Ultraship completes VEBO takeover
Multraship Towage & Salvage has acquired a majority share in VEBO BV, the holding company of Verenigde Bootlieden BV and Vebocab BV, the leading boatman/mooring service provider in the port of Terneuzen. The takeover will have no adverse consequences for the 38 employees of VEBO, which specialises in the mooring and unmooring of vessels and in the provision of helmsmen services and taxi and waterborne transportation services. Multraship, which specialises in towage & salvage services, sees the takeover as a logical addition to, and expansion of, its services to the maritime community in the Zeeland Seaports area and on the River Scheldt. For Verenigde Bootlieden, the takeover represents a guarantee of its long-term survival.
Damen Signs Contract with Multraship
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.
Damen Delivers Workboat to Multraship
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.