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Monday, November 20, 2017

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Damen Signs Contract with Multraship

left to right: Mijndert Wiesenekker (Damen), Arnout Damen (Damen), Leendert Muller (Multraship), Kees Muller (Multraship). (Photo: Damen)

At the  Europort exhibition in Rotterdam, Multraship and Damen signed a contract for the build and delivery of two Damen Stan Launch 804s. The new launches will be operated by Multraship subsidiaries Montis Mooring Boatservice BV and Verenigde Bootlieden BV. Verenigde Bootlieden BV and Montis Mooring Boatservice BV provide boatmen and other specialist marine services in the port of Terneuzen, the Netherlands. The new acquisitions will provide among others line handling services in the Terneuzen port area. The 8.62-meter  Stan Launch 804s are specially modified versions of the class.

Glerum Joins Multraship

Paul Glerum has joined the Dutch towage and salvage company, Multraship, as senior salvage master. director of Multraship. Sea. "I am very pleased to be joining the Multraship team," says Paul Glerum. has been in the salvage business for over 85 years.

Multraship Completes Salvage

Dutch towage and salvage company Multraship has completed the salvage of Eclips, the pusher tug that sank in Antwerp harbor last week. Multraship utilized its floating sheerlegs Cormorant to salve the pusher tug that sank in at the Vrasene dock. of the water and delivered the vessel intact. Leendert Muller, director of Multraship. tug and into the harbor. Eclips sank overnight on March 9. It is not yet known why. Two of the three crewmembers were able to jump overboard and were rescued. The third crewmember managed to get off the vessel just before it sank.

Multraship buys Bulgarian Towage Company

Multraship Towage & Salvage has purchased Bulgarian towage and salvage operator Bourgas Tug Services. BTS provides harbor towage, local salvage and line handling services in and around the Bulgarian port of Bourgas. It has a fleet of four tugboats ranging from 1,500 - 4,300 bhp and fifty employees. Leendert Muller, managing director of Multraship said, "This is an important step for Multraship in developing our presence in the Black Sea. substantial benefits to shipowners using the Black Sea ports. Multraship is a leading independent Dutch towage and salvage company. It operates and manages a fleet of 26 tugs, salvage vessels, floating sheerlegs and other craft.

Multraship’s New ASD Tugs Named in the Netherlands

Photo: Damen

Two Damen ASD 3212 tugs for towage and salvage specialist Multraship have been named on June 24 at Terneuzen, the Netherlands. The Multratug 29 and Multratug 30, named respectively by Rita de Ruijter- Ribbens and Els Otten- Muller,  were built at the Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam, and operate for Multraship as sister vessels to Multratug 19. The 32-meter tugs, which have a bollard pull of 82 metric tons, are notable for their sea-keeping behavior, maneuverability and towing characteristics, the shipbuilder said.

Multraship Refloats Stranded Bulk Carrier

river. the Scheldt," says Leendert Muller, director of Multraship. response of Multraship's salvage team, a major casualty was avoided. Scheldt at 17.30 local time on Friday 21 February 2003. with 60,000 tonnes of coking coal. immediately to the location which was in the vicinity of buoy 49. communication vessel Patrol. the bank at 18.40 local time. The vessel was then safely anchored. was released after a dive inspection team revealed no damage. vessel quickly enough," says Muller. vessel grounded. The incident had the potential to cause many problems.

Multraship and Mammoet, Croatian Clean Up

Netherlands-based salvage specialists Multraship Salvage and Mammoet Salvage have successfully completed the removal of the wreck of a floating dock which sank in June 2007 at the Viktor Lenac shipyard, Rijeka, Croatia. The 541 ft Floating Dry Dock No. 7 weighed 7,000 tonnes and sank in 72 ft of water after an electrical power supply failure. Two previous refloating attempts had failed and after a thorough survey and testing of tanks it was decided that refloating of the dock was not feasible.

Domiat Salvage Completed

Multraship Salvage has just completed the successful salvage of the 38,391dwt bulk carrier Domiat which ran aground near Copenhagen at the beginning of June this year. The LR-classed vessel was loaded with 33,000 tons of potash, bound from St. Petersburg to India, when it ran aground at speed on a rocky shoal. Commenting on the salvage Multraship’s managing director Leendert Muller said :”This was a tricky job given the lack of suitable discharge equipment available in the area to handle the cargo on site. We were able to mobilize teams from Terneuzen and to get the job done with no pollution or leakage. The ship is now reloaded and on its way.

