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Dedicated harbour tug ‘Koranga’ arrived in Port Moresby in June as part of Pacific Towing’s re-fleeting program. Purchased in Singapore, and then despatched to Indonesia for her first project, Koranga will be soon permanently stationed in Lae. Koranga is one of seven Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugs in the fleet, together with five conventional tugs, and nine work boats. Lae Port, PNG’s busiest port, is utilised by an increasing number of larger

Fugro And National Maritime Safety Authority Improve Papua New Guinea’s Navigation Safety

Working with the National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) and with funding from the Asia Development Bank (ADB), Fugro has completed a hydrographic survey to determine a safe channel through the Star Reef Passage. That will be used to support updated nautical charting and improved coastal zone management.  The project is a key initiative contributing to Papua New Guinea’s sustainable economic development. To accomplish the work, the Fugro LADS HD+ Airborne

Madang Pacific Marine Industrial Zone will expand fisheries, says Chamber president

According to Kevin Murray, the president of the Madang Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Pacific Marine Industrial Zone (PMIZ) project will boost the province’s fisheries sector. Murray said that communities around Madang were supportive of the project as it would benefit the economy and create jobs. He added, “A number of canneries will be developed apart from RD Tuna, which is the main one in the province today.” The

Remote In Water Surveys for PNG

Melanesian marine services company, Pacific Towing (PacTow), has conducted In Water Surveys (IWS) in Papua New Guinea for more than 10 years. Certified by multiple international survey companies for the supply of IWS of ships and mobile offshore units in the oil and gas sector, PacTow has recently introduced a ‘live video feed’ component to their IWS service.  The majority of IWS’s performed by PacTow’s commercial dive team (also Melanesia’s

Australia Supports Marape’s Connect PNG Programme With Single Biggest Investment Funding Of K1.48b For PNG Ports

The governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia have signed an agreement worth USD435 million (AD580 million or PNGK1.48 billion) for Australia’s funding of the refurbishment and upgrade of ports in PNG. The massive funding, to be executed through PNG Ports Corporation, is the biggest single investment by Australia in any sector and project in the history of the Australia Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP), Australia’s assistance programme