Tugboat Celebrates 100

Tuesday, September 05, 2006
The tugboat Heinrich Ludwig was launched 100 years ago on September 4, 1906. Up to today, it is in daily use at the Port of Hamburg for Carl Robert Eckelmann AG. So, as far as known, it is the oldest tugboat still in service. In 1906 it has been built by the Hamburg based shipyard Janssen & Schmilinsky as a steely motor tugboat. In 1956, after 50 years in service its steam engine was replaced by a diesel engine. Since 1996 it is owned by Carl Robert Eckelmann AG, transport and logistics. This tugboat is a positive example for the durability of economic assets. The hull and many other items still are original. This applies as well to the oversized steering-wheel, which nowadays however serves as additional steering-wheel only.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Coast Guard

USCG Sets 2nd Round of Hearings for El Faro

The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a second round of public hearings May 16-27 for the Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of the U.S.-flagged cargo ship El Caro, and its 33 crewmembers.

Islamic Militants Free Indonesian Sailors

Ten Indonesian tugboat crewmen held by the Abu Sayyaf terror gang in the southern Philippines were freed unharmed Sunday.   The sailors arrived in Jakarta late on Sunday night,

Disabled Fishing Vessel Towed to Maine

The 60-foot fishing boat Paulo Marc was towed by the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Moray after the fishing vessel became disabled Wednesday about 90 miles east of Portland, Maine.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0687 sec (15 req/sec)