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  SMITWIJS

The Deep Sea Salvage Tug Smitwijs Singapore

 

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Photo: Ken Montague

The image was captured on 4th March from the forward end of the semi-submersible Sedco 714 which is being towed from UK to Canada by the Smitwijs Singapore - the vessel featured in the photo. The Sedco 714 is of course attached by 1400 meters of tow wire. The position was 45 deg North, 33 deg West and they had about 1000 miles to go. The S/Singapore is a 13,500 bhp deep sea tug with a bollard pull of 189 tonnes.

We were hopeful of being sent a photograph of the tug on the rig's arrival in Canada but no luck.

In November 2004 we were sent this picture of the tug by Maurice Scholten

 

  TYPE: NAME: SMITWIJS TEMPEST   PHOTO: Oddgeir Refvik

 

 

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 47.7 m Engines Stork-werkspor Workdrum pull   300t
Breadth 13.8m BHP 8500 Capacity 1   1200mx64mm
DWT 1029t kW   Capacity 2  
Deck area 143.55 m2 For'd Thruster 450 Towdrum pull   300t
Fuel 832 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1   1200mx64mm
Pot water - Aft Thrusters - Capacity 2  
Mud - Bollard pull 116t Sharks Jaw  
Brine - DP   Cranes  
Dry bulk - Joystick   Tank cleaning  
Year built 1977     Shipyard  Giessen-de-Nord
Previous names Tempest
Comments Sister ship Typoon. Legendary ships in the 1980s