Tugs & Salvage – Page 17

  • 'Navios Amarylis' aground

    Complex salvage operation for Tsavliris


    An operation from last year reported recently by Tsavliris Salvage underlines the complexity of such incidents requiring the skill and resources only professional salvors can provide.

  • Tianjin Port is part of the partnership

    Wärtsilä to develop advanced tugs in China


    Wärtsilä Voyage has signed a MoU with China Classification Society (CSS) and Tianjin Port to develop China’s next-generation intelligent tug in line with CSS intelligent ship standards.

  • ISU President Nick Sloane

    New president for International Salvage Union


    The Annual General Meeting of the International Salvage Union (ISU) has appointed Captain Nicholas Sloane as its new president with James Herbert selected as next secretary general.

  • 'Svitzer Meridian' is part of Svitzer's Thames and Medway Fleet (Svitzer)

    Methanol fuel cell and biofuel tugs for Svitzer


    Svitzer Towage has announced what it states will be the world’s first methanol fuel cell tug and conversion of its London and Medway fleet to burn carbon neutral marine biofuel.

  • Kotug will use Shift's swappable batteries

    Kotug and Shift to develop E-Pusher batteries


    Kotug International and Shift Clean Energy have formed a partnership to use Shift’s new PwrSwäp swappable batteries on Kotug’s E-Pusher tugs.

  • Boskalis is selling its interest in Keppel Smit Towage and Maju Maritime

    Boskalis sells KST and Maju Maritime


    In another step in its divesting of harbour towage activities Boskalis has signed an agreement for the sale of its towage interests in Singapore and Malaysia to Rimorchiatori Mediterranei S.p.A.

  • News

    Tug delivery and order round-up (January 2022)


    This month’s review includes five vessel deliveries and one order all with European connections and reflecting the popularity of standard designs from established shipyards specialising in tugs and workboats.

  • The naming ceremony for Herman Sr’s Brutus has taken place at Hardinxveld

    Tugs delivery and order round-up


    This month sees four tug deliveries and orders for a further six vessels of interest to report along with news of a new tug design from OSD-IMT.

  • ABS' new notation guide covers multiple vessel types, including tugs

    ABS remote control notation examined


    Keppel Offshore & Marine’s tug Maju 510 is the world’s first tug to receive ABS’s Remote Control Navigation Notation allowing a look at the classification society’s guide for such.

  • 'RT Imperieuse' is heading to Port Hedland

    New Kotug Rotortugs for Australia


    Rotterdam-based towage provider Kotug has strengthened its shiphandling operation at Port Hedland, Australia with the arrival of two new ART80-32 Rotortugs.

  • Schottel is enhancing its service offering

    Schottel enhances service provision in Canada


    Schottel’s US and Canadian arms have joined forces with two Canadian companies to enhance support provision for the increasing local fleet of Schottel-propelled vessels.

  • Smit Salvage can call on Boskalis-owned tugs (Photo-Peter Barker)

    A whirlwind of work for Smit Salvage


    Smit Salvage has reported an exceptionally busy period including assisting vessels caught up in a hurricane in the US and grounded ships in West Africa.

  • The HaiSea Marine three vessel order is Corvus' 500th reference (Corvus Energy)

    Tug battery order marks Corvus’ 500th project


    Corvus Energy has revealed that its order for batteries for three zero-emission tugs under construction at Sanmar Shipyards will be its 500th project order.

  • Svitzer will provide towage services to the Royal Australian Navy (Svitzer)

    Australian naval contract heads to Svitzer


    Svitzer Australia has won a long-term contract to provide towage and associated services to the Royal Australian Navy.

  • 'Freyja' heads home to Iceland (Photo- Peter Barker)



    The Icelandic Coast Guard’s emergency response fleet has been enhanced with the addition of a powerful anchor handling tug supply vessel previously employed in the offshore oil industry.

  • 'POSH Harvest' was retrofitted with autonomous navigation technology for the trials (ST Engineering)

    ABS approval for autonomous tug project


    A quartet of developers have achieved an important regulatory step forward with their autonomous tug project.

  • Four Damen-built tugs were named simultaneously in Zeebrugge by Boluda (Boluda)

    Boluda expands into Rostock


    Continuing expansion of its activities in northwest Europe, Boluda Towage has commenced towage operations in the German port of Rostock.

  • Sanmar and Corvus signed the MOU at ETA's annual meeting (Corvus)

    Corvus Energy, Sanmar and hybrid tugs


    Corvus Energy and Sanmar Shipyards have announced a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding to develop a new range of zero-emission and hybrid tugs.

  • 'Rachael Allen' is equipped with Sea Machines' autonomous command and control system (Sea Machines)

    Sea Machines equips Foss autonomous tug


    News that Sea Machines is supplying its autonomous command and control system for Foss Maritime’s tug Rachael Allen reveals some of the logic behind autonomous tug operations.

  • Svitzer tugs in action in Angola (Svitzer)

    Svitzer celebrates ten years in Angola


    Svitzer’s marking of ten years of operation in Angola reveals the valuable methods the Denmark-based towage company employed to train local tug crews.