IMO : 7415137
Build : 1976 by Elsflether Werft A.G., Elsfleth in Germany, nr 394 as Schnoorturm
This vessel wasn’t originally build like this, she had a totally different accommodation block but that was changed in 1987 after the vessel was burned out in 1986. Originally she looked like this:
A bit more standard looking accommodation / bridge.
The new accommodation definitely isn’t an improvement, the front looks like it’s taken from a much smaller harbour tug while the aft resembles the white Cliffs of Dover with a car showroom on top.
One thing is for sure: this is a tug with balls….correction: ball!
Recently she was spotted in Flushing, the Netherlands with this contraption in tow:
Eide Barge 33
IMO : 8977948
Build : 1993 by Aker Yards, Oslo in Norway, nr ??
As far as barges go this one is pretty ugly as well, the two of them make a very nice pair together!
Unknown I had also lined up the sistership of the Statesman for a post here on this site because of her “beautiful classic” lines and her colorful paintjob.