Hans Leerdam from Ermelo was enjoying a lovely sailing holiday with his wife and two dogs in September 2012, when he got into some considerable trouble with his barge the ‘Vrouwe Aaltje’ on the IJsselmeer. Luckily the Post Workboats’ towing assistance (create a link) provided a solution.
''We were close to Urk, to be exact near to the Rotterdamse Hoek, when suddenly the line slipped off the block and ended up in the propeller. Our ship was adrift. With wind force 6 to 7 and large waves all around us, things got quite scary. Luckily Post Workboats were quickly on the spot. They towed us to the Urk harbour. Fortunately the damage was not as bad as expected and we were able to continue our holiday the following day. They did an excellent job", according to Hans Leerdam.