Archive for the ‘Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals’ Category

Statement following ferry disaster in the Philippines this morning – 21 December.

Statement following ferry disaster in the Philippines this morning – 21 December.
… International maritime charity Sailors’ Society has three crisis response networks which help those affected by traumas at sea. The tragedy comes the day after the thirtieth anniversary of another Filipino ferry disaster. MV Doña Paz collided with an oil tanker on 20 December 1987, with the...
December 21st, 2017 | Anniversaries, Cruise Ferry, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Tsavliris celebrates the 30th London Christmas Reception Anniversary

Tsavliris celebrates the 30th London Christmas Reception Anniversary
Andreas A. Tsavliris Tsavliris Salvage Group held their 30th Christmas Cocktail Reception at the Royal Thames Yacht Club (RTYC) in London, earlier on tonight. With about 350 key players from all sectors of the shipping industry attending, the annual event has become a highlight of the Christmas calendar...
December 12th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

ABB’s first Azipod® D propulsion system now in operation

ABB’s first Azipod® D propulsion system now in operation
ABB’s newest Azipod propulsion system exceeds expectations ABB, the leading propulsion solution provider, has revealed that an 8,000 kW rescue tug, the first vessel installed with its Azipod D electric propulsion system, has been successfully delivered to customer Guangzhou Salvage Bureau, a division...
December 8th, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

Tsavliris takes charge of top school in Athens

Tsavliris takes charge of top school in Athens
Nicholas A. Tsavliris NICOLAS A. TSAVLIRIS, NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE HELLENIC-AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Nicolas A. Tsavliris was elected Chairman of the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation (Athens College), the largest and most prestigious school in Greece. Mr Tsavliris...
November 20th, 2017 | Education and Training, Marine Insurance, News, Person Profiles, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Hands off the Hellenic Coast Guard officers

Hands off the Hellenic Coast Guard officers
The Greek Ministry of Shipping and the Aegean which also houses the Hellenic Coast Guard’s HQ’s To our great perplexity, we hear that the Greek minister of shipping and the Aegean has ordered the commandant of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) to transfer to other posts the officers who dealt...
October 24th, 2017 | Environment, IMO, Oil Spill, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Oct-2017 MARINE WORKS INSIDE CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong REMOVAL OF WRECK OFF BROTHERS POINT, TAI LAM CHUNG Hong Kong SEAWALL ENHANCEMENT WORKS TO THE EAST OF THE RIVER TRADE TERMINAL Hong Kong YACHT RACE FROM HONG KONG TO DAYA BAY Hong Kong CREATION OF RENDEZVOUS POSITION...
October 23rd, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Sports, Weather | Read More

Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too

Time to refloat dangerous wrecks and save the environment too
From the refloating of the “Cabrera” Following the successful refloating and raising of the aft section of the cargoship Cabrera Andros island in the Cyclades in Greece’s central Aegean Sea, it is a rare so to say opportunity to use the Smit crane involved for other actions while she’s...
October 23rd, 2017 | Associations, At the end of the day..., Communication, Environment, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Tourism, Oil Spill, P and I Clubs, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Tourism | Read More

Refloating of “Cabrera’s” aft part successfully completed

Refloating of “Cabrera’s” aft part successfully completed
From the Cabrera’s refloating The refloating of the aft part of the cargo ship “Cabrera” was successfully completed today. The Cabrera during the early hours of 24 December 2016 due to bad weather conditions run aground at the north coast of the island of Andros resulting to her sinking The...
October 22nd, 2017 | Environment, Maritime Accidents, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Durban vessel movements remain suspended pending sounding surveys

Durban vessel movements remain suspended pending sounding surveys
What a mess; but luck is always there… Close Collaboration Minimises Shipping Disruptions in Port of Durban   [DURBAN, South Africa, 11 October 2017]  Swift action by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), in collaboration with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) and African...
October 11th, 2017 | Groundings, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Weather | Read More

Q3 2017 Tsavliris Activities

Q3 2017 Tsavliris Activities
The “Rainbow Harmony” Viewers can read herebelow Tsavliris’ Salvage Group activities for Q3 2017 On 14 June 2017, the Bulk Carrier “RAINBOW HARMONY” (GT 22,456 – DWT 35,106) immobilised about 300 miles west of Luanda, Angola following generators failure.  During the incident...
September 20th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, News, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

HELMEPA on the “Agia Zoni II” incident

HELMEPA on the “Agia Zoni II” incident
HELMEPA Director General, Mr. Dimitris Mitsatsos It is with sadness and apprehension that we follow the development of the oil spill resulting from the wreck of the vessel “Agia Zoni II” in the Saronic Gulf. Unfortunately, accidents are unavoidable but for their minimization there is a need for prevention...
September 14th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, News, Politics and Government, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Crowley to deploy powerful tug Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles / Long Beach

Crowley to deploy powerful tug Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles / Long Beach
The “Veteran” Newly Upgraded Goliah Will Relocate to San Francisco  (SAN PEDRO, Calif.; Aug. 22, 2017) ­– Crowley Marine Services is deploying the tugboat Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach to provide enhanced docking safety for all vessels, including large petroleum...
August 22nd, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The 2nd International Conference “Advanced Port Fleet – the Basis of Safety” at St. Petersburg

The 2nd International Conference “Advanced Port Fleet – the Basis of Safety” at St. Petersburg
… The 2nd International Conference “Advanced Port Fleet – the Basis of Safety” is meant to be a practical platform for discussions between shipbuilders, customers and contractors related to the fleet of icebreakers, tugboats and vessels providing bunkering and environmental services.   Leading...
August 22nd, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

