ex Saint Louisien, Marseillais 8, Cabo Espichel
Boulonnais © Robert Fournier
Steel twin screw tug built in 1973 by Argibay, Alverca, Portugal (Yard no 130) as a port/coastal tractor and fire-fighting tug
- Length: 28.22m (overall), 27.03m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 8.5m
- Depth: 3.41m
- Draught: 3.89m
- Tonnage: 194 gross/25 net/299 deadwight
- Engines: (2) 4T x 8-cylinder MaK3M282 diesels
- Speed: 12.5 knots
- Power: 2400 kW (3260 bhp)
- Bollard Pull: 28 tonnes
- Call Sign: LX-3080-TL, FG7555
- MMSI Number: 227004460
- IMO Number: 7305930
- Registry Number: 933R25
- Registry: Lisbon/Portugal, Martigues/France, Boulogne sur Mer/France
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1973: Constructed for General Administration of Oporto, Lisbon for port duties and rescue service.
April 1987: Port Management, Lisbon.
© Capt Jan Melchers
1989: Laid up and advertised for sale.
1990: Sold to Cie Soc Generale et de Travaux Maritimes and renamed MARSEILLAIS 8.
1990: Sold to Arpec-Ste d’Armement et de Pêche, Saint Louis du Rhone and renamed SAINT LOUISIEN.
© Yvon Perchoc
1992 – 1993: Registered owner shown as Compagnie Marseillaise de Remorque et de Salvage Chambon.
2001: Sold to Boulonnaise de Remorque and renamed BOULONNAIS.
© Robert Fournier (all)
23rd February 2015: Arrived in Dover to cover for the DHB Dauntless whilst she underwent a refit in Hull.
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