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Photographer:Michel FLOCH [View profile]Title:TAIFUNS 1Added:Oct 24, 2012
Captured:October 12, 2012IMO:8845171Hits:2,228
Location:Brest, France
Photo Category: Storm Pictures
Leaving Brest.
The tug Taifuns 1 left the port of Liepaja (Latvia), on Tuesday, September 18th, bound for Galati in Rumania, for a journey of 4 800 nautical miles (9 000 km).
Vessel Identification
Name:Taifuns 1
Former name(s):
- Taifuns (Until 2012 Sep)
- Tayfun (Until 1992 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:180 tons
Summer DWT:46 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1972
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (12)

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Michel FLOCH on Dec 05, 2012 08:52 (6 years ago)
After her long journey Taifuns 1 arrived at Galati on December 4th or 5th.
Bravo to the crew!
Michel FLOCH on Oct 31, 2012 11:11 (6 years ago)
Hello all, and thanks to you for comments.
It is Patagualino who is right.
I put this photo in the category storm pics because it is spectacular, but it was not a storm.
At the hour or Taifuns 1 has crosses the Goulet of Brest (narrows) on the way on the West, the meteo information given by the meteo station of the Minou lighthouse was : wind from 270 at 32 knots with gusts of 54 knots - strength 7 on the Beaufort scale.
It is not a storm.
But it is necessary to know that in the Goulet of Brest, which is a narrow passage, the swell of the West is amplified a lot by shallow. This, more the fact than this harbour tug boat is not planned for these conditions give these spectacular photos.
She should rather have made this trip on the deck of a cargo boat...
Having gone out of the Goulet she went to the peace at anchor in the bay of Douarnenez. She continued his road two days later in coastal navigation to join La Rochelle where she spent a few days.
Having left La Rochelle, she has crosses the Bay of Biscay and joined Vigo on October 22nd.
She is there even at the moment...

jadran on Oct 25, 2012 07:05 (6 years ago)
Jeff, on this boat there, you must become seasick from the seasickness!
Sirotencu Liviu on Oct 25, 2012 06:14 (6 years ago)
Seriously popperbiksis ?gypsies have no business with romanians,they do live also in romania but also in many other european countries!Please an administrator to delete popperbiksis antiracial message.
Jeff Thoreson on Oct 25, 2012 01:44 (6 years ago)
Sergey Dovgalenko on Oct 24, 2012 18:41 (6 years ago)
The crewmembers will keep this voyage in their mind for all life))))
Agustin Alapont Castilla (Tino) on Oct 24, 2012 18:24 (6 years ago)
jadran on Oct 24, 2012 16:52 (6 years ago)
When she arrives from Liepaya,Latvia to Galati,Rumania she will probably have to first fix her bow top part, it doesn't look already in good shape.
popperbiksis on Oct 24, 2012 16:08 (6 years ago)
im from Liepaja (Latvia), i remember this tug when it was in service in Liepaja port, wery old tug.
Patagualino on Oct 24, 2012 14:44 (6 years ago)
That is nowhere near "storm" conditions, That's a moderate gale, perhaps Force 8 at best. It clearly shows that this vessel was never designed for anything other than calm harbour waters.
With 4,800 miles to go, in that part of the world at this time of year, I would say that the crew is not going to get much sleep for the next few weeks & cold food only.
Much as I'd love to return to sea.....This would not attract me at all!
Antonio Alcaraz Arbelo on Oct 24, 2012 12:56 (6 years ago)
Fantastic scene , the perfect storm.
Dеnis on Oct 24, 2012 12:52 (6 years ago)
I'm used to see them slowly going across the calm harbours in my hometown but this is an utter fantastic sight!
Rock'n'roll the tug during her voyage since she has an egg-shaped hull. :D
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