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New Joint Venture - ARC TOWAGE
Awarded Tug Service Contract in Trinidad and Tobago
October 21, 2013 - Trinidad and Tobago, ARC Towage - a new joint venture company involving Atlantic Towing Limited of
Saint John, NB, Reyser, a subsidiary of Spanish Bergé group that manages business related to tug and port services, and
Coloured Fin of Trinidad and Tobago announced today that they have been awarded a 10 year contract to provide terminal
berthing services for a significant energy industry player in Trinidad and Tobago, beginning in January 2015.
"This global expansion builds on the world class capability we have grown at the LNG terminal in Saint John" said Wayne
Power, Vice President of J.D. Irving, Transportation and Logistics Division. "We are also very pleased to be expanding our
strong relationship with Reyser and starting a new relationship with Coloured Fin."
Pedro Escudero, CEO of Reyser, the subsidiary of the Bergé group commented that "providing tug and port services to LNG
terminals around the world is a key driver for our company, and this contract confirms we are working with the best partners."
Capt. Stanley S. Mathurin, CEO of Coloured Fin Ltd noted that his organization "welcomes the opportunity to pursue this
venture with our new partners and looks forward to a great future".
ARC Towage Limited, the new joint venture, will acquire 4 new Damen 2810 ASD tugs from the Damen Shipyards Group to be
delivered in the second half of 2014.
About Atlantic Towing
Atlantic Towing Limited (ATL) is one of Canada's most established and diversified marine service providers. Operating since
1961, ATL provide a full range of specialized marine services to clients around the world, including:
•Offshore Supply and Support Services
•Ocean and Coastal Towage
•Harbour and Terminal Berthage
Reyser is a subsidiary holding company of Bergé group, one of the largest logistic & maritime operators in Spain. Established in
1948, its core business is the provision of services associated with port activity, both in ports and LNG terminals. It operates in
Spain, Canada and Yemen. Reyser is currently the largest operator of mooring services in Spain and top 3 in towing services.
About Coloured Fin
"Coloured Fin Ltd today employs one hundred and fifty (150) permanent and twenty (20) contracted employees. The company
provides ship management, towage, pilot boat, rescue/patrol boat, passenger vessels, water delivery, courier and sale and
purchase services in the Caribbean, with a fleet of well maintained, equipped and professionally operated vessels. Coloured Fin
Limited is the only dedicated domestic and drill water supplier, servicing the shipping, oil and gas exploration industries in
Trinidad and Tobago. The Company also provides line handling launches and crews at the LNG Terminals at Point Fortin."
Vice President Communications
Corporate Director Institutional Relations & Communication
+34 91 4200228
Ms. Genelia Lezama
Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh has
underscored the need for government ministries
to promote cultural and religious diversity in
Trinidad and Tobago, saying the onus to do so rests
most on the Ministry of Education.
He made the comment at his ministry s annual
Divali function last Wednesday, at the ministry s
head office in St Clair, which was attended by hun-
dreds of staff members, various officials and the
ministry s stakeholders.
"As a nation, we have proven to the world that it
is possible to live progressively and harmonious amid
such diversity. We have proven that cultural differences
should not separate us from each other, but rather
cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can
benefit all citizens, and by extension, all humanity,"
"Therefore, the Ministry of Education, by virtue
of its role as the overseer of our children s education
and moral and civic development, is the very foun-
dation of these espoused tenets of our nation s current
sustainability and its veritable keeper of Trinidad
and Tobago s future progression."
Noting that the ministry has also celebrated Eid
ul-Fitr and Christmas under his watch, Gopeesingh
urged attendees to remember to be grateful for this
country s diversity and harmony.
"Globally, there are tragic examples of people who
are persecuted and even killed for attempting to prac-
tice their religious beliefs. And occasions like these
remind us that we shine as a beacon for global tol-
erance in the world and we must never forego our
responsibility to the nation s children and national
community at large to demonstrate this. Divali itself
represents this very tangible message, as its lesson
and significance---the triumph of light over darkness,
good over evil, prosperity over poverty---is applicable
to all citizens."
The function featured a ceremonial Divali prayer,
religious songs, dances and instrumental pieces by
pupils of the Caroni Hindu Primary School Choir
and the Susan Mohip Dance Company, among others,
as well as complimentary mehendi for attendees.
Ramatali, left, and
Rowtie Badal, personal
assistant to the Minister
of Education share in the
delicious food at the
Dr Tim Gopeesingh at the Ministry of Education's
annual Divali function held last Wednesday, at the
ministry's head office in St Clair, Port-of-Spain.
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