Tasman Sea

Tsunami Buoy Maintenance in the Tasman Sea

ECM have completed the contract to retrieve, service, and redeploy Tsunami monitoring buoys in the Tasman Sea with our special purpose vessel “Pacific Conquest”. Specialised equipment and Client personnel were transported to and from the southern tip of the Southland of New Zealand. Our Client required a vessel with unrestricted navigational limits, and specific launch…

Salvage

Salvage of trawler at Cockatoo Reef

East Coast Maritime was called upon to conduct the sensitive salvage of a fishing trawler that ran aground on Cockatoo Reef. The salvage was executed using a combination of plant and equipment including our long reach excavator, utility vessel ‘Pacific Conquest‘, and flat top barge ‘WB3‘. Pollutant risks were successfully managed through our comprehensive salvage…

‘Pacific Conquest’ carries out ECM’s final bed levelling service for 2019

With Master William Kesteven at the helm, Special Purpose Vessel ‘Pacific Conquest’ has completed her last bed levelling campaign for 2019. Bed levelling services were completed in support of our Client’s maintenance dredging campaign in Gladstone, Queensland. This year’s campaign continues a long and successful collaboration with our Client, Gladstone Ports Corporation, that has thus…

A coastal tow for our coastal tug ‘HT Salute’

Coastal tug ‘HT Salute’ has returned to our Brisbane home port following a coastal tow from Mooloolaba to Burrum Heads to Brisbane. With twin 500HP Volvo Penta main engines producing a certified 12.1T pull, she was more than capable of carrying out this tow of 12m x 9.85m construction barge ‘Mako’. Logistics were successfully managed…

Pacific Conquest’ scUber Charter

30m utility vessel ‘Pacific Conquest’ has returned to Gladstone following her recent charter in support of the global tourism campaign promoting the Great Barrier Reef – ‘scUber’. She was the support platform for the 31 day expedition which started on Heron Island, off the coast of Gladstone, before moving to Agincourt Reef off the coast…

‘Pacific Titan’ delivered to ECM

ECM’s newbuild shallow draft utility tug ‘Pacific Titan’ has been delivered by HSS Shipyard. Sea trials were completed late 2016, during which she performed beyond expectation, posting a LR-certified continuous static bollard pull figure of 31.6T at 100% MCR – impressive for a shallow draft design and especially for a vessel which is a first-of-type…

‘Pacific Titan’ launched

ECM’s newbuild shallow draft utility tug “Pacific Titan” was successfully launched on 10th Sep 2016. The vessel was designed by ECM in conjunction with local Australian naval architects, and represents the first of type ECM RHINOTUG 26-30, built under full-time ECM supervision and quality control at HSS shipyard. Built for unrestricted navigation, she is a…

‘Pacific Titan’ nears completion

Construction of our new 26m 30T BP work boat ‘Pacific Titan’ is nearing completion. Shallow draft utility tug with anchor handling capabilities. Designed in conjunction with local naval architects, purpose built multi-role vessel for plough dredging & bed levelling, dredging support, barge handling, towing, and anchor handling. She features several design elements, additional machinery, and…