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Gantry Crane Assembly for Liebherr Crane Company

Comarco are nearing the completion of the crane construction contract for Liebherr Crane Company at the Comarco Supply Base. Read more

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January 2017.

Assembling and installation of three mooring buoys in Kilindini Harbour, Mombasa

Comarco has been contracted by JGH Marine of Denmark to assemble and install three mooring buoys in Kilindini Harbour, Mombasa. The buoys were fabricated by JGH Marine to upgrade vessel mooring capacity for the Kenya Port Authority.

Each mooring system has a mooring capacity for vessels in excess of 100,000 dwt and comprises a 5.6m x 3m x 26mt buoy connected to a 27m x 76mm long stud link riser chain, linked to three x 27m stud link ground chains equidistantly spread at 120 degrees and each with a 15mt anchor.

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December 2016.

Seismic equipment from Mombasa, Kenya to the Port of Berbera, Somaliland for BGP

Comarco has been contracted to deliver 4,500 cbm of seismic equipment from Mombasa, Kenya to the Port of Berbera, Somaliland for BGP, one of the world’s leading geophysical service companies.

Comarco has been working with BGP since 2008 and has provided a variety of services, including: marine transport, beach landings, equipment hire, equipment repair and EPZ services, stevedoring, handling and documentation.

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December 2016.

Resolve and Comarco will be working in Quelimane, Mozambique

Comarco has been contracted by renowned salvage company Resolve Marine to provide resources, including tug Comarco Buzzard, heavy duty ballast barge Comarco 2801, 100t mobile crane, submersible pumps, generators, lighting sets and other salvage equipment.

In addition, Comarco's sister company,  Subsea Services Ltd will be providing specialised diving equipment and technical assistance.

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August 2016.

Kibarani Cargo Train Salvage

A train carrying mixed cargo de-railed whilst heading out of the Port of Mombasa to the Nairobi terminus, on the only bridge heading off the Mombasa Island onto the Mainland Kenya.

The bridge also carries a 2.5 Foot diameter main water pipe that supplies the Island with water, running high volume and relatively high pressure, along the top of the bridge line making this a very sensitive area.

Comarco did a tandem lift on all the carriages using the cranes simultaneously to spread the weight over the very narrow bridge section.

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June 2016.

Songo Song Island Jetty Project

The project has been sanctioned by the Office of the Prime Minister in order to provide safe and reliable docking facilities for the island's fishing and passenger boats. The island has a relatively small population of not more than 1000 people; but it has significant importance to the economy of Tanzania as a consequence of the discover and extraction natural gas, both from onshore and offshore platforms surrounding the island.

The jetty has been successfully completed and handed over to the client and it has started full operation of serving the local community.

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April 2016.

Gantry Crane Assembly for Liebherr Crane Company

Comarco are nearing the completion of the crane construction contract for Liebherr Crane Company at the Comarco Supply Base.

Comarco have been providing the personnel, lifting equipment (with the assistance of two Hareket cranes) and space required to fabricate the cranes as well as the barge (Comarco 2801) and tugs (Buzzard and Merlin) needed to move the cranes from the Comarco Supply Base to Berth 19 in the main Mombasa Port.

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March 2016.

Rehabilitation of Quay No 2 at Tanga, Tanzania

On 14th July 2015 Comarco, Tz were awarded the contract by Tanzania Ports Authority for the rehabilitation, fendering and installation of cathodic protection to Quay No 2 at Tanga under a ‘Design and Build’ agreement.

The existing quay surface will be removed, the area excavated, the sheet piles cut off below the water line and replaced with custom fabricated sheets that will be tied in by way of galvanized wires running to concrete anchors set below the quay. The quay area will then be back filled, compacted and have new slabs laid and coping beams installed. All jetty furniture including bollards, ladders and fenders will then be fitted.

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December 2015.

Deployment of 25 Fish Aggregating Devices in Somalia

Comarco has recently completed a contract for The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations for the deployment of 25 Fish Aggregating Devices, commonly known as FADS, along the coastline of Somalia.

Designed to generate high density fish populations, the FADS will boost Somalia’s small scale artisanal fishermen and tackle food insecurity and unemployment.

