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Photographer:ferren7 [View profile]Title:John RossAdded:Apr 02, 2005
Location:East London, South Africa
Photo Category: Tugs
The salvage tug John Ross photographed in East London harbour 1990. Now named Smit Amandla
Vessel Identification
Name:Smit Amandla
Flag:South Africa
Former name(s):
- John Ross (Until 2003 Dec)
- S.a.john Ross (Until 1977)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:2,918 tons
Summer DWT:2,146 tons
Length:98 m
Beam:16 m
Draught:7.2 m

Additional Information
Home port:Cape Town
Class society:Bureau Veritas
Build year:1976
AIS Information
Last known position:
29°49’48.92” S, 31°18’19.47” E
Speed, course (heading):
1.5kts, 336° (44°)
Arrival:17th Jan 2019
13:00:15 UTC
Last update:
3 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 June 11th, 16:00:13 UTCGansbaai
2017 December 23rd, 06:00:45 UTCDurban
2017 October 11th, 09:00:20 UTCCape Town
2017 May 30th, 16:05:24 UTCCape Town
2017 March 26th, 08:00:00 UTCCape Town
2017 January 30th, 08:00:53 UTCDurban
2017 January 22nd, 08:00:27 UTCCape Town
2016 November 1st, 17:00:47 UTCWalis Bay
2015 November 23rd, 12:00:48 UTCCape Town
2015 October 1st, 08:00:20 UTCCape Town
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Photo Comments (3)

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mtpat10 on May 15, 2005 16:03 (13 years ago)
World Ship Society’s Marine News September 2004 Vol. 58 No. 9 reported that on 26/4/2004, the bulk carrier CAPE AFRICA 77,096/91 developed a 7m x23m hole in the hull by No. 3 hold when 200 miles west of Cape Town. The situation was considered serious with heavy seas and water entering the hold and the crew was evacuated. She was taken in tow by the SMIT AMANDLA and headed to deeper water where bunker fuel was transferred to the tug NIKOLAY CHIKER. She was then towed , stern first, to False Bay where she arrived 18/5 for temporary repairs.
ferren7 on Apr 02, 2005 11:25 (13 years ago)
Thanks Wim.

I have corrected the name, I should have read it off her bows.
Wim Kosten / on Mar 27, 2005 20:36 (13 years ago)
The correct name is JOHN ROSS so without the SA prefix. She only had this from 1976 - 1978.


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