ALBATROS (1965) (IMO 6525820 / GL 4339), SEA RESCUER (1983), PACIFIC RESCUER (1987)
Salvage tug. 871 grt; 610 dwt.
Operator: Bugsier Reederei-und Bergungs-AG, Hamburg, Germany
Built: 1965 by F Schichau GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany. Yard no 1734. LR/IMO no 6525820
Main engine: Vee-12-cylinder, four-stroke Deutz RBV12M350 of 3,000 bhp @ 350 rpm. 46t bollard pull. Speed: 16 knots.
1964-08-01: keel laid
1965-10-27: entry into the Shipping Register
1965-11-09: delivery to Bugsier Reederei-und Bergungs-AG, Hamburg, Germany
1977-01/02: renewal of the Funnel at HDW yard Reiherstieg/Hamburg, Germany
1983-05: laid-up in Bremerhaven, Germany
1985-06-25: sold in Bremerhaven, Germany to Powell Shipping + Trading Co Ltd London, renamed SEA RESCUER (Panama flag).
1987: sold to North Atlantic Towage + Salvage Co Ltd, Valletta, Malta, renamed PACIFIC RESCUER (Malta flag).
1990-09-28: arrested and laid-up at Colombo (Sri Lanka)
1991-11-01: class suspended
The tug was auctioned by the Marshall as previous owners fail to pay accumulated port dues and other claims. Rogers Agencies Pvt Ltd, Colombo purchased the vessel and in June 2001 they intended the Re- admission to Class to Germanischer Lloyd without success. It is unknown how long the vessel was owned by the named company. The captioned tug has been reported missing from first quarter 2008 as being disappeared without informing the authorities in Colombo. Probably the owners of the tug left Sri Lankan waters illegally while under arrest by the Sri Lankan Flag administration.
The further fate is unknown.