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Photographer:Ria Maat [View profile]Title:LEKAdded:Sep 27, 2011
Captured:September 24, 2010IMO:UnavailableHits:1,392
Location:Maassluis, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Photo Category: Inland Tugs
The inland tug LEK seen at the New Waterway outbound Rotterdam Europoort.
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Ria Maat on Sep 27, 2011 18:20 (7 years ago)
Hi to all of you!!
Thank you for your nice comments and the interesting discussions. I understand that I'm not the only one who was surprised about those huge "YOKOS".
Kind regards, Ria
owen connolly on Sep 27, 2011 18:05 (7 years ago)
I also saw them used between ships that are in layup and are lashed together like the Maersk ships (5 in total) that were laid up in Loch Striven.
Nicely caught Ria.
Captain Ted on Sep 27, 2011 17:10 (7 years ago)
Those big fenders and called "YOKOS" in short or in long YOKOHAMA Fenders, such fenders are mainly used in the fishing industry to off load their catch at the high seas or anchorages to reefer vessel. I did that once when I sailed reefer vessels. Nowadays often used also in lightering actions,,like a big tanker pumps a certain tonnage off in order to "lighter" the vessel to the draft to enter the port.
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Sep 27, 2011 16:21 (7 years ago)
Fenders, to have between ships while transfering cargo to one another, i guess.

Hello from Tomas
Stefan Niederer on Sep 27, 2011 15:38 (7 years ago)
Very interesting picture. Someone know why the big fender?

Ivan Egeriis on Sep 27, 2011 15:09 (7 years ago)
Big fender for a little ship, capt. perhaps under training.
Ria Maat on Sep 27, 2011 15:07 (7 years ago)
Hi Tomas!
Thank you very much for your nice compliments! Very kind of you.
Greetings, Ria
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Sep 27, 2011 13:22 (7 years ago)
Well caught, Ria, super
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