Yearly Archives: 2015

Tug Zeeland on her way to Amerikahaven in Port of Amsterdam.


Last saturday I sailed on board of tug ‘Zeeland’ (length 29 m and width 9 m) to make a documentary about the towing of the chemical tanker ‘St. Johannis’  (length 183 m and width 32 m) from the Amerikahaven to the North Sea Channel. In the following days I will publish some pictures of my trip.

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Visiting the Port of Amsterdam by bicycle.

Last Saturday I cycled in the port of Amsterdam. It struck me that it was so quiet in the area. In the surroundings of Cargill Netherlands at Coenhavenweg I found it even a little creepy. No living creature to see but all kinds of strange sounds coming from the factory of Cargill.

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Tug Thetis in action in IJmuiden (2)

Also on a tug you have wonderful views. It remains a challenge to find the special photography spots. It is good to be careful because there are steep stairs and especially when the tug is pulling ships many forces are released.  Sometimes it seems that the ship is pulled down.

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Tug Thetis in the locks of IJmuiden.


On board of the tug ‘Thetis’, length 29 m and width 11 m I saw how Captain Dirkzwager sailed from the port of IJmuiden to the locks to assist to maneuver the bulk carrier AS ‘Victoria’ into the locks of IJmuiden. The tug ‘Hercules’ dragged the bulk carrier at the bow into the locks. The bulk carrier AS ‘Victoria’, length 190 m and width 33 m, was on her way to the Amerikahaven in Port of Amsterdam.

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