2012 – Great Year for Redwise (The Netherlands)

Great Year for Redwise

A number of 54 vessels were successfully delivered by Redwise Maritime Services, in 2012.

The transports involved the delivery of a wide range of newly built vessels (30 in total) that made their maiden voyage from the yard to their new destination worldwide. The mobilization of existing tonnage – another 24 ships – completed Redwise track record for 2012. The total voyage distance covered 358.301 nautical miles.

In the first month of 2013 6 vessels (3 new building tugs, 1 tug & tow and 2 new building dredgers) were mobilised and delivered under the management of Redwise and 7 vessels are on their way.


On January 10th the THSD Dredger “Karbala” as well as Grab Dredger “Dohuk” (newly built by the IHC Merwede yard) travelling in convoy for final part of the passage, safely arrived at their destination port after a secure and successful voyage from Kinderdijk (the Netherlands) via Suez Canal to Umm Qasr (Iraq).

For the passage of the high risk areas off Somalia, the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, a Vessel Protection Detachment of the Royal Dutch Marines was arranged in consultation with clients and the Dutch Defence Ministry.

Careful planning and close cooperation between parties involved resulted that this rather comprehensive logistical operation was executed immaculately and could be concluded without any serious incidents to report.


Press Release, February 1, 2013

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