Missing Master of “Fairplay-22” has been found

by Hans | November 27th, 2010

The missing Captain of the tug “FAIRPLAY-22” which capsized in Rotterdam on 11th November has today been found on the beach close to Hoek van Holland.

The 46-years-old commenced his sea-career in 1980. Since 1987 he worked permanently as tugboat-Captain, first in Antwerp and Zeebrugge as well as on various seagoing tugs. Via the Dutch crewing agency TOS in Rotterdam he took command beginning of this year on “Fairplay-22” which was predominantly employed in the Port of Rotterdam, assisting seagoing ships. In the accident also the Polish engineer lost his life. Three crew-members survived the tragic accident.

“Fairplay-22” was about to assist an inbound English ferry when she capsized. The police investigation has been finalized although still no report about the exact cause of the accident has been issued.

Presently the casualty is being surveyed at a Dutch shipyard by insurance and owners representatives to estimate the possible repair-costs. Fairplay Towage in Hamburg meanwhile stated that the name “Fairplay-22” will never be used again in their fleet of tug-boats.
 Jörg Mainzer Managing Director

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One Response to “Missing Master of “Fairplay-22” has been found”

  1. Martin Edwards says:

    Is there, at this time, a complete view/break down of what happened in the “Fairplay 22” roll-over? Or will that only be discussed after the various investigations are finished?
    I believe it is of great importance for operators to fully understand what industry “experts” are saying about ASD tugboats use on the bows of vessels.

    Thank you,
    CAPT MB Edwards

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