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GlynP

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Wolraad Woltemade at the breakers
« on: January 24, 2010, 23:29:56 »
According to a report on the Ports and Ships website (http://ports.co.za/news/article_2010_01_24_0054.html) the salvage tug WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE, sister vessel to the Cape Town-based SMIT AMANDLA, has been beached at Alang in India prior to being cut up for recycling. A sad end for what was once the world's most powerful tug. Hopefully the Amandla (ex-JOHN ROSS) will continue to serve for a few more years. Has anyone seen any photographs of her at Alang?
Regards, Glyn  :(

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Re: Wolraad Woltemade at the breakers
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 23:49:01 »
A Very sad end indeed.
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Re: Wolraad Woltemade at the breakers
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 00:33:07 »
Hi Glyn and welcome aboard......

Sad news indeed. Time waits for no tug!! :) :)

If you go to your profile you can add your location so we can all see where you are from..
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Re: Wolraad Woltemade at the breakers
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 00:58:00 »

Picture by Tugspotters.com

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Re: Wolraad Woltemade at the breakers
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 04:45:40 »
...Hi Guys...

There are also a few reports on www.Tugtalk.com.

...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Wolraad Woltemade at the breakers
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 04:48:54 »
Location added! As you can see, I reside in South Africa, hence the interest in the Woltemade and her sister. Thanks to Arie for posting the photo of her at Alang.
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Re: Wolraad Woltemade at the breakers
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 08:11:31 »
Welcome Aboard Glyn :) :) :) :)

A very sad end to such a fine looking vessel.
Was she just worn out, or is it the lack of work for her; that led to dismantling?
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Re: Wolraad Woltemade at the breakers
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2010, 10:03:09 »
Welcome to the Forum Glyn. Thanks for the info although it is rather distressing. And thanks to Arie for the photo. It is a shame that is the end of the road for so many good ships. There are not enough museums that have the capitol to restore and maintain these fine examples of our maritime history.
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Re: Wolraad Woltemade at the breakers
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 07:12:02 »
In my humble opinion the finest looking Ocean Going tug ever built.
Politics it would seem decided her fate.

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According to a report on the Ports and Ships website (http://ports.co.za/news/article_2010_01_24_0054.html) the salvage tug WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE, sister vessel to the Cape Town-based SMIT AMANDLA, has been beached at Alang in India prior to being cut up for recycling. A sad end for what was once the world's most powerful tug. Hopefully the Amandla (ex-JOHN ROSS) will continue to serve for a few more years. Has anyone seen any photographs of her at Alang?
Regards, Glyn  :(