Day: March 17, 2020

Towage News -Fairplay to operate in Spanish Waters – 17.03.2020

Fairplay Towage Group has been awarded a licence to operate harbour tugs in the Port of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, thus making the company’s services available in Spanish waters for the first time. Fairplay’s operations out of Las Palmas will utilise four modern tugs sailing with Spanish crew, homeported in Spain and are …

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Coronavirus – Maersk cancels all Crew Changes – 17.03.2020

Due to the consequences of the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) the Danish company A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S suspended all crew changes until April 14th. A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S also known as simply Maersk, is a Danish business with activities in the  transport, logistics and energy sectors. Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights …

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Tugboat – Dutch built VARNEBANK

The Dutch built tug VARNEBANK was built by Scheepswerven v/h H.H. Bodewes at Millingen, Netherlands as yard number 729 launched on the 20th November 1975 and on the 16th December 1975 she was delivered to the Nieuwe Rotterdamse Sleepdienst (NRS) NV at Rotterdam (NLD flag and call sign as PIEJ). In 1988 she was transferred …

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Icebreaker – AURORA AUSTRALIS final voyage – 17.03.2020

The final operational voyage of Australia’s Antarctic icebreaker AURORA AUSTRALIS left Hobart last week for the sub Antarctic Macquarie Island. The ship’s last trip south, after 31 years of service to the Australian Antarctic Program, will be a two week voyage to resupply Macquarie Island and transport expeditioners. She was built by Carrington Slipways in Tomago, New …

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