Seacontractors Beheer B.V. at Middelburg, The Netherlands has strongly expanded her leading position as maritime service provider with the intention to acquire the activities of six workboats. The so called B-type vessels are now part of a division within Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V. It concerns the vessels SMIT BISON, SMIT BUFFALO, SMIT BRONCO, SMIT BARRACUDA, SMIT BELUGA en SMIT BULLDOG. Adding this fleet to the existing operations of Seacontractors creates a worlwide leading position with over 20 multipurpose workboats. The acquisition means a firm broadening of Seacontractors' growth fundament and will strengthen operational synergies as well as international market positions. Along with this an important step is being made in the roll-out of Seacontractors' strategy towards worldwide leadership in this market segment. The intended transaction will be executed in mutual cooperation with the involved corporate bodies and will be effected in line with the usual conditions applicable to similar business.

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Sunday, 12 July 2015 15:10

FAIRPLAY XI christened in Rotterdam

On a very sunny Friday afternoon on July 10th and in the presence of five company tugs with a spectacular show, the new Fairplay's tractor tug Fairplay XI was christened at the Wilhelmina pier in Rotterdam (see video). Sponsor lady of the tug Mrs Petra Resenhoeft, spouse of Wulf Resenhoeft of Fairplay Hamburg, threw the bottle of champagne and wished the tug and her crew a good and safe voyage. The Fairplay XI is unique thanks to its three engines, one of which is electric, with which both the fuel consumption as well as the maintenance can be reduced. Wulf Resenhoeft told: basically the tug sails on its electric motor only, unless a job requires that the other engines be turned on. She is world's first environment friendly emission Tier 3 tug. In addition, the tug has a bollard pull of 70 up to 90 tons and she is one of the safest in its class.
The operation area of the FAIRPLAY XI will be the Port of Rotterdam, as is her sister, FAIRPLAY IX.
(Photo tug: Henk Jungerius; photo engine room: Fairplay)Fairplay XI machinekamer


Wednesday, 24 June 2015 10:28

MULTRATUG 29 & 30 arrived

In the late afternoon of Saturday June 20th, 2015 the cargo vessel TRINA from SAL arrives from Vietnam on the Vlissingen (Flushing) roads with on her deck the two Damen Song Cam Shipyard ASD 3212 new building tugs MULTRATUG 29 and MULTRATUG 30 for Multraship Towage and Salvage, Terneuzen, The Netherlands. Here they will be discharged. Sounds go around that they will be operate in Rotterdam in the Multraship/Fairplay pool.
(from: Towing Line/Hans van der Ster. Photo: Richard Wisse)

Every year in summer you can visit the Maassluis book market in the open air. This market is part of the cultural life in Maassluis.
The National Dutch Towage Museum will also open her doors from 13.30 h. We provide for an attractive and affordable supply of interesting maritime books, especially about Dutch towage and tugs, photographs and other towage curiosa.
Of course our salespeople are fully prepared to tell you all about the museum and the towage activities in The Netherlands now and in the past.
The book market will take place on a Saturday. This year it is on June 25th. The location is the parking lot near the Schuurkerk (the old barn church building) at the avenue "P.C. Hooftlaan", opening hours 10.00 -16.00 h.
Maassluis can easily be reached by bus, train and car. Parking is free.

Friday, 03 June 2016 19:14

Book Market day in Maassluis June 25th

Every year in summer you can visit the Maassluis book market in the open air. This market is part of the cultural life in Maassluis.
The National Dutch Towage Museum also will open her doors at 13.30 h. We provide for an attractive and affordable supply of interesting maritime books, especially about Dutch towage and tugs, photographs and other towage curiosa.
Of course our salespeople are prepared to tell you all about the museum and the towage activities in The Netherlands.
The book market will take place on Saturday June 25th 2016. The location is the parking lot near the Schuurkerk (the old barn church building) at the avenue "P.C. Hooftlaan", opening hours 10.00 -16.00 h.
Maassluis can easily be reached by bus, train and car.
More information:

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:15

WATERLAND in bareboat charter to Wagenborg

Due to expansion of activities the tug 'Waterland' has been taken into bareboat charter by Wagenborg Towage, Delfzijl, The Netherlands. Waterland is a 71 tonnes bollard pull Damen Shoalbuster 3511. In 2013 she has been built at the Damen shipyard in Hardinxveld and delivered as 'Kaikoura' in 2014 by Damen Marine Service BV. Since May 2015 she is renamed 'Waterland' wearing the Wagenborg flag with home port Delfzijl. Waterland is equipped with 2 Caterpillar engines with a total capacity of 5072 hp. This power is converted into traction by the two fixed pitch propellers with nozzles of 2700mm. For maneuvering, she also has a hydraulic bow thruster with 400hp capacity. On deck a 100 tons Ridderinkhof towing winch is installed with 1010m wire on the drum and for the safe towing operations Karm Fork towing pins. Waterland is Wagenborgs largerst tug with a gross tonnage of 600 tonnes. She will mainly be deployed for sea towing transport and projects with heavy cargo deck pontoons. The Dutch registered tug with call sign PCXA has a length of 35.25 mtrs a beam of 11.60 mtrs and a depth of 5.25 mtrs.
(Press Release Wagenborg)waterland

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