After serving 15 years in the Port of Oostende for OSMA NV (daughter of URS - Unie van Redding en Sleepdienst NV, Antwerp), Martrade BV of Sliedrecht (www.martrade.nl ) has sold the tug Damen Stantug 2207 "ENSOR" to the towage and transport company Muller Dordrecht. The tug was purchased in 2000 by Osma N.V. in order to serve the port of Oostende.The ENSOR was built by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and has a length of 22,50 m, a width of 7,25 m, and produces 30 tonnes bollard pull. Wednesday April 8th 2015 the tug was relocated to the Dordrecht area where the vessel will serve the ports of Dordrecht, Moerdijk and surrounding ports. She will also be used for seagoing and coastal towages in the North West parts of Europe. Her new name will be EN AVANT 9.
For those who are interested: please read the detailed facts on the ENSOR below:
The hull of the ENSOR was launched in the year 2000 by "Brodogadiliste 'Brodotehnika' Beograd" at Beograd (Serbia).
On September 7th of the same year the ENSOR was completed by "Scheepswerf Damen BV" at Gorinchem (Netherlands) as YN 6539. She is a Damen Stan Tug 2207 class tug.
She has a length of 22,50 (20,42) mtrs, a beam of 7,20 (7,00) mtrs, a draught of 3,12 mtrs and a depth of 3,74 mtrs.
Her propulsion system consists of 2 fixed propellers in a nozzle, driven by two 4-takt 8-cylinders Caterpillar type 3508B-TA/B main engines that develop an output of 2.128 bhp (1.566 kW) total at 1.600 rpm resulting in a bollard pull of 29,6 tons and a free sailing speed of 11,6 knots.
She measures a grt of 119 tons, a nrt of 56 tons and dwt of 180 tons.On September 12th 2000 the ENSOR was delivered to "URS - Unie van Redding en Sleepdienst NV" at Antwerpen (Belgium).
In the same year she was chartered to "OSMA - Oostendse Sleepvaart Maatschappij NV" at Oostende (Belgium).
She was registered at Oostende as IMO 9163910 (BV 01593J) under Belgian flag with callsign ORMU and MMSI 205172000.
In April 2015 the ENSOR has been sold to Muller Dordrecht, and renamed EN AVANT 9.