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November 2015.

Discharge of the first 8,000t of rock to arrive win Reunion

Comarco has signed a contract to deliver rock and and aggregate between the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar and Reunion as part of the offshore road construction project in Reunion, La Nouvelle Route Du Littoral. Comarco has dedicated two tug and barge combinations to do this work, namely the two 12,000 dwt barges Comarco 3651 and Comarco 3652 in tow of 4,000bhp tug Raptor and 3,400bhp tug Bateleur. The pictures below show the discharge of the first 8,000t of rock to arrive win Reunion on board barge Comarco 3651 as the project commences. Read more

August 2015.

Palma Shore Services
Cargo logistic solution for Palma, Mozambique

Palma Shore Services Lda is a fully registered, licensed and incorporated Mozambican company, set up and strategically positioned to play a leading role in providing services and solutions to the developing oil and gas sector in Mozambique. PSS is the formalisation of a strategic partnership between Consolidated Oil and Gas Services (COGS) and Comarco Group, incorporated to provide a specific focus on delivering a cargo logistics solution in Palma, Mozambique to any companies looking to deliver cargo and goods into the region. Read more

August 2015.

Extension and Strengthening of the Container Terminal in Port Louis

Comarco is providing two barges, Comarco 232 and Comarco 233, for dredging activities currently taking place in Port Louis port, Mauritius.

The barges are on charter to a Joint Venture between Starbag International GmbH and Archirodon Overseas S.A., who have secured the main contract from the Mauritius Port Authority for the extension and strengthening of the container terminal in Port Louis.

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August 2015.

IMCA Membership

Comarco Singapore Pte Ltd joined International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) in effort to improve performance in the marine contracting industry by championing better regulation and enhancing operational integrity. IMCA operates with a global focus via a structure of technical committees made up of experts elected from member companies, supported by a small, focused secretariat in London.

IMCA is a respected voice around the world promoting good practice, particularly in the areas of health, safety and environment, quality and efficiency, as well as providing technical guidance. Read more

June 2015.

Mombasa County Clean-up Day

Clean-up exercise was conducted by the HSE department in-conjunction with the CSR department to commemorate the World Environment Week that was being held by the Mombasa County Government; Department of Water, Environment and Natural Resources.

The exercise was conducted on the 13th of June 2015. The main aim was to clean the Liwatoni road all the way from the Sacred Heart School roundabout to Liwatoni mosque and ending up at our main entrance gate. Amir Ali (CSR officer) and Mickey Nyabuto (HSE Superintendent) organized ... Read more

June 2015.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Comarco Construction Company has recently resumed work on the Shimoni Fisheries jetty in Kwale County, Mombasa after a two year hiatus. Work is progressing steadily and CCC remains on target to complete the works on time and within budget.

In keeping with the Comarco Group's CSR commitments, CCC has sought to employ as many people as possible from within the adjacent local fishing community. Read more

May 2015.

Songo Songo Island Jetty Rehabilitation

The Office of the Prime Minister of Tanzania has commissioned Comarco Group to rehabilitate the Songo Songo Island Jetty. The work involves the widening of the existing 80m Songo Songo Causeway, the widening of the existing 30m jetty and the construction of a 20m jetty extension with precast concrete blocks. The jetty will be widened 1 meter on each side and it will be raised up to 4.85m elevation CD. Read more

May 2015.

Comarco Group is member of British Safety Council

Being in an industry where health and safety of employees is of utmost importance, Comarco Group has joined the British Safety Council in their continuous effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for all their employees.

The British Safety Council is one of the world's leading health and safety organisations. Being a government-regulated awarding body it must comply with a wide range of conditions set by the regulator to guarantee rigour and consistency in the awarding of qualifications ...

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April 2015.

AHTS Talon rescues Chemical Tanker

On the 9th of April, Comarco Mauritius Ltd, a local salvage vessel operator, received a call to assist a vessel in distress about 500 nautical miles North East of Port Louis and 270 nautical miles from Rodrigues Island.

Comarco responded immediately sending the AHTS Talon to assist the drifting 3,500 DWT, 82 meter long Chemical Tanker. The tanker was then safely towed to the anchorage in Port Louis for assessment and main engine repairs.

