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Old 13 June 2007, 08:33   #11
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Hi,

It's one of a number contracted to the French navy for rescue, salvage and pollution work - same as the UK Coastguard tugs really. Dubious honour of having towed the Napoli.

The Bourbon is based out of Brest, with the Libertie based out of Cherbourg. Our predecessor, the Flandre, is now based out of Toulouse.

Superb ship in every way! Norwegian built though, that upset the French
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Quote; Superb ship in every way! Norwegian built though, that upset the French.

So did NELSON at TRAFALGAR but i can still sleep at night . Those Norwegians know how to build some very sea worthy boats with nice lines not just steel floating boxs like most you see. I bet doing the tow on the Napoli was an interesting job.
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