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Photographer:Jacques Trempe [View profile]Title:Gulf Service & NorfolkAdded:Jun 24, 2005
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Photo Category: Tugs
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Tug Gulf Service towing tug Norfolk westbound in front of Cap-Rouge, Qc 24-6-2005
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Thomas Grimsley on Jul 06, 2005 03:26 (11 years ago)
I caught these ships while out boating in the St. Lawrence River near Alexandria Bay last week - 6/26. A smaller tug was behind the Norfolk. The AlgoIsle (730ft bulk carrier) and the BBC France (built this year) were also in the group - all headed up river. I left my camera on shore as I was just taking a quick spin with a new engine. Bummer - learned my lesson.
Jacques Trempe on Jun 24, 2005 23:40 (11 years ago)
A tug that was owned by McKeil Marine of Hamilton but never operated by for the company was renamed Norfolk last year by her new owners, Sea Force Marine Inc. (Bay Gulf Trading Co. Ltd. managers) of Norfolk, VA. She is the former Italian tug Vortice that had been towed to Hamilton in Nov. 1996 all the way from Trieste, Italy. The tug had suffered a fire in June 1993 and had not been repaired. On Dec. 16, 1998, she cleared the Seaway locks under tow of the Offshore Supplier and tied up in Montreal where Pacific Standard took over and delivered the Vortice to Norfolk.
(A comment by Rene Beauchamp found in a forum)
Wim Kosten / maritimephoto.com on Jun 24, 2005 23:10 (11 years ago)
Is that the former Italian VORTICE which was abandoned by her crew while on fire, 300 m. from the Azores Towed into Las Palmas. Later towed to Triest for repairs.

Later towed to Canada and was owned for a while by McKeil.

Do you have a bigger shot of her, she changed much from her original Mangone design.
Jeff Thoreson on Jun 24, 2005 18:07 (11 years ago)
Nice shot. Both bound for Sturgeon Bay, apparently the Gulf Service will tow a new barge out, and Norfolk will stay to be mated with the new cement barge that's under construction for Lafarge.
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