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Happy New Year from World Maritime News!

May 2020 bring you fair winds and following seas!

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SAAM Towage Secures LNG Terminal Gig in El Salvador

LNG tanker

SAAM Towage entering into a new market.

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Ardent to Refocus on Core Business

ship wreck

Ardent plans to refocus its strategy away from decommissioning towards its core business.

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Arnout Damen to Take Over as CEO of Damen Shipyards

Arnout Damen

Arnout Damen will become the new CEO of Damen Shipyards Group.

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Svitzer to Become Sole Owner of Port Towage Amsterdam


Danish marine services provider Svitzer is to take full control of Port Towage Amsterdam (PTA).

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ACCC Sues TasPorts for Alleged Misuse of Market Power


ACCC has instituted court proceedings against TasPorts for the alleged misuse of market power.

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MOL: First LNG Bunkering Completed at Port of Nagoya


The demonstration test confirmed that LNG can be safely supplied to vessels at the Port of Nagoya.?

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W?rtsil?, PSA Marine Move Forward with IntelliTug Project

The first-of-its-kind dynamic positioning system has been installed on board PSA Polaris.

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Boskalis Wraps Up Stake Stale in Saam Smit Towage


Dutch Boskalis has completed the sale of its equity stake in Saam Smit Towage to Chilean SAAM.

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ABB, Keppel Team Up on Autonomous Tug in Singapore


ABB signs a contract with Keppel O&M to enable autonomous tug operation at the Port of Singapore in 2020.

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KOTUG, Horizon Maritime Create Joint Venture in Canada


KOTUG International B.V. and Horizon Maritime Services form a towage joint venture in Canada.

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Port of Antwerp Orders World's First Hydrogen-Powered Tug


The "hydrotug" is driven by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel.

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Bumi Armada Sells Armada Perdana FPSO for USD 40 Mn

The FPSO has been out of contract since April 2018.

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Crowley Orders Articulated Tug-Barge for Alaska Ops

Articulated tug barge design

The ATB will be capable of performing nearshore ship-to-ship cargo transfers.

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HaiSea Marine to Build Tugs for LNG Canada Terminal


HaiSea Marine is to build and operate escort and harbor tugs required for LNG export facility in Kitimat.

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Norway's Sunken Frigate Transported to Main Navy Base

HNoMS Helge Ingstad at the Haakonsvern navy base

The operation was completed without major complications.

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Spanish Boluda to Acquire Kotug Smit Towage


Boskalis and Kotug sign LOI to sell Kotug Smit Towage to Boluda.

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Heavy Swells Hamper Sunken Frigate Lifting Operation

TS Sola, Helge Ingstad collision

The frigate collided with oil tanker Sola TS at the Sture terminal in Norway in November 2018.

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SAAM to Acquire Boskalis' Stake in Towage Joint Venture


With the new deal, SAAM consolidates as one of the main operators in the global towage industry.

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MOL's Tugboat Marks 1st Bunkering of LNG in Kansai


MOL's LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin bunkered LNG fuel in Sakai Senboku Port for the first time.

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Armed Men Attack Tugboat off Malaysia, Injure Master

A tug master was injured when four armed men attempted to hijack his tugboat off Malaysia.

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Rolls-Royce Gets AiP for Hybrid Tug Propulsion System


Rolls-Royce has received an approval in principle from ABS for its hybrid propulsion system for tractor tugs.

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Smit Lamnalco Wins Exclusive Gladstone Port Towage Gig

Smit lamnalco tugs

Smit Lamnalco has won an exclusive licence to supply towage services in the Port of Gladstone.

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Italian Authorities Order Seizure of Migrant Rescue Ship


Italian judicial authorities have ordered rescue ship Aquarius to be seized.

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Maersk Supply Unlikely to Be Sold by Year End

MSS Starfish Vessels

Maersk doesn't expect to finalize the sale if its Maersk Supply business by the end of 2018.

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KOTUG, Petroconsult Form Joint Venture


KOTUG and Petroconsult create a joint venture company called KOTUG PETRO Maritime (KPM).??

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Armed Pirates Kidnap Four Crew Members off Congo


Four crew members of an unnamed Singapore-flagged tug/supply vessel were kidnapped off Congo.

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