Find out the latest from the shipping industry with our carefully compiled news stories.

Jan De Nul barge ‘DN143’ goes from Power to Power

Thursday, October 18, 2018
flattop barge sold

‘DN143’ ex-Sainty 6 sold On 18th October 2018, the Jan De Nul Group parted with one of the leading ladies of its auxiliary fleet – ‘DN143’ (ex-‘Sainty 6’), an impressive flattop barge of 136 x 42m in dimensions and 24,000 dwt. ‘DN143’ began her career as one of the youngest of the Sainty barge sisters,… Read more »

Flattop barge ‘DN143’ – ‘Giant of the Sea’

Monday, February 12, 2018

The humble flat-top barge in all its permutations is a much neglected vessel type (yes, at DSB we do indeed consider a barge to be a ‘vessel’!) and yet they are the workhorses of the industry. Largely non-propelled, un-glamorous and often uncomplicated in design, nevertheless, the flat-top barge is an essential piece of marine equipment… Read more »

Accommodation barge Hillside for sale by sealed bids

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Accommodation barge 200 pax

Exclusive broker for sale of Hillside barge DSB Offshore has been appointed as sole brokers for the sale of accommodation barge, Hillside. The sale will be carried out by sealed offers. Submission deadline Sealed bids for the purchase of the barge, “as is where lies in Rochester”, should be submitted to DSB by 13h00 GMT… Read more »

Port of Cape Town takes delivery of new tugboat USIBA

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Tug port of Cape Town

Port of Cape Town takes delivery of new tugboat USIBA The Port of Cape Town has taken delivery of its powerful new tug USIBA, which is the seventh tug to be delivered in Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) R1.4 billion, nine-tug construction contract. The tug is set to boost marine efficiency and aid the port… Read more »

DSB Offshore and DAMEN Shipyards work together with Thames Tideway

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Pontoons sold to Thames Tideway Tunnel

The Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke joint venture (FLO) has taken delivery of two Damen Stan Pontoons.  The barges were sold via London-based shipbrokers DSB Offshore: “The team at DSB mediated a large part of this deal – including a visit to view the vessels in the Netherlands,” Mr Van Elk notes. “We would like to thank… Read more »

‘SEA JACK’ sold via brokers DSB Offshore Ltd

Thursday, July 6, 2017

30 June 2017:  A2SEA, sell flagship jack-up barge, ‘SEA JACK’ to buyers in the Mediterranean.   A2SEA began its career in wind energy with pioneering initiative, doing what no other company had done before. It acquired 2 cargo vessels ‘OCEAN HANNE’ and ‘OCEAN ENERGY’ and modified them into ship-shaped self-propelled self-elevating jack-ups.  Up until this… Read more »

Fleet disposal as new Forth Bridge construction is completed

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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

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 »