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Thruster Replacement On the GMS Evolution

The first use of NESB's modular NATO pontoon. NESB were tasked to provide marine support for thruster installation on the GMS Evolution at Blyth. We managed to install all the thrusters on consecutive days with no issues. The pontoons were used as a platform to install each 7.6t thruster as well as accomodating all the ancillary equipment needed for the installation such as the scissor lift and generators. A lot of companies were involved to make this happen but it's great to see this sort of expertise and this type of work being carried out in the North East.

  • Boats and Pontoon at Teesport

    Our Safety Boat 'Sea Eagle'alongside our Safety / Workboat 'Sea Minion'. Moored to our 17M2 modular pontoon.

    Fitting out jetties with new access ladders.

    Provising our customers with bespoke pontoon solutions and our boats is becoming a key part of our expanded offering. 


  • NESB on YouTube

    A common question we get asked is, "What exactly is a safety boat used for?".

    So we have just created our very own YouTube Channel to give everyone an insight into our boats and our work.

    Just a few test videos initially but we will be uploading more videos showing exactly what we do and what we can offer our customers.



  • Knottingley Bridge Safety Boat

    Knottingley 250118

    A good day providing safety boat support in respect of a road bridge inspection.

  • Showroom and new business lines for 2018

    Showroom Jan18

    Tremendous effort to transform the front of our unit into a dedicated showroom area.

    Watch this space in 2018 - Outboard engines, safety equipment, chandlery, clothing, marine accessories.

  • Working at the Ineos Terminal Tees

    Ineos Jan 18

    First job of 2018 - Ineos Terminal - Teesport.

    Safety / Workboat. Marine support for jetty refurbishment / repair.

  • Weir on The Wear

    Safety / Work boat and two pontoons. River Wear at Framwellgate. Repairs to weir and fish ladder.



  • New Helmatic Arctic 28

    The latest addition to our fleet.

    A Helmatic Arctic 28. Plan is to build a small cabin on the boat to provide all the year round shelter and accomodation for the crew.


  • Sea Minion "Sea Trials"

    Testing our uprated rigid boat Sea Minion. Ideal for work in and around jetties, alongside fenders and where underwater obstacles might endanger an inflatable boat.

  • Suction Monopiles River Tyne

    NESB providing essential round the clock safety boat support at Shepard Offshore. New suction monopiles being floated out on The Tyne. These will be towed to Blyth as part of a new technology offshore windfarm study. 

  • Blyth Drill Inspections

    NESB were recently tasked to provide marine support for drill operations being conducted in Blyth. Fully utilising the modular NATO pontoons with spud legs to accomodate the large geo-sonic drill rig. On station to manouvere the pontoons' were NESB's trusty "Sea Eagle" skippered by the experienced Jay Kelly.

  • Construction Line

    Membership No.196545

    North East Safety Boats & Co Ltd are now members of Constructionline.

  • Sunset

    An awesome sunset taken on a recent offshore project.

  • Nov/Dec 2016


    A busy last few months for NESB, we are currently working accross 3 sites on the River Tees which has led to us purchasing more assests to better secure our position on the river as a leading operator. Although stretched at times we have endeavoured to provide a first class service for our clients. The new year is looking very promising with contracts continuing and starting in the North East.

  • ConocoPhillips

    NESB have been awarded a marine support services contract at the ConocoPhillips site situated on the River Tees. This involves the provision of Safety Boats and Work Boats and the transportation of the clients modular pontoons.

    Our vessels are being used to effectively transport personnel, stores and equipment during shot blasting and painting works.

  • YOKOHAMA Fender

    INEOS required this Yokohama Fender to be refurbished within one week!

    The task involved removal from site to our workshop, providing new chains and tyres and then repositioning at INEOS no 2 Jetty on the Tees.

    A spokesman from Kaefer, who were the contractors involved, stated that " Only NESB could have completed the job on time and to such a high standard."

  • EDF Pontoon Sea Minion

    NESB were asked by Waitings to provide a suitable vessel for access under the jetty at Victoria Dock, which would also be suitable to carry out hot works. The solution was "Sea Minion" our ex MOD Rigid Raider this extremely versatile vessel was more than suited to the task and provided the right means to get the job done safely and efficiently and within tidal restrictions.

