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Tugs & Towing

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

Scottish ETV debate rumbles on
The debate about the composition of Emergency Towing Vessels (ETV) around the Scottish coast is continuing with the report of a local MP calling for a record to be kept of all ‘near misses’ in the Minch. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Tug/DSV for Peruvian Navy
Tugs & Towing generally concentrates on European news but occasionally items of interest from further afield catch the eye, as with the delivery of a multifunctional vessel for the salvage division of the Peruvian Navy. 21 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Short delivery time for Dutch Shoalbuster
The Damen Shoalbuster 2709 ‘Isa’ has recently been delivered to Wijk bij Duurstede-based V.O.S. Sleepboot ISA replacing another tug of the same name. 21 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Damen and Sydney City Marine join forces
Damen and Sydney City Marine have marked the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the first maintenance docking of a Damen-built vessel. 12 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Besiktas delivers workboats for Canadian bridge project
Besiktas Shipyard is based in Yalova, Turkey, is one of several small Turkish yards making an impact in the world of tug construction and who recently delivered two customised tug/workboats to Canadian principles. 12 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
TOWLINES
Kotug Smit Towage has increased its UK presence with the deployment of four tugs to provide towage services at the port of Southampton. 12 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Nibulon embarks on tug and barge project
Ukrainian shipbuilding and repair yard Nibulon is currently in the process of constructing three inland waterways tugs along with accompanying barges. 12 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
More long-distance tug deliveries for Redwise
Dutch global ship delivery and crewing services provider Redwise has completed the delivery of five tugs to new owners in the Americas. 12 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sanmar’s 150th Robert Allan tug
Sanmar has delivered two escort tugs to Svitzer marking a milestone of 150 such vessels delivered by the Turkish shipbuilder to a Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) design. 12 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Panda goes to sea
Dutch family-owned tug and workboat company Herman Senior BV has taken delivery of a Damen Multi Cat 2712 adding to its fleet of Damen-built vessels. 12 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
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