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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

Biggest wreck removal of 2016
Global salvage operator Ardent has completed the removal of a sunken jack-up off the coast of Mexico in what is reported as the largest wreck removal project of 2016. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Lengthy salvage operation for Five Oceans Salvage
The recent salving of a stranded bulk carrier demonstrated the difficulties of operating in remote locations with limited local resources, in the end damage to the environment was minimised but the ship lost the battle. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
The importance of a well-funded salvage industry
The International Salvage Union (ISU) has presented data illustrating the importance to both the shipping industry and the environment of a strong marine salvage industry. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
TOWLINES
Tug preservation volunteers at Maasluis in the Netherlands recently took delivery of two more vessels for their collection, a former Europoort tug and a smaller tug and salvage vessel built by nearby De Haas shipyard. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sanmar order follows concept announcement
News from Turkish tug builder Sanmar includes deliveries and an order for the first of a new design within just a few weeks of the announcement of the new model joining the Sanmar, Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) portfolio. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
New emergency towing vessel for Scotland
The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has announced the awarding of a five-year contract to Ardent Maritime Netherlands BV to provide an ETV to cover Scottish waters. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Deliveries continue for Damen
In recent weeks Damen Shipyards has handed over the keys to six newbuild tugs, signed an order for two and transported fourteen built-for-stock vessels including Stan Pontoons and tugs from Vietnam to the Netherlands. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Locally-built tug joins Saam Smit’s Canadian fleet
ABD Boats of North Vancouver, British Columbia recently launched a new Z-drive tug, the latest addition to the fleet of Saam Smit Towage Canada. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Largest ever Rotortugs for Shell’s FLNG facility
KT Maritime Services has now taken delivery of three large tugs with European influence in what can perhaps be considered one of the most significant and interesting items of new delivery news in 2016. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Transocean Winner stranding and ETV provision under the spotlight
The House of Commons Transport Committee has heard oral evidence from five witnesses following the ‘Transocean Winner’ stranding earlier in 2016 including examination of ETV provision in UK waters. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Ardent to the rescue in Hamburg
Salvage service provider Ardent has assisted in extinguishing a fire in a container vessel alongside its berth in Hamburg. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Two more LNG-fuelled tugs on the way
Dutch maritime service provider Royal Boskalis Westminster has signed an order for two dual-fuel harbour tugs to be operated in Singapore by joint venture companies Keppel Smit Towage and Maju Maritime. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Deliveries and new offering from Sanmar
News from Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar this month includes addition of a new Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) designed Sanmar Exclusive tractor tug to its portfolio and delivery of two RAmparts 2400SX examples to domestic owners. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Busy times for Robert Allan Ltd
Canadian naval architect Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) is once again demonstrating a global presence with news taking us from the USA to Chile, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Dubai and Mauritius. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Rolls-Royce to supply equipment for 13-vessel Damen order
Rolls-Royce is to supply propulsion and deck equipment for a major order awarded by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to Damen Shipyards for 13 tugs to service contracts in Texas and Valdez. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Zamakona delivers number one of ten to Boluda
Spain’s Zamakona Yards has delivered the first of ten new design escort tractor tugs built to exacting and specific requirements, for Boluda Towage and Salvage. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
TOWLINES
The fleet of Finnish towing and salvage services provider Alfons Håkans has received a boost following purchase of the 7,200bhp, 85tbp ASD tug ‘Thorax’ from Østensjø Rederi. 02 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
ISU urges support for Lloyd’s Open Form
The use of Lloyd’s Open Form salvage contract is at historic low levels and support and commitment to the contract was re-stated recently at the International Salvage Union’s 62nd General Meeting. 01 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Global salvage activity for Kotug
Dutch towage provider Kotug has reported two emergency response operations on its own account and as part of its north-western Europe joint operation with Smit. 01 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
TOWLINES
The next stage in the merger of the European harbour towage operations of Kotug and Smit has taken place with the opening of the new company’s head office in Rotterdam. 01 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal