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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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Local Shipping – 1939 built tug SABU

One of the Dutch built vessels serving around the Maltese Islands was the 1939 built 21.67 metre single screw tug SABU. During the Golden Days all tugs were named by taking the first letters of the owner’s name, Salvatore (SA), and the first letter of his surname, Bezzina (B) and then adding a vowel infact …

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Tugboat – 1957 built Tunisian tug HERGLA 3 at Malta – 23.05.2019

The 1957 built TUN (Tunisian) flag and owned tugboat HERGLA 3 was spotted at Valletta’s Grand Harbour , Malta on Thursday 23rd May, 2019. She was launched on 27th November 1956 in the Netherlands by Scheepsbouwwerf De Hoop NV at their shipyard at Hardinxveld as Yard Number 549 and on 16th May, 1957 she was delivered to …

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