Update 30.10.2020
Current Name Borkum
Previous Name Explorer (until 2006)
Classification Society Germanischer Lloyd
IMO 8993875
Call Sign DBBV
Manager Lotsenbrüderschaft Weser II/Jade eV, Bremerhaven, Federal Republic of Germany
Owner BMVBW-WSV-WSD Nordwest, Aurich, Federal Republic of Germany
Flag Federal Republic of Germany
Port of Registry Emden
Type of Ship pilot tender, SWATH (Small-Waterplane-Area Twin-Hull)
Completion 2004
Shipyard Schiffs- und Yachtwerft Abeking & Rasmussen GmbH & Co. KG, Lemwerder, Federal Republic of Germany
Building No. 6467
GT 228
DWT [t] 12
Overall Length [m] 26,65
Registered Breadth [m] 13,00
Maximum Draught [m] 2,74
Propulsion [KW] 1.576
Propulsion [BHP] 2.142
Speed [Kn] 18,0
Additional Information 3rd ship of series of identically constructed pilot tenders (10 vessels), also see >Döse<, >Duhnen<, >Wangeroog< and >Groden< - the ship was originally built for the German Navy. The Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement used the ship in the North and Baltic Seas until 2005 to test remote-controlled mine-hunting equipment. After the project was abandoned in 2005, the ship went to the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development and was converted into a pilot tender in 2006 and renamed >Borkum<.
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