In this new blog series, we are excited to share spotlights on some of the different member companies within the Association. In our first article, we spoke to the team at DSB Offshore, one of our Associate Members to find out more about their story and journey into the marine industry.

After more than 40 years of experience and a well-established international network of owners and operators, DSB’s team of London-based specialist shipbrokers handles individual requirements for purchase or charter/rent of vessels, wherever in the world. As shipbrokers, DSB handles the sale, purchase and chartering of vessels with a particular emphasis on jack-ups, which have been a core specialism since David Durnford-Slater set up the brokerage in 1981. As a family company they consider sound relationships with clients to be paramount and strive to act with integrity and transparency in their dealings with customers.

DSB has been a member of IJUBOA since its inception and have encouraged jack-up owners to join. They are happy to support and promote IJUBOA, as it furthers training of operators and improves safety in the operation of jack-up barges worldwide, which they see as a critical need.

DSB Offshore has been involved in the chartering and sale of jack-ups for a multitude of uses and in a variety of industries - offshore accommodation, windfarm construction & maintenance, marine civil construction (both ports and LNG terminals), port infrastructure (as temporary quays) to name but a few. This testifies to the versatility of the jack-up as a tool and they believe there are many uses to which jack-ups can be put, which are yet to be discovered.

DSB also carry out valuations of jack-ups on behalf of banks, insurance companies and owners.

DSB has close relationships with many of our Full Member companies and values its close relationships of trust with jack-up operators. Over the years (and currently) DSB has been privileged to be engaged as exclusive brokers for construction companies and owners, such as Thames Tideway, Jan De Nul, A2Sea and FCBC (Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors) amongst others, for the disposal of its assets.

To find out more about DSB, please click here.

We are delighted to share the highlights of our recently concluded Annual General Meeting (AGM), held this year at the prestigious Seawork exhibition in Southampton. The event proved to be an incredible opportunity for our members to come together, exchange knowledge, and celebrate our shared passion for the maritime industry.

The AGM, held on 14th of June, was a great success, with members from all corners of the globe joining us in Southampton.

One of the standout features of this year's AGM was the impressive lineup of speakers who shared their insights on a diverse range of topics. Attendees enjoyed the variation of speakers sparking stimulating discussions that will undoubtedly help to shape the future of our industry. Thank you again to our speakers John Lloyd (The Nautical Institute), David Tournay (Maritime Skills Alliance), Nicholas Warren (SMS), Pete Lowson (UK Coastguard), Laurie Thornton (Mintmech), Patrick McDaniel (Swifttrack) and Mark Hayward (DNV).

In addition to the AGM presentation, we were delighted to continue the event in the Waterfront Restaurant at Seawork where new connections were forged, and existing relationships were strengthened.

Seawork, a renowned platform for the commercial marine and workboat industry, served as the perfect backdrop for our AGM. The event not only provided a platform to showcase the latest innovations and advancements in our field but also facilitated meaningful conversations and collaborations among industry professionals.

We extend our gratitude to the organising committee and our members, for making this AGM a truly unforgettable event. Your presence, active participation, and unwavering support have been instrumental in the success of IJUBOA and our mission to drive safety in the marine industry.

We look forward to building on the momentum generated at the AGM as we continue to work towards our shared goals. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming events, training, and opportunities for collaboration. Remember to keep engaging with your fellow members and leveraging the network that IJUBOA provides.

IJUBOA is excited to launch our brand new website, which has been designed to provide our members and industry professionals with the latest news, information and resources relating to jack-up barges. 

The new website will be a great resource for anyone involved in the jack-up barge industry, proving a wealth of information on a range of topics including safety and best practices and industry news. Our goal is for the new website to be a platform where industry professional can come together to share knowledge and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the jack-up barge world. 

The website will be user-friendly and easy to navigate, with a clean and modern layout. Users will be able to book on to courses, access webinars and news articles. 

One of the key features of the new website is our “Members Area” which is available to IJUBOA members. This area provides access to a range of resources, including best practice guidance notes, training materials and contact with one another.  We hope that this area will be a way in which members can share their experiences and expertise, and work together to develop safety standards for the industry. 

Overall the new website will be a valuable resource for anyone in the jack-up barge industry, from operators, contractors to regulators and industry associations. With its wealth of information and use-friendly interface, IJUBOA’s new website is sure to become a go-to resource for industry professionals around the world. 

IJUBOA host a number of managers courses for both our members and non-members. The 2-day course covers a number of industry topics from emergency preparedness, principal risks in operating jack-ups, elevated operations and much more. If you would like to book onto the course, please contact carly 

Here is some feedback from previous course members, 

Very well prepared course, well presented material and knowledgeable tutors. The wealth and breadth of experience of the delegates on the course help generate good debate and conversation throughout. Having Nick Offord in attendance also helped with sharing experience and anecdotal evidence of examples.”

“The IJUBOA Manager's Course is essential in raising awareness and understanding of the risks associated with management of Jack-up vessels on maritime construction projects. The content is relevant, up to date and well delivered by tutors with an in depth knowledge and a passion for their work. I would thoroughly recommend the course to any Project Managers, Engineering Managers or Safety Professionals who are involved in the procurement, selection or management of Jack-up Barge to complete construction works on inland waterways, tidal estuaries, nearshore or coastal projects.”

“I found the 2-day IJUBOA Managers course very informative and would recommend it for anyone involved in procuring or managing a Jack Up Barge.”

Cost of course: 

£895 + VAT Non-members

£695+ VAT for members 


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Nov 29th & 30th 

We are excited to announce that IJUBOA is collaborating with Seawork for our annual AGM this year. The three-day event will take place from June 13th to 15th. 

IJUBOA will have a stand at the networking event and host our members for the annual conference followed by a private drinks reception and meal. 

As the leading European commercial marine exhibition, Seawork is a 'one-stop-shop' that provides access to the commercial marine and workboat business. It is the perfect platform to update our members on the latest IJUBOA news, meet potential members and network with like-minded people in the industry. Seawork is also offering a discount on stands to IJUBOA members. If you are interested, please contact

About the event: 

Mayflower Park
SO14 2AN, United Kingdom

09:30 - 17:30 Tuesday 13 June 
09:30 - 17:30 Wednesday 14 June
09:30 - 16:00 Thursday 15 June

Please note IJUBOA members will be contacted nearer to the event, to go through finer details. 

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