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Author Topic: Pusher Tug Virgo sinks  (Read 2692 times)
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Stan Muller
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« on: July 09, 2008, 07:13:53 pm »

Pusher tug Virgo sank last night while pushing an empty barge from the New Waterway to Calandcanal (Europoort).
Two out of three crew members managed to climb on the barge, the third (captain) managed to inform the authorities before he left the ship. He was rescued by the SAR. The tug sunk partly, because she is connected by steel cables.

Virgo 1

Virgo 2 (& barge)

If you have any info on Virgo please let me know.

rgds Stan
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008, 07:45:44 am »

It's the ex Ijsselmeer, built 1944- see
http://www.kustvaartforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=1185&start=1620
photos of the sunken wreck and a video here:
http://www.knrm.nl/30waar_wij_zijn/10reddingstations/hoek_van_holland/06reddingrapporten/?TheArticle=11796&hm=3
Wreck was meanwhile raised.
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008, 07:51:29 pm »

Sad to read the history. Let's hope she will be refitted.
thanks for the links.

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 07:58:48 am »

photos of the salvage:
http://www.kustvaartforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2950&start=260
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