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.

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    In August 2012, the Spruijt family from Nieuwersluis were travelling to Lemmer when they ran aground with their motor cruiser Zoeff on the IJsselmeer. The cruiser ran aground in the treacherous shallows of the Vormt, near Urk. The propellers were damaged and the rudder had broken off, the Zoeff was literally stuck. Post Workboats ensured that the family could continue their holiday as normal.

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