  • Sea Eagle Chase Boat

    Short video of "Sea Eagle" acting as a chase boat for a scene in Vera. The vessel ahead is the Port of Tynes Pilot Cutter.


  • Jay & Tiny Blow Up A Fishing Boat!

    Tiny & Jay on the set of ITV's "Vera" providing safety boat cover during pyrotechnics.

  • Teesside Windfarm Pontoon Installation

    North East Safety Boats are currently providing safety boat services for a pontoon installation at Victoria Dock, Hartlepool. The new pontoon is being installed for Teesside Wind Farm's Operation and Maintenance support vessel. NESB have also provided the welding lifejackets for hot works as well as inductions for the safe use on the lifejackets.


  • Filming on the Tyne

    Working alongside Loran Dunn productions NESB provided marine support for the upcomming short film "Marina and Adrrienne". Our RIB "Sea Eagle" was utilised by the film and production crew as a chase boat for filming as well as acting as a safety boat when alongside or at sea. NESB also provided a safety officer to help the film and production crew to carry out any maritime evolutions safely and efficiently.

  • SABIC Ledwood Engineering

    SABIC Ledwood

    Working alongside Ledwood Engineering, NESB provided safety boat cover on the SABIC for remedial works being carried out. NESB also provided consultancy and lifejackets for the client as well as lifejacket inductions for personnel unfamiliar with their operation.


  • The Next James Bond?

    Congratulations to Jay and Tiny for taking over 3 hours of ITV last night. First of all it was the Beowulf scene where the lads were involved with the river crossing scene which involved the use of pontoons for the production team to film off. Next we had Vera, NESB provided safety boat cover during filming, then were later asked to provide a boat for a scene at Paddys Hole Redcar were the crew were used as extras. Autographs can be obtained from Unit 5A, Longhill Ind Est, Hartlepoool.

  • New Brochure

    Vanessa has been busy in the office putting together a new brochure, the new brochure has now came back from print and is available on request.

  • SABIC River Tees

    Our third time on the SABIC site with clients imressed with the performance of the crew and vessels used. Our trusty sea rider has been tasked to provide safety boat cover for remedial works being carried out on the jetty. Working closely with the client we were able to provide lifejackets for works being carried out on the jetty, as well as providing lifejackets we were asked to provide a briefing and induction on the safe working practices of the lifejackets giving the client a sense of ease that personnel have the confidence on the use of lifejackets.

  • Balfour Beaty (Sabic Site) River Tees

    NESB recently provided a Safety Boat and Workboat for Balfour Beaty on the SABIC site for remedial works on the underside of a jetty on the river tees.
    NESB worked closely with the client providing maritime advice on the the tidal restrictions involved and the safest method to carry out the works in such a confined space.
    Our coxswain showed great skill in manoeuvring the vessels in to position, to ensure that the work was carried out safely within the clients timescales and without incident.

  • MC Construction/MPI

    Working at the new MPI Tees base, MC Construction asked NESB to provide a safety boat for Demobilisation work being carried out on the MPI Adventure. This involved lots of over the side working with personnel being deployed over the side of the vessel to carry out hot working practices. NESB were there for the protection of the staff in the unlikely event of personnel falling in to the water utilising our fast rescue craft to its best abilities.

  • River Tyne - Pier inspection

    We were contracted by WPH Marine Construction to provide a boat and skipper to access the underside of the pier. We utilised one of our more manouverable boats to be able to negotiate the stanschions, paired with our lead skipper.

    This was accomplished within the timescales agreed with WPH, and we look forward to working with them again in the near future.

  • Jacksons Landing

    Jacksons Landing in Hartlepool Marina held its first, and hopefully not its last, music festival. NESB were asked to provide safety boat cover for the event. The event had 5000 attendees and had 2 sound stages, a very successful day with all revelers behaving themselves.

  • The Gut, North Shields, River Tyne. ITV

    NESB were contracted by an Independant production company, contracted to produce a well known ITV crime drama. We were required to provide a safety boat at "The Gut" (Fish Quay) located on the River Tyne at North Shields.
    This involved working with the stunt team and film crew to ensure all maritme operations were carried out safely.

