Coastal tug Steenbank saved from demolition

by Hans | October 23rd, 2016

A joint action from two entrepreneurs with a large dedication for the Dutch tug and towing heritage and a group of dedicated volunteers have made it possible to save the 1250 HP coastal / Harbour tug Steenbank (build 1960 ) from final demolition.
Sunday October 23 the Tugboat port Maassluis was enjoying a great moment when the Tug Albatros (build 1959 ) also voluntarily towed the crippled Steenbank into the Outer harbour after a successful towage trip from IJmuiden. The Steenbank was assisted by the former Smit harbour tug Maassluis (1948).

By welcoming the Steenbank, Maassluis Tugboat harbour is consisting of a fleet of not less than 9 museum vessels related to the  heritage of the first harbour on the Waterway. Together with the National Tugboat Museum, Maassluis is offering a unique remembrance of Ships, objects and other materials from the past hundred years of towing history.

The Steenbank will be totally renovated into here original NRS Livery.

(Source: Luuk Vroombout; Photo: Frits Janse)

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