DUTCH PROGRESS - Dordrecht, Netherlands       Call sign - PDTV     IMO number - 8300951
Owner - Vopak Holdings BV, Netherlands (Osyris BV)

Location - Underway in Holland     Photograph Date - July 1999
Photographer - Willem VanMaanen     Added to archive - 12 Feb 2003     Last updated - 27 March 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Keel laid - July 1983
  Launched - January 1984
  Delivered - March 1984

  (a) Neeltje Broere - Netherlands (1993)
  (b) Dutch Progress Netherlands

  Still in operation as of Feb 2003

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Chemical & oil tanker
  Gross tonnage - 2,137
  Net tonnage - 858
  Deadweight tonnage - 3,052
  L.O.A. - 91.1 m
  L.B.P. - 85.20 m
  Width overall - 13.70 m
  Width moulded - 13.61 m
  Draught - 5.01 m
  Depth - 6.50 m
  Number of cargo tanks - 10
  Number of cargo pumps -
  Cargo tank volume - 3,080 cubic meters
  Cargo handling cranes - 1

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Verolme Scheepswerf Heusden B.V.
  Country - Heusden, Netherlands
  Hull number - 995
  Engine builder - Oy Wartsila Ab
  Country - Vaasa/Vasa, Norway
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Wartsila 4R32 diesel
  Horsepower - 1,855 bhp (1,365 kW)
  Speed - 12.25 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch
  Bow thruster - 1 (200 hp)
  Steering gear -

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, managers, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* 1993 Neeltje Broere was rebuilt with a new forebody. She had originally been built with steel cargo tanks that were specially coated for carrying chemicals. Because demand for ships of this type was diminishing, her owners decided to rebuild her with stainless steel tanks. As a result her original forebody was removed ans presumably scrapped while a new and larger forebody was welded in place.
* August 1993 the ship re-entered service as Dutch Progress for Broere Shipping B.V. Holland
* Deadweight tonnage before she was rebuilt was 2,760 and after it was registered at 3,052
* As Neeltje Broere this ship's owners were originally Gebroeders Broere of Dordrecht, Netherlands. They were taken over in the early 1990s by Pakhoed (A 1967 merger of Pakhuismeesteren & Blauwhoed, Netherlands). Then in 1998 Pakhoed merged with Van Ommeren Shipping, Netherlands forming Vopak then in 1999 the name changed to Royal Vopak.
* In 1993 her owner was listed as Vopak Holdings BV, Netherlands (Osyris BV) and she was operated by Vopak Chemicals Tankers BV

Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society

Contributions also by - Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada, Frans Sanderse - Holland

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