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Offline Yvon Perchoc

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« on: September 13, 2023, 08:38:33 PM »
For the tuglovers,

The old tug GRANE was taken in tow by ABEILLE BOURBON, on August 18th 2023 off Brittany after requesting assistance.
She was towed to the naval base of Brest. The tug, maned by two crews, was on the way from Holland to Mauretania.
After repairs, she resumed her trip and proceeded to Spain on September 3rd 2023.

According to some photos, she seems to be the ex THOR STEVNS (1951 / 99 gt / IMo5134973 / 25.61 x 6.50 m / D 2.82 m / 1240 hp).

« Last Edit: September 13, 2023, 08:40:20 PM by Yvon Perchoc »

Offline davidships

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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 10:04:47 PM »
Sorry to come late, Yvon.
I think that is correct: GRANE ex-THOR STEVNS [ex-STEVNS TUG?] ex-GRANE

1951 Københavns Havnevaesen, Copenhagen as GRANE (DNK flag, reg Copenhagen, ON D305, c/s OXSG2)
1990 Stevns Shipping A/S, Svendborg, renamed THOR STEVNS (reg Svendborg, c/s 0XSG2, MMSI 219004895)
200x Nordane Shipping A/S (Bugserrederiet Stevns), Svendborg
7/2013 Granströms Rederi A/B, Ornö, renamed GRANE (SWE flag)

As I read the reportage, she is now classed as a yacht (so was not subject to PSC inspection at Brest).  And with a crew of one Moroccan and one Dutchman, would seem to have been sold by Granströms Rederi.  Anyway, she made it to Viana do Castelo, Portugal on 7 September, and was still there a few days ago in drydock.

Offline Timsen

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« Reply #2 on: Today at 07:58:08 AM »
Here is a report with a photo of the drifting tug when being taken in tow by the Abeille Bourbon:


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