The 2004 Damen built Shoalbuster 2609S AMSTELSTROOMdeparted March 2014 for open sea, with final destination: The Caribbean. Via Las Palmas (Bunkerstop) and crossing The Atlantic, a voyage of about 4.800 nautical miles.
Q1 - Of this year we worked in Charter (3 Mnths.) for Somara S.A.S, with a workscope as Harbour Tug and all other forthcoming jobs.
Q2 - You can find the Amstelstroom on AIS operating at Trinidad & Tobago with dredging support and ploughing operations near e.g. Point Lisas Harbor.
Q3 - After a week of Maintenance & Repair at Willemstad, Curacao she was heading for Kingston, Jamaica. To pick-up a tow, with destination Vera Cruz, Mexico. After safely delivery of the tow, she went back to Trinidad & Tobago. for dredging support near Galeota Point Harbor this time.
On wednesday the 8th of November after a short period with M&R she was leaving Willemstad again, for now with destination Fort de France, Martinique. After a period (Q1 - 2017) of excellent cooperation, it was decided if the opportunity arose to let the Amstelstroom operate from Martinique, so we can support Somara S.A.S. as a local partner. When we arrived at the spot, our first job was the towage of the ferry “Miss Guadeloupe” which was a victim of the hurricane “Maria” which passed the islands on the 18th of September this year. Monday 13/11 - After a ‘toolbox-meeting’ between Master and Operations of Somara S.A.S, the Amstelstroom was heading for the island of ‘Les Saintes’ where she arrived by daylight. After all the preparations, done by the main contractor, RESOLVE Marine (Salvage Dept.) the tow went smoothly to open sea, with destination: Le Marin, on the south of Martinique to a local shipyard for repairs. After a smooth and safe towage, the convoy arrived after about 20 hrs. at Le Marin, and the Amstelstroom went back to Fort de France, ready for her next assignment.
At 18.00 the Master give the order: Stop Main Engines, another job was done.
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