Wednesday, 28 September 2016 12:08

Harbour tug ARGUS for sale

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It is reported that the 1955 built Dutch harbour tug Argus is for sale at a bankruptcy auction. The ug is berthed in Hendrik Ido Ambacht; Netherlands. The tug was built by NV Scheepswerf v/h H.H. Bodewes – Millingen; Netherlands under number 495 and delivered to L. Smit & Co's Internationale Sleepdienst Maatschappij – Rotterdam as Argus. In 1972 transferred to Smit Internationale Havensleepdiensten BV- Rotterdam. In 1985 sold to Juillit Overseas Corp Ltd. – Panama and renamed Argus 1. In nthe same year arrested after a wild pursuit by Dutch river-police near Hoek van Holland for drugs-traffic, chained at the Entrepothaven by Dienst der Domeinen, laid up at Den Helder; Netherlands. In 1989 sold to J. Nijhof - OudBeijerland; Netherlands. In 1995 sold to J. Hoornstra & A. Dijkstra – Jubbega; Netherlands used as houseboat at Drachten; Netherlands. In 2002  sold to F. van Santen – Kootstertille; Netherlands and renamed Antje 6. In the same year sold to Ad Stolk Schepen BV - Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Netherlands and re-renamed Argus. In 2010 sold to G. den Boer – Zwijndrecht; Netherlands. She has a length of 26.45 mtrs a beam of 6.90 mtrs and a depth of 2/90 mtrs. The Smit-Man diesel engine delivers an output 386 kW (575 bhp) and a free sailing speed of 10 knots.
(from: Tugs Towing & Offshore Newsletter/Hans van der Ster)