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Multraship Continues Fleet Growth

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Towage and salvage specialist Multraship says it is continuing to grow its fleet with a number of new additions to its varied range of vessels.On July 7, the 453-gt firefighting tug Multratug 31 was christened at Terneuzen in the Netherlands. The 83-ton bollard-pull vessel was delivered in 2017.Multraship managing director, Leendert Muller, said, “We are operating in a highly competitive market, employing all our resources across a wide range of different sectors. Indeed, we have been so busy that even our christenings are a little behindhand.”In April…

Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid Tug Delivered to Multraship

Multratug 28 (Photo: Damen)

Multraship took delivery of a Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tug vessel, built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, in Romania. The delivery is part of Multraship’s fleet expansion program, which involves a number of Damen vessel orders. The new vessel, named Multratug 28, sailed under her own keel to the Netherlands from Galaţi. The tug features an expected bollard pull of 61 metric tons. Damen’s ASD 2810 Hybrid is a new design, and Multratug 28 is the second of its class to be built. Dinu Berariu, Project Manager at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, said, “This hybrid tug is a very unique concept.

Multraship Takes Delivery of New Damen Tug

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Towage and salvage specialist Multraship has bolstered its fleet of specialised tugs and multi-purpose vessels with the addition of the Damen newbuilding ASD 3213 tug Multratug 3. On September 30, the vessel will embark on its delivery voyage from Vietnam, where it was built by Damen Shipyards, to Terneuzen, Multraship’s home port in The Netherlands. Thereafter it will be employed principally in the River Scheldt area in a harbour towage and salvage role. With a maximum bollard pull of 94.7 tonnes…

New Hybrid Tug Joins Multraship Fleet

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Dutch towage and salvage specialist Multraship has welcomed into its fleet Multratug 28, an energy efficient hybrid Damen ASD 2810-type tug with FiFi 1 firefighting capabilities. Damen’s ASD 2810 Hybrid is a new design, and this is the second of its class to be built. Featuring diesel-direct, diesel-electric and battery-powered propulsion systems, this hybrid configuration will enable Multraship to lower fuel costs by up to 30 percent and emissions by up to 60 percent, the company said.

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 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 Utilises Floating Sheerlegs To Salvage Fishing Trawler Off Dunkirk

LEADING towage and salvage specialist Multraship has salvaged the fishing trawler Nieuwpoort 28 (N28) which capsized off Dunkirk on March 1, using its recently upgraded floating sheerlegs Cormorant to successfully complete a challenging operation. The trawler capsized twenty miles off the French/Belgian coast. It was upside-down in the water and the French and Belgian Coastguards mobilised a Search & Rescue operation during which Navy divers searched the vessel but were unable to find any of the trawler’s three crew members – two brothers and their brother-in-law…

Multraship Strengthens Fleet with ASD Tug

Multratug 20 (photo: Ruud Zegwaard)

Towage and salvage specialist Multraship said it has further strengthened its multipurpose fleet with the addition of the ASD tug Multratug 20. Multraship has contracted with international broker and consultant DSB Offshore for the long-term bareboat charter of the 72-ton bollard-pull vessel, which was built by the Bogazici Shipyard in Turkey in 2010 and is equipped to undertake a range of services including towage, escort, anchor-handling, fire-fighting and salvage. Multratrug 20 has two Schottel SRP 1515 propulsion units and is powered by two Caterpillar 3516B engines.

Evolutionary Carrousel RAVE Tugs Under Construction

The Carrousel Towing System system eliminates risk of capsizing under  tow load. In combination with two Voith Schneider Propellers arranged in-line, the tug design allows for a slender and highly efficient hull Photo Voith

In cooperation with R. Allan Ltd. (RAL) and Novatug B.V., Voith participated in the development of a new tug. The Carrousel RAVE Tug (CRT) is characterized by a towing winch on a ring. This ring can rotate freely around the tug's deckhouse – a unit referred to as the "Carrousel Towing System". This system eliminates the risk of capsizing under a tow load. In combination with two Voith Schneider Propellers (VSPs) arranged in-line, the tug design allows for a slender and highly efficient hull.

Multraship’s Muller Appointed President of ISU

Leendert Muller

Leendert Muller, managing director of leading towage and salvage specialist Multraship, has been appointed the new president of the International Salvage Union (ISU). The appointment was confirmed at the annual general meeting of the ISU in Hong Kong on October 24, 2013. Muller, who has been a member of the ISU Executive Committee since 2008, and vice-president since 2011, succeeds Andreas Tsavliris, who will continue as a member of the ISU Executive Committee.  John A Witte Jr., of Donjon Marine Co Inc., was confirmed as vice president of the ISU. multraship.com

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 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.