This is only one of a number of vessels that have already required assistance in Mauritian waters in 2015 ... Read more

April 2015.

Comarco has participated in the Intermodal 2015

Comarco has participated in the Intermodal South America (Logistic Fair) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

More than 50.000 qualified professional visitors gathered from 7th to 9th of April 2013. at largest and most important Logistic Exhibition in South America.

During 3 days Comarco do Brasil has presented both its global and domestic operations and logistic solutions for more than 300 visitors of its booth.

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March 2015.

Comarco Singapore receives ISO9001 certificate

Comarco Singapore Pte. Ltd. (formerly UHP Singapore Pte Ltd) received their ISO9001:2008 Certificate (Provision of management services for vessels) in February 2015 which reflects continuous improvement of company's quality management systems (QMS) and processes.

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March 2015.

Comarco Merlin Tow of Lady Gina

On 4 February 2015 at 09:15hrs, Tug Comarco Merlin, departed Richards Bay in South Africa with the 5,181 dwt "Lady Gina", a suction hopper dredger, in tow. After travelling via Anjouan in the Comoros, Comarco Merlin arrived ...

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March 2015.

Offshore site investigation work for Sheheena Enterprises Ltd

Comarco Group was contracted to carry out a Geographical Survey for Sheheena Enterprises Ltd.

Sheheena Enterprises Ltd is currently building a marina on the worksite in Tudor Creek Mombasa, Kenya, just off the north coast mainland close to the Nyali Bridge.

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February 2015.

River Barging on Heinze River, Myanmar

Comarco Groups newest subsidiary, Comarco Myanmar Company Ltd. has delivered the necessary gas conversion equipment to generate electricity for the southern region of Myanmar.

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February 2015.

New Coast Water Barges Construction

Comarco Group was commissioned to build two water barges for the transportation of fresh water on the Kenyan coastline. This project is financed by the World Bank and is a Kenyan Government initiative.

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January 2015.

Effective Break Bulk Cargo Transportation

Comarco was contracted to transport a total of 2,327.316 cbm out of gauge and heavy break bulk cargo from the port of Mombasa, Kenya to the port of Tanga Tanzania.

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January 2015.

Comarco do Brasil has received the Certification of Official Supplier of Petrobras (CRCC)

Comarco do Brasil has been working in Brazil for the past 7 years. Performing successfully with the logistic management of several projects. Comarco do Brasil's quality performance work has been recognized by Petrobras ...

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December 2014.

Discharge of MV Thorco Serenity

Comarco Supply Base rounded off 2014 with the discharge of the MV Thorco Serenity which called in at the Comarco Jetty on the 22nd December. The advantages of using the base were again on display as the vessel ...

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December 2014.

Rhino's tow of the 8,693 dwt general cargo vessel

On 5 December 2014, Tug KMC Rhino was requested to tow the 8,693 dwt general cargo vessel to Okha, India. Rhino mobilised from Alang, India, to the vessel which had suffered main engine failure, approximately 120miles north west of Okha, in Gujarat India. Rhino connected to the vessel and safely delivered her to Okha on 8 December 2014.

December 2014.

Comarco New Aircraft A First in Southern Africa

Comarco Group literally ended 2014 on a high note. They obtained their new aircraft ZS-SMC from South Africa on 19 December 2014 with ground breaking technology being installed as a first in Southern Africa.

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December 2014.

Rhino towing Southern Sea from Mombasa to Alang

In November 2014 the KMC Rhino Tug successfully towed the MV Southern Sea from Watamu, Kenya to the scrap yard in Alang, India via Fujaira, UAE. The total distance that was covered during the towing was approximately 3,500nm.

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November 2014.

Comarco at Power Logistics exhibition in Singapore

COMARCO booth presence at the Power Logistics conference in Singapore. Comarco, with a proven track record in marine logistics, cargo transshipment and beach landing of heavy cargo is targeting Myanmar ...

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September 2014.

Instant Ports Incorporated

Instant Ports focus is to service the niche sector of oil, gas, energy and exploration companies that require quick-established, eco friendly beach landing sites, thus enabling delivery of cargo from anywhere in the world to specific remote locations, whatever the conditions.

