Category archives for: Workboat News

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 11 – 15, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 11 – 15, 2014)

Lilly Johanne Capsizes in Turkey Lilly Johanne, a live fish carrier, capsized in Celiktrans shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey, on August 7, iLaks reports …Read more Poland Eyes Canal Construction to Evade Russian Waters Polish authorities have revived plans to build a canal in order to connect the Baltic Sea with the Vistula Lagoon and, thus, […]

Crane Kills Tugboat Captain

Crane Kills Tugboat Captain

A 46-year-old tugboat captain, Michael Collins, died as a result of injuries he sustained when a crane fell on the tugboat he was steering while it was passing under the Florida Avenue Bridge, New Orleans. Matt Gresham, Spokesman for the Port of New Orleans, said that prior to the accident the tugboat Cory Michael was pushing a […]

UK: Standby Vessel Hits Wind Farm Pile, Springs Leak

UK: Standby Vessel Hits Wind Farm Pile, Springs Leak

Danish-registered standby safety vessel, OMS Pollux, collided with a pile supporting a turbine yesterday at Walney Wind Farm, off Barrow-in-Furness.  The vessel has since been leaking marine gas oil (diesel),  the UK Maritime Coast Guard Agency said yesterday. The Liverpool Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) received a call at 9:05 yesterday morning reporting that a […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 4 – 10, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 4 – 10, 2014)

Egypt to Build New Suez Canal Egypt is looking to build a new Suez Canal parallel to the existing one in a USD 4 billion project aimed at boosting the trade along the Canal, which offers the fastest …Read more Exclusive: Workers Left High and Dry as GoAGT Goes Insolvent Maritime security company GoAGT Ltd, […]

North Sea Vessels Facing Detentions amid New Labour Laws

North Sea Vessels Facing Detentions amid New Labour Laws

North Sea supply vessels and support ships could be detained in port if they are found to be failing to comply with a new maritime law which today (Thur 7 Aug) comes in to effect in the UK, a legal expert has warned. The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an international agreement which safeguards the […]

Update: Port Hedland Strike Called Off

Update: Port Hedland Strike Called Off

Tugboat engineers at Australia’s largest port, Port Hedland, have cancelled the intended strike and will continue to negotiate with Teekay Shipping. The strike option has not completely been ruled out, depending on the outcome of the talks, according to Bloomberg.   The industrial action was called off given the fact that The Australian Institute of Marine and Power […]

VIDEO: Brace Yourself for Freefall!

VIDEO: Brace Yourself for Freefall!

Rough sea can be relentless and unforgiving for those trying to abandon ship as fast as possible. Open lifeboats became a thing of the past now replaced with freefall lifeboats which can be launched quickly and safely.   But before one opts to purchase these freefallers, they should see them in action. Take a look […]

Russian-Flagged Research Vessel Drifting in Okhotsk Sea

Russian-Flagged Research Vessel Drifting in Okhotsk Sea

Russian-flagged research vessel Professor Gagarinskiy carrying 40 people onboard is adrift off central Sakhalin Island shoreline, the Okhotsk sea after a shaft bearing broke down on Friday, August 1.   Salvage tug Grif was sent out to assist the drifting vessel and tow it to Vladivostok. The tug transited La Perouse Strait on August 4. […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 28 – Aug 1, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 28 –  Aug 1, 2014)

Australian Maritime Unions Standing Their Ground The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) have confirmed they will push ahead with a legal challenge to the Abbott Government’s …Read more Costa Concordia Changes Hands The notarial deed establishing the transfer of ownership of the Concordia from Costa Crociere to the […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 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 …Read more Dockwise Vanguard to Transport Costa Concordia Wreck? Dockwise Vanguard may be the solution for the transportation of Costa Concordia wreck to the scrapyard, since the […]

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