Martrade BV of Sliedrecht is pleased to announce the sale of the URS Combitug "EVERGEM". She became her new name SAMSUN TUG in Ridderkerk, The Netherlands this week. Het hometown is now Freetown, Sierra Leone. The EVERGEM was built in 1993 at the "NV Scheepwerf of Rupelmonde" in Belgium as the "THOMAS LETZER" and has been renamed in 2000 "EVERGEM". The vessel was last years mainly trading in the Ghent/Terneuzen area for the "Unie van Redding en Sleepdienst NV" (URS). On the picture the vessel is leaving Terneuzen for the last to bound to Rotterdam where the new owners will take physical delivery of the EVERGEM".\r\n
Below please find the technical and historical data of the EVERGEM:\r\n
The EVERGEM was built in 1993 as yard number 472 on the shipyard of "NV Scheepswerf van Rupelmonde" at Rupelmonde under the name of THOMAS LETZER, being part of a series of six sisterships, the ST. ANNASTRAND, YOLANDE LETZER, TERNEUZEN, ZEEBRUGGE, NATHALIE LETZER and THOMAS LETZER.
The THOMAS LETZER was launched on May 6th, 1993 and finally delivered to "URS - Unie van Redding en Sleepdienst NV" at Antwerpen on June 30th, 1993. She was registered under Belgian flag and homeport Antwerp, IMO number 9035008 and ON A3172. Her callsign is ORLH and MMSI 205082000. She also has been fitted out as a salvage tug.
Her size is 249 grt and 74 nrt. Her dimensions are: length 31,99mtrs (27,28mtrs), beam 9,04mtrs (8,70mtrs), draught 3,950mtrs and depth 4,65 mtrs.
Her propulsion system consists of 1 fixed pitch propeller in a nozzle and a retr. azimuth bowthruster, driven by a 4-takt 8-cylinder ABC diesel engine, type 8MDZC, that produces a power of 1.998 bhp (1.470 kW) at 800 rpm, bow thruster included 2.719 bhp (2.000 kW), gaining a free sailing speed of 13,5 knots and a bollard pull of 32 (aft) and 7 tons (front).
On January 25th, 2000, the tug has been renamed EVERGEM.
On April 16th, 2015 the EVERGEM has been sold to a new Dutch (?) owner and left Terneuzen bound for the Rotterdam area (Ridderkerk) to be delivered.
(source: The Tugslist/Piet van Damme)