Last week was seen the nameless tug in drydock at Van Brink – Pernis; Netherlands. She is the former BB OCEAN with a fresh coat of paint. The funnels still bearing the BB logo of the previous operator. Upon completion of the drydock period the tug will join the impressive fleet of Multraship as the MULTRATUG 14.
(Source & dock Photos: Henk Ros; click to enlarge)
Historical and technical specifications of the MULTRATUG 14:\r\n
The MULTRATUG 14 was built in 2006 with yard number 627 under the name WOLF by "Astilleros Armon SA" at Navia (Spain). The TURM is het sister ship.
Her volume is 497 grt and 149 nrt. Her dimensions are: length 34,5m (31,8m), beam 11,6m,draught 4,1m and depth 4,7 metres. She was fitted out as firefighting and pollution control vessel.
Het propulsion system consists of a Voith-Schneider propeller, driven by 2 4-takt 8-cylinder Caterpillar diesel engines, type 8M25, in total generating 7.174 bhp (5.280 kW) at 750 rpm. Her maximum speed is 13,5 knots and het bollard pull is 70 tons.
On May 25th, 2006 the WOLF was delivered to "OCEAN SrL" at Trieste (Italy). She was registered at Trieste under Italian flag with call sign IFPE2 and IMO nr. 9360594 (BV 07512S).
In 2007 she was given in bareboat charter to "Bukser og Berging A/S" at Oslo (Norway), and renamed BB OCEAN. She was registered in Copenhagen, Denmark under Danish flag with call sign OYAM2 and MMSI code 220525000.
In May 2014 the BB OCEAN was sold to Multratug BV at Terneuzen, The Netherlands.
(source: The Tugslist/Piet van Damme)