Tugs & Salvage – Page 19

  • Cory operates four Damen built and here with 'Regain' one Delta Shipyard built tugs (Peter Barker)

    Thames tugs turn to biofuel


    Tug operator Cory Group has switched its Thames lighterage tugs to biofuel after trials resulted in a net CO2 emissions reduction of 90%.

  • 'Eitan' will be the third VectRA tractor tug operated by Port of Ashdod (Sanmar)

    Third VectRA tractor joins Ashdod Port fleet


    Sanmar Shipyards has delivered a Robert Allan Ltd tractor tug to Italy’s Tripmare making the third similar design vessel to operate at Ashdod Port, Israel.

  • Uzmar Shipyard will build the OSD-IMT designed vessel for Smit Lamnalco (OSD-IMT)

    Healthy order books for tug builders


    Shipyards are experiencing a busy period with the awarding of five contracts to report, three involving multiple vessels making a total of 15 newbuilds on their way.

  • Connected together Multratug 32 and 33 demonstrate the Carrousel towing system (Peter Barker)

    Tug design – evolution or revolution?


    At a time when green, remotely controlled and autonomous tugs attract attention, let’s draw breath and reflect on how tug design itself has developed in recent decades.

  • Antwerp will convert an existing vessel from its fleet for th methanol-powered tug (Port of Antwerp)

    Methanol tug conversion for Port of Antwerp


    Hot on the heels of acquiring three Tier III tugs, Port of Antwerp’s ‘greening the fleet’ programme will now see conversion of a tug to operate on methanol fuel.

  • Vallianz operates over 60 vessels in the offshore oil and gas markets(Vallianz)

    Reducing the cost of electric tugs


    Vallianz Holdings and SeaTech Solutions have teamed up to develop an all-electric tug targeting a CAPEX increase of just 20% and lower life cycle costs.

  • 'eWolf' will be the first fully-electric US tug with autonomous technology (Crowley)

    Crowley plans for the future


    Crowley Engineering Services is addressing future challenges head on with the design of the first fully-electric US tug with autonomous technology.

  • 'Jamaica III' is equipped for buoy-laying but also with a towing capability (Damen)

    Damen delivers workboat to Jamaica


    Damen Shipyards has delivered the multipurpose workboat Jamaica III to Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJAM) primarily for buoy maintenance but also with towing capabilities.

  • 'Maersk Minder' will adopt Wartsila's Low Loss Hybrid battery system (Maersk)

    Batteries for tugs large and not so large


    With battery power for tugs gaining interest, news arrives of Damen’s progress with 'Sparky' and Maersk’s ordering of a battery pack for one if its most powerful anchor-handlers.

  • 'Bamse' will carry out escort towing in narrow waterways (Sanmar)

    Sanmar’s first Tier III tug heads to Norway


    Norway’s Buksér og Berging (BB) has received its sixth vessel from Sanmar, a powerful tractor tug and the first Tier III tug from the Turkish shipbuilder.

  • The order will be the second OST 30 tug from Piriou for Caraibes Remorquage (Piriou)

    Guadeloupe tug order for Piriou


    French shipbuilder Piriou has notched up another order for its OST 30 ASD tug for operation in the French Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe.

  • 'RT Force' will be Tasmania's first Rotortug (TasPorts)

    A new force for Tasmanian towage


    Tasmania’s TasPorts has enhanced its towage provision with the entry into service of the country’s first Rotortug RT Force.

  • Artist's representation of the new French ETVs' colour scheme (Les Abeille)

    Changes for French ETV fleet


    The International Salvage Union is reporting that Les Abeilles has had its French emergency towing vessel (ETV) contract renewed including provision of powerful replacements for two existing ETVs.

  • Schottel's RudderPropeller's will power a Kenyan salvage tug (Schottel)



    The size of modern azimuth thrusters is illustrated by Schottel’s published images of one of two such for Turkey’s Med Marine to power a Kenyan salvage tug.

  • Dutch Marine Contractors will manage 'HST Hazel' when delivered later this year (HST Marine - Damen)



    Dutch Marine Contractors (DMC) has been selected by HST Marine to handle the commercial management of its newbuild Multi Cat due later this year.

  • The TundRA class tug is built to cope with and manage ice conditions (RAL)

    Tug operations in ice


    With recent deliveries to Svitzer and Alfons Håkans, Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) reflects on the detail of its  TundRA class tug/icebreaker.

  • Activities for Tsavliris include responding to a collision between two loaded bulkers (Tsavliris)

    Tsavliris Salvage in action


    Tsavliris Salvage has reported another active period responding to a collision leaving two vessels locked together and assisting disabled vessels.

  • RAL's ElectRA fleet marks a significant development in battery electric tugs (RAL)

    Robert Allan introduces the ElectRA series


    News of the recent tug order for HaiSea Marine with Sanmar Shipyards also marks introduction of the ElectRA, Robert Allan Ltd’s (RAL) new range of battery electric tugs.

  • The position of each crewman during the operation is illustrated here (TM copyright)

    Lessons learned from tug accident


    Transport Malta has identified lessons after a tug crew member was seriously injured in a fall from his vessel to the quay.

  • Japanese-built 'Strathdee' and 'Strathdon' have both had machinery overhauls by Royston (Caledonian Towage)

    The Royston treatment for Caledonian tugs


    Two tugs from Cromarty Firth-based Caledonian Towage have received machinery overhauls from marine engineering specialist Royston Ltd.