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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 »

Thames Tideway Tunnel – Cleaning up the River Thames

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Thames Tideway

Behold the latest stage in the decades-long River Thames clean-up – the Thames Tideway Tunnel. Be assured, some sixty years ago, a stroll along the Thames would have been a far less pleasant experience. 1957: River Thames Biologically Dead In 1957, the Natural History Museum declared the River Thames biologically dead: “News reports from that… Read more »

An ‘Unexpected Journey’ for Backhoe Dredger, ‘Kostaldea’

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Backhoe dredger sold

Port of Otago Ltd, New Zealand Port of Otago Ltd, New Zealand, has acquired a new dredger. In April 2018, buyers took delivery of backhoe dredger, ‘Kostaldea’, in the port of St Nazaire, west coast of France – sold via London shipbrokers DSB Offshore Ltd. ‘Kostaldea’ (35m LOA), built in 2013, in Szczecin, Poland, and… Read more »

DSB Offshore provides vessels for Venice Mose Project

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Mose project

Mose flood prevention project Mose is a project designed to protect the city of Venice and surrounding lagoon from flooding. The project consists of a system of underwater ‘gates’ that, in ultra-high tides, would temporarily be able to close off the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic sea. The ‘gates’ are installed at the Lido, Malamocco… 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 »

Dredging: Turning Dubai into a major tourist destination

Friday, January 19, 2018

Palm Jumeirah Say ‘Dubai’ and many people will automatically picture the palm-shaped island, Palm Jumeirah. This artificial island off the coast of Dubai can be seen from space and is one of the major tourist attractions of the United Arab Emirates. The project offers an unparalleled example of land reclamation possibilities. At the end of… 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 »

Eurocarrier 2495 CP Sandpiper sold via DSB Offshore to Cape Preston

Monday, September 18, 2017
CP Sandpiper sold to Cape Preston Australia

DSB  Offshore Ltd brokers sale of CP Sandpiper DSB Offshore Ltd has brokered the sale of Eurocarrier 2495 CP Sandpiper from Neptune Shipping to Cape Preston in Australia. CP Sandpiper have been able to deliver the newbuild to Preston within a short time frame. She will be transported to Australia onboard a heavy lift carrier… Read more »