Harbour Tugs

Smit International – Tugboat BALAU

Smit Internationale N.V. (or Smit International) was a Dutch company operating in the maritime industry. It was founded in 1842 by Fop Smit as a towage company with onl 1 paddle steamer tug KINDERDIJK. Fop’s sons, Jan and Leendert, continued the company under the name L. Smit & Co and expanded the fleet. In 1870, they began using tugs with …

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Towage News -Fairplay to operate in Spanish Waters – 17.03.2020

Fairplay Towage Group has been awarded a licence to operate harbour tugs in the Port of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, thus making the company’s services available in Spanish waters for the first time. Fairplay’s operations out of Las Palmas will utilise four modern tugs sailing with Spanish crew, homeported in Spain and are …

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Pozzallo Port, Sicily Movements – 04.02.2019

0649 hrs – The 2009 built LBR flag bulker LOUISA BOLTEN entered Pozzallo berthing at Banchina Foranea assisted by 2 tugs. IMO: 9406049; 179 m; 19,972 GRT. Duty tugs were the 1978 built tug CITTA DI AUGUSTA (IMO: 7711177; 32 m; 199 GRT) and the 1980 built tug LIONE (IMO: 7929073; 32 m; 200 GRT). …

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Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 9 of 2018. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel – Tuesday 27th February, 2018. The 2012 built VUT flag PSV MONTET TIDE dropped anchors outside port limits coming from Larnaca, Cyprus.  Also the 2005 built 225m long pipelayer AUDACIA arrived off Harbour from Cadiz. …

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Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 8 of 2018. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel – Monday 19th February, 2018. The salvage grounded vessel DIANA was towed to Tuzla, Turkey by the offshore supply ship STRATIS Z.  Tuesday 20th February, 2018. The French Navy Georges Leygues class frigate D643 FS JEAN DE VIENNE left …

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Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 7 of 2018. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel –Monday 12th February, 2018. The salvage grounded vessel DIANA was moved to a lay up berth inside Port of Haifa. Wednesday 14th February, 2018. While the offshore supply ship STRATIS Z was anchored an Israeli …

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