The Lütjeoog is a small buoy tender (Seezeichenschiff) operated by the German Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsamt Emden to maintain aids to navigation on the north-west coast of German, particularly in the shallow waters between the mainland and the Fresian islands. She was launched in 1979, built by Schiffswerft Gebr. Schlömer in Oldersum.
Her very small size and shallow draught (1.1m) and typical work-boat arrangement of superstructure aft and clear working deck with a hydraulic crane forward allow her to provide a service in locations that larger vessels simply could not reach – her main role is to mark safe fairways between the shifting sandbanks with willow withies and buoys.
She is home-ported at the WSA depot on Nordeney.
|19.8m||6.2m||77 grt||10 knots|
|1:250||7.9cm/3cm||60||1 x A4||4 [Moderate]|