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    here Ombugge ,your ''loire'' ,a small tug compare with the ''mississippi'',which was smaller than the ''zwarte zee''

    best regards Thijs

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    • janihudi
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      The story of your Loire adventure starts at page 8

    • janihudi
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      I had told your adventure on the Smit group.
      Lets see of there are stil crewmembers alive and and remember it.

    • janihudi
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      Within 10 minutes i got an answer .
      An article in Smit magazine " de sleeptros" , the towingline where was mentioned that first officer of the freighter was the pilot for the tug.
      With 3 images .but not showing the slogen , besides a part of the bow.
      Wil place the article when i'm Home.
      Now all dooing it from a smartphone.

    My regular transport to / from Aamlafjorded when doing a loadout on Tai An Kou in 2011 was this little tug, the Buddy.
    Seen in Aalesund a few weeks ago:

    PS> I posted a full report on that loadout at some time.

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      to get it all together, i all replace it here in a new post.

      it started when i placed a new pic of the tug ''loire'' which Ombugge had met in Sumatra

      http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...6665#post36665

      http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...6727#post36727

      http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...7192#post37192

      http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...7199#post37199


      i'm a member of a Smit group on Facebook ad gave it a try today if there was any crewmember of that tug in that time in the group.
      and told Ombugge his story there.
      whitin 10 minutes i got an answer.
      see also here in post #1426

      here is the article that i got.
      not an image of the ''slogen'' itself though



      the story of the article

      Loire as a river tug

      Our ocean gooing tugs are comming in al the parts of the world.
      not only in the welknown and less known ports,but also in the most remote aerias.
      Our Captains get sometimes an order to pick up a vessel ,which is in a river mouth??? (river delta)
      Later it shows that a vessel is ''a bit further up on the river''
      Rivers can be sometimes pretty long .specially in other parts of the world.
      On the here showed images you can see the ''Loire'' on the Siakriver in Sumatra.
      Almost 100mile upstream was the Norwegian freighter ''Slogen'' (938 brt) with engine damage.
      The ''Loire'' take the ''Slogen'' on a rope and towed the vessel
      along a winding and difficult navigable road to Rumbai, that is at the mouth of the Saik.
      the crossing of the strait of Malakka to Singapore,were the Norwegian vessel had to be delivered,
      was just a babystep away.
      during the journey over the Siak river acted the first mate of the ''Slogen'',
      which knows this river as his pocket ,as pilot.

      images made available by Captain J.J. Kleijn


      best regards Thijs

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        Don't know if there will be more info about it.
        but this is what i get after 10 minutes
        best regards Thijs

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          Yes that is it. A few wrong informations, but generally correct.
          As can be seen the towline was the shortest possible, since before they set a "Dutch Gog", (the double line seen in the second picture) Slogen tried to overtake the tug when we went around a sharp bend.
          I was giving helm order and Capt. Kleijn was continuously giving engine order by the engine telegraph on the bridge wing to keep the towed vessel behind us.

          What they don't tell was that the Dutchies were a bit afraid of the reception they would get by the locals, but I can't remember there being any problems, either at Sungai Pakning, or in Rumbai.

          Interesting time. Thanks for making the effort to find this article.

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          • janihudi
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            I receive your hugs with open arms.

          • janihudi
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            Which information is wrong then Ombugge?

          • ombugge
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            Mainly that Rumbai was at the rivermouth. That was the logistic base for Caltex and where Slogen was situated, abt 6 n.miles down river from the turning basin near Pakanbaru.
            The other was that Slogen only had engine trouble. In fact the fire had burnt out the engine room and most of the accommodations. It also destroyed the lifeboats, lifebelts and the radio room, which would have been a much bigger problem if this fire had occurred in open sea, not 90 n.miles inland.

          "Vortex" had a short stop in Tromsø tonight before continuing the sailing further north.

          Best wishes from
          Bengt Domben

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