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    [S|S Blue Lady] Under tow by Mubarak Marine?

    [S|S Blue Lady] Under tow by Mubarak Marine?

    During her last days at sea, there was many rumors that the ship was towed via Dubai or another place in the Emirates, though this was never confirmed by anyone, nor by any picture.

    Yesterday however, I came across this image from Mubarak Marine's website:



    Could anyone please confirm to me, are these the two tugs which towed the ship from Bremerhaven or from Port Kelang?

    What was the names of the tugs which towed the Blue Lady?

    Thank you big time to the one who could enlighten me.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    #2
    The tug that took her from Bremerhaven was the 'De Da', a 1979 built ocean going tug. The 'De Da' was still with the Norway when they stopped for bunkers off Cape Town, she was relieved of her tow for a short while by other tugs whilst she put into Cape Town for bunkers and supplies.

    Offshore tug 'De Da', photo from Wiki.


    Neither of the tugs in your post are the 'De Da', so maybe they are the one's that took her from Port Kelang?

    EDIT: Point of interest, the 'De Da' was the tug that was towing the 'SS Constitution' (sister of the 'SS Independence'), when she sank on her way to the breakers.
    Last edited by Steve.B; February 27th, 2010, 17:17.
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      #3
      Thank you so much for taking time to reply my question so quickly Steve.

      You are correct, when you mention it, I do remember the tug De Da, but did she perform the tow alone?

      Anyone able to identify the tugs which towed the ship from Port Kelang?

      I also seem to remember that Smit International towed the ship from Miami to Bremerhaven, but my records of which tugs are lost...
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        #4
        http://www.oceanlinerlapelpins.com/NorwayPage.html


        http://www.ssmaritime.com/norway.htm
        looking at the images it has to be the smitwijs rotterdam,
        why?looking at 2 images the name is to long for smitwijs londen (when you scroll down you she that see departs from miami)
        so left smitwijs rotterdam and smitwijs singapore

        http://www.oceanlinerlapelpins.com/NorwayPage.html

        when you scroll down here ,you see that she is under tow by smitwijs
        this is the stern of the rotterdam or londen,because the singapore has a anchor handling stern
        so it issent londen to short name and it issent singapore,because no anchor handling stern
        Last edited by janihudi; February 27th, 2010, 17:40.
        best regards Thijs

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          #5
          Excellent... lots of information there!
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            #6
            Photo of 'Norway' leaving Bremerhaven for the very last time

            'De Da' being assisted by harbour tugs. As far as i know, i am pretty sure 'De Da' was the only tug involved once she had left harbour limits.


            Photo credit: Senor Adventure.
            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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              #7
              found it,smitwijs rotterdam for sure.

              from maritime matters

              June 27, 2003: S/S NORWAY departed Miami under tow though no destination was announced. After last-minute wrestling in court, Norwegian Cruise Line moved the crippled ship from the Port of Miami-Dade. NCL said that to meet the repair schedule, the ship had to leave, even though no yard has finalized a repair contract. According to reports, she is headed to Europe. The ship has been at the port since the boiler expolsion May 25 and has run up a nearly $284,000 bill in dock fees. The National Transportation Safety Board finished its investigative work last week and turned the ship back over to the cruise line. The NTSB has not reached any conclusions about what caused the blast. The seagoing tug SMITWIJS ROTTERDAM is towing NORWAY with 85 of her crew onboard. The transatlantic crossing will take approximately three weeks. NCL state that the ship is on schedule to begin cruising again on October 5th, 2003.

              or the hole story:
              http://www.maritimematters.com/norway.html
              best regards Thijs

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                #8


                probbely known
                best regards Thijs

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                  #9
                  Yes, i have seen that video before, that may well have been the very last time the 'Norway' made that wonderful sound.

                  So, we have confirmed the tugs from Miami to Bremerhaven, and the tug from there to Port Kelang, now we need to identify the tug that took her on her final voyage to Alang, the mystery part of her history, did she stop at, or near Dubai?, or did she go straight to Alang? What was the name of the tug that took her from Port Kelang?????
                  Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                    #10
                    I do seem to recall the red one, and that we had discussed it once before... I just can't find the information.
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      #11
                      Sorry, I did not read the full article on maritimematters.

                      May 5, 2006: BLUE LADY is towed away from Port Klang, Malaysia, destination appears to be Alang, India. Notes on tugs: 1976-built INTERSURF (ex BOA PRINCE) and SEAWAYS 5 (ex DEYMOS) are towing BLUE LADY.
                      But i would like to see some photo evidence to back this up.
                      Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                        #12
                        tataaaa

                        also from maritime matters



                        May 5, 2006: BLUE LADY is towed away from Port Klang, Malaysia, destination appears to be Alang, India. Notes on tugs: 1976-built INTERSURF (ex BOA PRINCE) and SEAWAYS 5 (ex DEYMOS) are towing BLUE LADY. (SEAWAYS 5 towed the 1953-built laker OAKGLEN and the 1959-built laker SEAWAY QUEEN together to Alang in 2004).
                        best regards Thijs

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                          #13
                          We both win the prize!
                          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                            #14
                            2 minds 1thougt
                            best regards Thijs

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              I do seem to recall the red one, and that we had discussed it once before... I just can't find the information.
                              ????????????????????????????
                              best regards Thijs

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