MS LODYCKE ON THE OPEN SEA
- The Ms Lodycke served as a survey vessel in the waterways of Zeeland in the Netherlands. The ship is 23 metres long and not built for the open sea. Our crew was commissioned to take the Lodycke from Stellendam to Lagos in Nigeria!! In other words, a true TOS job. In Lagos, the Ms Lodycke would have a new life as a relief boat for dredging activities.
- The bridge cum mess room was our work and living area for a period of five weeks. Below the deck, a galley and two broom cupboards would have to serve as sleeping accommodation.
MS LODYCKE DAILY CHORES
- Snow in the Bay of Douarnenez in France. ’Holiday trip’? You must be joking! On the rear deck, there were six tanks of 1000 litres for the vital extra fuel.
- ‘Ms LODYCKE’ in the marina of Las Palmas on the Canary Islands.
- The daily chores. With neither a washing machine nor freshwater, we washed our clothes in a bucket of seawater.
DONATION TO NEPTUNE
And for the same reason, we sprayed the crew down daily with warm seawater. Since the air conditioning had stopped working, this was the only way to keep yourself feeling reasonably fresh (as long as you were standing under the hosepipe). Because the temperature was around 40 degrees.
Despite every effort on our part, not a single fish materialised.
However, a fishing tackle worth a couple of hundred euros was donated to Neptune. And on the last day, we were hit by a tropical storm.
THE JOB IS COMPLETED
The job is completed. Onboard a stone dumper vessel, awaiting our flight home while enjoying a cold beer and air conditioning. Mission: Ship delivery Ms Lodycke to Lagos, Nigeria
- Captain > Bart
- Deck Officer > Peter
- Engineer > Cees
- Cook/AB > Chris
YOUR DESTINATION IS OUR CHALLENGE
We are experienced in the relocation of all types of vessels. For an all-in price and with clear terms and conditions, we can take care of flag state registration, certification, ISM and instruction of the new crew in preparation of handing over the vessel.