Focus on Tug and Salvage Operations

Focus on Tug and Salvage Operations


Tugs and salvage vessels are again the focus on Baird Maritime for this week. We review a limited but nonetheless varied lineup of vessels entering service around the world, from an electric pushboat in the Netherlands, to offshore support tugs in Guyana, to harbour tugs in China and Germany just to name a few.

Tugs • Towboats • Pusher Tugs • ATBs • Salvage • Autonomy • Marine Environment

Our very own offshore industry columnist Hieronymous Bosch even opens this week with a closer look into a recently begun salvage operation on FSO Safer, an offshore processing ship that has become embroiled in the ongoing civil war in Yemen and is in danger of triggering a maritime environmental disaster. Fortunately, the UN and some private partners have started exerting the necessary effort to prevent this disaster from ever happening.

Continue to visit Baird Maritime over the coming days to be updated on the latest important developments in the global towage and salvage industry.

Vessel Reviews:

Features and Opinion:

COLUMN | Good news: salvage work on FSO Safer underway, Heroic Idun crew arrive home, Nigerian central bank governor arrested! [Offshore Accounts]

– “The Houthis have been using the laden FSO as a pawn in their battle with Hadi and the Saudis.”

– by Hieronymus Bosch, Baird Maritime’s anonymous insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations

News, Gear, and Book Reviews

Recent Important Features:

COLUMN | A load of bollards: the US Coast Guard (and others) should get serious on testing mooring equipment! [Offshore Accounts]

– “The industry is locked in a cycle of the same type of incident occurring over and over, and nobody is taking action to prevent recurrence until there is a fatality or a serious material loss.”

– by Hieronymus Bosch, Baird Maritime’s anonymous insider in the world of offshore oil and gas operations

Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!

Call for content!

Any news or views about the global tug and salvage sectors? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and June 16), so we can add it to this current edition of Tug and Salvage Week!

We are after:

  • Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
  • Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the tug and salvage sector
  • Interviews – Owners, operators, builders, designers, etc.
  • Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the tug and salvage world? (example here)
  • Other – Any other relevant news

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