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Photographer:Pieter_Inpijn [View profile]Title:GEPARD & OTTONAdded:Jan 13, 2018
Captured:May 01, 2004IMO:8416906Hits:428
Location:Flushing, Vlissingen, Netherlands
Photo Category: Supply Ships/Tug Supplies/AHTS
GEPARD arrested at yard at Vlissingen. Arrived here for 1998 for conversion and renovation but the yard was not paid. Crew left the vessel in October 1999 after being paid a quarter of a million dollar salaries. Vessel remained arrested at Vlissingen, pictured here in May 2004.
Alongside the tug OTTON, imo 7401588. Former SEA NEPTUNE, in 1978 to Wysmuller Salvage as RIBUT as salvage tug in the Persian Gulf during the Iran/Iraq-wars, in 1991 ALBUQUERQUE, in 2002 OTTON. Arrived with engine problems in August 2003 at Vlissingen, arrested because of general bad status of the vessel, refused to sail on to Antwerp. Customs found 4.050 kilos cocaine on board, whole crew of ten persons each eight to ten years in prison. Vessel was bought from a demolition yard and was especially modified for drug transports.
Vessel Identification
Name:Osprey Explorer
Former name(s):
- Gepard (Until 2006 Jul)
- Neftegaz 33 (Until 1985 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Research/survey Vessel
Gross tonnage:3,517 tons
Summer DWT:1,382 tons
Length:80 m
Beam:20 m
Draught:5 m

Additional Information
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1985
AIS Information
Last known position:
54°24’14.64” N, 10°10’5.96” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 240° (355°)
Arrival:23rd Apr 2020
15:00:04 UTC
Last update:
10 months 12 days ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 July 26th, 20:00:20 UTCOffshore
2018 July 22nd, 03:00:42 UTCPort Arthur Usa
2018 February 25th, 07:00:51 UTCLas Palmas
2018 February 4th, 05:30:23 UTCRio De Janeiro
2017 April 4th, 09:00:43 UTCSanta Cruz
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