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Offline Robert J Smith

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Dutch tug INNOVATION
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:34:14 PM »
I see the tug INNOVATION is working ships in Felixstowe, is this part of her design introduction tour of Europe or is she now stationed there?

https://www.damen.com/en/news/2018/04/innovative_damen_rsd_tug_2513_kicks_off_introduction_tour_in_italy

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Re: Dutch tug INNOVATION
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 09:56:01 AM »
Hi Robert, I believe kotug have bought it. I think svitzer have been using it for training purposes but that is due to come to an end within coming weeks. Kotug will then take it permanently.

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Re: Dutch tug INNOVATION
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 12:05:53 PM »
Got some video of her yesterday, working at Felixstowe. Its part of a sales tour of European Ports.

https://youtu.be/_SL2YtR8ifQ
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Re: Dutch tug INNOVATION
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 02:21:10 PM »
Thanks guys, I've been trying to fit a visit in to Felixstowe during reasonable hours but suitable day time arrivals have been a bit sparse of late.
Is there a departure schedule available on line?

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Re: Dutch tug INNOVATION
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 02:58:35 PM »
The best place for departures is the port authority, HHA: https://hha.co.uk/live-data/berthed/

They also have a forecast page for incomings, and a departure page when vessels are sailing soon, and an arrivals pages for when they are on their approach.

Port of Felixstowe also have this set of pages: https://www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk/sailing-schedule/shipping-information/

Their predicted arrival times are usually a bit later than the vessel actually arrives, so you are best to use an app like Marinetraffic to keep an eye on them. Larger ships come up the approach channel at 14 or 15 knots at times, so they can arrive very quickly!
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Re: Dutch tug INNOVATION
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 03:04:13 PM »
Thanks Chris, that first link looks helpful

I use Marinetraffic but am between 1 & 2 hours drive away so usually look at your second link and hope for the best  :)

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Re: Dutch tug INNOVATION
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2018, 03:18:01 PM »
You'll usually find that HHA berthed page notes when a departure time is "confirmed", which might give your lead time, for the first ship of your day . .
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