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
Atlantic Towage & Marine recently undertook a high profile salvage operation of an €18million racing yacht the Rambler 100. The yacht, which was taking part in the annual Fastnet Race off south west Ireland, capsized when her keel broke off. All 21 of her crew were rescued by the Baltimore lifeboat, a local boat the Wave Chieftain and the Irish Coastguard Helicopter. Atlantic Towage & Marine were contracted to undertake the salvage operation with their tug the Ocean Bank. On arriving at the scene skipper Sean Harrington and his crew secured a line onto the 100ft yacht, and towed her into a sheltered inlet off Barley Cove Beach. Divers inspected the…Details
Representatives of Atlantic Towage & Marine Ltd will attend SeaWork International from 14th – 16th June 2011 in Southampton. Pls. contact Sean Harrington (+353 86 8595701) to arrange for a meeting in the port of Southampton.