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The Building of Bridges

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
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Queensferry Crossing nearing completion The new Forth Road Bridge, the Queensferry Crossing is nearing completion. You’ve heard the old adage “like painting the Forth Bridge”, referring to the great task of maintaining the iconic red Forth Rail Bridge. Now the anticipation for the new Forth Road Bridge is nearly over. At present the finishing touches… Read more »

Marine Crew Services to increase employment and training opportunities for South African seafarers

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Greatship Manisha courtesy fleetmon

Employment and training opportunities for South African seafarers Cape Town based vessels operator, seafarer recruitment and training company, Marine Crew Services (MCS) has responded to the South African Government’s call to increase employment and training opportunities for South African seafarers by registering a modern, multi-purpose platform supply and support vessel (MPSV) on the South African… Read more »

North Korea Cargo Vessel Collides with Chinese Tanker

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Ship sinks

North Korea Cargo Vessel Collides with Chinese Tanker A North Korean cargo vessel called KUM SAN sank off the east coast of China early on March 9 after colliding with a Chinese fuel tanker, which rescued 27 crew members, the Ministry of Transport said in a statement on Monday The collision took place near the… Read more »

London Port Plans Billion Dollar Expansion

Monday, February 13, 2017
Tilbury docks

Tilbury container terminal to be expanded   £1 billion Expansion A US$1.25 Billion (£1 billion) expansion will transform Tilbury container terminal, the principal port for London, UK, by adding a deep-sea jetty for ships from Europe and increasing the size of its site from 850 to 1,100 acres — allowing it to accommodate larger ships… Read more »

Newly-released photos of Titanic

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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New photos of the Titanic have been released ahead of an upcoming TV Documentary.   A new TV documentary about the sinking of the RMS Titanic nearly 105 years ago is supposed to shed more light on just why the famous ship sank in the cold Atlantic Ocean. More than 1,500 people died when the Titanic went… Read more »

Famous Names May Vanish

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tugfax Turm

  Gradual consolidation of the tug industry continues   There are now scores of famous tug owning company names that have disappeared as the gradual consolidation of the tug industry continues. Even such well known companies such as Smit have not been immune to takeover – in its case by Boskalis – losing its colour… Read more »

Saga Sky at Anchor after Being Damaged in Storm Angus

Monday, November 21, 2016

The 1996-built general cargo ship Saga Sky was anchored at Dungeness after it suffered damage when it collided with a rock barge three miles south west of Dover due to harsh weather conditions caused by Storm Angus. After it experienced an engine and steering failure in the morning hours of November 20, Saga Sky drifted onto the Varne Bank and started taking… Read more »

Bourbon Offshore stacks another 14 vessels

Friday, November 4, 2016
Bourbon Offshore Vessels

Bourbon Offshore vessels layed up France’s Bourbon Offshore has stacked an additional 14 vessels during the last quarter according to its third quarter results. Bourbon now has 85 vessels stacked, made up of 59 shallow water offshore vessels, 22 deepwater offshore vessels and 6 subsea vessels. The biggest loser was in the shallow water segment… Read more »

Iceland company Skiparjonusta welcomes new tug to their fleet

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Iceland tug Togarinn

Earlier this year DSB Offshore was approached by Icelandic buyers, Skiparjonusta Islands , who were looking for a tug for towing and other harbour work in the Port of Reykjavik and surrounding islands. DSB consulted with them and provided a number of suitable vessels to consider. Taking time to understand the client’s requirements and scope… Read more »