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Photographer:E. Vroom [View profile]Title:ZP CHANDONAdded:May 24, 2008
Photo Category: Tugs
Call Sign : C6DD5
Gross tonnage : 272
Type of ship : Tug
Year of build : 1982
Flag : Bahamas

As I mentioned before, shooting photos of a pair of tugs at the shipspotting meeting in Rotterdam, a fellow member asked me the name of the company of those with the letter “K” on the funnel.

Didn’t he really know, or was he testing my knowledge? I had to admit I didn’t know, being from the Amsterdam region.
I promised to myself I had to look into that.

The weeks following the meeting in Rotterdam I was in the Toulon region in France on Holliday.
Last year I discovered the three monthly magazine called “Navires & Marine Marchande”. These are well illustrated and clearly written magazines with interesting items.
One of the first things I do when I get there is to go to the “Tabac” and get as many numbers I can get. Last year I was on holliday twice in different trimesters and was able to get two numbers.
Now I got the No 35 featuring, among others, an article on the coccinelles (ladybirds) of Le Havre.

Reading this article I came across pictures of tugs with the same colours as the ones in Rotterdam and a “K” on the funnel that had been painted over. Soon the article mentioned Rotterdam and the name Kooren. No doubt I had a smile on my face that very moment. One question was answered.

First part of the article was about Kooren taking part of the market in the port of Le Havre, a second part described the invention of the Rotor Tug by Ton Kooren.

It all struck me to be very interesting.
Realizing that not every member has the opportunity to get these magazines and next to read French. I took it upon myself to make an excerpt/translation of it. I hope this is not in conflict with authors rights.

read it at the Forum:

for VS Rotterdam look here:
Vessel Identification
Name:Vb Bulldog
Former name(s):
- Zp Chandon (Until 2012 Apr)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:272 tons
Summer DWT:337 tons
Length:29 m
Beam:11 m
Draught:5.4 m

Additional Information
Build year:1982
AIS Information
Last known position:
35°53’44.24” N, 5°18’44.44” W
Speed, course:
0kts, 307°
Arrival:30th Nov -0001
00:00:00 UTC
Last update:
1 second ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 January 11th, 06:00:26 UTCCeuta
2017 October 6th, 20:00:14 UTCCadiz
2017 July 20th, 18:00:33 UTCCeuta
2017 July 20th, 18:00:22 UTCCeuta
2016 September 4th, 23:00:04 UTCCeuta
2015 July 29th, 12:00:42 UTCCadiz
2015 July 2nd, 19:00:04 UTCCeuta
2015 March 11th, 23:00:06 UTCCeuta
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Photo Comments (2)

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E. Vroom on May 24, 2008 18:10 (10 years ago)
Well, the pleasure was mine. Even more when i got a comment on the photo of the other Kooren tug, proving what surprising things a simple question can cause and how small the (shipspotting) world is.

Will become clear when you read it here:
Andrew McAlpine on May 24, 2008 10:08 (10 years ago)
Hi Ed,

Well that member was me!! i also read a little about this company on my return but thanks for the extra info which is very interesting.

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