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August 2014.

Comarco Merlin operating in Beira, Mozambique

Comarco Merlin left Singapore on 06. August 2014., and is destined for East Africa, where she will take up station operating as a harbour tug in Beira, Mozambique for the next three months.

July 2014.

Tanga Cement Contract

In July 2014 Comarco signed a new contract with Tanga Cement Company Ltd to tranship approximately 450,000mt’s of clinker from anchorage to quayside at the Port of Tanga, Tz using a combination of flat-top and hopper barges. Comarco have transhipped over 1.3 million mts of bulk cargo for TCC over the past 9 years and this new agreement seals Comarco’s commitment to the successful continuation of this operation.

June 2014.

Lake Victoria Basin Commission
Aids to Navigation Installation

In the past years, there were approximately 30 lit and unlit Aids to Navigation but they have almost all disappeared. Today there are no “officially” sanctioned aids to marine navigation on Lake Victoria. On 12th June 2014 Comarco were awarded the contract to plan, design, supply, install and commission new ATN at the several locations at Lake Victoria in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

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May 2014.

Jubilee Hope - Heavy Lift

Tandem lift using 2 x Kobelco 250t lattice boom crawler cranes and specially commissioned rigging equipment, directly from the water onto a purpose built cradle which is mounted on a specialised heavy lift trailer.

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April 2014.

Anadarko Rig Move

Comarco successfully completes the transport and landing of the 17,000m3 H&P drilling rig and camp at Mocimboa da Praia, Mz: After mobilizing all vessels and equipment from Mombasa to MdP the rig was discharged from ship to barges using the ship’s gear at the MdP anchorage. Once loaded, the barges were then towed to the MdP beach head before being beached with the assistance of the shallow draft tug KMC Bongo.

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February 2014.

MPV Fish Eagle - East Africa's Newest Wreck

This conservation initiative aims to create a new (artificial) reef in the Mombasa Marine Park and Reserve. It will achieve this by creating shelter and habitat for fish, and by providing substrate for coral to attach onto. Comarco has generously donated not only the vessel, but also the cleaning and preparing of the vessel. Before a vessel can be sunk as an artificial reef, it must be cleaned of all materials toxic to the environment.

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January 2014.

Comarco completes quayside upgrade

Comarco has recently completed an upgrade of the quay facilities at its private port facility in Kilindini Harbour, Mombasa, Kenya. A concrete hardstanding comprising a slab of 300 mm reinforced concrete has been laid on the quayside, a new Kobelco 7250 250mt crawler crane purchased, fenders replaced and maintenance dredging carried out both alongside and along the approaches to a minimum depth of -7.5m CD.

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October 2013.

Geotechnical Survey: Southern Bypass Road

The main challenge of this job was the extremely varied terrain which we had to cross to gain access to the sites and the remote and uneven character of the locations We completed the program and delivered the Geotechnical Report to Katahira on the 30/10/2013.

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October 2013.

Sail Resources - Marine Transport of Ilmenite

In October 2013 Comarco started the transport of heavy mineral sands from the Port of Angoche, Mozambique approximately 22nm offshore to the anchorage at Mafamede Island, Mozambique where it is then loaded o/b bulk carriers using grabs and ship’s gear.

The sand bar at the entrance to the Angoche channel combined with the opposing swells and currents at Mafamede often make for a difficult and challenging operating environment, demanding Comarco’s vast experience and expertise in order to safely and efficiently achieve the clients targets.

April 2013.

Comarco to carry out the Geotechnical Survey

On 5th April 2013 KMC were awarded the contract to carry out the Geotechnical Survey for Katahira Engineers in and around the Kilindini, Dongo Kundu and Miritini areas of Msa.

There are a total of 39 BH’S with an estimated 710m of drilling/coring required. Of the 39 BH’s 8 are over-water and 31 roughly divided half within tidal areas and half on land.

December 2012.

Supply Base expanded by 6 acres

Comarco recently expanded the operations area by approximately 6 acres with the procurement of a neighboring lot. The newly acquired area will be used to expand the open storage capacity by a further 15,000 square meters, increase the width of the existing quay and will eventually support a deep water quay with an estimated length of 140m.