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Port Hedland Deckhands Back Industrial Action

Port Hedland Deckhands Back Industrial Action

Deckhands in Port Hedland have voted to take industrial action, after failing to negotiate a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with tugboat operator Teekay Shipping.   In a secret ballot conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission, 98% of Maritime Union of Australia members voted to take action. The members endorsed an unlimited number of 2 hour […]

TSB Canada Pinpoints Factors Leading to Fatal Tug Accident

TSB Canada Pinpoints Factors Leading to Fatal Tug Accident

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its investigation report into the capsizing of tow, and accidental death aboard the tug Western Tugger as it towed the barge Arctic Lift I, 33 nautical miles southwest of Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador.   The report identified minimal clearance above the water (freeboard), bad weather conditions, and a […]

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., provides…Read more LPG Tanker Attacked by Pirates off Trinidad An LPG tanker has fallen victim to a pirate attack in the vicinity […]

How to Maximise Returns from Investment in Technology?

How to Maximise Returns from Investment in Technology?

High revenue-earning ships need a fresh approach to systems integration to take full advantage of available efficiency gains, according to Dutch technical service provider Imtech Marine.   “we have a contribution to make in terms of optimising the use of technology” Offering a unique blend of maritime-specific ‘cable to data’ expertise, including hardware, software, connectivity, […]

Boskalis, SAAM to Pull Together in Americas

Boskalis, SAAM to Pull Together in Americas

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. and SAAM S.A. have created a joint harbor towage operation within the American Continents in Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Panama.   The intended partnership, which is between SMIT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boskalis, and SAAM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sociedad Matriz SAAM S.A., was previously announced in September 2013 […]

Nam Cheong Sells Four

Nam Cheong Sells Four

Malaysian offshore marine player Nam Cheong Limited has disclosed the sale of another four vessels worth approximately $92 million. Three platform supply vessels (PSV) with 3,000 dwt each, equipped with Dynamic Positioning System 2 (DP2), have been sold to an oilfield services company based in Asia. The sale of a 200-men accommodation work boat, also equipped with DP2, […]

Top News of the Week 23rd – 27th of June

Top News of the Week 23rd – 27th of June

VIDEO: Van Oord’s New Offshore Installation Vessel in Action Ever wondered how giant structures such as wind parks are erected offshore? Take a look at the following animation showing how offshore wind turbines are transported and installed at sea by a specialized vessel. Mexican Guest Falls Overboard MSC Divina MSC Cruises informed that a Mexican […]

Otto Marine Sells AHTS Triplet

Otto Marine Sells AHTS Triplet

Otto Marine Limited informed that its subsidiaries, Dolphin 2 Pte. Ltd., Dolphin 3 Pte. Ltd., and Dolphin 4 Pte. Ltd., have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to dispose of three of their vessels. The 6,000 bhp Anchor Handling Tug SupplyVessels (AHTS) GO Avior, GO Hawk and GO Harrier have been sold to Go Marine Services (M) Sdn. Bhd., a […]

PB Towage Disposal Falls Through

PB Towage Disposal Falls Through

Pacific Basin has informed that the PB Towage disposal discussion has not produced any offers, and the company will therefore keep the division in its ownership. The outcome is believed to be influenced by the increasingly competitive landscape in the Australasian harbour and offshore towage and infrastructure support markets, which has led Pacific Basin to reassess the prospects for […]

Top News of the Week 16th – 20th of June

Top News of the Week 16th – 20th of June

China Rejects P3 Network, Plan Abandoned The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China denied support to the P3 Network, proposed by Mærsk A/S (Maersk Line)  together with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. and CMA CGM S.A. The MOFCOM’s decision follows a review under China’s merger control rules.   Rising Concern over […]

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