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ixion

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Tug 'Smit Ierland' what is this?
« on: July 05, 2009, 10:52:23 pm »

In this picture of Smit Ierland there is a canister type thing on the wheelhouse roof, beige white and black stripes, what is it? Is it some kind of life raft canister?

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=483608&cid=10


And in this picture what are the short Grey coloured strips on the bottom of the hull? I have also seen them on kort nozzles?

http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=905831


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Re: Tug 'Smit Ierland' what is this?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 11:06:43 pm »

Hi there. Sorry cant help you on the first one. But on the second question they are called anodes I think. They are lumps of metal  that are sacrificial . As a ships hull has many diffrent types of metal electrolysis can  happens due to the sea water and this can eat away at the hull. So they put these  anodes at key places to act as sacrifice to save ware on the hull. This is what i was told so I am not 100% sure.

John
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catengineman

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Re: Tug 'Smit Ierland' what is this?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 11:07:04 pm »

If you are talking of the grey parts on the bilge keels then they are anode's to stop corrosion.

the canister would be an antenna of some description

R,
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ixion

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Re: Tug 'Smit Ierland' what is this?
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 12:59:36 pm »

But on the second question they are called anodes I think. They are lumps of metal  that are sacrificial .

Thanks for that.
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ixion

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Re: Tug 'Smit Ierland' what is this?
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 01:01:50 pm »

the canister would be an antenna of some description.


Thanks, but I am still puzzled. It use to carry to liferafts in canisters one either side. The holders sre still in place just above the life belt. So now where are the liferafts?


http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=483608&cid=10
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Re: Tug 'Smit Ierland' what is this?
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 01:14:01 pm »

Check out the other photos, the canisters are still there except in the dry dock.
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Re: Tug 'Smit Ierland' what is this?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2009, 01:24:01 pm »

hallo ixion
the black white yellow canister is caled a towing sign.we use it here in holland on inland waters and harbours.
when the tug is conected one of the cewmembers have to lift it up. so the other ships can see that you are towing when disconect you have to take the sign douwn.
                      kind regards niels :-))
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Re: Tug 'Smit Ierland' what is this?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2009, 01:38:21 pm »

hallo ixion
the black white yellow canister is caled a towing sign.we use it here in holland on inland waters and harbours.
when the tug is conected one of the cewmembers have to lift it up. so the other ships can see that you are towing when disconect you have to take the sign douwn.
                      kind regards niels :-))

Niels
  Interesting. Thanks for putting up the information. I'll have to add that to my Smit Nederland.
By chance, you wouldn't have any pilot house interior photos of this class of tugs would you?.

John
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tractortug

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Re: Tug 'Smit Ierland' what is this?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009, 06:51:28 pm »

hello jhon
i dont have interior fotos of this tug but i wil try to find
 some fotos of other smit tugs from the same age.
      regards niels
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ixion

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Re: Tug 'Smit Ierland' what is this?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2009, 06:56:35 pm »

the black white yellow canister is caled a towing sign.we use it here in holland on inland waters and harbours.
when the tug is conected one of the cewmembers have to lift it up. so the other ships can see that you are towing when disconect you have to take the sign douwn.                   


Hi Niels,
Thank you very much for that information.
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