Oostende: The MERCATOR for many months off the townscape.
The 'Mercator' was towed as a dead ship for maintenance work to the rear port.The ship had to pass through two small locks, three narrow passages and five short turns. The Navy tugs 'A955 Mier' and 'A952 Wesp' were employed for this task. The event drew a lot of spectators. (September 29, 2015)
in the lock
a lot of spectators...
leaving the lock
in the 'Montgomerydok'
leaving the 'Montgomerydok': a short turn
in the 'Vlotdok'
in the 'Vlotdok'
leaving the 'Vlotdok'
a narrow passage
in the 'Doksluis'
Major maintenance