A Wijsmuller tug back to IJmuiden? Continued\r\n
Until now it seems the AMAZON/HECTOR is the favourite tug for this purpose. The other tugs are not to be found or they are in a derelict state. The AMAZON/HECTOR is still in service and is frequently being used for activities in Patras, Greece by Matsas. Meanwhile, there has been a first contact with Matsas about a possible takeover of the AMAZON/HECTOR. But we learned that Matsas has a need for this tug and is only be willing to sell for a bid that allows Matsas to buy a comparable replacement tug. For now our plan is to pay Matsas a visit to come to an agreement to buy the AMAZON/HECTOR in the future. Matsas is not a museum, so this towing company will not be using the AMAZON/HECTOR for a very long time to come, notwithstanding how well she has been built.
But to be accepted as a serious partner, a business-like approach is necessary. Therefore, a foundation has to be established with active members and a board.
In January 2015 a meeting will be held to make a start with the necessary preparations. Any person, company or foundation taking an interest in this project is invited to join this gathering.
We will keep you informed about future developments.
Work group "A Wijsmuller tug back to IJmuiden"