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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    If you enjoy looking at a Tug burning a lot of fuel for no particular good reason, here is a link taken from Massmond Maritime today: http://www.youtube.com/watch#v=EaOFS...eature=related
    It is quite impressive to see the way this tug handles, but it serves very little purpose.
    This quite simply has to be a Voit Schneider propulsion system I guess?
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      images taken in 1986
      from the time that holland was a big name in towing









      engine controle room





      engine,well a part of it



      the bridge



      the backstand



      smitwijs,the beginning of the end

      best regards Thijs

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        She is still out there, doing what she does best, towing.
        Dutch knowledge is is still the best when it comes to towage, only the names have changed.

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          I saw on Discovery Channel recently that wherever in the world a ship is in distress, they will be able to have a salvage team on site within 24 hours of request.... that is pretty impressive, anywhere in the world within 24 hours!
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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            A salvage team within 24 hours anywhere on the globe and I still cannot order a pizza delivered to my house.

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              Orion WB 2

              This funny contraption isn't an actual Tug but a Work Boat.
              Seen at home base in Tuas, Singapore a few days ago:



              A very handy little boat for many tasks, incl. handling anchors in shallow water.

              Here she is a similar work boat, assisting in positioning an accommodation barge in very shallow water two years ago:

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                A few Harbour Tugs seen working at Pasir Panjang Terminal, Singapore today:





                Which end is the bow, I wonder???






                And a MPA (Port Authorities) Launch keeping it all orderly:

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                  Yesterday's picture shows all the crew wearing life jackets and hard hats. Do you find that safety or professionalism are different around the world or is it pretty uniform?

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                    Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                    Yesterday's picture shows all the crew wearing life jackets and hard hats. Do you find that safety or professionalism are different around the world or is it pretty uniform?
                    I think the maritime profession has become very regulated and hopefully now, people (as in crew members) will have enough brain power to understand the fact that safety equipment does save you from accidents and possibly death.
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      The Smit Rotterdam as a plastic model:

                      http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...1&postcount=35
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        Tug "Rotterdam", now and before

                        I have finally found the time to dig out some pics taken on board the "Rotterdam" in Nov. 2009 for comparison withe the pics taken in 1986, as posted by Janihudi in post # 129.
                        She had just completed a major overhaul and upgrading when I visited.

                        Here is some external shots. Not much has changed there:






                        The Engine Room is more or less the same, but she has been changed from IFO to HFO as fuel, which doesn't show much, unless you go into smaller details like pumps and heating etc.

                        Here is one of the Main Engines. (unchanged):


                        The Engine Control Room is changed, with mostly new instrumentation:


                        The most noticeable changes are on the Bridge, with new fwrd. control console:


                        And new aft engine control panel:


                        While the Winch Control panel is the same as before:


                        As is the view from the Bridge towards the stern:


                        This is the main winch, which is unchanged:


                        The winch is of the "traction" type and electric driven, which is fine for a long range towing tug, but not commonly seen any more, as most tugs are now dual purpose. (Towing / Anchor Handling)

                        Correction: The last pics show the storage drum below deck. The Traction winch is on the deck above. (I'll see if I have a good pic of that one as well)
                        Last edited by ombugge; February 24th, 2010, 16:46. Reason: Correction.

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                          nice images ombugge,she is still a beauty among tugs.
                          still i hate to see her in that color and with that owefull name on her hull
                          i still have a hope that smit returns on the towing market with again the strongest tug
                          best regards Thijs

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                            Previously discussed ocean going tug:

                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              wel,we have the ''ROTTERDAM'',the ''LONDEN'',then hereby the ''SINGAPORE''



                              another big one the ''WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE''

                              best regards Thijs

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                                Love the design and look of ''WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE''

                                That would make a neat conversion project if I ever get rich and want to convert an old sea going tug to luxury expedition yacht (with blue hull naturally...)...
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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