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Kev30

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2017, 11:41:02 »
I took some photo's this afternoon at Southampton as Svitzer have just had their new addition to their fleet the Svitzer Adira arrive from Turkey. The photo's show the new tug moored up in the south-coast port along with other members of the Svitzer fleet, Eston, Bargate and the Ferriby

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2017, 11:53:33 »
Dutch tug operator Kotug/Smit have now set up a towing operation in Southampton after a shipping line started delivering ships into Southampton as Kotug/Smit have the contract to handle their ships in Europe and have now have four tugs stationed in the south-coast port here in the UK two of them are seen here ZP Boxer and Smit Tiger.
I hope there of interest

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2017, 12:12:16 »
Here's the last two taken today of the Svitzer fleet at Southampton which shows four of the six tugs the company operates in the port Svitzer Adira, Eston, Bargate and the Ferriby are seen moored up here.
The Svitzer Eston was originally intended to be a Tees (Middlesbrough) tug hence the name and she's also registered at the north-east port but she's never set foot in the north-east as she went to various other ports i.e London, Swansea but once in Southampton she stayed put.

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2017, 12:39:19 »
hi kev  nice photos  the new one looks nice    thanks for shareing  your photos 

all the best regards ray
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2017, 23:24:30 »
Isn't there an old saying "All good stuff",  well this certainly is. Many thanks
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2017, 03:33:30 »
Two former Immingham tugs Svitzer Sarah and Svitzer Alma seen in Southampton in 2015.

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2017, 21:51:53 »
Kotug aren't doing much business in Southampton at the moment, only did 9 jobs last month and only about 4 so far for May. They only have two contracts at the moment.

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2017, 12:25:01 »
I've noticed that with the movements of their tugs on certain websites but obviously Kotug/Smit wouldn't have tugs stationed in Southampton with it was losing them money but they've bought in some decent tugs and time will tell I suppose. I think it's a new shipping line that's now having their container ships go into Southampton and as Kotug/Smit handle the contract to berth their ships in Europe i.e Bremmerhaven and Rotterdam so I think that's the reason why they started operations in Southampton.
Again I'm not involved in the towage industry I just have an interest in it.

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2017, 23:37:48 »
I've just seen the first Youtube clip of Kotug/Smit tugs working in Southampton and all four of their tugs are shown in the video as there bringing in the largest container ship in the world the MOL Triumph. The links attached below I hope its of interest to members.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DNb0cyDYHU

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2017, 14:33:03 »
Photo's taken last Friday on the Isle of Wight ferry from Southampton whilst passing the oil refinery at Fawley. The photo's show the Solent Towage's tug voith Apex handling a tanker with the help from Svitzer Bargate, Solent Towage tugs normally handle all the oil tankers that come into Fawley but on this occasion there was another tanker due into Fawley and one of their tugs was escorting the ship around the IOW so it mean't that the fleet were a tug down at this busy time so help was in hand from the Southampton Svitzer fleet in the Svitzer Bargate.

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2017, 14:37:00 »
Another few more photo's taken last Friday on the IOW ferry when passing by the Fawley oil refinery, the photo's show the Kotug / Smit tug SD Shark after the tug had guided a vessel out of port into southampton water.

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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2017, 00:03:37 »
nice photos kev   thanks for shareing  them   
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2017, 12:08:32 »
Last few to be posted from Friday's trip to the IOW shows the voith tug Svitzer Alma on the stern of an incoming car boat and the Svitzer Bargate helping berth a tanker down at Fawley.

I hope these are of interest.
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Re: Working Tugs in Southampton Water, UK
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2017, 00:37:54 »
 Hi kev.  Thanks for posting photos. I will pull a photo of the Apex
  And put it with my stock.

    John