The VB BOLERO and the VB RUMBA were built by Damen Shipyards

The VB BOLERO and the VB RUMBA, two new tugs commissioned this year by Boluda Towage Europe to the Damen Shipyards Group, have arrived in the Dutch port of Rotterdam to be transferred to the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, where both vessels will start operating as of December.

Boluda Towage Europe, a Boluda Towage subsidiary operating 81 tugboats in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom, has expanded its fleet in the port of Zeebrugge with this major investment.

These two state-of-the-art, high-performance ASD 2813 tugs with an 85-ton bollard pull comply with the latest IMO Tier III emissions standards and include FIFI 1 and the Damen NOX reduction system.

The ASD 2813 tugs have a modern, environmentally-friendly design with high manoeuvrability and performance. Thanks to their operational flexibility, these tugboats can be used in port and terminal (un)berthing operations, escort operations, firefighting operations and both coastal and offshore towage.

Service concession

In July this year Boluda Towage Europe’s towing service concession in Zeebrugge was renewed for eight years.

From January 2021, the company will include the service with eight tugboats certified to the highest standards in firefighting.
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