|Photographer:||E. Vroom [View profile]||Title:||REM eiland||Added:||Mar 31, 2011|
|Captured:||March 28, 2011||IMO:||Unavailable||Hits:||469|
||Tugs with Tow|
Northsea near the isle of Ameland.
Tow from Delfzijl to Amsterdam by Wagenborg's tug Waterman.
Transport of the historic REM platform. Built in the sixtees after a design for a gas or oil rig, the platform was one of the first private TV broadcasting stations in the Netherlands. After being condemned as being a pirate broadcasting station by parliament, broadcasting was ended by force of the royal navy.
Today the station will serve as an attraction in the Amsterdam port. Providing a restaurant and a public terrace overlooking the old harbour area and shipdocks.
Photo here on Shipspotting:
News on Amsterdamports:
Actual news about the shipment and installation of the platform on Twitter:
Website about history of the platform including videos from the sixtees news:
Name of ship : WATERMAN (since 01-12-1987)
IMO number : 8318166
Call Sign : PIMU
MMSI : 245128000
Gross tonnage : 236 (during 1998)
DWT : 136
Type of ship : Tug (since 01-12-1987)
Year of build : 1987
Flag : Netherlands (since 01-12-1987)