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Smit Amandla

Smit Amandla

Iconic South African salvage tug Smit Amandla (ex SA John Ross and now named SA Amandla) in rough seas off Saldanha Bay.

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She and her sister were impressive looking tugs, but I think I preferred the original looks, with the mainmast in place.
 

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I think the general consensus is that they were better looking with the A frame in place but they were only used once and caused stability problems that required the vessed to have to carry permanent ballast.
Still not bad looking for a tug of more than 40 years and still in service.
 

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