Entries by Jacqueline van den Heuvel

Giving the Gift of Technology to Local Grand Bahama Community

KSM partnered with the Rotary Club of Sunset to support the Grand Bahama community during these challenging times of COVID-19 with a donation of laptops to a selected group of children, in preparation for the upcoming school year. “At KSM we embrace the ‘Giving the gift of technology’ action of the Rotary Club of Sunset. […]


Today the IMO Celebrates the 10th edition of the World Seafarers Day. Seafarers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, playing an essential role in maintaining the flow of vital goods. However, the crisis has led to difficult working conditions for seafarers, including uncertainties and difficulties about port access, re-supply, crew changeovers, and repatriation. […]


Given the current situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, we want to inform our clients, partners, and stakeholders as follows: at Kotug Seabulk Maritime, the health and safety of our colleagues, our clients, and business relations are our biggest and primary concern. We follow the guidelines issued by (local) governments, use common sense and stay in […]

Successful towage assistance of grounded vessel in Bahama’s

Kotug Seabulk Maritime’s tugs in Freeport, Grand Bahama were requested to urgently assist a container vessel that ran aground at the Freeport Anchorage. At the time of the grounding, the vessel was under pilotage, and being towed dead-ship by four tugs from another company. The four tugs unsuccessfully attempted to re-float the vessel before calls […]

KSM’s Relief Efforts in Grand Bahama Post Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas as a Category 5 tropical cyclone with life-threatening winds, heavy rain and dangerous flooding, bringing extensive damage to the northwestern islands Abaco and Grand Bahama. It was the most powerful storm to strike the Bahamas in almost a century and severely affected residents of Grand Bahama including many KSM Employees. […]

KSM Tugs assist Carnival Vista and Boka Vanguard in historic escort and float-off operations in Freeport Bahamas

On Saturday, July 13 the cruise vessel Carnival Vista was floated onto the heavy-lift submersible vessel Boka Vanguard to be transported to the Grand Bahama Shipyard for repairs. It was the first time this type of operation had been undertaken anywhere in the world. KOTUG Seabulk Maritime’s (KSM) SD Calypso served as one of the […]

The Women of KSM celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

On Friday, March 9 2019, the women of KOTUG Seabulk Maritime joined the women of Buckeye Bahamas Hub in celebrating International Women’s Day under the theme #BalanceForBetter. At KOTUG Seabulk Maritime we encourage and celebrate diversity and inclusivity and are very proud of all the women we have on board our vessels and in our […]

Freeport Department of Labor Officials Visit KSM Operations

On Tuesday, Feb 5 2019, the KOTUG Seabulk Maritime Management Team hosted two Dept. of Labour Officials, Asst. Director Mrs. Janet Russell, and Asst. Labour Officer Mrs. Corneliour Moultrie. The Labour representatives paid a courtesy visit to the company as part of their random company screenings program. They were given a guided tour of the […]