The Netherland issued in 2012 a set of 10 stamps for the 60th anniversary of Madurodam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madurodam
Three stamps of this set which are made after real photo’s of the objects are interesting for the shipstamp collector.
The VOC stamp shows us the replica of the VOC ship AMSTERDAM.
The port of Rotterdam with a variety of ships, not one so far identified.
The other stamp is the dredger BARENT ZANEN seen rainbowing at the 2e Maasvlakte at Rotterdam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbowing http://www.isaris.nl/ppm/dredging/index ... bWvAmdzjbA
Built as a trailing suction hopper dredger (SHD) under yard No 1171 by the yard of IHC Smit at Kinderdijk for the Hollands Aannemersbedrijf Zanen Verstoep B.V. in The Hague, Netherlands.
28 August 1984 launched as the BARENT ZANEN.
Tonnage 9,773 grt, 2,932 nrt,14,335 dwt, dim. 133.58 x 23.13 x 10.00m. length bpp. 122.86m, draught maximum 7.95m.
Powered by two 9-cyl Stork Werkspoor diesel engines, 13,790 hp (10,150 kW), twin shafts, speed 15 knots.
Fuel capacity 1,285m³
Hopper capacity 8,116 m.
Maximum dredging depth 49 m.
08 January 1985 in service.
1989 Transferred to Zanen Verstoep NV, The Hague, not renamed.
1992 Transferred to Boskalis Westminster Baggeren NV, The Hague after a merger with Zanen Verstoep.
1995 Transferred to Baggermaatschappij Boskalis BV, The Hague.
2008 Under Cyprus flag and registry with homeport Limassol.
2013 In service, same name and owner and IMO No 8315504.
Netherland 2012 sg?, scott?
Source: Bureau Veritas. Scheepvaart 99 by G.J. de Boer. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz.