28 September 2009, port of Antwerp
This is the first picture on this site of this brand new pilot boat for the Chinese port of Tianjin.
It still has about 24000km to sail on board of the Rickmers Dalian before it will reach its new home port. It arrived in Antwerp after a voyage under its own power with a stop over in the Brighton Marina (UK).
The pilot boat is part of an order of two that were ordered by China’s 4th largest port with a contract valued just over £ 3.000.000.