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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
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  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
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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
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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
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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 »

World’s First LNG-Powered Icebreaker

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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The world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker, Polaris, was delivered by Arctech Helsinki to the Finnish Government in September. The ship is designed to serve for at least 50 years in icebreaking, oil recovery and sea rescue operations in the Baltic Sea, using both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and low sulphur diesel oil as fuel.   Watch:… Read more »

Russia Moves Million Ton Iceberg

Monday, October 17, 2016
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As part of a research experiment, Russia have towed a million ton iceberg. Rosneft and its research partners have practiced towing icebergs, including one estimated to weigh a million tons. The tests were conducted in cooperation with the Arctic Science Center and the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) and involved icebergs of different shapes… Read more »

New York City 24th Annual Tugboat Race

Monday, October 10, 2016
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24th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race:   New York City’s annual Great North River Tugboat Race on Sunday 9th October, though rainy, went off well. Eight tugboats met at Pier 84 in Manhattan on the Hudson River for the competition. The race passed the city’s West Side piers classed by horsepower, timed line throwing to the pier,… Read more »