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SVITZER [UK] LIMITED

Page last updated 6-8-2011
 
 
In  April 2007 the Adsteam UK operation, with the exception of the Liverpool fleet, was taken over by Svitzer [UK] Limited, a Danish company. Those of the Adsteam Gravesend fleet which came under Svitzer control were :-
 
ADSTEAM ANGLIA: ADSTEAM MERCIA: ADSTEAM REDBRIDGE: ADSTEAM SURREY: ADSTEAM SUSSEX: ADSTEAM TRIMLEY: LADY CECILIA.
 
With the huge fleet resources available to this company there is much interchanging of vessels to cover refits etc. Tug details are added when they are noted serving on the Thames but the vessel may not neccesarily be part of the regular Gravesend fleet.
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HT BLADE
 
 
Built 1989 by Richards [Shipbuilders] Ltd., Lowestoft. YN583. FiFi Tug. L30.64m. B10.24m. D4.11m. 371grt. 3860bhp. 2x Ruston 6RK270M 6cyl diesel engines. 2x Aquamaster units. BP 43t. Speed 12 knots. ON714619. IMO8902266. Callsign MLVF5.
 
25-11-1989 Launched. 3-1990 Delivered to Alexandra Towing Co. Ltd., named Deben. 1993 Owners Howard Smith Towage Ltd., stationed Harwich. 2001 Owners Adsteam UK Ltd. Stationed Felixstowe. 7-2005 Renamed Adsteam Deben. 2006 Owners Svitzer [UK] Ltd. 2007 Renamed HT Blade. Stationed Humber. 24-6-2007 Engine room fire off Cromer while bound for Hull following refit at Lowestoft. Towed back to Lowestoft. 27-6-2008 Noted at Gravesend moorings. 5-2011 Sold to Brightwell Investments Ltd SA, Panama and renamed STS Star
 
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 MILLGARTH
 
Photo David Brown colln.
 Photo George Boyd. 
 
Built 1996 by Stocznia Polnocna SA., Gdansk.YN7910. Fi-Fi tug. L32.20m. B11.84m. D4.95m. 390grt. 5100bhp 2x6cyl Stork-Warsila 6SW28 diesel engines. 2x stern mounted azimuthing multi directional props with fixed Kort nozzles. BP66tahd. BP65tast. ON730238. IMO9144122.

24-1-1996 Keel laid. 28-9-1996 Launched and later towed to Scheepswerf Damen, Gorinchem, Holland for completion. 19-2-1997 Delivered to Cory Towage Ltd., based Milford Haven. 200 Acquired by Svitzer UK Ltd. Still based Milford Haven. 2-2010 Transferred to Thames fleet, based Gravesend. 22-6-2013 Rescued five of crew of a rowing eight after their boat had been overwhelmed by a wave and broke in half below Gravesend. Rowers had been in the water for fortyfive minutes before being spotted by the tug crew. The other four rowers rescued by a RNLI craft called to the scene. 4-2014 Transferred to Liverpool fleet. ------------------------------------------
 
SVITZER BOOTLE
 
Built 2003 by  Astilleros Zamakona, Viscaya. YN 514. FiFi tug. L29,50m, B11,00m, D4,00m.  366grt. 4087bhp. 2x Niigata 6L28HLX diesel engines. 2x Z-Peller units. BP58.5T. 12.3 knots. IMO 9286683 Callsign MCSV5.
 
2003 Delivered to Svitzer Marine Ltd., Middlesbrough.   10-2012 Transferred to Gravesend.
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SVITZER BRUNEL
 
Photo PRB.
 
Built 2003 by Astilleros Zamakona, Viscay, Spain. FiFi tug.  L29.50M. B11.45M. D4.0M. 366grt. 4087bhp 2x 6cyl Niigata 6L-26HLX diesel engines. 2 x Z-Peller units. BP58.5t. IMO 9273753. MMSI235012605. Callsign MBTT2.
 
6-2-2003 Keel Laid. 15-6-2003 Launched named Severngarth. 16-9-2003 Delivered to AS EM.Z Svitzer, Copenhagen, managers Svitzer M arine Ltd, Middlesborough, renamed Svitzer Brunel. Based Bristol Channel. 11-2011 Transferred to Gravesend fleet.
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SVITZER LACEBY
 
Passing Gravesend 5-6-2008. Photo Tug.
 
Built 1990 by McTay marine Ltd, Bromborough. YN90. FiFi tug. L30.6m. B11.5m. D3.4m. 364grt. 4730bhp. 2x 6cyl Ruston 6RK270M diesel engines. 2x Voith units. Speed 12.5 knots. BP53t. Acquired 2007. ON709339. IMO8919178. Callsign MMHH9.
 
12-1990 Delivered to Humber Tugs Ltd, Immingham, named Lady Anya. 199? owners Adsteam Humber Ltd. 12-2005 Renamed Adsteam Laceby. 4-2007 Owners Svitzer UK Ltd. 1-2008 Renamed Svitzer Laceby.
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SVITZER LONDON
 
 
Being loaded for delivery in Vietnam. Photo courtesy David Brown
 
 
Photo D Brown
 
Built 2014 by Song Cam Shipyard, Haiphong. [contract BV Scheepswerf Damen, Gorinchem (Yd 512532)]. Damen ASD3212 tug. 450grt. L32.70m x B12.85m x D 4.25m 2xdiesel engines. IMO 9695511 c/s 2HHL8.



16-1-2013 Keel laid. 4-2014 Completed for Svitzer Marine Ltd, Middlesbrough named SVITZER LONDON. 4-2014 Departed Vietnam aboard heavy lift ship for delivery.

 
 
 
 
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SVITZER VICTORY
 
Photo M. Buckley colln.
 
Built 2000 by Oceanfast Marine Pty Ltd, Fremantle WA. Completed by Northport Engineering Ltd., Whangerei NZ.  L33m. B11.5m. D5.4m. 495grt. 4894bhp. 2x  6cyl Daihatsu 6DKM-28F diesel engines.  2x Z-peller units  +nozzle. Speed 13kn, bp 63t.  ON 907482. IMO 9193020.  Callsign MBQP9
 
19-5-2000 Delivered to Howard Smith Ltd, Melbourne, named Gurrong.   2002 Owners Adsteam Marine Ltd., Melbourne.  4-2003 Transferred to Adsteam Towage Ltd.,  Gravesend . 2005  Renamed Adsteam Victory.  2007 Owners Svitzer UK Ltd. 2008 Renamed Svitzer Victory. 2-1-2008 Assisted container ship LT Cortesia aground on Varne Bank.
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