  • Interserve Deepdale Viaduct

    NESB have been contracted to provide safety boat cover for scaffolding works on the disused Deepdale Viaduct. The viaduct is situated at Barnard Castle on the River Tees. This is ongoing and is expected to last approximately 2 weeks.

  • River Tees - ITV

    With a short mobilisation NESB were asked to provide pontoons and personnel for an upcoming ITV production. This was an arduous task owing to the remoteness of the location.

    This was successfully accomplished in a safe manner despite the challenges brought about by the distance from the road and the terrain involved.

    This underlines our commitment to getting the job right the first time with a collaborative approach to any problems that might arise from the project in hand.

  • Sabic - River Tees

    NESB were recently tasked by ESG to provide marine support on the Sabic Tees site. We supplied modular pontoons and manned safety boats to provide access to the underside of Sabic’s jetties.

    This was to enable ESG to carry out their remedial works to the jetties.

  • Work work work!

    Our lead skipper Jay has just completed three days providing a safety boat for a job working with ESG in conjunction with Sabic for a survey on Jetty 2. Once again another job Jay enjoyed thoroughly carrying out at Wilton with more work to come.

    NESB providing all services for work carried out over and on the water! Professionals and experts in our area.

  • Heerema/Cory Brothers shipping agency

    Work was carried out by North East Safety Boats at Heerema Hartlepool for Cory Brothers Shipping agency who were very pleased with what we provided. We can quote "We felt reassured that there was a competant boat crew available in the event of an emergency" We feel proud to be associated with such a large, professional group that proves not matter how large or small your business, if the work is done correctly and to the highest standards it speaks for itself.

    As you can see we had fun doing this job as always!

  • Big contracts!

    North East Safety Boats are currently with an ongoing project with INEOS and MC Construction. We have upcoming work also in the River Tees on a bridge demolition job and contracted for the development on Teesport Quay 2. 2015 is already proving to be a very busy year for NESB and we anticipate more work to come. We love our job and this shows in all of the work we carry out, starting from queries all the way up to job delivery you can expect the very best service from us. Dont forget to contact us for more info on what we do and how we can help you.

  • Anti-fouling service

    We now offer a full anti-fouling service and maintainance for your sea going vessel. Find out more on our Services section!

  • New Payment Method!

    NESB Can now accept orders and payments over the phone so please have a browse on the online store and if there is anything you require but cannot see it or need a different size please contact us on 01429 868637 and we will do everything we can to meet your needs

    Follow us on Twitter @NEsafetyboats


    North East Safety Boats are currently working on the River Tees for Ineos as they carry out jetty repairs and anode replacement. We are pleased to be working with a very experienced team that have chosen our expertise in the field to work alongside them. We are looking at a busy Year in 2015 and wish you all the best!

  • Newark-on-trent

    North East Safety Boats carried out work for HRS Services on monday 8th December 2014 during a bridge survey in Newark-on-Trent. Although based in the North East we are always more than willing to take on jobs anywhere in the United Kingdom any day of the week. No job is too small or too large for North East Safety Boats and our extremely experienced crew. Please take a look at our other recent work in the news section and feel free to contact us for any queries or quotes.

  • Safey Boat Cover MPI Adventure

    NESB were tasked to provide safety boat cover for MPI Adventure. After a quick mobilisation NESB were on site and providing cover for scheduled maintenance on the MPI Adventure based on the River Tees.

  • MPI Adventure

    NESB were tasked for a quick mobilisation to carry out safety boat duties whilst work is carried out on the MPI Adventure this will be ongoing throughout October and November 2014.

  • ISO 9001

    NESB are proud to announce that they are working towards ISO 9001 accreditation. 

  • Survey The Wash

    NESB were recently asked to provide a vessel for survey work on the Wash whilst scientists conducted core sampling.

  • Our new premises

    NESB are proud to announce we have moved into new premises, Unit 4B Longhill Ind Est, Hartlepool, this allows us to keep all the vessels in one place and provide maintenance in a safe area.

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21/02/2018 - Boats and Pontoon at Teesport