In 1992 Kees Wagenaar (Managing Director at TOS), together with Joop Keesmaat, started the company Transport & Offshore Services.
Archives for June 2012
From: Spain – Valencia
To: Belgium – Antwerp
Date: 19-06-12 till 01-07-12
The tunnel project in Korea is huge: it is the largest in South Korea’s history. The tunnel will provide a link between the mainland and the Geoje Islands. The motorway will be 8 km and the tunnel itself will be 3 km. It currently takes three hours to reach Busan, but, in 2010, once the […]
Another ship delivery journey: this time to transport two STU 2208 tug boats (the two Arabians) from Gorinchem to Abu Dhabivia via the Suez Canal. On Monday 19 May, we boarded in Gorinchem. The Arabian Tahr crew was provided by TOS, the Arabian Oryx crew was provided by a different employment agency. After a round […]
Ship: Coastal Assistant Where: Limhamn, Sweden Project: Wind farm Who: Alex (text) & Erik (photos) Report: In June this newest multicat from the Waterweg Fleet left for Sweden. It is going really well here, after working out the bugs. The work concerns the installation of 49 concrete elements which are manufactured in Poland. It concerns […]
This is the story of the trip with the “Endeavour”. This is a ship to be used for dredging work. This ship can be filled with sand and stones from the waterbed (this is done in combination with another dredging vessel), that are loaded into its open hold. The vessel then sails to the required […]
A maritime agency operating in landlocked Nepal? Picture it or not, TOS even has been active in this mountainous Asian country. In 1995, TOS skipper Piet Françoise assisted in the construction of a river dam at the foot of the Himalayas.
Under wide media coverage, TOS sailed the Australian ferry Island Seaway from Adelaide to Malta in 1995. The voyage took over two months and was concluded without major complications. In the Maltese harbour of Valletta, the Island Seaway met with another TOS ship delivery, the Damen Stan Tug “Midi”, which was being sailed by a […]
TOS-employees also helped to raise the Kursk, the nuclear submarine which sank north of Scandinavia in Augustus 2000. The Russian sub, with the bodies of its crew and a substantial part of its weaponry still on board, lay at a depth of 108 meter on the floor of the Barents Sea, one of earth’s most […]
After a leave of seven days on our way again to the next job for TOS. This time taking the Thalys via Paris to La Rochelle to do anchor handling with the Gouwestroom and to sail personnel for Scaldis. All these in order to salvage wrecks near the island Ile de Re on the French […]