Barnhoorn: ‘Since this is a voyage of more than 7,000 nautical miles, the vessel has to sail for approximately 45 days. It’s a relatively long journey for such a small but powerful tug. The living area on board is limited for such a period.
TOS CZECH REPUBLIC – 15 YEARS!: Fifteen years ago, TOS opened her first branch office in Decin, Czech Republic. Branch Manager Rudolf Žák: ‘The company was officially registered in May 2005. I had worked on seagoing ships for 5 years and on inland shipping vessels for more than 13 years. And I was looking for a job onshore. TOS and I met, and we came soon to an agreement. Quickly, I found an office in Decin, and we started to select sea and inland nautical staff, as well as technical staff with the right maritime papers. Since that time, our office staff has increased from one person to three. We support Siebelina Ooms at the TOS HQ in finding the right candidates for our inland shipping clients and other departments throughout the Maritime sector!’
Survey Vessel: ‘After a thorough preparation by the TOS delivery team, we depart on 20 October from Schiphol to Vigo. The next day, I explore the vessel together with Thies Kegge, Superintendent at TOS. We also stock up on supplies. The crew is busy carrying out the necessary safety drills and taking inventory of the equipment. It will still be a few days before we leave. The Sabah has been reflagged for delivery, but the new certificates are not yet ready. Fortunately, there is always a silver lining. During the wait, TOS delivery captain Tjalling appears in the Vigo port. What are the odds of running into a colleague! Tjalling is on a Damen delivery from Vietnam to Gorinchem, the Netherlands. He has had especially bad weather for weeks. After a good night’s sleep, we meet the next day on the Sabah for coffee. It was nice to catch up!’
At the beginning of 2020, TOS delivered a new tugboat for the Port of Manzanillo in Panama for our client SAAM Towage. SAAM will use this tug for port operations in Manzanillo and Colon.
For the many ship delivery* voyages that we undertake, we have to provide our ship delivery crew with nautical books and charts.
On October the 1st, some TOS crewmembers participated in the Fun Run at the Philippines.
It was the Day of the Seafarer. Because of this day TOS asked their employees to make a fun/original picture of themselves at work for TOS They had to upload the picture at ‘TOS was here’. The most original picture would receive flowers at any given address and a special prize. Klaas Jan Tuinstra sent in a great picture and we chose him to be the winner. He won an iPod Nano and we have sent the flowers to his mother for her birthday. Klaas Jan informed us he is very happy with the iPod Nano!
I saw an empty spot on the map, so I thought: my story will fill this gap! During my contract for TOS on mv. Amazoneborg I visited Windsor Canada. We delivered Windmill parts which were loaded in Arhus Denmark. It was a very interesting cargo, a nice trip and it took us one week to discharge it.