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Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« on: April 13, 2009, 08:08:20 »
Anyone know what happened to these two tugs that worked in the Persian Gulf and Mediteranian back in the 70's and early 80's??

They had black hulls and light blue houseworks.

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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 12:23:08 »

Genmar Storm: sold in 1982 to Crowley and renamed Crowley Storm, sold in 1991 to Selat Marine Services and renamed Selat Storm. IMO # 7331551

Genmar Wave: sold in 1982 to Crowley and renamed Crowley Wave, sold in 1991 to Selat Marine Services and renamed Selat Wave, sold in 1997 to Seabulk Offshore and renamed Seabulk Diana. IMO # 7331563

Selat Marine Services is a company in the UAE owned by Seabulk Offshore since the late 1990ies.

I think it is a good guess that they are still employed in the same area as Seabulk Offshore Dubai Inc manages the Seabulk Diana.
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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 13:42:47 »
Wow, that was fast :) :)

Thanks so much Volker....I've been chasing those two for years now!!!

I looked on the net, breifly, but saw so pictures, or even an 'accessable' site for Selat or Seabulk Dubai.

Do you have any pictures??
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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 14:25:50 »
Sorry. I don't have any photographs. I was able to find the first clues in two editions of Lekko's "Tugs: 3000 hp and over". From there on the internet helped. But I didn't find photos either.
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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 19:23:28 »
Seems that Seabulk is part of Seacor Holdings now.
'Selat' doesn't even show up on the search engines, and Seabulk Offshore Dubai has no active website...that I could find either ???

What are the original names of these two tugs' as they weren't built as 'Genmar' tugs?   Zeus and Apollo??

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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009, 00:03:12 »
Genmar Storm and Genmar Wave were built as Katsuragi Maru and Hatsushio respectively in Japan in 1976.
I found an information on shippingdatabase.com that Seabulk Diana was broken up in Gadani Beach in December 2000. No such information about Selat Storm.
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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009, 15:22:06 »
Cheers Volker!!

If I may, I think the 'database' may be in error, as I used to have a photo of 'one' of those two tugs, that was taken in Saudi Arabia in 1974 when she was towing for 'EAST' (Euro-Arab Sea Trailer), but managed by Genstar Marine. ???

Hmmm...  don't ya' just love a good mystery :) :)

I know that Seaspan has some pictures of them in their archives in Vancouver, so I'll have to stop in next time I'm there.
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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2009, 23:33:56 »
That reminds me Mike, how far from Vancouver do you live??
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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 23:43:15 »
Hello Mike,
you are right! Sorry, I missread the table to say the least. :o
They were built in 1973 and renamed in Genmar ....... in 1976.
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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2009, 03:37:27 »
That reminds me Mike, how far from Vancouver do you live??

22 nautical miles.

Volker:

I'll let Caleb know....he's my deckhand today at work!!

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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2009, 09:42:57 »
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I know that Seaspan has some pictures of them in their archives in Vancouver, so I'll have to stop in next time I'm there.......................I thought i would find out as well about these boats and the very nice person at Seaspan has nothing in the way of pictures and only that they were managed by Seaspan offshorer div.The Genmar was a side line so to speak of the Offshore div....The semi sub barges Genmar 101-----108 were owned by Genmar but towed by the Seaspan tugs or any that were charted for that time reqd.They were 400'x100'x25' they dont have any left as the yrs of sea water ballast rotted them from the inside out.The last one Seaspan 270 went to China to be scrapped in 2007 with the Seaspan Commodore and the return trip came back with 4 80mx18mx5m flat deck barges,see the pics i posted with the cable barge that one was wet for the voyage with 1 stacked on top.Seaspan overseas is the new div. but it is strickly container ships,and no tugs of any kind...................Paul

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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2012, 14:54:38 »

Genmar Storm: sold in 1982 to Crowley and renamed Crowley Storm, sold in 1991 to Selat Marine Services and renamed Selat Storm. IMO # 7331551

Genmar Wave: sold in 1982 to Crowley and renamed Crowley Wave, sold in 1991 to Selat Marine Services and renamed Selat Wave, sold in 1997 to Seabulk Offshore and renamed Seabulk Diana. IMO # 7331563

Selat Marine Services is a company in the UAE owned by Seabulk Offshore since the late 1990ies.

I think it is a good guess that they are still employed in the same area as Seabulk Offshore Dubai Inc manages the Seabulk Diana.
Cheers, Volker

Anyone have any pictures of these two tugs?
« Last Edit: January 29, 2012, 15:01:10 by Sudbury II »
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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2014, 00:12:56 »
Yes, I worked both the Genmar Wave and storm also the tug Piute back in the early 1970s.in the Persian Gulf.
The Genmar wave spent a lot of time running on one engine due to a gearbox fault, a little under powered even with both engines ,from what I can remember she was about 2000 hp
The Genmar Storm was quite a nice tug to work with about 3000 hp. both tugs had independent swinging kort nozzles .only problem with both tugs was a lack of head room ! Made for little people !!!
If any one is still interested I have some photos of Genmar Wave and Storm also tugs Piute, Pawne, Bannock, Quinett, Saturn, and Apolo. these tugs all worked a contract in  Saudi Arabia with two fast crew boats Sea Eagle and Sea Parrot.
Also have got some pics of some pusher tugs working a contract for Chevron Oil on the upper reaches of the river Nile in Sudan.
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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2014, 18:22:47 »
Please yes!!!!!
Been waiting a long time for pictures of those two ex Japanese tugs. An old friend was mate on them and he lost all his Persian Gulf pictures in a fire...yrs ago.
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Re: Genmar Wave & Genmar Storm
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2014, 02:43:36 »
Are you able to post pictures?
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