On November 11th the tug Fairplay 22 got underway to assist the ferry Stena Britannica in her transit to the Stena Terminal, Hoek van Holland, in rough weather. Towing Line gives us details on the incident:
This afternoon the German registered tug Fairplay 22 (Imo 9148764) capsized at Hoek van Holland. Two crew member are missing. The accident happened this afternoon around 16.00 hrs near the Berghaven. Three of the five crewmembers are rescued. The capsizing of the tug happened due to very bad weather according a spokesman of the Security region Rotterdam/Rijnmond.
The tug’s keel was laid on December 12, 1996 on the “Construcciones Navales Santodomingo SA” yard at Vigo, Spain under yard number 613. The tug was launched on April 26, 1997 and has a grt of 496 Grt, 148 Nrt. Her length is 34.75 mtrs, beam 10.80 mtrs and a draft of 4.60 mtrs. The Azimuth Stern Drive tug has 2 Deutz diesel engine type SBV8M628 with a total output of 3292 kW which develops a 55 ton bollard pull and a speed of 12 knots. Read More…
Currently 1 body has been recovered and another remains missing. The photo above shows the sheerleg crane barge Taklift 7 assisting in the recovery efforts.