Multraship Buys Three More Tugboats from Damen

(Photo: Multraship/Damen)

Multraship and Damen Shipyards Group agreed on three new ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) Tugs, all for delivery to Multraship in 2015. After delivery in Vietnam, scheduled for the end of first-quarter 2015, two state-of-the-art ASD Tugs 3212 will operate for Multraship as sister vessels to the 83-ton bollard pull Multratug 19, which was built by Damen in Romania and delivered in 2012. As part of Multraship’s fleet expansion an ASD Tug 2810 Hybrid is scheduled to be delivered in Romania in first-quarter 2015.

Fairplay Towage and Multraship Launch JV in Antwerp

Antwerp Towage NV, a 50/50 joint venture between Fairplay and Multraship will deploy Multratug 5, as well as Fairplay 22,  Fairplay 17, and Multratug 10, providing a four-vessel fleet.

Fairplay Towage and Multraship have jointly launched a new company to provide towage services in . Antwerp Towage NV, a 50/50 joint venture between Fairplay and Multraship, is the first new initiative launched by the two companies following the signing of an agreement in August this year by which Fairplay Towage took a 50 percent stake in Multraship. The new company will have an office on the Tavenierkaai in and will provide shipowners and charterers with a responsive and efficient tug service in the river areas of the .

Multraship Orders Two Damen ASD 2810 Tugboats

Signing ceremony: Photo credit Multraship

Multraship confirms its purchase of the two tugs now being constructed in Romania for delivery in June/July 2013. Contracts for the two tugs, to be named Multratug 26 and Multratug 27, were signed during the course of Multraship’s recent annual client gathering in Terneuzen. Multraship managing director Leendert Muller said, “The new tugs will be mostly engaged in harbour towage activities in the Zeeland Seaports and Antwerp areas. In addition to their primary duties, they will also be on standby…

Multraship completes Domiat salvage

dwt Egyptian-flag Domiat, which grounded near Copenhagen on June 7. Petersburg to India, when it ran aground at speed on a rocky shoal. area to handle the cargo on site. Terneuzen and get the job done with no pollution and no leakage. now reloaded and on its way. reload the vessel. Multraship is a leading independent Dutch towage and salvage company. the Muller family, it draws on more than 85 years of experience. support for inland navigation. highly-trained masters and crew.

Multraship Completes Domiat Salvage

dwt Egyptian-flag Domiat, which grounded near Copenhagen on June 7. Petersburg to India, when it ran aground at speed on a rocky shoal. area to handle the cargo on site. Terneuzen and get the job done with no pollution and no leakage. now reloaded and on its way. reload the vessel. Multraship is a leading independent Dutch towage and salvage company. the Muller family, it draws on more than 85 years of experience. support for inland navigation. highly-trained masters and crew.

Multraship Salvages Toxic Containers

North Sea from the Ethiopian vessel Andinet. until January 28. multi-purpose vessel Multraship Commander. for inspection. chromium trioxide and copper dioxide. low toxic concentration. take it ashore for proper, supervised disposal. possible contamination and to prevent/minimise damage to the environment. from the vessel. Steamship Mutual. continuing the search for the missing drums. * Multraship is a leading independent Dutch towage and salvage company. by the Muller family, it draws on more than 85 years of experience. support for inland navigation. and highly-trained masters and crew.

Multraship Announces Fleet Additions

Salvage and towage company, Multraship BV has added the former Red Funnel/Adsteam tug Hamtun to its fleet. The 1985-built, 3,500 IHP vessel has been renamed Multratug 16 and will mainly be deployed providing harbour towage services in the ports of Terneuzen and Flushing and on the Terneuzen-Ghent Canal. Multraship has also bought the former Dutch lifeboat Johannes Frederik, to operate as a fast-rescue tender providing emergency response services in the River Scheldt area. The vessel, now renamed Multraship Responder, will replace the Multrajet, which has been sold to the Congolese Ministry of Health.

Multraship Refloats Capsized Cargo Ship

Salvage and towage company Multraship has refloated the Egyptian-flagged Al Shaymaa after the 5,744 gt, 1981-built general cargo vessel capsized in the southern Netherlands port of Moerdijk while discharging a cargo of steel coils. The vessel has now been safely redelivered to its owner. Reports indicate that the vessel’s cargo started shifting during discharge, and Tereneuzen-headquartered Multraship was engaged on a Lloyd’s Open Form of salvage agreement at around 0400hrs on August 15. After the crew had been safely taken off, Multraship, working in co-operation with Belgian salvage specialist URS, discharged the Al Shaymaa’s remaining cargo of steel coils using mobile shore cranes, before ballasting the vessel and restoring it to an upright, stable position.

