Author Topic: 'NAME THAT TUG'  (Read 643674 times)

0 Members and 7 Guests are viewing this topic.

tugs53

  • Moderator
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 6630
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2009, 21:59:10 »
I'm in agreement with -Martin- on this one!

« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 06:35:51 by tugs53 »
MIKE

xtian29

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2009, 02:25:56 »
Hello

Your are on the right way, (maybe because of the australian frigate  :D )

This is a former Fairfax tug but not the "5" 

This this right a tractor and the hull is in aluminium. In fact the ship is so light and powerfull that tyres are mandatory because she's like a soap on ice rink. I've tried to sail her myself, it's impressive, no way to go where you want, of course with a towline it's easiest .

I was aboard of this one to take pics of the mystery tug.

 

The two in one shot.



A+ Xtian
« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 02:43:39 by xtian29 »

-Martin-

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 285
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2009, 05:30:56 »
Hello

Your are on the right way, (maybe because of the australian frigate  :D )

This is a former Fairfax tug but not the "5" 

This this right a tractor and the hull is in aluminium. In fact the ship is so light and powerfull that tyres are mandatory because she's like a soap on ice rink. I've tried to sail her myself, it's impressive, no way to go where you want, of course with a towline it's easiest .

A+ Xtian

I just remembered having read about her and seeing pics of her, but could not remember her name. So did a little search on google and ended up finding her at last. The "5" just came from the name of the picture linked to by "tugs53", so I guess I got the right one :)

So how about this old girl? 
« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 05:32:53 by -Martin- »

xtian29

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2009, 06:55:39 »
Taratata

She's not exactly the Fairfax  

By this way, with only "US Coast Guard tug" I was ok ?  No no : the right answer was Cherokee !

In fact she's the Numbo from New Caledonia. 

http://www.marine-marchande.net/Flotte/remorqueurs/Numbo.htm

Anyway your Danish Svitzer tug Skuld (1970-95) is too easy  ^-^ she's now the Stvens Icebird  ;D

http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/ShipPhotos/203653-Stevns-Icebird-7011606.html

A+ Xtian



 
« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 08:34:46 by xtian29 »

-Martin-

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 285
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2009, 09:03:35 »
Taratata

She's not exactly the Fairfax  

By this way, with only "US Coast Guard tug" I was ok ?  No no : the right answer was Cherokee !

In fact she's the Numbo from New Caledonia. 

http://www.marine-marchande.net/Flotte/remorqueurs/Numbo.htm

Anyway your Danish Svitzer tug Skuld (1995) is to easy  ^-^ she's now the Stvens Icebird  ;D

http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/ShipPhotos/203653-Stevns-Icebird-7011606.html

A+ Xtian
 

Well, I might be a bit off, but not a much as you may think, they are actually one and the same! Numbo was delivered 1. Jan. 1984 to Geraldton Tug Co. at Geraldton, WA, Australia as "Fairfax" and was later in 1989 resold to SORA - Soc. Oceanienne de Remorquage et d'Assistance at Noumea, New Caledonia, and then renamed "Numbo", so actually I did get the right tug, just not her current name :)

NUMBO
1984 FAIRFAX, 1989 NUMBO

Registered: IMO 8822791 (Veritas 88L238) /(NCL)ON 503101
167 GRT, 51 NRT, L22,75m(21,82), B(8,405), D1,430m(2,45)
aluminium, 2 Z-peller, 2x diesel 4tew 6cyl Niigata type 6MG22LX, 2000bhp-1472kW total @900rpm, sp 11kn, bp 28t

FAIRFAX
1983 -12/10: Launched by "Geraldton Boat Builders Pty Ltd" at Geraldton, WA (AUS)
(designed by Len Randall)
1984 -01/01: delivered to "Geraldton Tug Co" at Geraldton, WA (AUS)
1989: To "SORA - Soc. Oceanienne de Remorquage et d'Assistance" at Noumea (NCL), renamed NUMBO
(FRA flag, regd Noumea, ON 503101, c/s FGMK)
2005: still in service

Martin
« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 10:55:54 by -Martin- »

xtian29

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2009, 10:50:49 »
Hello

About the Fairfax it was a way to the correct answer but not final one as there it's not only one Fairfax

When the Fairfax came to Nouméa, she was replaced at Geralton by another Fairfax and then that one was sold and replaced with another Fairfax as the builder and tug operator was the same.  All Fairfax are in aluminium with the same design...

Anyway Martin I'm the winner with the Skuld

Is it not to me now to ask question again ? 

A+ Xtian



 


 

 
« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 11:15:36 by xtian29 »

-Martin-

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 285
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2009, 11:23:53 »
Hello

About the Fairfax it was not the right answer as there it's not only one Fairfax.  When the Fairfax came to Nouméa, she was replaced at Geralton by another Fairfax and then that one was sold and replaced with another Fairfax as the builder and tug operator was the same.  All Fairfax are in aluminium with the same design...

Anyway Martin : I'm the winner with the Skuld is it not to me now to ask question ? 

As you like Danish tug I leave other people to discover this one  ;D

A+ Xtian 

I find some of that very hard to believe, but I don't wan't to argue, so you are right and I have peace..

Please carry on with your next question..

Martin

xtian29

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2009, 11:39:51 »
Hello

Martin as you changed your n°19 message, I've also changed mine ...  In fact I know the name of the green tug you have posted and removed  :)

So, next quizz, easy, no name required as even for me it was hard to know the correct name.

  

A+ Xtian

tugs53

  • Moderator
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 6630
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2009, 16:06:17 »
Hi xtian29:
If there's no name required...then what's the question ???

Oh I know the answer.... an orange tug laying on her starboard side :D :D :D...I win ;D ;D ;D ;D Wew Hew :P :P
« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 17:21:04 by tugs53 »
MIKE

xtian29

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2009, 22:08:16 »
Hello

 ;D

In fact it was +/- 10 ships like that, so it was hard to know which one it was. a name of one of this kind will be ok !   
 
another picture of this "orange tug laying on her starboard side"
 


A+ Xtian

tugs53

  • Moderator
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 6630
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2009, 06:56:58 »
Al Khubar??
MIKE

xtian29

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2009, 07:12:53 »
Hello

If you are thinking about this Al Khubar

http://www.modelslipway.com/alkhubar.htm

The hull is a shoes box compared to the nice shape of "the orange tug laying on her starboard side"  ;D

A+ Xtian

tugs53

  • Moderator
  • Admiral Poster
  • *
  • Posts: 6630
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2009, 05:58:42 »
Hmmmm ???

Perhaps, in the interest of keeping this thread rolling along......maybe some clues are in order, or a photo of a more recognisable tug ;) ;)

What do ya' think?

Cheers
MIKE

xtian29

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 419
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2009, 06:12:38 »
 :D You like easy quizz  :(

Most pictures I have about this serie of ships, when they were new are taken at Lowestoft (UK) during the 70's.

A+ Xtian
 

Footski

  • Moderator
  • Admiral Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 3284
  • Just me and my good lady
Re: 'NAME THAT TUG'
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2009, 07:00:12 »
Too difficult for me......but then again I am a land lubber!!! :-X :-X :-X :-X
Barry