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Photographer:Gerda & Frederik Plets [View profile]Title:RIVER RUPELAdded:Oct 26, 2007
Photo Category: Shipping
Overview river Rupel to Boom side, seen from the bank of the river in Klein-Willebroek (Belgium) 15/10/2007

Overview from front to back on the left side:

Gaffschooner Rupel owner T-Intrim > built 1996 at the Steenschuit in Boom in a project with unemployeds. LxBxD:22,5x4,8x2,3m / speed: 8 kn
G.T.:35 / highest mast: 22m / homeport: BOOM

Steenschuit (Boom) > Replica of wooden flatbottem barge built at the Steenschuit in Boom in a project with unemployeds. Homeport: Boom

A996 Albatros (Zeebrugge) Belgian Navy:> Assisting Vessel (Coast Guard)
Built: 1967 / LxBxDr: 27,7x6,97x2,7m / Speed: 11 kn / Crew: 8
Ex-Name: Westgat (67-77) by the Dutch Navy

Vrouwe Nele (Willebroek) > Flatbottem boat in steel built: 1896 as Coalsship but converted and renovated in 2006 into a two-master schooner
Length: 31m

Right side:

3 small tugs: Brabo 3 > Jantje > Kobbe
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Gerda & Frederik Plets on Oct 26, 2007 01:30 (11 years ago)
Hello Frank,
Thanks for you nice comment and extra information of gaffschooner RUPEL.
Besides her homeport is BOOM and not Ostend! ;-)
See or pictur at Antwerp 2006:
Frederik & Gerda :-D
Gerda & Frederik Plets on Oct 26, 2007 00:59 (11 years ago)
Hi Marie-Anne,
It was a special meeting for the yearly annual fair of the city Boom at the second weekend of October. Thanks for your lovely words.
Frederik & Gerda :-D
Frank Behrends on Oct 24, 2007 21:11 (11 years ago)
Hi Gerda and Frederik :-D
Agree to Marie-Anne, a fantastic view
taken in wonderful light, Thanks for sharing.

The sailingvessel is at home too.
Gaffschooner [b">Rupel[/b"> was built in 1996
at Steenschuit yard in Boom.

Naam: T.S. Rupel
Type: gaffelschoener
Tewaterlating : 1996
Verblijfplaats: Oostende
Lengte: 22,5 meter
Breedte: 4,8 meter
Masthoogte: 22 meter
Gewicht: 35 ton
Snelheid: 7 tot 8 knopen


Regards, Frank
Marie-Anne on Oct 24, 2007 18:37 (11 years ago)
Great view of the ships in your home town.
It looks pretty busy so close to home.

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