Julio Berzosa states that this port facility has “the best tugs operating nowadays in towage services at sea”

He also underlines that in their handling of the storm Boluda Towage and Salvage personnel “went beyond collaboration to fight with all their strength and means”

The captain of the port of Algeciras Bay, Julio Berzosa, has highlighted the important role played by Boluda Towage and Salvage personnel and the tugboats in handling the storm recorded in the Campo de Gibraltar between 4 and 7 February 2018 which saw a rough swell with waves up to seven metres high.

In a statement made to the online maritime-port newspaper El Estrecho Digital (EED), Berzosa said “Boluda Corporación Marítima towing service personnel went beyond collaboration to fight with all their strength and means”. He also praised the high technical quality of the tugboats working in this storm, underlining the quality of the tugs operating in the port of Algeciras bay: “All are Voit Schneider, the best tugs operating nowadays in port towage services.” Boluda Corporación Marítima’s towage division Boluda Towage and Salvage currently operates 12 high-performance tugboats in the port of Algeciras Bay.

Today (Thursday) the port is back to normal following one of the most intense storms in memory in the Strait of Gibraltar in recent decades, after the ones recorded in 2008 and in 1990, which resulted in the unfortunate loss of two lives. Among other measures, the Algeciras Bay Port Authority followed advice to vacate all anchorage areas except the Alfa and close the port.

The captain of Algeciras bay port also underlined the good work and speed of professionals from other sectors working in this area, such as the Pilotage Association, mooring service providers and the emergency departments of the local government authorities and the Algeciras Bay Port Authority. “It was challenging, but everyone took part, worked hard and put in the hours. It is thanks to all of them that the storm passed without incident, except for the damage caused along the region’s coastline”, concluded Julio Berzosa.