N.V. Bureau Wijsmuller, IJmuiden
The tugs Simson, Stentor Nestor and Hector
are seagoing motortugs, especially designed for salvage work on the Dutch coast, although
they are able to undertake long distance towages as well. They are classed 1 -3/3.S deep
sea A and C.P. Bureau Veritas. The dimensions are 98' x 25'-8" x 13'. The
propulsion installation consist of two Bolnes diesel motors, giving a total-output of 1200
I.H.P. These motors are coupled to a fluid coupling with seperate reverse gears geared to
the single propeller shaft by a reduction gear.
The tugs Nestor and Hector were built in 1958 by Messrs. Jonker & Stans, Hendrik Ido Ambacht, near Rotterdam; the Simson and Stentor in 1958 by Messrs. Van Bennekum, Sliedrecht. The bunker capacity of the tugs is such that they have a range of 4500 miles without having to call at intermediate ports for bunkers. The tugs are manned by crews of 12 including a wireless operator and are equipped with modern navigational aids, such as radar, wireless direction finder for telegraph and telephone.
The Simson and Hector were sold in 1981 to Greece and renamed in Pegasus and Amazon , the Stentor and Nestor in 1981 to Gergetown and renamed in Gor Fleet and Gor Fleet No 1.
The Simson and Hector
as Pegasus and Amazon in the harbour of Piraeus. The new
ship-owner of both tugs, Loucas G. Matsas, used the tugs for assistance sea-ships
in and around Piraeus harbour