Two identical new tugs have just been launched with the official handover to the towage and salvage division planned for January 2010.

Boluda Corporación Marítima has just celebrated the launch of two identical tugboats, the VB Titán and the VB Tron, both due to become part of the Boluda Towage and Salvage division. The official launch has taken place at the Boluda Shipyards’ shipyard premises where they have been working on the construction of these tugboats for around twelve months. Both tugs have been designed to take to sea at all times and, in addition to the usual towing, tugboat assistance and escort services for ships, these tugs will also provide fire fighting services for ships in danger, collect waste and carry out anti-pollution measures in the event of there being any fuel or oil leakages in the waters as well as transporting cargo on deck.

Being twin tugs, the VB Titán and the VB Tron share the same technical features as well as the same 32 metre length, 14 metre beam, 5.60 metre depth and 4.40 metre draught. Equipped with Voith Schenider propulsion systems powered by diesel engines gives the tugs a continuous power rating of 2650 kW, a speed of 11.8 knots and a 70T pulling power.

Boluda Shipyards will officially handover the twin tugs to the Boluda Towage and Salvage division in January 2010, when they will become part of the company’s extensive fleet. Boluda Towage and Salvage currently has a fleet of more than 200 tugs distributed over the majority of ports in Spain, France, Africa and America. The Boluda Corporación Marítima plans to continually invest in expanding the company’s fleet of tugs over the next few years, a pioneering activity and one for which the company’s sound experience is an added plus point compared to competition.