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The first of 18 caissons head for Monaco (Boluda) The first of 18 caissons head for Monaco (Boluda)

Boluda France’s 90tbp tug 'Boluda Fos' has delivered the first concrete caisson to Monaco, part of the principality’s €2bn extension project that will see 60,000m2 of new land added to accommodate the demands of an increasing population.

The caisson is the first of 18 to be delivered from Marseille to Monaco, a project for which the VB Fos was specifically mobilised for client Eiffage Genie Civil Marine following an international tender. VB Fos was built at Kanagawa Dockyard in 2008 as Iwaki Maru and has had a number of subsequent names and operators including Kestrel for JP Knight before passing into the hands of Boluda.

Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has adopted the name OSD-IMT for the entire group aligning the company into a single brand name with a new ‘visual identity’ rolled out in a phased process.

Both OSD and IMT have a long history of designing a variety of specialist vessels including offshore support vessels and tugs with IMT being the signature brand name for vessels designed by OSD’s UK branch. While the name and logo are changing, all former elements of the organisation will remain the same including legal entities and other business details.

Intra-Asian ship owner and container services operator MCC Transport has awarded a two-year docking and undocking contract to Malayan Towage and Salvage Corporation (MTSC)

MTSC, also known as Salvtug, won the contract after competing with other service providers in an online ‘Dutch Auction’ and covers all MCC’s foreign and domestic service calls in the strategic ports of Batangas and Subic Bay. MTSC previously held a two-year contract covering Subic Bay and now adds Batangas which regularly receives 18,000-36,000gt container vessels.

Sanmar Shipyards has announced the appointment of Vimal Choy as Director Key Accounts and Client Services for Europe.

Mr Choy gained extensive industry knowledge while working with Svitzer as Fleet Manager Europe where he gained strategy and product experience in vessel design and operations. Being a previous client of Sanmar makes him well aware of the challenges and requirements of each individual operator. An ex-mariner, he also attended an executive development programme at Singapore Management University and has over 20 years of shipping industry experience including: container shipping, terminal operations, project management and tug operations including business development.

By Peter Barker

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