Monday, 10 November 2014 23:54

Tug PRESIDENT HUBERT arrived in Rotterdam

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The 1982 built tug PRESIDENT HUBERT (IMO nr 8117471) arrived at Rotterdam on the afternoon of the 1st November 2014, fortunately still in URS colours. Rumour is spread she may not be around for long. If the company continues with their usual way of divesting, the tug might end up at the scrapyard. A real waste. One of the best looking tugs around and still in very good shape. Another rumour is that she will be drydocked for her special survey and painted in the navy gray colours of Boskalis.
She was built by Niestern Sander BV, Delfzijl, The Netherlands under number 509 and delivered to the Unie van Redding en Sleepdienst (URS), Antwerp. In 2006 she was transferred to URS Ocean Towage NV, Antwerp. In 2010 again transferred to Smit Transport Belgium NV, Antwerp (a Boskalis subsidiary) and managed by the Unie van Redding & Sleepdienst, Antwerp.