"Furie" is the oldest steam powered tugboat built in The Netherlands that is still in operation. From 1978, MME Group has supported the foundation that owns the vessel with Ultrasonic Thickness Measurements (UTM). This makes sure the vessel meets all requirements and can be used during numerous maritime events.

The vessel was built in 1916 by G. & H. Bodewes shipyards in Martenshoek (Groningen Province). In 1918, the Swedish Norrköping based paper manufacturer ‘Holmen Bruks & Fabriks AB’ acquired the vessel. Under its new name "Holmen III" it was used for timber rafting on the Baltic Sea until 1969. In 1976, the Dutch broadcasting corporation AVRO bought the vessel to use it in the TV series "Hollands Glorie". In 1978, a foundation was formed under the same name. Since then, this foundation preserves the vessel as much as possible in its historic state.

We are very pleased with MME Group's UTM services for classic steam tug "Furie". They provide this support since 1978.
— Jan Peute - Foundation "Hollands Glorie"

Every 5 years, "Furie" undergoes maintenance and inspection at Shipyard De Haas. Jan Peute, board member of Foundation "Holland Glorie" is in charge of the drydockings. Peute explains: "We are very pleased with MME Group's UTM services for classic steam tug "Furie". The nice thing about this story, is that they do so since 1978." MME Group is proud to support "A Longer Life" for both the vessel, its volunteer crew and the passengers.

Watch the short video about the UTM inspection of "Furie":  

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