Shipyards and Shipbuilding

Gisele: ready for her launch

This unique project cannot be framed as a refit or as a new build but is the perfect example of a rebuild.

In 2015 Project Gisele came to the premises in Urk after her Owner granted Balk Shipyard the project due to its good reputation as a refit and rebuild specialist and its heritage. Now Project Gisele is ready to be launched and to discover the world.

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Controversial TIDE CARRIER under arrest in Norway

After having been informed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and its member organisation Bellona that the TIDE CARRIER (now named HARRIER, aka EIDE CARRIER) had been sold for illegal, dirty and dangerous scrapping to a South Asian beaching facility, the Norwegian environmental authorities arrested the ship on Tuesday 5 April.

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Damen launches First Line Assistance Vessel – the Damen Responder 5413

Damen has introduced the Responder 5413 – a new First Line Assistance Vessel. The company has pioneered this versatile, 54-metre vessel partly in response to the increasing number of extreme weather events across the globe, believing it can play a vital role as a first response vessel, capable of assisting a relief or emergency operation in a number of ways.

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