Apart from his love for the sea, Captain Bart Schulting also has an eye for data. He has worked for TOS since 2005 and brings new built ships, sailing on their own keels, to the end customer or sails existing ships to a new area for work or to their home ports. Over time, TOS changed to a new data system so his 70th delivery anniversary came as a surprise to us. But Captain Bart kept an old school logbook of his deliveries, all 70 of them!!
The crew is prepared for bad weather crossing the North Atlantic. Everything is securely fastened for a rough sea. But the voyage goes above expectations. It is very smooth. The good weather starts as soon as they pass the Greek islands.
Captain Bart Schulting says that “The cooperation was amazingly good in these Covid times. Working with the crew, Svitzer, TOS HQ and the Australian agent is real teamwork!”
Mont Mandara: Our TOS Superintendent Thies Kegge joined the Mont Mandara on the first leg of her voyage to Rotterdam. Read all about his story.
He did it again! Our Ship Delivery Captain Piet Smit delivered the third of a series of IHC Dredgers. I brought an Easydredge 3700 to its port of destination twice. Lovely trips to the Maldives and Cuba. Now it’s the turn of Mont Mandara, an Easydredge 2700.
Our travel desk made every effort to get them back home. The crew travelled from Uruguay to São Paulo (Brazil) to Frankfurt (Germany) to Schiphol (the Netherlands). Our Superintendents, Myron Dam and Thies Kegge, welcomed them at Schiphol to give them a thumbs up & some presents.
Adjustment: Last week it finally happened: my first solo adjustment. We received a job for a patrol vessel. The location was Hoek van Holland, and the weather was just fine J.
Barnhoorn: ‘Since this is a voyage of more than 7,000 nautical miles, the vessel has to sail for approximately 45 days. It’s a relatively long journey for such a small but powerful tug. The living area on board is limited for such a period.
Survey Vessel: ‘After a thorough preparation by the TOS delivery team, we depart on 20 October from Schiphol to Vigo. The next day, I explore the vessel together with Thies Kegge, Superintendent at TOS. We also stock up on supplies. The crew is busy carrying out the necessary safety drills and taking inventory of the equipment. It will still be a few days before we leave. The Sabah has been reflagged for delivery, but the new certificates are not yet ready. Fortunately, there is always a silver lining. During the wait, TOS delivery captain Tjalling appears in the Vigo port. What are the odds of running into a colleague! Tjalling is on a Damen delivery from Vietnam to Gorinchem, the Netherlands. He has had especially bad weather for weeks. After a good night’s sleep, we meet the next day on the Sabah for coffee. It was nice to catch up!’
At the beginning of 2020, TOS delivered a new tugboat for the Port of Manzanillo in Panama for our client SAAM Towage. SAAM will use this tug for port operations in Manzanillo and Colon.