Continuing where we left off from page 1
This page deals with the 1980’s built tugs, and once again I may not have images of all of the vessels as I was in Durban more than elsewhere.
The first group are the 1980 built Voith Schneider tractor tugs.
|Ben Schoeman (Shiraz)||1980||43 ton||35,6||11,0||5,69|
|W.H. Andrag (Chardonnay)||1980||43 ton||35,6||11,0||5,69|
|Paul Sauer (Pinotage)||1980||43 ton||35,6||11,0||5,69|
|Lourens Muller (Merlot)||1980||43 ton||35,6||11,0||5,69|
The next group are the vessel’s that I saw the most in Durban, all are twin Schottel tractor tugs with the exception of Ibhayi that was a twin Z Peller pusher tug that was bought in Hong Kong due to a shortage of tugs at the time. She has only just recently (mid 2016) been laid up.
|Otto Buhr (Umzumbe)||1982||39 Ton||32,5||9,5||6.07|
|Jannie Oelofsen (Nononti)||1982||41 ton||32,5||9,5||6,07|
|Bertie Groenewald (Umvoti)||1983||40 ton||32,5||9,5||6,07|
|Dupel Erasmus (Umsunduzi)||1983||40 ton||32,5||9,5||6,07|
|Piet Aucamp (Inyalazi)||1984||34 ton||32,5||9,5||6,07|
|Bart Grove (Umhlali)||1985||34 ton||32,5||9,5||6,07|
The PG Joubert and JA Kruger are also worth mentioning because I do have a pic of the Joubert that was taken one night. Unfortunately neither feature on my list and I do not know when they were built. They were subsequently transferred to Namport and renamed Ondjaba (J.A.Kruger) and Omanda (P.G.Joubert).
There were a series of twin screw workboats that were built by Dorman Long which operated in the ports. The two I am more familiar with were the Blue Jay in Port Elizabeth and the Reier in Durban.
|Blue Jay||1983||11 ton||19,5||5,5||3,0|
The technical data for these posts comes from a 2001 document on craft dispositions.
Measurements are in metres. Ibhayi images courtesy of Dayle Coombe, info on Ibhayi by Greg Stone and George Meyer.
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