The SMBC Rosarito will carry out tasks of port towing, escort, waste collection, and fire protection on the country’s Pacific coast.
Boluda Shipyards, the division of Boluda Corporación Marítima in charge of ship construction and repair, celebrated this morning the launch of the “SMBC Rosarito”, the last in a series of four tugs belonging to the shipowner Servicios Marítimos of Baja California.
This ship, which has been built in the Unión Naval Valencia installations, will carry out tasks of port towing, escort, waste collection, and fire protection. In order to do so it has two propulsion units and can attain 2,000 r.p.m, thanks to its two diesel engines.
Its technical characteristics include a length of 32 metres, a breadth of 13.20 metres, and a depth of 5.5 metres. As for its draught, it reaches a maximum of 5.68 metres; the tug has a speed of 13.91 knots.
The “SMBC Rosarito” will begin to operate in Mexico together with the remainder of the tugs of the same series, the “SMBC Monterrey”, the “SMBC Tijuana”, and the “SMBC Mexicali”, all of which have been constructed by Boluda Shipyards and are owned by the Servicios Marítimos of Baja California.
Today’s launch is the third by Boluda Shipyards this year in a portfolio of over 20 orders for ships with a delivery period up to mid 2011.