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

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 crane will arrive...

March 27, 2021
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Monday, December 15, 2014

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 to merge their European harbor towage businesses.

December 15, 2014
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
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 America.

July 3, 2014
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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 carrier before towing it out to sea where it was sunk.

October 8, 2013
Total Views: 284

Thursday, August 8, 2013
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 safe after being airlifted...

August 8, 2013
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

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 combined operation of 96 tugs...

April 11, 2013
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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. According to the PNA report, Philippine...

February 6, 2013
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Sunday, February 3, 2013
smit borneo crane barge

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 Guardian piece by piece...

February 3, 2013
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

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 Island in Alaska. An update Sunday night from...

January 6, 2013
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Saturday, January 5, 2013

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 statement, the Unified Command said it...

January 5, 2013
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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 salvage plans, the Kulluk incident Unified...

January 2, 2013
Total Views: 38

Friday, July 20, 2012

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. Since then, the first tug on...

July 20, 2012
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

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 FLAMINIA had to be aborted late Tuesday night...

July 19, 2012
Total Views: 42

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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 New Guinea (PNG), representing the first formal...

June 28, 2012
Total Views: 32

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Daan Koornneef smit lamnalco

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 think of SMIT, I think salvage.  Tell me a...

June 13, 2012
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Costa Crociere Solicits Bids for Concordia Removal

Costa Crociere, operator of the Costa Concordia, has invited 10 of the world’s leading salvage companies to bid for the contract to remove the stricken vessel from the rocks of...

February 3, 2012
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