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Norwegian Archipelago Orders ProZero Workboat

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Norwegian Archipelago Services purchases another ProZero 10.5 meter workboat; Holmestrand Municipality commissions the vessel for the Archipelago services   Norwegian Archipelago Services has bought a second ProZero workboat. The vessel was sold by Tuco Marine in Denmark in close cooperation with Tuco’s Norwegian partner Provide Maritime A/S and was commissioned by Holmestrand Municipality for the Archipelago service.   The vessel, a ProZero 10.5 DC Archipelago, is from Tuco´s ProZero Vessel series. And is following a previous sale of another 10.5m ProZero Archipelago Workboat to the Norwegian service provider.   The Norwegian Archipelago services had their first ProZero vessel delivered in the summer of 2015 and the current tender won with the ProZero boat, is second in row, within this vessel category to be won by Tuco Marines ProZero series.   The current vessel differentiates from the earlier delivery, by having a centre-mounted cabin, that includes Helmsman and Navigator’s positions and a seating arrangement for further three persons. The propulsion system is a single diesel engine running a jet drive.   The ProZero 10.5 DC Archipelago, is a fast work boat, specially designed for maritime work around islands, at ports, and other type of work which includes logistics and where flexibility is of the essence, so the boat is equipped with a large bow-door featuring 1


Comprehensive Winch Outfitting for New Trawlers

HB Grandi’s F/V ENGEY, courtesy of NAUTIC

Fishing company HB Grandi of Iceland recently awarded Naust Marine a contract for complete winch outfitting of three new 180 ft. fishing trawlers.   The contract, of record size for the winch supplier, will see Naust provide no less than 20 electrical winches per vessel, including two trawl winches and three Gilsons each; four sweep-line winches, one out-haul winch, one cod-end winch, two backstrap winches, three retriever winces, one third wire winch and one trix-winch


Rapp Hydema Wins Winch Contract for Fishery Survey Vessel

Rapp Hydema has closed a major contract with STX Finland Oy Shipyard related to a new research vessel.   The Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources selected STX Finland Oy to build new hull, No. 1378, which will undertake fishery survey missions.    Distinctive for recent orders is an admixture of both electric and hydraulic machinery.  Hydraulically-powered machinery includes the Rapp trawl winches


On Deck: Cashing in on Safety

the Patterson YoYo Winch.

Patterson’s YoYo Barge Winch transcends efficiency, while creating a markedly safer workplace. In business since 1858, the Patterson Company of Pittsburgh, PA has shown the staying power like few others in the ever-changing and always competitive marine industry. A barge and towboat winch manufacturer more than a half century, the company is primarily known for their contributions to that market even today. Their newest entry into the winch market – the Patterson YoYo Winch


Bay-Houston Towing Co. to Build Third Z-Tech Harbor Tug

On April 16, 2007, Mark Kuebler, President of Bay-Houston Towing Co., signed a contract with Orange Shipbuilding for a Z-Tech harbor tug. This marks the second Z-Tech 6300 hp harbor tug to be built at Orange Shipbuilding for Bay-Houston and the third Z-Tech to enter Bay-Houston’s fleet. Orange Shipbuilding is located in Orange, TX. Delivery is scheduled for early February 2009. The Z-Tech design by Robert Allan has proven successful throughout the world. Bay-Houston Towing Co


Record Contract Awarded to Rapp Hydema

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Rapp Hydema and Triplex were awarded a record-sized deck machinery contract for Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO). CSIRO selected Teekay Holdings Australia and Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd. to carry out  the design, build and commissioning of the vessel. Sembawang and Teekay appointed RALion (a joint-venture between Alion Science and Robert Allan LTD) to carry out the vessel basic design


EIVA Launches Winch Product Range

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The OceanEnviro product range of winches for survey and deployment operations is now a potential item on orders placed by EIVA’s customers. Offshore survey and engineering specialist EIVA has delivered winches to the international industry for more than 30 years. As of October 2013, the winches will carry EIVA’s logo and the name OceanEnviro, as the company launches its own range of high-quality winches for survey and deployment in connection with oceanographic and hydrographic


Bay-Houston Towing Accepts New Tugboat

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Bay-Houston Towing Co. announced it has taken delivery of the first Z Tech 2400 tugboat, the Chloe K, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, and built by Leevac Shipyards LLC of Jennings, La. The Z Tech 2400 tugs are a smaller version of the Z Tech 7500 tugs that are already in Bay-Houston Towing Co.’s fleet.  While they are smaller, they have enormous power for their size.  Like their larger cousins, the new design offers all the advantages of the Z Tech design:


Deck Equipment Completed

Timberland Equipment Ltd./Almon Johnson Ltd., in cooperation with TUGZ International, has completed the deck equipment for TUGZ Z-1, Z-2 and Z-3. Each new tug has been supplied with a Johnson Type Series "650" Double Drum Hawser Winch, designed to store 450 ft. of 2.25 in. diameter synthetic rope and brake holding of 350,000 lbs. On the aft of each tug will be a Johnson Type Series "651" Single Drum Towing Winch with a storage capacity of 2,000 ft. of 2 in


MacGregor Anchor-Handling/Towing Winch

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MacGregor can now offer anchor-handling towing winches (AHTW) with pulling powers of between 300 tonnes and 600 tonnes and will be able to supply them in both hydraulically and electrically-driven versions. MacGregor is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centres and ships. Although traditionally supplied as hydraulically-operated


ACE Winches Bags Order from Vard

Back row, left to right: Kevin McLardy, Andy Thom, Richard Wilson, Chris Dixon. Front row, left to right: Valerie Cheyne, Alfie Cheyne, Hayley Yule, Lisa McPherson (Photo: ACE Winches)

Deck machinery specialist ACE Winches said it has been awarded a spooling contract with Vard Group AS for Norway’s largest construction vessel.   The scope of work includes the spooling of two 3,500 meter ROV umbilicals, the spooling of a crane boom wire and aux wire, including 3


Eastern Delivers Escort Tug to Suderman & Young

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On July 29, 2016, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. delivered Oceanus (Hull# 240), the third in series of four identical Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) designed Z-Tech 2400 Class Terminal & Escort Tugs built for Suderman & Young Towing Company at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility.  


