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The vessel will be used in the canals of Amsterdam for cleaning and for removing debris

The vessel will be used in the canals of Amsterdam for cleaning and for removing debris

Sanmar’s ‘little sister’ in detail
This column recently mentioned the introduction of a new example of Robert Allan Ltd.’s successful RAmparts tug by Sanmar Shipyards; time for a closer look at this interesting new entrant to the compact tug market. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Major Rotortug order for Australia
Damen Shipyards has secured a significant order for construction of six 32m Rotortugs for operation at Port Hedland on Australia’s west coast. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Debating the future at Tugnology ’17
The latest in technological ideas and developments surrounding the towage industry are about to be discussed at the fourth biennial ‘Tugnology’ conference in Rotterdam. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Rolls-Royce delivers thruster number 1000 to Damen
Rolls-Royce has delivered its 1000th azimuth thruster to Damen Shipyards marking a milestone in a 30-year relationship with notable references in what has been a work in progress story set to develop further. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Two more ASD tugs from Offshore Ship Designers
Ijmuiden, the Netherlands-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has reported delivery of two ASD tugs to owners in Singapore. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Anchor-handling record for ‘Zwerver II’
Recently delivered multipurpose DP2 workboat/support vessel ‘Zwerver II’ has carried out what is claimed to be the deepest anchor-handling operation by such a workboat. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
TOWLINES
Albwardy Marine Engineering and Damen Shipyards Sharjah have formally brought both companies under one umbrella, to be known as Albwardy Damen. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Resolve Marine rights Indian frigate
Salvage contractor Resolve Marine has completed the US$2.9m salvage of an Indian navy frigate which tipped over at Mumbai naval dockyard in an accident claiming the lives of two sailors and injuring 14 others. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Busy period for Norwegian Coast Guard
It has been a busy winter period for the Norwegian Coast Guard with one of its patrol vessels tasked to two separate incidents involving a disabled ex-buoy tender and a drifting barge carrier. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Remembering the ‘Herald’
Services have been held in the UK and Belgium marking the 30th anniversary of the loss of the ferry 'Herald of Free Enterprise' where 193 people lost their lives, a tragedy that led to a harrowing salvage operation. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
TOWLINES
A workboat from Jenkins Marine has been chartered for diving support at Selsey Bill on the UK south coast working for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to remove seabed obstructions near the local lifeboat station. 01 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Busy times for Meercat Workboats
UK-based Meercat Workboats recently reported a move to new purpose-built premises and restructuring of its management team along with news of recent deliveries and an order. 01 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Dredging adaptation for Damen tugs
In a complex and interesting deal, two tugs with heavy Dutch influence have been ordered from Damen to be equipped for dredging as well as towing duties in French Guyana. 01 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Uzmar expands its tug portfolio
Turkish tug and workboat builder Uzmar has added to it catalogue following an agreement with Robert Allan Ltd to manufacture the new RAstar 3000-W escort tug. 01 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
First US-built Rotortug enters service
The first US-built Rotortug, carrying the name ‘Trident’ and first in a series of three has been delivered to Seabulk Towing of Ft Lauderdale, Florida. 01 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Piriou seals the deal for a new customer
Concarneau, France-based shipbuilder Piriou has signed a deal with a new customer for an ASD shiphandling tug for operation in the French Caribbean. 01 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
New tug for Johannsen with more to come?
Luebeck, Germany-based J. Johannsen & Sohn has added to its fleet with the acquisition of a tug from Norway and a hint that more similar additions may be on the way. 01 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Svitzer’s satisfactory results in challenging markets
Global towage provider Svitzer has described financial results covering the third quarter of 2016 as ‘satisfactory’ in what it also describes as ‘very challenging markets’. 01 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Damen success with Italian customers
Damen Shipyards Group has reported a flurry of activity involving orders and deliveries of tugs for Italian owners along with delivery of an ASD 3212 shiphandling tug for operation in Mexico. 01 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Busy year end for Tsavliris Salvage
Reports from Tsavliris Salvage illustrate the importance of professional salvors rendering services that may not make the headlines but quietly avoid situations which otherwise certainly would. 31 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal