All articles by Peter Barker – Page 2

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

    Dutch Multi Cat workboat christened


    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. The Multi Cat 3713 was named recently at VWMS’ premises in Hardinxveld-Giessendam by Mrs ...

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    New multi-purpose vessel on brink of launch


    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)

    European offshore expertise exported to US


    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)

    BOA expands its heavy-lift barge fleet


    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)

    France’s two new supertugs start work


    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)

    US success for Sweden’s Berg Propulsion


    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)

    ​Sanmar delivers to Turkey and Chile


    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)

    Towlines (March 2022)


    UK tug owner Carmet Tug Company has ordered a new workboat, its first new multi-role vessel for ten years. Carmet’s new workboat is being built in the Netherlands (Carmet) The vessel will be a 20m long EasyWorker class workboat built by Dutch shipyard Groeneveldt Marine Construction. Volvo ...

  • 'Med Antares' is one of two similar tugs operating for MSC in Portugal (Sanmar)

    MedTug – expanding tug fleet for MSC


    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 (

    Bollard pull calculator for marine pilots


    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

    Damen opens the doors on its first Workboat Festival


    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

    Smit and Mammoet complete wreck removal


    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

    MPI Adventure arrives in the UK


    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).