First of ten Stan Tug 1907 ICE completed by Great Lakes Shipyard for The Great Lakes Towing Company

First of ten Stan Tug 1907 ICE completed by Great Lakes Shipyard for The Great Lakes Towing Company
…from the handover ceremony The first of ten Stan Tug 1907 ICE vessels has been delivered by Great Lakes Shipyard to its sister company The Great Lakes Towing Company, both based in Ohio, USA. Named Cleveland, she is a significant milestone in a licencing programme agreed between Damen Shipyards...
August 22nd, 2017 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

TK Foundation gives IMRF $450,000 to support African SAR development

TK Foundation gives IMRF $450,000 to support African SAR development
Bruce Reid  The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has been awarded $450,000 USD by The TK Foundation to support its work building vital maritime search and rescue (SAR) capability in Africa. The funding will be spread over three years and will support the IMRF’s Global SAR Development...
August 14th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Multraship strengthens Black Sea presence with Multratug switch to Bourgas

Multraship strengthens Black Sea presence with Multratug switch to Bourgas
… Leading towage and salvage specialist Multraship* is further strengthening its prominent position in the Black Sea region by transferring its state-of-the-art Damen-built tugboat Multratug 26 to the Bulgarian port of Bourgas for operation by its 100-percent owned subsidiary, Bourgas Tug Service. Pepijn...
August 4th, 2017 | Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Crowley supports Stampede Platform tow-out and installation in the U.S. Gulf

Crowley supports Stampede Platform tow-out and installation in the U.S. Gulf
Hess’ Stampede tension-leg platform (TLP) under tow (CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas; Aug. 2, 2017) – Crowley Maritime Corp.’s ocean class tugboats and 455-series high-deck strength barges recently played an integral role in the safe, successful tow-out and installation of Hess’ Stampede tension-leg...
August 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

The Environment: an interview with Antipollution’s CEO Byron Vassiliades

The Environment: an interview with Antipollution’s CEO Byron Vassiliades
Byron Vassiliades Following recent environmental issues, developments, events as well as incidents, Allaboutshipping’s Anny Zade met with with Antipollution’s CEO Byron Vassiliades and asked him certain questions; herebelow viewers can read the entire interview: 1.How have states and port authorities...
July 19th, 2017 | Emissions, Environment, Groundings, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Oceanology, Oil Spill, People and Places, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…

Market’s fall might ignite an unprecedented shipping mess…
John N. Faraclas The BDI lost 47 points earlier on today and now reads 847; the Geopolitics too are getting conspicuously messy. John Faraclas’ daily market brief: The Capers lead today’s fall with nearly 100 points loss and the BCI 2014 now reads 901 – down 96 points – about to break below the...
July 5th, 2017 | Awards, Books, Charity, Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Events, Flags, HR, Legal, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Social Columns, Statistics, Story of the Day, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Tsavliris Q2 2017 activities

Tsavliris Q2 2017 activities
the “Scandinavian Reefer” Viewers can find hereunder the Tsavliris’ Salvage Group latest activities with relevant photos for the Q2 2017:  Motor Reefer “SCANDINAVIAN REEFER” On 25 March 2017, Tsavliris dispatched the AHT “DUTCH POWER” (3,200 BHP – 45 TBP) from Rotterdam to...
June 26th, 2017 | Environment, Events, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Oil Spill, Pollution, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning

Mass rescue conference highlights capability gaps and importance of planning
Dr. Doumbia-Henry Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, delivers keynote speech More must be done to emphasis the importance of maritime mass rescue operation planning to identify and meet gaps in search and rescue (SAR) response capability. This was part of the message delivered...
June 16th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Person Profiles, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

American Salvage Association Upholds Value of Response Providers Salvage and Marine Firefighting Services Under Commercial Attack

American Salvage Association Upholds Value of Response Providers Salvage and Marine Firefighting Services Under Commercial Attack
Todd Schauer June 1, 2017- Washington, DC   In a recent statement at a Congressional hearing, American Salvage Association (ASA) President, Todd Schauer, was required to defend the response capabilities of the industry, and, by extension, the implementation of regulations themselves by the United States...
June 1st, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Politics and Government, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

DNV GL salvage support for the “Modern Express”

DNV GL salvage support for the “Modern Express”
When maritime incidents occur and the DNV GL Emergency Response Service (ERS) is called in, every minute counts, and close cooperation with salvage services is essential for a good outcome. One notable case was “Modern Express”. by Mick Potterton, Head of Section Emergency Response Service Last...
May 25th, 2017 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port

HFW Briefing: The OCEAN VICTORY – the final word on the safety of Kashima Port
Jean Koh, partner at HFW More than 10 years after the grounding and subsequent total loss of the OCEAN VICTORY at Kashima port Japan, the final word on the safety of the port was given by the Supreme Court on 10 May 2017. Affirming the Court of Appeal decision1, the Supreme Court unanimously found that...
May 11th, 2017 | Groundings, Legal, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties

North speaks at Greece’s Merchant Marine Academy on ‘Game Changing’ maritime casualties
Tony Allen (North P&I Director – Greece), left, and Vassilis Stavropoulos, Academy Director, Hydra Merchant Marine Academy with a commemorative shield presented in recognition of North’s support. May 10, 2017 – North P&I Club has delivered a presentation to the Merchant Marine Academy...
May 10th, 2017 | Claims, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More