Atlantic Towage & Marine has recently purchased a new multi purpose work-boat. The vessel Trojan is a twin-screw highly manouverable work-boat / tug ideal for working with marine construction projects, dredging and coastal towage. The Trojan is in the process of getting a new deck crane and hydrolic A-frame fitted to make her even more versatile.
Dangerous cargo containers which toppled off a chemical ship were floating towards Irelands south-west coastin September 2012. It is understood that some harbour hazardous chemicals which could present a danger to transatlantic vessels on the main shipping lanes. The containers slipped off German-registered ship MSC Flaminia, which caught fire on Jul 14 (small photo). It caused an explosion that forced the crew to abandon the ship. Salvage operations were under way yesterday as some of the containers were towed into Castletownbere, West Cork, by tug boat Ocean Bank of Atlantic Towage & Marine LTD, Bere Island, West Cork. The Hamburg-registered ship had originally been on its way from Charleston in the US to…Details