Atlantic Towage & Marine were recently contracted by the insurers to raise a sunken fishing boat outside Cork Harbour. They were assisted by personnel from Blue Ocean Marine. The Peggy M, a Cygnus 38 class boat with one crewmember onboard was out fishing in late November, when a call was made to Valentia Coastguard that the vessel was in distress. The fisherman managed to launch an onboard lifeboat and was picked up by the Ballycotton lifeboat. The Peggy M sank soon afterwards. Using the tug Oceanbank, Atlantic Towage & Marine raised the vessel to the surface using inflatable marine salvage airbags, and its onboard deck crane. Once raised the…Details
The Oceanbank assisted in refloating a Spanish fishing vessel the Nuevo Ria Aldan, which ran aground on rocks at Ardnakinna Lighthouse, Bere Island on Saturday 27th October 2012. The vessel was bound for Castletownbere harbour when she went onto rocks below the lighthouse at 5am that morning. All eleven crewmembers were safely transferred from the vessel; none sustained any injuries during the incident. Conditions were very good at the time of the grounding. The Oceanbank successfully refloated the 30m steel-hulled vessel at 4pm that afternoon. A Coastguard helicopter flew over the scene to confirm that there was no oil leakage or pollution. The vessel was escorted into Castletownbere where the…Details
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.