Wherever there is water, you will find DAMEN


DAMEN Shipyards Group (est. 1927) operates more than 50 shipyards, repair yards and related companies worldwide.  Damen employs over 7,000 people in 35 countries, has delivered over 5,000 vessels since 1969 and delivers some 150 vessels annually to worldwide customers.  Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept and short delivery times, Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value, proven technology and reliable performance.  Damen offers a wide range of products, including: tugs, workboats, patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, offshore support vessels, oil-spill response vessels, frigates and super yachts.  For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of Services, such as Lifecycle Maintenance Services, Customer Finance, Training and transfer of (shipbuilding) knowledge.

In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 16 ship repair & conversion yards worldwide, most of which are conveniently located along the North Sea coast from Brest (France) to Gothenburg (Sweden).  Damen Shiprepair & Conversion operates 40 dry docks of all types and sizes and offers onsite/onboard repair services.  Conversion projects range from updating smaller or older vessels to today’s requirements to the complete conversion or rebuilding of large jack-up rigs.

The DAMEN Harbour & Terminal series vessels help keep harbours safe.  They supply all workboats needed for the wide variety of tasks in ports and harbours. Products are divided in two groups: Towage & Movements and Harbour Services.  Towage & Movements includes tugs, Stan Launches and Stan Pilots and Harbour Services includes work barges, skimmers, dredgers and high-speed craft.

The DAMEN Naval Shipbuilding range of security and patrol vessels offers unrivalled seakeeping behaviour, speed and reliability.  They specialise in building naval and patrol vessels ranging from 7 metres to more than 200 metres, from Interceptors and Stan Patrols to amphibious support ships and naval auxiliaries.  This is unique in the shipbuilding world.

Damen builds perfectly tailored, fuel-efficient public DAMEN Transport Series vessels.  Their ultra-modern (Fast) Ferries, Water Taxis, Water Buses, RoPax and Double Ended Ferries can be seen all over the world.  They work with standard hulls to keep costs low and delivery time short.  And with years of experience DAMEN deliver state-of-the-art design and construction.

In 2008 the Barbados Coast Guard accepted delivery from Damen the final and third patrol vessel in their new fleet, the flagship HMBS TRIDENT - a 42 meter Damen Stan 4207 partol vessel.  The HMBS LEONARD C BANFIELD and HMBS RUDYARD LEWIS are two vessels of similar build delivered in 2007.

To learn more about DAMEN, please visit their website.

Please also see our News Article on Damen and NSG's work with the Barbados Coast Guard.




panama-oricaNSG is a proud representative of Orica Mining Services in many countries in the Caribbean - including Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, US Virgin Islands. 

The head office for this region is based in Panama City.  They offer a dedicated shipping service every two months directly from their manufacturing plants in Cuba and Mexico, to your designated port of calling.

Orica is an Australian-owned, publicly-listed global company with operations in around 50 countries and customers in twice that many.

Orica’s proud traditions of leadership, innovation, quality and safety are shared by our 13,000 people located across six continents.  

Orica offers commercial explosives, initiating systems and Blast-Based Services to the mining, quarrying and construction industries. The business is run globally with a presence in Australia, Asia, Europe, the former Soviet Union, Africa, the Middle East, North America and Latin America. The acquisition of parts of Dyno Nobel’s commercial explosives business is highly complementary to Orica’s Mining Services operations and provides significant opportunities for synergy and growth.

NSG and Orica have supplied all the explosives needs of the International Airport Development Company (IADC) at Argyle in St. Vincent, for their new airport.  Read more here on the IADC Project in St Vincent.


Below is a list of the Products and Services Orica and NSG offer their customers:

Technical Services

Solutions for better blasting techniques.  Orica have technical enginers who can advise and guide both managers and blasters.


Blasting Systems

Revolutionary blasting products.



Packages Emulsion Explosives

Bulk Emulsion Explosives

Free Flowing Porous Prilled Ammonium Nitrate


Initiating Systems

A means of starting a detonation in an explosive from a safe distance, relaible and at the designated time and a predetermined sequence.

Signal Tube-based Non-Electrical Systems

Electronic Detonators

Electric Detonators

Detonating Cord

Cap and Fuse


Please visit Orica Mining Services' web site for more information about the company and the products and services they offer.