Today, 14th December 2015, arrived at Iskes Towage and Salvage two new built LEGO(r) tug models at the scale 1 to 87: the GINGER (Imo 9507063) and BRENT (Imo 9507051). Master LEGO(r) shipbuilder Edwin Korstanje has created this two beauty's that are very detailed. The LEGO(r) ships are built with more than 2700 parts each. The original Ramparts 3200W sisters are built by Eregli Gemi Insa Sanayi ve Ticaret AS - Eregli Turkey and final outfitted by Gebr. Kooiman BV, Zwijndrecht; Netherlands. They were delivered to Ginger Tug BV and Brent Tug BV respectively and are being managed by Iskes Towing & Salvage BV, IJmuiden, Netherlands. They have a length of 33.10 mtrs, a beam of 13.60 mtrs and a depth of 5.40 mtrs. The two ABC 12VDZC-1000-166A diesel engines develope a total output of 5,300 kW (7,200 bhp) at 1000 rpm with a bollard pull of 80 tons.
(Source: Edwin Korstanje and Tugs Towing & Offshore News)
In the National Dutch Towage Museum in Maassluis (The Netherlands) also a LEGO model of an Iskes tug is shown in the current exhibition about the history of towing in Amsterdam and IJmuiden: The BERNARDUS.
Type: Damen ASD Tug 2810 Hybrid. Commissioned October 23rd 2012. Launched 9 October 2013 by "Santierul Naval Damen Galati SA", Galatz (Romania). Finished in 2014 at "Damen Shipyards Group NV", Gorinchem, Netherlands (YN 512319).
Dimensions: 295 grt. L 28,67m, B 10,43m, Dr 4,80m and Dp 4,60 m. Fire-fighting equipment.
Propulsion: 2 Azimuth rudder propellers in nozzles (diesel-electric), powered by a 100 kWh battery and 2 Tier 2 MTU diesel engines type 16V4000M53, in total 4.935 bhp (3.680 kW) at 1.600 rpm, speed 13 knots, bollard pull 57 tons ahead and 53,5 tons astern.
Delivery: 16 may 2014 to "Bernardus Tug BV", management by "Iskestugs BV", IJmuiden, Netherlands. Registration: IMO 9668025, Dutch flag, homeport IJmuiden, callsign PCUW, MMSI 244820145.
(source: The Tugslist, Piet van Damme)\r\n