|Photographer:||Clyde Dickens [View profile]||Title:||TARKA||Added:||Jun 03, 2011|
|Captured:||June 03, 2011||IMO:||9295622||Hits:||1,887|
Sydney Harbour, rounding Bradleys Head. 3 June 2011.
Call Sign : V3PL2
MMSI : 312566000
Gross tonnage : 212 (during 2004)
Type of ship : Tug (during 2004)
Year of build : 2004
Flag : Belize
The Maritime Journal (MJ) 30 April 2010 states. "This was one of the first of the second generation of Shoalbusters, a vessel with a high forecastle and the ability to operate at sea under an ‘Unrestricted Navigation’ class notation. The latter gave the new variant a massive advantage, with the capability to operate on site in very shallow conditions yet still undertake seagoing operations with contracting plant."
Web site blog from Tug and workboat Company Herman Sr. BV
After a 27 day trip from Dubai. The total trip was 5405 nautical miles The crew was happy to arrive in Australia after a long trip at sea. They have past some area´s where pirates are active. They sailed to Australia following the coastline of India 15 miles offshore. They past all area´s without any problems.The Tarka is sold to an Australian company who will work with the Tarka in Australia. This week the crew of the Shoalbuster will fly home to there family and friends. We wish the new owner good luck with the Shoalbuster Tarka!