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Tuesday, August 29, 2023
The FSO Safer pictured off the coast of Yemen. Photo courtesy David Gressly
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SMIT Salvage Team Departs FSO Safer in Yemen Following Successful Oil Removal Operation

SMIT Salvage has wrapped up its work on board the decaying FSO Safer off the coast of Yemen. The milestone comes after the UN-led team successfully removed

August 29, 2023
Total Views: 3526

Friday, August 11, 2023
The FSO Safer with Yemen and Ndeavor moored alongside. Photo courtesy Boskalis
Shipping

FSO Safer: Red Sea’s ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ Diffused

The United Nations on Friday announced the successful removal of more than 1 million barrels of oil from the decaying FSO Safer tanker off Yemen, averting a

August 11, 2023
Total Views: 6556

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
FSO Safer: The $140 Million Effort to Defuse a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’
News

FSO Safer: The $140 Million Effort to Defuse a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

(Bloomberg) — An operation is finally underway to transfer the oil from a stricken tanker off the coast of Yemen that maritime salvage experts have

June 14, 2023
Total Views: 1883

Thursday, April 20, 2023
FSO Safer: Salvage Agreement for Reached to Avert Looming Disaster Off Yemen’s Coast
Shipping

FSO Safer: Salvage Agreement for Reached to Avert Looming Disaster Off Yemen’s Coast

SMIT Salvage, a subsidiary of Dutch maritime services company Boskalis, has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to remove

April 20, 2023
Total Views: 2515

Thursday, March 2, 2023
ever given refloated
Shipping

SMIT Seeks Higher Salvage Award for Freeing Ever Given from Suez Canal

By Jonathan Browning (Bloomberg) — The Dutch salvage firm that helped prevent a global freight bottleneck when it dislodged a massive container

March 2, 2023
Total Views: 7295

Saturday, March 27, 2021
ever-given Suez stuck ship view from land
Accidents

Smit Bringing in Crane for Suez Box Removal

By Fred Pals , Lucia Kassai , and Alex Longley (Bloomberg) Smit, the salvage company battling to dislodge the ship that’s blocking the Suez Canal said a

March 27, 2021
Total Views: 21792

Monday, December 15, 2014
Boskalis and KOTUG Forming Harbor Towage Joint Venture
News

Boskalis and KOTUG Forming Harbor Towage Joint Venture

Dutch marine services provider Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. and KOTUG International B.V., a leading harbor towage also based in the Netherlands, have agreed

December 15, 2014
Total Views: 11

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Boskalis and SAAM Joint Ventures Begin 100-Vessel Americas Harbor Towing Ops
Maritime News

Boskalis and SAAM Joint Ventures Begin 100-Vessel Americas Harbor Towing Ops

Royal Boskalis Westminster and SAAM have announced the successful creation of a joint harbor towage operation consisting of 100 tugboats within North and South

July 3, 2014
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
MV Smart Stern Refloated and Sunk Off South Africa [PHOTOS]
Interesting

MV Smart Stern Refloated and Sunk Off South Africa [PHOTOS]

A salvage team working to remove the MV Smart shipwreck in Richards Bay, South Africa successfully refloated the stern section of the broken capesize bulk

October 8, 2013
Total Views: 427

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Bulk Carrier Kiani Satu Runs Aground Off South Africa [IMAGES]
Grounding Incidents

Bulk Carrier Kiani Satu Runs Aground Off South Africa [IMAGES]

South Africa’s National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has reported that as of 1002 local time, all 19 crew members from the bulk carrier Kiani Satu are

August 8, 2013
Total Views: 92

Thursday, April 11, 2013
SMIT and SAAM Form Towing Joint Venture
News

SMIT and SAAM Form Towing Joint Venture

SMIT and Sudamericana Agencias Aereas y Maritimas (SAAM) are teaming up in a joint harbor towing operation that will involve two joint ventures and the

April 11, 2013
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
USS Guardian Salvage Could Take Months – REPORT
Grounding Incidents

USS Guardian Salvage Could Take Months – REPORT

The operation to remove the grounded USS Guardian from a reef in the Philippines may take months, the state-run Philippines News Agency reported Wednesday.

February 6, 2013
Total Views: 17

Sunday, February 3, 2013
smit borneo crane barge
News

SMIT Borneo Crane Barge Arrives in the Philippines

The Crane barge, SMIT Borneo, arrived off the coast of Palawan province in the Philippines from Singapore today.  This vessel will be used to remove USS

February 3, 2013
Total Views: 68

Sunday, January 6, 2013
Grounded Kulluk Ready for Tow
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Grounded Kulluk Ready for Tow

UPDATE: Kulluk Refloated, Under Tow by the Aiviq Salvage crews are ready to pull Shell’s grounded Kulluk drilling rig from the shores of Sitkalidak

January 6, 2013
Total Views: 8

Saturday, January 5, 2013
Kulluk Tow Planned [UPDATE] – VIDEO
News

Kulluk Tow Planned [UPDATE] – VIDEO

The Kulluk incident’s Unified Command on Saturday gave the go-ahead to Shell to remove the grounded drilling rig near Sitkalidak Island in Alaska. In a

January 5, 2013
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Salvors Board Grounded Kulluk
Offshore

Salvors Board Grounded Kulluk

A team of six salvage experts boarded Shell’s grounded Kulluk drilling rig earlier today to conduct a structural assessment to be used to finalize

January 2, 2013
Total Views: 75

Friday, July 20, 2012
Salvors Board Burning MSC Flaminia

Salvors Board Burning MSC Flaminia

Update (Tues. 7/24/12): Blaze Contained on MSC Flaminia Update (Mon., 7/23/12): The third tug, Carlo Magno, reached the burning MSC Flaminia over the weekend.

July 20, 2012
Total Views: 39

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Photos Reveal Damage to MSC Flaminia After Blast, Second Explosion Disrupts Firefighting [UPDATED]
Interesting

Photos Reveal Damage to MSC Flaminia After Blast, Second Explosion Disrupts Firefighting [UPDATED]

Update (Tues. 7/24/12): Blaze Contained on MSC Flaminia Update (Fri. 7/21/12): Salvors Board Burning MSC Flaminia Update 1: Firefighting operations on MSC

July 19, 2012
Total Views: 141

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Smit Lamnalco Lands Long-Term Berthing Work at Papua New Guinea LNG Project

Smit Lamnalco Lands Long-Term Berthing Work at Papua New Guinea LNG Project

Smit Lamnalco said Thursday that it has secured a 10-year marine support and towage contract covering ExxonMobil-led LNG export terminal operations in Papua

June 28, 2012
Total Views: 94

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Daan Koornneef smit lamnalco
News

With 180 Ships in 30 Countries, SMIT Lamnalco Focuses on the Most Challenging Areas [CEO INTERVIEW]

My interview with SMIT Lamnalco’s Chief Executive Officer, Daan Koornneef, at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. When I

June 13, 2012
Total Views: 173
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