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Title: Another Thames tug
Post by: Robert J Smith on September 29, 2018, 07:53:24 am
The dutch tug WATERSTRAAT arrived at the Svitzer tug moorings at Gravesend today for Thames operations.


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: Robert J Smith on September 29, 2018, 03:47:20 pm
How lucky can you get?
After a (I assume) bollard pull test (tug of war) with Svitzer Adira at the lower end of Gravesend Reach, I wished that the newly arrived Waterstraat would head up river pass Tilbury, minutes later my wish was granted :-)

Photos to follow


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: Robert J Smith on September 29, 2018, 03:57:16 pm
Another interesting "rumour" I've heard is that a South American based tug may come to the Thames to cover for the late delivery of the SVITZER MERIDIAN.
The tug SVITZER HAWK has been mentioned, she is currently in Peru.


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 05, 2018, 04:09:17 pm
Update:
SVITZER MERIDIAN (DELICAY III) is underway in the Mediterranean bound for London. ETA 18/10/18

IMO 9834167


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 13, 2018, 01:19:09 pm
DELICAY III now heading north off Portugal still with ETA Gravesend on the 18th @ 10.00 after bunkering in Spain.


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: gwrdave on October 14, 2018, 02:29:24 am
Lead one is at Port Taranaki

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2921287 plus a couple more shots.

Dave


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 14, 2018, 01:08:02 pm
Thanks for the info Dave.
DELICAY II is now the SVITZER VALE that operated on the Thames for a couple of months before going to Germany
DELICAY III as above, is heading for the Thames still under the name DELICAY III and Turkish flag but is to be renamed SVITZER MERIDIAN

Regards

Bob


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: davidships on October 14, 2018, 07:30:54 pm
DELICAY III arrived Cies Anchorage, outside Vigo this morning, probably for shelter.

Another Thames tug, the old faithful KINGSTON ex-SUN XXIV is not far away, at Marin, awaiting weather window to complete tow from Tees to Algeciras with buoy tender WILTON (IMO 8201569), recently sold to Maltese owners.


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 18, 2018, 01:35:41 pm
DELICAY III now north of Channel Islands with ETA Gravesend this Saturday @ 07.00 .... just about getting light then :-(

WATERSTRAAT has now left the Thames and is returning to Delfzijl


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 20, 2018, 08:36:18 am
DELICAY III arrived in Chatham last night.


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: Robert J Smith on October 24, 2018, 01:02:22 pm
DELICAY III showing her name as SVITZER MERIDIAN since yesterday on AIS. Still in Chatham.


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: Robert J Smith on November 08, 2018, 01:37:46 pm
Another interesting "rumour" I've heard is that a South American based tug may come to the Thames to cover for the late delivery of the SVITZER MERIDIAN.
The tug SVITZER HAWK has been mentioned, she is currently in Peru.

Interestingly, SVITZER HAWK is now in the Panama Canal with destination Avonmouth.


Title: Re: Another Thames tug
Post by: em777 on November 08, 2018, 10:24:44 pm
The Hawk is the sister to the Svitzer Amazonas, already drydocked so I believe so heading straight to Avonmouth to join the fleet.

John