Damen Shipyards Unveil New Tug at ITS Convention, Barcelona

Photo credit Damen Shipyards

Damen Shipyards spotlighted its newly designed ASD Tug 3212 at the International Tug and Salvage Convention (ITS) in Barcelona. This innovative and powerful tug in the 85- tonne  BP range is the result of three years of research and represents a completely new Damen ship type and a milestone in ASD tug design. â—¦    lots of options, incl. Courtesy of Multraship, one of the first clients to express its confidence in the new design, Damen  showcased the Multratug19 at the ITS. This…

MV Ella Salvage Operations to Begin off England

Salvage operations are expected to commence shortly in order to remove the wreck of the MV Ella which sank in July off Lowestoft, England. MV Ella formerly served as a floating restaurant and was unmanned and under tow from Hartlepool to Rochester when she began to take on water. The tow was cut and the vessel sank approximately 3.5 nautical miles southeast off the Port of Lowestoft on July 6, 2017, resulting in a hazard to navigation and a danger to shipping. The Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention (SOSREP), established a Temporary Exclusion Zone (TEZ) of 500 meters around the wreck, and Trinity House has marked the site with Emergency Wreck Marking Buoys.

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.

First Carrousel-RAVE Tug Under Construction in Hamburg

Photo: Robert Allen Ltd.

Construction of the first Carrousel-RAVE tug has begun at Theodor Buschmann Shipyard in Hamburg. This novel design features the Robert Allan Ltd. and Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG developed RAVE propulsion with drives arranged inline along the centreline of the hull, and the Novatug patented Carrousel Towing System installed on the main deck. This unique combination of propulsion and towing arrangements results in inherently safer towing and escort operations, with enhanced maneuvrability for operations in confined waterways and other generally tight spaces.

The International Salvage Union Weighs In

Current issues in marine salvage: the ISU perspective. There have undoubtedly been great improvements in ship and operational safety in the past decades. SOLAS, the international Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, has been in force for more than 30 years and has played a large part reducing the incidence of marine casualty. But accidents and incidents cannot be entirely eradicated and the potential for marine casualty – and pollution – remains present in all territories.

First of Two New Tugs Delivered to Multraship

Multratug 32 (Photo: Damen)

Towage and salvage specialist Multraship has taken delivery of the first of two new Carrousel Rave Tugs (CRT). The vessel, which was commissioned as Multratug 32 and delivered by Netherlands shipyard Damen Maaskant in Stellendam, will operate under lease to Multraship. The contract for the vessels was agreed between Novatug, an arm of the group to which Multraship also belongs, and Damen’s specialist propulsion subsidiary Van der Velden Barkemeyer GmbH in November 2015. German shipyard Theodor Buschmann GmbH in Hamburg assembled the hulls, which were then moved to Stellendam for outfitting.

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.

First Carrousel Rave Tug Delivered to Novatug

MAASKANT-CARROUSEL-RAVE-TUG Photo Robert Allen Ltd

Multratug 32, the first new CARROUSEL RAVE TUG (CRT) was delivered to its owner, Novatug B.V. of the Netherlands in February 2018. Multraship B.V. of the Netherlands will be the operator of the new CRT. Multraship and Novatug both belong to the Muller Maritime Group, that has been active in all types of towing operations for over 100 years. The design features the RAVE tug concept, jointly developed by Robert Allan Ltd. and Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG, featuring VSP drives arranged inline on the hull centerline, combined with Novatug’s patented Carrousel Towing System on the main deck.

Multraship Orders Damen Tugs at Europort

Left to right: Mijndert Wiesenekker, Sales Director Benelux Damen; Pepijn Nuijten, Multraship; Kees Muller, Multraship; Arnout Damen, CCO Damen; and Leendert Muller, Multraship. (Photo: Multraship)

Towage and salvage specialist Multraship, through its 100-percent-owned subsidiary Novatug BV, has commissioned the construction of two Carrousel Rave Tugs (CRTs) as well as a new ASD 3212 tug from Damen Shipyards Group. Officially ordered today at a signing ceremony at Damen’s stand at the Europoort exhibition in Rotterdam, the new vessels aim to provide operators with more power, more freedom and more durability, as well as eliminating the risk of capsizing under a tow load.

New Offshore Construction Vessel Joins Multraship Fleet

Multrasalvor 3: Photo courtesy of Multraship

Multraship takes delivery of Multrasalvor 3 built by Damen Shipyards for work offshore UK. Multraship continues to invest in its diverse fleet of towage and salvage vessels to help provide the highest levels of responsive service to the international shipping industry. The company has taken delivery of Multrasalvor 3, a new Multi-Cat 2409 from Damen which is a bigger and better version of their old Multrasalvor, which has now been sold. The new Multi Cat has two cranes, spud-poles, an A-frame and a double-drum winch.

Damen Delivers Workboat to Multraship

Photo: Mark Neelemans

Towage and salvage operator Multraship has taken delivery of the first of two customized Damen Stan Launch 804s vessels for its line handling and boatmen service companies in Terneuzen, the Netherlands. Verenigde Bootlieden B.V. and Montis Mooring & Boatservice B.V. will use the vessels to support port operations. In December Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam in the Netherlands delivered the first Stan Launch 804s, Montis 5, and the second vessel, VB 2, will be delivered in early February after 16 weeks under construction.

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