & "Serviceman" as they enter King George Dock, Hull on the way to their regular berth.

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September 2017: Kotug tugboats in Zeebrugge

This month I was able to take several photo's of the tugboats based in Zeebrugge. Here are pictures of "Smit Kiwi", "Smit Emoe", "Southampton" and "Union Pearl".

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27 August 2017: "Elbe" passing Vlissingen

Today the museum tug "Elbe" passed Vlissingen on her way back to Maassluis, after a short visit to the port of Breskens. Some pictures in beautiful weather:

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17 August 2017: "Zeus Of Finland" departing Vlissingen with "Svanen" in tow

Today the "Zeus of Finland" departed Vlissingen again, with crane barge "Svanen" in tow. Steering tug was the "Viking".

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15 August 2017: "Southampton" arriving in Vlissingen

Today, the brand-new tug "Southampton" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen. "Southampton" is owned by Kotug Smit and is permanently based in Zeebrugge.

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13 August 2017: "Noordstroom" departing Vlissingen

Today the tug "Noordstroom" departed Vlissingen with the barge "Lastdrager 25" in tow. "Noordstroom" is owned by Van Wijngaarden Maritime Services B.V.

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8 August 2017: "Bugsier 10" arriving in Vlissingen

And some more pictures of regular visitor "Bugsier 10" as she arrives in Vlissingen in beautiful weather. "Bugsier 10" is normally homeported in Hamburg, Germany.

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7 August 2017: "Zeus Of Finland" arriving in Vlissingen

Today saw the arrival of "Zeus Of Finland", which was previously named "Zeus", as can be seen here. "Zeus" now flies the Cypriot flag (Limassol).

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17 July 2017: "Vos Partner" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the "Vos Partner" arrived in Vlissingen. She is classed as an "offshore tug/supply ship" and is owned by Vroon Offshore Services. She was built in 2016.

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13 July 2017: "President Hubert" arriving in Vlissingen

Another nice series of pictures of "President Hubert" arriving in Vlissingen today. As mentioned earlier, "President Hubert" is now owned by Boskalis and flying the Belgian flag.

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12 July 2017: "Alp Ace" arriving in Vlissingen with "Wagenborg barge 9"

Today the "Alp Ace" arrived in Vlissingen, towing the "Wagenborg barge 9". Steering tug was "Experience", and further assistance was given by "St Annastrand".

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5 July 2017: "Skandi Saigon" arriving in Vlissingen

Today 2011-built "Skandi Saigon" arrived in Vlissingen, according to the website of owner DOF group she is a new generation high powered anchor handling vessel designed for field installation operations!

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4 July 2017: "Pegasus" & "Centaurus" arriving in Vlissingen

An unusual sight today in Vlissingen: Sisterships "Pegasus" & "Centaurus" arriving at the same time. Both are owned by Harms Bergung of Germany.

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30 June 2017: "Bever" arriving in Vlissingen with "Wagenborg barge 7"

And today the tug "Bever" arriving in Vlissingen, with "Wagenborg barge 7" in tow. Steering tug was "Union 6". "Bever" is owned by IJmuiden-based company Iskes.

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21 June 2017: "Bugsier 10" with barge arriving in Vlissingen

Today the German tug "Bugsier 10" arrived in Vlissingen with barge H-503 in tow. Steering tug was "Brugge". "Bugsier 10" was built in 2009 and is an ASD tug (Azimuth Stern Drive).

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17 June 2017: "MTS Vanquish" with barge in tow

Today the "MTS Vanquish" passed Vlissingen with a barge in tow. Steering tug was "Multratug 13". "MTS Vanquish" is owned by MTS (Marine & Towage Services) of Falmouth, UK.

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10 June 2017: "Western Isles" departing Keppel Verolme Shipyard

Today we witnessed the departure of brand-new FPSO "Western Isles" from the yard, assisted by "Smit Schelde", "Smit Seine", "Smit Panther", "Smit Cheetah", and "Skandi Hera"!

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10 June 2017: "En Avant 10" with "Multratug 1"

Today the "En Avant 10" passed Vlissingen with a barge, loaded with what appears to be constructions for an offshore wind farm. "Multratug 1" was the steering tug.

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8 June 2017: "Thor" and "Atlantis" with JB 117 in tow

Departure of barge JB117 from the Sloehaven today, with "Thor" and "Atlantis" towing, and "En Avant 10" acting as steering tug.

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5 June 2017: "Minerva Ellie" departing from Botlek, Rotterdam

And another tanker departing from the Botlekhaven in Rotterdam today: "Minerva Ellie", assisted by "ZP Chalone" on the bow, and "Union 7", half-painted in new Kotug colours, on the stern.

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3 June 2017: "Epictetus" departing from Botlek, Rotterdam

As "Pride of Bruges" is currently at Keppel Verolme for repairs, occasionally I can take some pictures of ships departing or arriving... like the "Epictetus", assisted by "Union 7" and "Thamesbank".

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3 June 2017: "Far Scotsman" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the UK-flagged "Far Scotsman" arrived in Vlissingen. "Far Scotsman" was built in 2012 and is owned by Farstad Shipping Limited.

