Dutch newspapers today reported the closing of Amels' Makkum facility later this year. Due to a decline in orders the 170 people strong workforce will be layed off. The Vlissingen facility will continue operations.
In the meantime I saw just last week, that the 52m (171ft) Aidre is still tied down at the docks in Vlissingen. Most likely they still haven't found a buyer for this gorgeous.
This Memorial Day, remember those who were lost serving our country on the high seas in the U.S. Navy aboard PT Boats. Recently we were invited out for a ride on the only operational combat-veteran PT Boat, PT 305 in New Orleans.
See what it was like here. ▶