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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

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
TOWLINES
Following a period of refit at Hardinxveld in the Netherlands, the tug/utility vessel 'Neptun 11' is about to head to the Far East for owners Landfall Marine Contractors BV. 31 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
European influence for Mexican tug deliveries
Two European companies involved in ship design and ship delivery have demonstrated their global connections with two new tugs for Mextug, a part subsidiary of Chilean operator Ultratug. 30 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Multipurpose hybrid field support vessel of note
Field support vessels with European involvement have been featured of late, a recent US-based delivery is worthy of note however in an area providing opportunities for providers of specialist bespoke towing vessels. 30 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Latest Russian salvage vessel takes to the water
Russia’s Nevsky Shipyard has celebrated launching of the tug-salvage vessel 'Kalas', latest in a series of similar vessels for the Russian government and part of its emergency response fleet modernisation programme. 30 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
GSS Marine tug completes marathon round-trip
A Damen Shoalbuster belonging to Rosyth-based GSS Marine Services recently completed a marathon 14,572nm round trip involving two crossings of the Atlantic Ocean. 30 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Second ETV to cover Canada’s west coast
At around the time the UK government announced the new contract for an Emergency Towing Vessel covering Scottish waters the Canadian government has reaffirmed its commitment to a second ETV for its own waters. 30 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Armon built tugs bound for Spanish operators
Spain’s Astilleros Armon recently delivered two Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) compact tugs to domestic operators, each combining efficiency and performance for shiphandling duties. 30 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
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