Meercat Sells Third Workboat to Dawnfresh

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MEERCAT Workboats said it has sold a third workboat to Scottish aquaculture firm Dawnfresh. MC26, named Venetia, is an aquaculture specific workboat which will be delivered to Scotland in late August.   Venetia is a 15m x 6m monohull workboat designed and principally engineered for


MN100: John Deere Power Systems

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The Company: John Deere Power Systems manufactures and markets industrial, marine and generator drive diesel engines, as well as drivetrain components for use in a variety of off-highway applications. The full line of propulsion and gen-drive PowerTech marine engines – 4.5L, 6.8L, 9.0L, 13


Master Marine Delivers Z-drive Towboat to Marquette

St. Matthew (Photo: Master Marine)

In July, Marquette Transportation Co. took delivery of a new 2,000-hp Z-drive towboat from Master Marine, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala.   The 78'x 34’x11' St. Matthew was designed by Entech Designs, La. for Marquette’s river division, based in Paducah, Ky.  


Workboat Spotlight: Russian Tugs from Pella Shipyard

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Russia’s Pella Shipyard advertises a range of five ASD tugs. Their model 90600 has proven popular with customers returning for sister ships. Currently the yards has one of these handy-sized 25.4 by 8.8-meter tugs under construction for the ship and submarine builder JSC Admiralteiskie Verfi


Versatile Response Vessel from Russia

General arrangement drawing and renderings are courtesy of the Marine Engineering Bureau.

 A challenge for designers or an emergency response vessel is deciding to what type of emergency the boat will respond. The designers at the non-government Marine Engineering Bureau in Odessa Ukraine have fitted a very wide range of capabilities into their 31.73 by 9.7-meter tug


BP's Glen Lyon FPSO Hook-up Underway

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Mechanical engineering specialist EnerMech said it is in the process of delivering a £5-million-plus contract to support the turret delivery team on BP’s Glen Lyon FPSO, which has arrived for hook-up operations West of Shetland.  


Bay-Houston's New Escort Tug Launched

Laura B (Photo: Eastern Shipbuilding Group)

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has launched Laura B, the final vessel in a series of four Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) designed Z-Tech 2400 Class terminal and escort tugs built for Bay-Houston Towing Co. The Laura B is scheduled to deliver in 2016.  


Romica Manufacturer Secures DNV GL Approval

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U.K. winch maker Romica said it is to “redouble its exports drive” after its Romania-based manufacturing partner successfully acquired accreditation with DNV GL.   Yorkshire based Romica is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of lift equipment and winches for use within the


First VectRA 3000 Tug Delivered

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Sanmar’s first VSP (Voith Schneider Propeller) tug, of the new VectRA 3000 series, named Arie A has been constructed for Italian operator Tripmare Spa of Trieste. The vessel has been delivered by a Redwise crew to Ashdod Port, located some 40 kilometers south of Tel Aviv where it will operate


12th Chesapeake Tug for Vane Brothers

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Delivers 12th Tug to Vane Brothers Photo Chesapeake

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corp. of Salisbury, MD announced it has successfully delivered another ocean going tugboat to Vane Brothers of Baltimore, MD.   The boat, named Fort McHenry, marks the 12th tugboat that Chesapeake Shipbuilding has built for the maritime transportation company


Fratelli Neri S.p.A. Orders Three Damen Vessels

L to R:  Dott. Corrado Neri, Director Fratelli Neri Group and Managing Director Labromare Livorno; Andrea Trevisan, Damen Sales Manager; Dott. Piero Neri, President Fratelli Neri Group; Dott. Corrado Neri, Director Fratelli Neri Group and Mr. Riccardo Sala, Broker Branchero Costa on the occasion of the contract signing for the three vessels. (Photo: Damen Shipyards)

Fratelli Neri S.p.A., the family-owned, Livorno-based harbor towage company, has ordered three new Damen vessels; an ASD Tug 2913, a Stan Tug 1606 and a Stan Launch 1305, the last for its subsidiary company Labromare, which is 50% owned by Tripmare S.p.A.  


Eastern Delivers for Bay-Houston Towing

David B (Photo: Eastern Shipbuilding Group)

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has delivered the escort tug David B for Bay-Houston Towing Co. on June 15, 2016.   David B (ESG Hull #239) is the third in a series of four Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) designed Z-Tech 2400 Class terminal and escort tugs currently under construction at


Argentinian Brutus at Work

Photo: Cummins Argentina

In May of 2016 the Argentinian-designed and built 28.77 by 10.2-meter ASD tug Brutus went to work in the harbor at Buenos Aries. This marked a milestone in Argentinian maritime affairs, as it is, at 5,400 HP, the most powerful ship-handling tug in the country.  






 
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