Shipping in Maassluis, The Netherland

The name “Maassluis” brings to mind water, fishing, shipyards, tugging services and salvage companies. The historic little harbour town is the birthplace of Dutch tugging. Fishing and its associated businesses brought great prosperity to Maassluis. After the construction of the Nieuwe Waterweg canal in 1872, pilotage services acquired a permanent place in the harbour.

Dansk cutter Adriana Wilhelmina i Maassluis, Holland

Danish Cutter ‘Adriana Wilhelmina’ (1949) in Maassluis, The Netherlands

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Photos and Videos of the Shipping in Maassluis, The Netherlands

Bergingsvaartuig De Bruinvisch (1937) in Maassluis, Nederland

Salvage Vessel ‘De Bruinvisch’ (Harbour porpoise – 1937) in Maassluis, The Netherlands

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Maassluis was also internationally known as the home port of one of the best known pilotage companies in the world, Smit & Co’s Internationale Sleepdienst (now Smit-Lloyd, Rotterdam). The Nationaal Sleepvaart Museum (National Towage Museum) sheds light on the history of this extraordinary trade. The museum has a collection of models, replicas and photos of tug boats and salvage vessels, which together give an outline of the history of shipping, at sea, in the port and on inland waterways.

Fotos und Videos von Schifffahrt in Maassluis, Niederlande

Gezeitenuhr (2001) von Jacob Venker in Maassluis, Niederlande

Tide Clock (2001) by Jacob Venker in Maassluis, The Netherlands

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Fotos y Vídeos de Transporte de Agua en Maassluis, Países Bajos

Research vessel Geo Focus (2012) in Maassluis, The Netherlands

Research Vessel ‘Geo Focus’ (2012) in Maassluis, The Netherlands

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The shipbuilders Scheepswerf L. Smit & Zoon stationed tug boats in Maassluis from 1872. From 1892 they were augmented by seagoing tugboats. In an emergency, these tugboats could reach ships at sea in a short time. The company underwent enormous expansion and its operations were extended to the furthest corners of the world. But times changed. At the beginning of the 1980s the last tugboats were sold abroad and departed from Maassluis. The large tugboats which are left, like the Smit Rotterdam and the Smit London, have too deep a draught to be able to put in at the port where once it all began.

Photos et Vidéos de Transport Maritime à Maassluis, Pays-Bas

Puerto de Maassluis, Países Bajos

Port of Maassluis, The Netherlands

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Фотографии и видео из водного транспорта в Maassluis, Нидерланды

Remorqueur à vapeur Furie à Maassluis, Pays-Bas

Steam Tug ‘Furie’ in Maassluis, The Netherlands

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Zdjęcia i Filmy z Transportu Wodnego w Maassluis, Holandia

Rebocador do motor Delta (1946), no porto interno de Maassluis, Países Baixos

Motortugboat ‘Delta’ (1946) in the Inner Harbor of Maassluis, The Netherlands

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Fotos e Vídeos a partir de Transporte de Água em Maassluis, Holanda

GSS Marine Services in Maassluis, Holland

GSS Marine Services in Maassluis, The Netherlands

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 Havnen slepebåten 'Krimpen' (1953) i Maassluis, Nederland

Harbor Tug ‘Krimpen’ (1953) in Maassluis, The Netherlands

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Foto dan Video dari Transportasi Air di Maassluis, Belanda

Brytyjski holownik SMS Shoalbuster (port macierzysty Southampton - 2009) w Maassluis, Holandia

British tug ‘SMS Shoalbuster’ (Homeport Southampton – 2009) in Maassluis, The Netherlands

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Foto’s en Video’s van de Scheepvaart in Maassluis, Nederland

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