De Smit Nederland was built in 1979 at the BV Scheepswerft & Machinefebriek 'De Merwede' in Hardinzveld, the Netherlands. Length 28.40 m, beam 8.85 m, draft 3.85 m. The ship is powered by two 'Stork Werkspoor' diesel engines, which deliver 1800 hp at 1000 rpm. Top speed is 12 knots; the range is 2,2..
The Zwarte Zee was built in 1963 at J. & K. Smit's Scheepswerfs N.V. in Kinderdijk, Holland. This ship is powered by two Smit-M.A.N. turbo diesel engines that together deliver 9000 BHP. These machines drive a single propeller shaft through Vulcan fluid couplings and transmissions. When a quick maneu..