Multraship Refloats Grounded Barge

Netherlands-based towage and salvage specialist Multraship reported on Dec. 8 that it had successfully refloated the Stema Barge II after the 443 ft long vessel grounded in shallow water inbound to the Dutch port of Eemshaven with a cargo of rocks following the loss of its tow to the tug Hellas on November 16. After initial attempts by local tugs to refloat the barge had proved to be unsuccessful, Multraship was contracted on November 25 under a Lloyd’s Open Form 2000 agreement incorporating SCOPIC.

GE to Power New Tug for Multraship

Dutch towage and salvage group Multraship and GE Marine announced that GE's 12-cylinder 7FDM diesel engines have been selected to power a new tugboat being built for Multraship. shp. 2005. "We selected GE Diesels for this application based on proven low life cycle costs, reliable operation, fuel efficiency and recent ABS certification," said Leendert Muller, managing director of Multraship Towage & Salvage, Terneuzen, The Netherlands. Manison, general manager of GE Marine, Erie, Pa. rotated freely from the tug's hull. tug's propulsion by means of complex thrusters. The first Carrousel tug was a retrofitted vessel. In 1999, Multraship Towage & Salvage's Multratug 12 was converted into the world's first Carrousel tug. went into service in 2002 on the sea-canal in Ghent-Terneuzen. design.

Multraship Completes Salvage of Toxic Containers

North Sea from the Ethiopian vessel Andinet. until January 28. multi-purpose vessel Multraship Commander. for inspection. chromium trioxide and copper dioxide. low toxic concentration. take it ashore for proper, supervised disposal. possible contamination and to prevent/minimise damage to the environment. from the vessel. Steamship Mutual. continuing the search for the missing drums.

Multraship Delivers Sunken Eclips Intact

Dutch towage and salvage company, Multraship, has successfully completed the salvage of Eclips, the pusher tug that sank in Antwerp Harbor last week. Multraship utilized its 600-ton floating sheerlegs Cormorant to salve the pusher tug that sank in 52 ft. (16 m) of water at Vrasene dock. In the early hours of the morning on March 12, Multraship lifted Eclips out of the water and delivered the vessel intact. "Eclips was salvaged just over two days after the vessel sank," says Leendert Muller, director of Multraship. "It was a difficult operation as the Multraship salvage team was anxious to prevent oil spilling from the tug and into the harbour. It is not yet known why Eclipse sank on March 9. Two of the three crewmembers were able to jump overboard and were rescued.

Multraship Rescues Coaster Holed by Fishing Vessel

The Janina under tow by Multraship tugs, July 2010 (Photo credit: Sky Pictures)

Dutch Towage and salvage specialist Multraship has successfully brought the 1,258 dwt, St Vincent & Grenadine-flag general cargo vessel Janina to safety after it was holed by a fishing vessel while at anchor at Buitenbanken, near Rotterdam. The fishing vessel GO 27 collided with the Janina in the early hours of July 26, resulting in a crack in the ship’s hull on the starboard side, leading to immediate flooding of the engine room, from where the water ingressed into the ship’s accommodation. The ship’s master put his crew overboard in lifeboats, and there were no reported injuries.

Multraship Christens Two Latest Tugs

Photo courtesy Multraship B.V.

Towage and salvage specialist Multraship christened its two newest Azimuth stern-drive multipurpose tugs in a special ceremony at the Portaal van Vlaanderen in Terneuzen, the Netherlands, on February 4, 2011. Joan Nuijten-Muller of Multraship performed the christening ceremony on Multratug 18, which was delivered in 2009 by the Vega Shipyard in Bandirma, Turkey. Multratug 18 is 117.1 ft loa, with a moulded beam of 37.7 ft, and is designed for a multi-role capability for harbour, escort and sea towage as well as fire-fighting and salvage roles.

Multraship Taking Delivery of Damen ASD 3212 tug

The new ASD 3212 Multratug 19

Towage and salvage specialist Multraship is to take delivery of a new design of ASD 3212 tug from the Galati, Romania yard of the Damen Shipyards Group. The new ASD 3212 Multratug 19 has been built to a completely new design specification developed after a period of intensive research. Multraship’s specification called for a tug with minimum 80 tons bollard pull (BP), able to serve specific market segments. During its initial sea trials, Multratug 19 achieved over 83 tons BP and a speed of almost 15 knots. Final tests will be carried out in The Netherlands.

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