Peter Barker

Towlines

  • 'Sultanhani' is the world's first LNG-powered Voith tractor tug (RAL)
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    World’s first LNG Voith tractor tug launched

    2024-04-22T12:15:00

    Uzmar has launched a Robert Allan-designed Voith-propelled tractor tug, the world’s first with LNG dual-fuel propulsion, the designer says.

  • 'Multratug 22' was one of three tugs tasked to refloat a fishing vessel at Flushing (Peter Barker)
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    Groundings, fires, breakdowns – busy start to 2024

    2024-04-09T14:33:00

    From groundings to clearing up plastic pellets, it’s been a busy start to the year for marine salvors, reports Peter Barker.

  • Wreckage from the bridge fell on the fore part of the container ship (Unified Command)
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    Salvaging the ‘Dali’ after fatal bridge collapse

    2024-04-04T10:20:00

    Salvage and inspections are under way to get the Dali container vessel untangled and raised, and work out how to prevent the Baltimore bridge incident happening again.

  • The River Thames is an artery already well utilised by Cory's fleet of tugs and waste barges (Cory)
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    Barges transport heat in batteries along river

    2024-03-28T10:58:00

    Barge and tug fleet owner Cory is to use its vessels to transport a new kind of cargo along London’s main artery – heat.

  • The vessel is the largest in Damen's range of Multi Cats (Damen)
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    Dutch Multi Cat workboat christened

    2024-01-26T11:58:00

    Netherlands-based Van Wijngaarden Marine Services (VWMS) has formerly welcomed the latest addition to its already sizeable Damen-built workboat and tug fleet following the naming ceremony for Waddenstroom, the largest Multi Cat in the Dutch shipbuilder’s portfolio.

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    New multi-purpose vessel on brink of launch

    2024-01-23T12:35:00

    Shipbuilder Tor Group is preparing for the introduction of its hybrid utility vessel Tor Boreas, a compact yet feature-packed multi-purpose vessel.

  • The SOV for CREST is based on the well-proven HAV 832 design (HAV Design)
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    European offshore expertise exported to US

    2024-01-23T11:00:00

    With Europe’s decades-long experience in offshore wind, it comes as no surprise that the fledgling US sector is reaching out for help.

  • With deadweights of 75000t BOA's new barges will be the largest in its fleet (BOA) (002)
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    BOA expands its heavy-lift barge fleet

    2024-01-11T12:24:00

    BOA Offshore will expand its fleet of semi-submersible barges with two 75,000dwt newbuilds.

  • 'Abeille Méditerranée' was converted by German Naval Yards (German Naval Yards)
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    France’s two new supertugs start work

    2022-06-29T12:03:00

    Following conversion work at German Navy Yards in Kiel, the tugs Abeille Méditerranée and Abeille Normandie have entered service to protect France’s coastline.

  • 'Spartan' is equipped with an extensive hybrid propulsion package by Berg (Berg)
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    US success for Sweden’s Berg Propulsion

    2022-05-18T10:57:00

    The first of two 90tbp tugs featuring Berg Propulsion’s fully integrated hybrid electric system has entered service with US-based Seabulk Towing Inc.

  • 'Mataquito II' is SAAM Towage's fifth Sanmar-built tug (Sanmar)
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    ​Sanmar delivers to Turkey and Chile

    2022-05-18T08:56:00

    They may both be from the same design houses but two recent Sanmar tug deliveries are very different in their configuration, demonstrating the Turkish shipbuilder’s flexibility combined with series production.

  • Carmet's new workboat is being built in the Netherlands (Carmet)
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    Towlines (March 2022)

    2022-02-28T10:19:00

    UK tug owner Carmet Tug Company has ordered a new workboat, its first new multi-role vessel for ten years.

  • 'Med Antares' is one of two similar tugs operating for MSC in Portugal (Sanmar)
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    MedTug – expanding tug fleet for MSC

    2021-09-27T13:11:00

    The arrival of a second Sanmar-built tug to MedTug SA for operation at Sines, Portugal has highlighted the choices for shipowners when selecting a tug operator.

  • 'Tug Assist Tool' requires the input of eight variables to calculate required bollard pull (Marine-Pilots.com)
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    Bollard pull calculator for marine pilots

    2020-04-14T11:55:00

    A smartphone app has been launched providing marine pilots with a tool to calculate the number of tugs and power required in different situational and environmental conditions.

  • Ten examples from the popular Stan Tug range were available for inspection
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    Damen opens the doors on its first Workboat Festival

    2016-11-16T16:13:00

    Damen Shipyards Group opened its doors recently welcoming a cross-section of customers and industry partners to a one-day event showcasing a selection of vessels from its varied workboat catalogue.

  • 'Baltic Ace' was cut with a chain saw into eight sections for lifting
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    Smit and Mammoet complete wreck removal

    2016-01-01T17:14:00

    Boskalis subsidiary Smit Salvage along with Mammoet Salvage have completed the complex wreck removal of a sunken car carrier that was presenting environmental and navigation risks to Europe’s largest port.

  • MPI Adventure is seen arriving in the port of Harwich on Monday. Photo: Paul Bell
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    MPI Adventure arrives in the UK

    2011-05-12T12:00:00

    The construction of offshore wind farms in European waters has received a significant boost with the arrival at the UK port of Harwich on Monday of the first of two dedicated wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV).