The tugboat Quetzalcoalt gave emergency aid for the incident that was caused by a crane truck falling onto an old scrap boat

Last 30th June, the tugboat Quetzalcoalt, belonging to the Boluda Towage and Salvage division of Boluda Corporación Marítima, carried out its first operation in the fight against environmental pollution. The operation was undertaken in the waters of the port of Ensenada (Mexico), after an incident caused by a crane truck falling onto the deck of an old scrap boat, which caused an oil leak.

The crane fell and the boat, moored in the port’s docking area, began filling with water and leaking the fuel that was stored in it, which led to a significant amount of oily waste spreading into the sea. The tugboat Quetzalcoalt, with a special system for assisting in oil spills and an oil containment barrier, took emergency action and thus minimised the environmental damage caused, and eliminated the floating scrap.

The Boluda Towage and Salvage fleet specialises in port towing and salvage towing, as well as carrying out maritime salvage tasks, tackling pollution and assistance in the open sea. The division has over 200 craft strategically distributed in most ports in Spain, France, Africa, and America, and has established itself as world leader in the tugboat sector.

Boluda Corporación Marítima has been providing a service in Mexico since 1997, specifically in eight Pacific and Atlantic ports of Mexico. Its policy is characterised by investment in acquisitions and improvements for the fleet, leading the tugboat market in this country.