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30 May 2017: "Ginger" passing Vlissingen in somewhat rough seas

Today the "Ginger", owned by Iskes towage of IJmuiden, passed Vlissingen in somewhat rough seas, enough for some spray over the bow:

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30 May 2017: "Carl" in action

Here some pictures of the German-flagged tug "Carl" in action. "Carl" is owned by J. Johannsen & Sohn, and formerly sailed as "Felix".

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27 May 2017: "Fairmount Glacier" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Dutch-flagged tug "Fairmount Glacier" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen. Here are some pictures, the weather was cooperating this time!

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31 May 2017: "Kamarina" in Vlissingen

Today the Italian tug "Kamarina" delivered the barge "AMT Commander" in Vlissingen and then departed for Rotterdam again. 2010-built "Kamarina" is owned by Augustea S.p.A.

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12 May 2017: "Atlantis" arriving in Vlissingen with "Stralsund" in tow

Today saw the arrival of the Dutch-flagged tug "Atlantis" in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen, with barge "Stralsund" in tow.

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5 May 2017: "Union Princess" with Greenbarge 2

Today, the Boskalis tug "Union Princess" arrived in the Sloehaven, Vlissingen with "Greenbarge 2" in tow. Steering tug was the "Ginger".

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13 April 2017: "Texelbank" passing Vlissingen

Today the "Texelbank" passed Vlissingen in her brand-new Kotug colours, on the way back from drydock in Antwerp back to homeport Rotterdam.

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11 April 2017: "Union Boxer" arriving in Vlissingen

Today also saw the arrival of "Union Boxer" in Vlissingen. She is an offshore tug/supply vessel, was built in 2010 and is currently owned by Boskalis.

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11 April 2017: "Adventure" shifting from Terneuzen to Sloehaven

Today the tug "Adventure" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen.... performing a special show for the tugspotters present. "Adventure" previously sailed as "Bernardus" for Iskes Towage of IJmuiden.

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8 April 2017: Drydock move from Hansweert to Vlissingen

Today a large drydock was moved from Reimerswaal shipyard Hansweert to Vlissingen. It was raised on a barge to pass over the locks in Hansweert and then towed to Vlissingen by "Broedertrouw 2" and "Walvis".

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8 April 2017: Several tugs passing Vlissingen

Today was a busy day with tugs passing Vlissingen. "Multratug 4", "Multratug 14", "Multratug 9" and "Dian Kingdom" were spotted!

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29 March 2017: "ALP Forward" arriving in Vlissingen

Some pictures of the "ALP Forward arriving in Vlissingen. "ALP Forward" is the former "Ursus" and was built in 2008.

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26 March 2017: "President Hubert" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Belgian-flagged Boskalis tug "President Hubert" arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen, with "Greenbarge 1" in tow.

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19 March 2017: "Multratug 3" departing with "CC Atlantique" in tow

Today the "Multratug 3" departed the Sloehaven in Vlissingen with barge "CC Atlantique" in tow, loaded with what appears to be a jacket for a windmill. Steering tug was "Multratug 26"

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18 March 2017: "Multratug 27" with "AMT Challenger" in tow arriving in Vlissingen

Today the "Multratug 27", towing barge "AMT Challenger", arrived in the Sloehaven in Vlissingen. Steering tug was "Multratug 26".

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17 March 2017: Tugs in Gdansk, Poland

This afternoon the "Pride of Bruges" was moved out of drydock No6 at the Remontowa Gdansk Shipyard by 4 local tugs. Here is a picture of every one of them:

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11 March 2017: "Pegasus" with "Caroline" in tow

Today the tug "Pegasus" departed the Sloehaven in Vlissingen with barge "Caroline" in tow. Steering tug was "Multratug 13". "Pegasus" is owned by Harms Bergung and was built in 2009.

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March 2017: "Pride of Bruges" in drydock in Gdansk, Poland

From 1 until 17 March "Pride of Bruges" was drydocked in Gdansk, Poland for some well-deserved maintenance. Here are some pictures of various stages during the drydock.

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24 February 2017: "Fugro Synergy" arriving in Vlissingen

According to the Fugro website, "Fugro Synergy" is a Multi-Purpose Drilling, Well Intervention and Geotechical Vessel. This morning she arrived in Vlissingen.

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17 February 2017: "Yorkshireman" in Hull

While transiting the lock of King George Dock in Hull today, the "Yorkshireman" was waiting for us to leave the lock so she could enter the lock. A nice opportunity for some pictures:

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10 February 2017: "Bylgia" arriving in Vlissingen with "H-541" in tow

This morning Heerema's tug "Bylgia" arrived in Vlissingen with barge "H-541" in tow, destined for the Heerema premises in Vlissingen. After delivering the barge, she departed again straight away.

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3 February 2017: "Guardian" in Vlissingen

Today Multratug was visited by HRH King Willem-Alexander. He made a short trip with the "Guardian", which was accompanied by Multratugs 3 & 29 among others.

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22 January 2017: "A.H. Varazze" with "Ensco 122" arriving in Vlissingen

Today the Italian-flagged tug "A.H. Varazze" arrived in Vlissingen, with "Ensco 122" in tow. Assisting were Multratugs 27, 29, 20 and 4. After delivering the tow, she departed the Sloehaven again.

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