Prins der Nederlanden

14th December 2009, 12:23
Iīm looking for a picture of Prins der Nederlanden.
Built: 1968 by Werf Gusto Schiedham
Yard No: CO 573
Owner: Royal Boskalis Westminster

1980 Efficace
1991 Prins der Nederlanden
2002 BU Chittagong

I was working onboard PDN back in 2001, but I canīt find any picture of her on the internet. There are only pictures from the new PDN.


25th January 2010, 21:35
Hi brs
I have found some photos of the old PDN on the the following link

25th January 2010, 22:26
I remember working with her in 1978 in the Magellan Straits. She went aground Nr Cape Dungeness and the tide was pushing her onto a drag head (the port one I think).

We up anchored sharpish and pulled her free, otherwise she'd probably still be there.

Does anyone remember the incident ? The 'tug' was Zapata's Imperial Service.

28th April 2010, 15:28
Hi Somemore photos on this link for PDN

7th July 2010, 16:46
Hello Degzie,

Thanks for your usefull comments on our site
I was 30 years working as archivist for KBW in Papendrecht
I have a lot of historical information about Boskalis on a DVD and when you want to receive a copy send your adres information to me -


Bert Lodonk