‘Fairplay VIII’ donated to Hamburg museum

Germany: Foundation Hamburg Maritim took delivery of a 47-year-old Hamburg harbour tug yesterday (July 2) from Fairplay Towage.

The 447kW ‘Fairplay VIII’ was moored at its new berth at Sandtorhafen, Hamburg’s new museum-port.Joerg Mainzer, Managing Director of Fairplay-Towage, handed one of the original brass-keys of the tug’s wheelhouse as well as the ship’s papers to Reinhard Wolf, Chairman of the board of the foundation. The tug, built in 1962 at the Theodor-Buschmann Yard, which has belonged to the Fairplay-Group since 1957, will forthwith be moored at Sandtorhafen and will be open to visitors.

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