Ship Photos of the Day – ALP’s Long Haul Towing Vessel ALP Striker

The first of four 300 ton bollard pull, ultra-long distance towing and anchor handling vessels for ALP Maritime Service has been named at the Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair, Japan where the vessels are under construction. The vessel, named ALP Striker, is designed by Ulstein and is part of the ALP Future class. The vessels are designed with a service speed of 13 … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Long-Haul Ocean Towing

On October 24th, the Netherlands-flagged ALP Centre successfully delivered the semi-submersible drilling rig Songa Equinox to Bergen, Norway almost four months after departing Geoje, South Korea. ALP Centre, with 300 tonnes Bollard Pull and large fuel capacity, is an AHTS specially designed for the long distance towing, positioning, mooring and hook-up market. APL Centre … [Read more...]

Boskalis Acquires Fairmount Marine to Expand Ocean Towing Services

Dutch marine services provider Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. announced Monday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Fairmount Marine and its affiliate Fairmount Ocean Towage Company, a global provider of long distance ocean towing, from the French group Louis Dreyfus Armateurs. Fairmount operates a total five 205 tonne bollard pull towing vessels with anchor handling … [Read more...]

Adrift Cargo Ship Rescued from Bay of Biscay

A broken down cargo ship has made it safely to the Port of Lorient after spending more than 12 hours adrift in heavy weather in the Bay of Biscay. The emergency towing vessel, Abeille Bourbon, was called out late Monday night to assist eight crewmembers aboard the general cargo ship Just Mariian, which had lost power while southwest of Belle Isle off the coast of … [Read more...]