NOORDZEE tug 1970

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NOORDZEE tug 1970

Post by aukepalmhof » Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:15 pm

The tug on the bow of the GIANT 4 is the NOORDZEE, the other tug is not identified.

Built as a tug under yard No 599 by N.V. Scheepswerf & Machinefabriek “De Merwede” v/h Van Vliet & Co, Hardinxveld, Netherland for N.V. L. Smit & Co. Internationale Zeesleep Service, Rotterdam.
12 January 1970 launched as the NOORDZEE.
1,312 GRT 191 NRT 965 DWT, dim. 68.51 x 12.60 x 6.41m, draught 5.69, length bpp 65.08m.
Powered by one Werkspoor 6TM410 2 x 6 cyl. diesel engine, 11,000 ihp, one shaft, speed 17 knots.
Bollard pull 90 ton. Bunker capacity 874 tons.
29 May 1970 delivered to owners, IMO No 7008788. Homeport Rotterdam.

After delivery used worldwide for towing and salvage service.
1972 Sold to N.V. Smit Internationale Zeesleep & Bergingbedrijf B.V., Rotterdam.
05 February 1986 sold to Smit Tak Internationale Ocean Towage & Salvage Co. B.V., Nassau, Bahamas.
February 1986 renamed in SMIT NOORDZEE.
1988 Sold to Iran Marine Services Co., Nassau, Bahamas and managed by Smit Tak Towage & Salvage Ptr. Ltd, Singapore, renamed DAFIA.
1993 Homeport Bandar Bushehr, Iran and renamed YAL.
1997 Sold to Pars Dolphin of Oeshm Co., Tehran.
2010 Sold to M. Yavariyan in Bushehr, Iran.
April 2014 in the port of Hamriya, Sharjah in a sinking position, where after she was broken up in situ in June 2014.

Kenya 1983 70c sg 252, Scott 270
Source Internet. ... 08788.html
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Re: NOORDZEE tug 1970

Post by petecc » Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:10 pm

Sorry Auke but the tug at the bow is not NOORDZEE and neiither is it the tug at the stern.

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Re: NOORDZEE tug 1970

Post by aukepalmhof » Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:50 am

Thanks, Peter,

Got the info from Watercraft Philately, must then be two harbour tugs from Mombassa.

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