Practically every Dutch barge owner does the helling maintenance themselves. This is hard work, and rather unpleasant, especially when cold and wet. As a result a week out of the water in winter is in lower demand and therefore cheaper. Even then the facility is in such demand that sharing is stimulated. So this week we see two small barges, ready to be pulled out: Orca on the right and Concurent [sic].
Bertus Hekkema (background) is in charge, his first assistant Jurgen Schiphuis looks back to see what his dog (a very rare Dutch breed, kooiker) is up to.