A true Rotterdam collaboration for Dockyard V heritage tug lift
Lifting a piece of Rotterdam heritage required precise cooperation between a number of Rotterdam companies. ROG Ship Repair & Rotterdam Offshore Group, Bonn & Mees Drijvende Bokken, Duik- & Bergingsbedrijf W. SMIT, Simon, Safe Lifting Europe, all joined forces to lift a Rotterdam heritage steam tug Dockyard V, making the vessel’s five-year docking survey possible.
Dockyard V is a steam tug initially built in the early 1940s, sunk in 1942 and rebuilt in 1947. It belonged to the fleet of steam tugs of the Rotterdamse Droogdok Maatschappij (RDM). The vessel was put out of service in 1978, and currently offers sighting tours for the Maritiem Museum Rotterdam.
This was also one of the joint operations by Rotterdam-based heavy lift specialists HEBO Maritiem Service and Bonn & Mees Floating Sheerlegs who have decided to jointly seek growth through a merger.
The partnership also ensures an efficient and specialised focus in areas such as heavy lifting, specialised transport, salvage operations, and emergency response. Furthermore, this merger creates opportunities to further expand the wide range of maritime services offered.