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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. Sealed bids for the purchase of the barge, “as is where lies in Rochester”, should be submitted to DSB by 13h00 GMT on 26th… 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 »

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 »